We here at Crossfade recently sat down for a chat with famed rap-groupie-turned-author Kat Stacks and learned that the woman born as Andrea has been taking control of her life and spreading her wings. She's branching out and storming the world with her full, unbridled self. Of course, the next logi ... More >>
Hip-hop has hit a new low. It's nothing but a flashy circus full of liars, cheats, and corporate scum. They all want to talk big shit about coming from the streets or representing the hood, but too many have never seen an actual corner in their lives. Not only are they liars, but they're actually h ... More >>
Yes, Soulja Boy showed off his pretty-boy bone on Tumblr. But, uh, it was an "accident." The platinum-selling, dance-craze-starting, go-dumb rapper posted a picture of his swaggy weiner the other day, and Perez Hilton snagged an NSFW version before it was deleted. Because we know you're as pervers ... More >>
Hip-hop is a rich and varied culture. It's more than just the music, encompassing street art, DJing, fashion, and most definitely dancing. But this ain't the '90s, B. In recent years, the music has become mad ig'nant, and the b-boys have followed. Almost every shitty new rap song comes with its o ... More >>
See also "Soulja Boy to SpaceGhostPurrp "We Gone Eat Yo Face," Thows Bath Salts on A$AP Beef." Extraordinary swag and a mouthful of gold ... Yeah, we're talking about A$AP Rocky, the preternaturally talented 23-year-old Harlem Mob boss, rapper, and grillz model who's been beefing with SpaceGhostPu ... More >>
Gasping to regain relevancy in a post-"Pretty Boy Swag" rap game, Soulja Boy has inserted himself into the A$AP Rocky vs. SpaceGhostPurrp Twitter beef. Though Rocky and The Ghost used to be buddies, collaborating on tracks and rhymes, shit's gone bad. About 14 days ago, someone from A$AP's crew all ... More >>
Just two months after he was the target of a drive-by shooting in Nashville, Young Buck has come under fire yet again. But this time, it's Uncle Sam pulling the trigger and blowing smoke up Buck's ass. According to TMZ, the Internal Revenue Service is demanding that the former G-Unit rapper fork ... 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 >>
Just as Big Boi was finally getting off the hook for trying to fly with a mountain of ecstasy, and, er, Viagra .... Another big-name hip-hopper is behind bars for possession of a controlled substance. The rapper? None other than barely-old-enough-to-drink proto-#swag spitte Soulja Boy Tell 'Em. ... More >>
Go crankin' with Soulja in the young men's section.We've all wanted to "Crank That" in the young men's section at Macy's, right? Or maybe you belong to the camp that's got a headful of skeezy fantasies about weird fun with Soulja Boy and Kat Stacks in the change rooms. Either way, go get a taste ... More >>
Yesterday, Top 40 hip-hop megastar and occasional actor Ja Rule was sentenced to two years in prison for failing to file his taxes. Remember the good old days when rappers were taking each other out on their records and in real life? Or they wrote verses about crackhouses from inside crackhouses ... More >>
In anticipation of the upcoming Best of Miami issue hitting newsstands June 16, here is a sneak peek at one category and its winner.Best 15 Minutes of FameKat Stackstwitter.com/ihatekatstacks
Via alacoolbDespite repeated CPR attempts by Nas, it appears hip-hop officially flatlined last week, suffering a painful, humiliating death at the hands of an assailant known as Soulja Boy. The murderer suffers from a massive delusional disorder and he's known for many inexplicable ... More >>
Move it like Berney!Crossfade loves a good laugh at the wonderful, weird range of human expression. Hence, last week's deep anthropological studies on the phenomena that are these five crazy dances. Or the amazingness that is Mexican tribal guarachero and its related fashion. But that wa ... More >>
Kat Stacks during happier times.Ahh, our favorite hip-hop ho Kat Stacks has laid claim to some of the biggest hip-hop scandals since her predecessor, Karrine Steffans (AKA Superhead) aired her dirty laundry in a tell-all book entitled Confessions of a Video Vixen in 2005, published by none other ... More >>
DJ Spinna (no relation to New York based hip-hop producer of the same name) is a young gunn in the DJ game, but it seems that at age 17, he's further along than his competition. Good song selection, quality graphic,s and great mixing -- these are all elements that DJ Spinna's mixtapes always pos ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" RosarioTwo of the biggest selling Latino hip-hop artists join forces for the sake of good music. Legendary rap group Cypress Hill has tapped Miami's own Pitbull to join them on their new single "Armada Latina". They recently shot a music video for the vintage sounding song an ... More >>
It's here! Winter Music Conference officially begins today. What better way to get pumped up that with a DJ mix. Crossfade obsession and DJ Tamara Sky sent us the follow up to her last year's Pussy Violence mix, this one titled Pussy Violence II Lip Service.The mix feature hipster dancefloor clas ... More >>
Time to hit the gym because BET's Spring Bling 2010 is right around the corner. On April 10, West Palm Beach's Rivera Beach will host the spring's hottest revelers. A couple names that might be on the bill include: Soulja Boy, Chris Brown, Trey Songz and Trina.If you're a dead-ringer for Diddy, D ... More >>
While we suspected that the rain would dampen the long weekend, it wasn't the case. There was still of plenty of sun and fun to be had. So in case you were holed up in your place, here is what you missed over the weekend:DubFest 2009 at Hollywood ArtsParkPhoto by Ari Justin RothenbergBunny Wailer ... More >>
via lilwayne-online.comDid Weezy make the cut?Self-proclaimed "greatest rapper alive" Lil Wayne performs Sunday at the BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise. That boast had serious clout when Tha Carter III dropped last year. But with Weezy's ruinous rock album Rebirth in delay hell -- latest news has i ... More >>
The local hard rock-rap band Purple Popcorn does, in fact, rock, but has gotten most of its recognition from stomping all over pop hip-hop. In the early days of its formation two years ago, the band pummeled both Soulja Boy's "Crank That" and Chris Brown's "Kiss Kiss," and in so doing added some ... More >>
courtesy of Pryslezz's MySpaceHip Hop groupies, and those thirsty for something new in the rap category, add another import to your list of MC's to watch. Youngstown, Ohio native Pryslezz (read: Priceless) is making music in our lil' city. He recently finished his debut album, "Rebirth of a Ki ... More >>
photo by Aaron BristolJim JonsinThis week's New Times includes a feature on Jim Jonsin, the Coral Springs resident who's quickly become a super-producer and is blowing up the hip-hop and pop charts. (You've doubtless heard one of his recent hits, any number of synth-driven tracks like Soulja Boy's " ... More >>
I found out about the NMB Stunnaz through this video I found somewhere on the internet. They have the kind of sophisticated, organically built web presence intrinsic to millenial generation projects. NMB Stunnaz are wild and young minded, they have a hit song with its own dance, they know how to m ... More >>
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The seemingly-out-of-nowhere appearance of the young Kendall duo I Set My Friends on Fire has been recounted in New Times’ pages several times in recent months. But just to recap: teenagers Matt Mihana and Nabil Moo, formerly of a more by-the-numbers post-hardcore band, wanted to form a new proj ... More >>
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