There was a time, circa 1991, when hip-hop wasn't all about bling and bitches.
Back in the day, the beat dropped and so did some Gil-Scott Heron-inspired wordplay, a call for justice in the inner city, and a shout-out to Malcolm X.
Founded by rapper Speech (born Todd Thomas), Atlanta collectiv ... More >>
Hannibal Buress has a big year ahead of him. His one-hour stand-up special is scheduled to premiere on Comedy Central this spring. He is also developing his own sitcom for FOX, which will feature Jonah Hill as executive producer. And he's kicking it all off with a headliner at the Miami Improv ne ... More >>
The Herd is stampeding toward SoFla.
Almost 22 years ago, East Coast fusion rockers Donna the Buffalo led a mass gathering of its friends, fellow bands, and followers -- nicknamed The Herd -- to Ithaca, New York for the inaugural Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival.
In the intervening decades, thi ... More >>
For the third time in a little over a week, a Miami sports team has been the butt of a joke on a national sitcom. First there was South Park's minor dig at the Dolphins, then The Office had a little fun at Chris Bosh and the Miami Heat's expense. Continuing the trend last night, ABC's Happy Endin ... More >>
Newsflash! Turns out that network TV execs' massive hard-on isn't limited to sitcoms starring rappers. Apparently, they find whiteboy rap-rockers supersexy and crazy funny too.
Last week, we here at Crossfade chuckled about the fact that former Rollin 20s Crip, gangsta rapper, and proud daddy S ... More >>
Murder was the case in 1993. But Snoop Dogg walked away a free man and into the collective heart of American pop culture. Now 18 years later, he's trying to crip walk onto primetime television.
MTV News (via Deadline Hollywood) is reporting that NBC is working on Snoop's "family comedy project" ... More >>
Porn parodies of sitcoms -- sitcums, we suppose -- are the hottest XXX trend since breast implants, but there're only so many laughers primed for sexy satire. God help us before parodies of Yes, Dear and Mr. Belvedere are unleashed. So, Sensuous Diamond Productions, a newly launched, Miami-b ... More >>
Real men don't buy girls -- but it's cool if they stand next to naked boys.No one is saying bearded celebrity pretty boy Ashton Kutcher is wrong for using his public influence to help combat underage sex trafficking. But when we published a feature calling him out for his obviously phony stats, h ... More >>
We all know LeBron James makes for good television, but can he actually make good television? We'll find out this Spring when the Heat star launches his own online animated show for kids on YouTube and his own website. Titled The LeBrons, the series will feature cartoon versions of LeBron and the ... More >>
via Flickr brizzle born and bred"Quiet, Phat E is about to start!"Some opinions are still acceptable in our increasingly politically correct social climate. While most people wouldn't dare make a joke about the handicapped, African-Americans, or newborns, it is safe to say that Carrot Top is a lo ... More >>
In the thrilling conclusion to South Park's recent three-part super hero themed saga (in which we finally get some incite into why it is Kenny can die every episode but come back alive like nothing happened the next) Cartman once again lampoons LeBron James' now infamous Nike commercial in which ... More >>
The combined out-of-control forces of Lindsay Lohan, Britney Spears and Paris Hilton really don't even come close to the sheer disaster that is Charlie Sheen's life. In just his latest episode, the Two and a Half Men star went on an alleged alcohol and cocaine fueled naked rampage in which h ... More >>
When MTV announced Jersey Shore would film its second season in South Beach, Miami became the only place outside of Jersey to become infected by a Jersey-fied reality show. So last night's South Park, in which the mountain town is suddenly overrun by "cabbage-muffed" Jerseyites, hit close to home ... More >>
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Oh no she didn't!
The second the N word left Dr. Laura Schlessinger's mouth on her nationally syndicated radio show last week she must have known she started another N word related crap storm. Dr. Laura doesn't have near the street cred a white person needs to get a ... More >>
Wardell BrownThe cover of our print edition this week features a painting of Betty White in a cleavage-heavy fetish uniform. It comes courtesy of the World Erotic Art Museum's "Golden Gals Gone Wild" exhibit, but the rumors of a Golden Girls hard-core porn spoof even has us reeling.&nb ... More >>
via Flickr user forcefulallyBad news for huge fans of Living Single. The star of the criminally underrated '90s sitcom has canceled her plans to show up at The Fillmore on November 17 (and the rest of her tour for that matter). No official reason was given, but here's to hoping that LS reunion is ... More >>
The Emmy nominations are out today, and boy are they weird. But possibly in a really good way. Not tons to report on the local front. Dexter, Showtime's drama about a Miami-based serial killer, got nods in the "Outstanding Drama Series" catagory. Meanwhile, Dexter himself, Michael C. Hall, rece ... More >>