Hip-hop is a giant pissing contest set to music. But while diamond-plated rims and gold watches will always be rap music standard bearers, you rarely hear declarations of being tremendous in the most literal sense possible. Yes, many rappers are fat. However, only a certain subset of the hip-hop c ... More >>
The rap game is tough. Some might say it's no place for a lady. But those people would be chauvinistic douche popsicles. The truth is it takes a tough lady to top the charts. At the top, it doesn't matter if you're sexy. You're judged by the content of your lyrics and the freak of your flow. Only ... More >>
Being a famous rapper is awesome. You get all the fancy cars, expensive champagne, and bad bitches your icy heart desires. It's all part of the job description. And for once in your life, you're doing it wrong if you don't brag about it to everyone! So what happens when shit gets real and a hip-hop ... More >>
Alex IzaguirreUncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke doesn't like how Lil Wayne and DJ Khaled use Miami but don't give back to the Magic City. I've got a m ... More >>
For a semi-professional pothead, Nola spitta Curren$y is a surprisingly superproductive dude. Over the last 27 months, he's somehow smoked endless amounts of kush while still finding the energy and personal motivation to drop five studio albums (2009's This Ain't No Mixtape and Jet Files, 2 ... More >>
It's gonna be Nicki, you, and free pink drinks till you puke.Way back in the beginning of 2010, you harbored this strange delusion of spending a pleasure-filled night with the best (lady?) rapper alive, Nicki Minaj. You imagined romping through a semi-private, electric-pink wonderland of gooey ... More >>
When he saw the footage, Fezito said: "I look like Will Smith."I love Miami because it is filled with a billion talented artists. In the next few weeks, I will take you inside their studios. But this is not about me. This is about a young man that interns at Sweat Records. His name is Fezito Chancy ... More >>
photo by Lex HernandezInduce (right) rocking Grand Central's stage with Kid Sister this past Saturday.After causing quite a comment stir with his unique sense of humor on this post last week, Induce is out to prove to the nonbelievers that he, indeed, has some musical prowess of his own to showca ... 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 >>
Here are a few preview snippets to count down some more time until the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors broadcast tonight. Though the program debuts this evening, it was already taped this past week. (That's somewhat disappointing -- can you imagine the possible shenanigans if it were a live broadcast?) Our favor ... More >>
photo by Ian WitlenNicki Minaj, as always, signed female fans' chests.The annual Best of the Best concert has always been one of the crowning events of Memorial Day Weekend in Miami, and this year's edition, held yesterday at Bicentennial Park, kept the momentum going. While the lineup of course ... More >>
Masuimi Max, Belle of the Fetish BallWe're guessing most of you already know about the shower of hip-hop events hitting Miami this long weekend, but allow us to point out some other events worthy of your time and cash. There's a saucy Fetish party happening all weekend in Broward. If you're willi ... More >>
The state of this year's Best Of The Best Concert remains somewhat tentative still, due to Jamaica's ongoing declared state of emergency. Still, concert organizers have said the show is still set to go as planned, and it's undeniable that the bill features a veritable who's-who of Caribbean and u ... More >>
Since the mid-'80s, Lady Saw has represented for the females in the highly male-driven world of dancehall. And throughout her career, she's racked up a lot of firsts. She was the first female dancehall artist to headline major genre events outside of Jamaica, the first to win a Grammy, and the first ... More >>
Who's still the baddest bitch? After a few years' lull of mixtapes and pushed-back albums, Trina is once again riding high on the success of her fifth studio album, Amazin'. The lead single, "Million Dollar Girl," which features Keri Hilson and Diddy, continues to tear up clubs and the radio alik ... More >>
A few years ago, Karrine Steffans, AKA "Superhead," took the hip-hop gossip world by storm when she published a memoir dishing dirt on claimed former flings such as Dr. Dre, DMX, P. Diddy, Ja Rule, and Shaquille O'Neal. Now meet her heir apparent, Miami's own Kat Stacks -- a foulmouthed, bubble- ... More >>
Much like Akon's "I'm So Paid" clip, South Florida's "baddest bitch" Trina wants people to know that the current economic climate is not affecting her lavish lifestyle in her "Million Dollar Girl" video. In addition to the private jet, pink sportscars and stewardess outfits, there's a little bit of ... More >>
On the radical serenity/serene radicalism of Merriweather Post Pavilion.
The South Florida native is the new producer king.
Yesterday at Culture Kings, Chester French played a free acoustic set for a crowd of cool kids and industry types. Chris O, owner of the high end clothes, sneaker shop, and artist collective said "The label contacted us and set it up." Ed Agudello, the Digital Account Director South East for Univer ... More >>
While the regular people were in the WMC trenches rolling ballz, Bad Boy artist/sometime pop kitten/maybe or maybe not Diddy's current jumpoff Cassie was at chic Collins shop The Webster's Femme Fatale DJ Series picking up some gear from Balmain, Marc Jacobs, Balenciaga and YSL.
Jose D. DuranBelvedere IX left us black and pink.To say we get courted for promotion is an understatement. We got harassed by P.R. whores asking us to talk about their products. Psst! Let me let you in on a little secret: Best way into a New Times writer's heart is to offer free booze. With the econ ... More >>
...So We Made A Blog Post About Bloggers Blogging About Blogs Memes, So You Can Be Upset While You're Upset. via someone with a lot of time on there hands on the internet. To survive in the media today, you really have to find your niche. That is why Riptide is aggressively covering the phenomenon o ... More >>
Fox Search LightThe Oscars are set to air this very Sunday! And finally we will get to see if our beloved Mickey Rourke walks away with a little gold man. We've already noticed FiveThirtyEight numbers God's prediction that Rourke will beat out his competition, Sean Penn, but other people who have so ... More >>
Take a whiff. You might just be smelling a star.
Notorious B.I.G., made B.L.A.N.D.
Chromeo, Crookers, and now Switch? Whoever is responsible for the string of bookings at Heathrow Lounge deserves a gold star because it's getting ridiculous. It almost seems like Heathrow is quickly becoming the Studio A replacement we hoped for -- except it's ill equipped to handle any kind of li ... More >>
What's up with the sudden chill? It ruined our plans to hangout poolside on Sunday with plenty of stiff drinks to go around. Well, the drinking still happened, but we were bundled up indoors. The biggest news this weekend, of course, was the reopening of the Fontainebleau Hotel. Plenty of celebriti ... More >>
We'll take a cup of kindness for some of this year's musical train wrecks.
Chef Adrianne overachieves everywhere except the kitchen
The urban music community responds to Katrina and the aftermath
You knew local TV newscasts were lame, you just didn't know how lame
Fridays, Jimmy'z at the Forge
For two whole weeks Miami gets literate
Brett Ratner to direct The Silence of the Lambs prequel, The Red Dragon.
Dueling at the millennium