Notorious B.I.G. used to smoke blunts and drink liquor with The Lox. They met when Mary J. Blige delivered the group's Styles P, Sheek Louch, and Jadakiss from the streets of Yonkers to Puff Daddy's Bad Boy headquarters, where they helped make hits like "It's All About the Benjamins." Later, they ... More >>
A gleaming white Cadillac Escalade lurches to a stop in a grimy South Beach alley. A slender, olive-skinned dude in a T-shirt steps out holding a bulky duffel bag. He approaches a husky, Mohawked young man with gold teeth and a face full of startling tattoos that include a microphone, an AK-47 vomit ... More >>
Before Cash Money Records, there were the Cash Money Brothers, a group of fictional New York City drug dealers whose criminal ascension during the '80s crack epidemic was masterminded by their leader, Nino Brown. The New Jack City character, played by Wesley Snipes, has become an iconic rags-to-ric ... More >>
Sure, there's plenty of art to be seen during Art Basel Miami Beach, er, Art Basel in Miami Beach. But, let's be honest: You're in Miami. You aren't looking to spend your entire day at the convention center or inside some tent. You want to make irresponsible decisions once the Miami sun goes down. ... More >>
Geto Boys are like the 2 Live Crew of murder music. Probably why the crew's on the soundtrack to the new Grand Theft Auto V. Last night, Scarface, Willie D, and Bushwick Bill, the multiplatinum artists from 5th Ward Houston's Rap A Lot Records, gave Miami a killer performance. Their live show was ... More >>
The bands that last, they're the exceptions to the rule. The Geto Boys are that kind of long-lasting, exceptional group. And after 24 years, they're still going strong and they're headed to Miami this Thursday for a show at Blackbird Ordinary. Widely regarded as one of the greatest hip-hop crews ... More >>
The world didn't end after all on December 21, so now we all gotta make amends for our bad behavior in 2012. Our New Year's resolutions last year all failed, of course, whether it was taking abuelita to church every Sunday or deleting our Facebook accounts because Mark Zuckerberg is a privacy-pirati ... More >>
Will the Academy really, really like it?
Sure, we like to pretend the week of Art Basel Miami Beach (AKA Miami Art Week) is all about the glorified flea market happening either side of the causeway. But you just want to party. You can't afford to pay $10,000 for a bike covered in Saran Wrap and called "Untitled." But you can afford the cov ... More >>
Gentleman, it's time to get Jacked. Coming at you live and direct from the aged barrel of golden delicious god-nectar, Gentleman Jack Rare Tennessee Whiskey is going on tour with Art, Beats Lyrics. Not to mention plenty of the good stuff. With eight stops across the country, Jack Daniel's and fr ... More >>
The international house scene has seen a major paradigm shift in recent years. Stark and soulless minimal techno gave way to deep melodic soul and slow-mo grooves, with the influences of disco, rare groove, and even hip-hop seeping into the four-on-the-floor mold and breaking it. The start of this ... More >>
Visit miaminewtimes.com/bestof for winners in all categories, including Arts & Entertainment, Food & Drinks, People & Places, Shopping & Services, and Sports & Recreation. Whether we're scarfing an entire cake covered in cocaine fondant like Scarface or chasing that electro chee ... More >>
Sorry to beat an aggressively dead horse, but drugs are bad. If you're dumb enough - and you probably are because you're doing drugs in the first place - they will kill you. And if they don't kill you, they'll make you uglier, dumber, and dead broke. Sure Drugs make you horny, but they also making ... More >>
Yesterday, Crossfade reported on prolific pop/rap producer Scott Storch's recent arrest for cocaine possession in a Las Vegas hotel. The story was simple: Homeboy didn't want to pay his bill (probably because he spent all of his money on coke) and when the cops rolled up they found a few grams le ... More >>
Say "Happy B-Day!" to The Boss. On Saturday, January 28, 2012, Miami rapper, superhefty hustler, and Maybach Music impresario Rick Ross (born William Leonard Roberts II) turns 36 motherfuckin' years old. We imagine the Big Man intends to celebrate the day of his birth by waking up late to coun ... More >>
What's overly emotional Young Money rapper Drake doin' right now? Well, if the cover of his recently released sophomore slab, Take Care, were a candid snapshot of Drizzy's private life, you'd think homeboy spent his days and nights locked alone in his billion-dollar mansion like Al Pacino in Sca ... More >>
James Brown: Miami booty shaker of his generationIf you think the hits of Gloria Estefan, 2 Live Crew, and Pitbull are Miami's sole musical contributions to the world, then you've got another thing coming. Over the years, the 305 has been a veritable bastion of the international recording indus ... More >>
via Miami-Dade CorrectionsCrossfade is a firm believer in designated drivers. Drunk driving can not only kill you, but it can kill someone else and ruin the lives of their friends and family. We also believe rappers have a lot of money. We believe this because we watch MTV Cribs. But in the mi ... More >>
When they say Miami is a city built of snow, rest assured they aren't talking about the weather. Even pop culture, through movies like Scarface and TV shows like Miami Vice, have helped equate the city to sweet Lady Cocaine. That's reason enough to honor it by listing some of the best cocaine-relate ... More >>
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Despite the theme of our earlier post about last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show, the entire thing was not, in fact, about Miami. Atlanta, Virginia Beach, New Orleans, and Houston all got their due as well, represented by arti ... More >>
via facebook.com/AsherRothSorry, but Asher Roth does NOT belong on this show, and we're waiting to see if he gets booed.This year's annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards show seems to be one of the most contentious to date, thanks to its focus on "Honoring the Dirty South." On one hand, you've got maj ... More >>
Pam Grier, the star of Foxy Brown and Jackie Brown, has a new memoir out. Besides a guest stint on Miami Vice, she doesn't have much of a local connection, but in Foxy: My Life in Three Acts, she chronicles a previously unheard-of medical condition that we're guessing might alarm some local ladie ... More >>
Hip-hop, cars, and Cuban-American culture in a jaw-dropping exhibit.
Seeing Miami in a movie or a TV show or music video turns on my internal geek switch. I'm super excited to see the 305 represented on the screen, but I approach America's assessment of Miami like one of those guys that knows the names of the different kinds of robots in the movies about Star Wars.Ta ... More >>
Say fush yu, mang at the Gusman.
Both appeal to red-staters, and both are unfairly maligned.
Boys will be boys in Street Kings' shallow look at dirty police.
Twenty-five years ago this month, the gangster epic caused a local stir.
Rick Ross proves hes still the boss.
"Miami has become a refugee camp."
It's all in the stars.
Frequent New Times contributor Sire Esq has just dropped a new digital mixtape that's worth checking out. It's got a solid mix of local and national hip-hop bangers that you need in your life so check it out as links for listening to it and a full tracklist are below: DOWNLOAD LINK: Also check o ... More >>
Barring some fourth-quarter cataclysm, Lil Wayne's Da Drought 3 is probably going to end up as my album of the year, despite it not actually being a real album and everything. It's tough to articulate just what's so powerful about Da Drought 3; when I first heard it, I thought it worked so well simp ... More >>
A breakdown of UGK's Underground Kingz, possibly the most anticipated Southern rap album of the year
Blogging: The new element of hip-hop?
DVD releases for the week of May 22, 2007
In Scarface, slinging yayo is the name of the game
The Beach does offer a low-pressure mix-it-up spot for late-night decompression
The massive police presence might just add to the thrill of play-thuggin' on Miami Beach this Memorial Day
Luc Duc drops the orange on Miami's New Year
Clothes don't make the MIA