With EDM and PLUR on eternal overdrive in Miami, it's easy to forget the city's real musical roots. Before Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect, there were big, booty, bitches. The Magic City boasts its fair share of rap anthems that molded Dade County into a mecca for rump-shaking club hits. And it's O ... More >>
Recently, Ace Hood was back in town shooting the video for his feature on DJ Absolut's "Untouchable." And like most ballers, Ace was driving a sick whip. But what's notable is he was driving a Fisker Karma, a hybrid that can get 52 miles per gallon. Between money and marijuana, hip-hop was already ... More >>
Before his arrest for alleged terrorism in Chicago, the NATO 3's Jared Chase was a talented aspiring rapper, DJ, and sound engineer who claimed affiliation with a bevvy of record labels around the U.S., including Miami's own Slip-N-Slide Records.
Considering Lucenzo's superlucrative connections to the 407's Don Omar and the 305's Pitbull (not to mention his obvious appreciation for babes in bikinis and dancing aboard million-dollar boats), it's kinda shocking that the French-slash-Portuguese singer, songwriter, and producer hasn't alread ... More >>
Trina needs a new video star and it's audition time.Slip-N-Slide founder Ted Lucas says: "I remember when we had breakdancing. We used to go to the youth fair and go have a real breakdancing contest." So he used to be a breakdancer? "I did a little something, man. I ain't saying I was a professio ... More >>
Even nine years after his horrific murder, DJ Uncle Al's name still rings heavy in the streets of Liberty City. In what was said to be a case of mistaken identity, Al's death on September 10, 2001 was overshadowed by the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Four years after th ... More >>
Former drug dealer, Los Angeles-based Ricky "Freeway" Ross, has been threatening Miami rapper Rick Ross with a lawsuit for a while. But this past Friday his attorney, Melvin Sharpe Jr., finally filed the paperwork in the Los Angeles federal district court. Crossfade got its grubby paws on th ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" RosarioIn another test of Pitbull's continued impact on the music scene, he's been nominated for the "Best Rap Artist" at this year's Teens Choice Awards. He faces some stiff competition as Jay-Z, Ludacris, Drake and Eminem are also up for the award. Fans will be able to go t ... More >>
Image Courtesy of: C. StilesMiami New Times columnist and Miami bass legend Luther "Luke" Campbell will be honored at this year's rendition of the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, along with the group he made history with: the 2 Live Crew. The awards show will be taped on June 3rd, and then will air on June ... More >>
Slip-N-Slide Records-- Trina is gearing up for her new album Amazin' to hit stores on May 4th. With appearances by Keri Hilson, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Lady GaGa, Monica, and others - Trina is set to continue her reign as one of the most successful female rappers in hip-hop. With Amazin', ... More >>
via myspace/djpurfiyaDJ Purfiya with Suga Shack from Wild 98.7DJ Purfiya is from the city of Palmetto, Florida, just south of Tampa. He's affiliated with Miami's own Slip N Slide Records as one of their official DJs.Wednesday, rumors hit the Internet -- namely Twitter -- that he had died due to c ... More >>
Duece Poppi is a veteran Slip-N-Slide Records artist you may have never heard of, but dude is a serious operator that has behind the scenes ghost written more tracks than Casper with a pen and pad. He's got a new album coming soon, and this song "My White Friends" is set to take over the pop mus ... More >>
image via Destinee"If you plan to be successful in ANYTHING you do, be prepared to live for it, breathe it, and die for it, if need be."Destinee aka Maiden Dade aka Rita N. is a Dade County Hip Hop impresario, performer, recording artist and member of the THC Crew.Crossfade recently spoke to her by ... More >>
via myspace.com/jaggededgeJagged EdgeSlip N Slide Records announced earlier this week that the label had signed Jagged Edge, the Atlanta-based R&B group that clubgoers probably best remember for the 2001 hit "Where the Party At." Of course at first glance, that's a wise business decision for any ... More >>
Def Jam is calling her the "next Mary J. Blige." At the same time, they are telling her to lose some weight for an upcoming video shoot. Her name is Shonie, and we met up over the weekend at Slip N Slide headquarters. Slip N Slide's VP, Julian "Ju-Boy" Booth was hanging out, we talked about Trick Da ... More >>
The trip to Fort Lauderdale will be worth it.
Slip-N-Slide's 15th Anniversary Party at Hotel Victor in Miami Beach was definitely the best party of 2008. Baby tigers, porn stars, open bars, and lots of millionaire thugs showing off their jewelry. Trina was posing for photos as Keith Sweat performed. I got to sit and talk to Slip-N-Slide's fou ... More >>
Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Brisco, Jazmine Sullivan, Busta Rhymes, and more. Tuesday, December 16, 2008Cafe IguanaBetter Than: Watching BET's 106 & ParkPower 96 does not like to be showed up. Last weekend, much attention was paid to Y-100's annual Jingle Ball concert, and their star studded line-up of ... More >>
He wants to set the record straight.
"Are you homophobic? I am appalled that any reporter would write such garbage."
And launches his own Dunk Ryder imprint.
Trina speaks up about what still makes her the baddest.
The Bo$$, Chief of Miami, Rick the Ruler will thrill ya.
On set with Plies and Akon
Who is Slip-N-Slide Records CEO Ted Lucas's number one homeboy? Jesus Christ, of course
Second Annual Ozone Awards James L. Knight Center, Downtown Miami August 13, 2007 Better Than: The over-hyped, over-rehearsed and just plain ol’ boring MTV Music Video Awards. OK, the Second Annual Ozone Awards are meant to honor the very best that Southern hip-hop has to offer, but judging by ... More >>
"It's time to clean house. Doesn't Miami deserve better?"
Many searched for the summer banger, but only Fat Joe's Terror Squad claimed the prize
Ted Lucas says forget what you heard, Slip-N-Slide Records loves the kids
305hiphop.com wants to turn rap beef into a full-course meal
What's in the "nookie" song? A tale from Miami's rough-and-tumble hip-hop scene
The Source Awards is growing more inclusive -- but not too inclusive
Tricky Daddy Dollars brings a little of Northwest Miami to South Beach