MC Yogi grew up in the rough world full of drugs, gangs, pimps and hoes in the Bay Area.
At around 18 years old, he discovered yoga, and later applied his new philosophy on life to making hip hop.
Today, he's independently sold over 100,000 albums. And this weekend, he performs at the Virginia Key ... More >>
Fiscal cliff, shmimal shmilff. You're a baller. You aren't worried that your stock portfolio will be worthless on January 1, 2013. That's why come December 31, you can afford to be irresponsible with your money.
And there is no better city to be financially irresponsible than Miami. This is a city ... More >>
Junior Boys play Bardot's Living Room Session on October 6.Miami's live music scene is on the up-and-come. And in particular, one Midtown lounge is really stepping it up by bringing some of the most diverse acts in indie pop, hip-hop, and chillwave to the 305.
Bardot recently announced the Thur ... More >>
Immigration's off his back. And that nasty attempted murder charge ... Chalk it under pardoned. Not only is Slick Rick on top of the world, he's straight touring it.
The Ruler's Back, bitches! So Let's Get Crazy. Charlotte, Salt Lake City, the dude's been everywhere. And later this mo ... More >>
Rick Sanchez emerges from a meeting with Mega TV execsLast month, we reported on smoldering rumors that legendarily loquacious news anchor and fallen Hispanic hero Rick Sanchez was joining local Spanish-language channel Mega TV. Those rumors burst into flame days later when he revealed he would a ... More >>
David Shankbone via Wikimedia CommonsWould you vote for this woman, Florida?The nation is all atwitter over Michele Bachmann. Not only did she thoroughly corn-poll Iowa this past Saturday -- winning the state's straw poll over Smucker's jam spokesman Ron Paul -- but also the congresswoman claimed ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenTinie Tempah at Ultra 2011.If you live in Miami, you might think you live in the most dance-music-saturated place on Earth -- unless, of course, you've spend a lot of time in the U.K. Dance music is part of the pop fabric here, with synth sounds regularly charting on pop radio. ... More >>
Bobby Brown gonna get jazzy.Last month, Crossfade reported the massive news that Ms. Lauryn Hill would be headlining the two-day Jazz in the Gardens festival at Sun Life Stadium -- and only a few months after the former Fugees frontwoman laid down one of Miami's best concerts of 2010 as part of U ... More >>
It was billed as a "private" performance. But unless you're one of those rule-watching wimps with way too much respect for authority, you snuck onto the University of Miami campus to see November 5's free homecoming concert starring Lauryn Hill. We did. And we brought back a recap, some photos, a ... More >>
Shep the Selector doing work.If he wasn't a graphically ingenious (albeit conceptually vacant) international art star, would anyone give a shit about Shepard Fairey's DJ sets? Nope. Not unless they were drunk and dying for a dose of radio-ready epicness.
But he's the dude who invented OBEY and O ... More >>
Marta Xochilt PerezQ-Tip rips it real quick.
Check out the full Hennessy Artistry slideshow.
Q-Tip and the Roots
With D-Nice, Daniel Merriweather,
Kat DeLuna, secret guest Eve,
and supa secret guest Bobby Brown
Saturday, September 25, 2010
Better than: A bottle of Hennessy all to you ... More >>
via deckalot.comWith your anemic attention span fed on endless helpings of Adult Swim, Count Chocula, and hot chronic, maybe a night of partying alongside Brooklyn rap punks Ninjasonik doesn't sound all that exciting.
Well, bro, you need to get off that jaded hipster ish because these three cro ... More >>
Dynas continues his hip-hop dynastyLocal MC and heavy-hitter Dynas has been doing his hip-hop thing for years. And when we mean "years," we're talking well over 14, grinding both in his birthplace of New York City and his current place of residence, Miami.With over 50 releases under his belt as w ... More >>
Photo by Gina DiazErykah Badu, Mistress of the Universe at Miami's American Airlines ArenaErykah BaduWith Bilal and Robert GlasperAmerican Airlines Arena, MiamiThursday, April 8, 2010Erykah Badu's video for her latest single, "Window Seat," features the neo-soul singer sprinting through downtown ... More >>
Ah, Champion Sound. This weekly jam at Electric Pickle deserves ten gold stars for being one of the few regular parties in Miami where quality hip-hop lives. Tonight's edition is special for two reason: One, it's a birthday celebration for Crossfade/New Times music contributor Esther Park. Happy ... More >>
courtesy of Rephlektor InkBroward-based MC Dynas is one of the local hip-hop underground's stealth forces. He may not perform every weekend at the usual suspect venues, but when he surfaces, it's always with something worth stopping to listen to. Raised in New York City, his style is stampe ... More >>
Courtesy of the Opium GroupIt's been just over 20 years since a one-eyed rapper from the unlikely London neighborhood of South Wimbledon released what would become one of the most pivotal hip-hip albums of all-time. Entitled The Adventures of Slick Rick and featuring the cautionary "A Children's Sto ... More >>