The onetime stripper said she'd change the immigration debate. What's the holdup?
Andrea Herrera slides headphones off her sleek black mane and steps out of a recording booth. Wearing a tight blue dress and pumps that are a half-size too big, she's anxious as she leans against a nearby pool table -- or at least as anxious as one can be after drinking half a bottle of cognac. It' ... More >>
Vernon Harginy, also known as VURN, sits at the table outside of a Five Guys in North Miami with fellow Pro Club rapper B.Way. Initially, his silence is as strong as the bars on songs such as "Bang" and hYena." But then he cracks a chuckle when Crossfade poses the question many of his followers as ... More >>
Transformed by her time behind bars, Kat Stacks (née Andrea Herrera) has apparently become a social activist. Freed three weeks ago from a Louisiana immigration detention center after being locked up for over 24 months, the Miami-Dade resident, Venezuelan native, notorious supergroupie, and forme ... More >>
Kat Stacks says: "Freedom baby." That's right ... The supergroupie and ex-Tootsie's Cabaret stripper (who scored 2010/11's Best 15 Minutes of Fame by claiming to have humped the entire Young Money crew, Soulja Boy, Bow Wow, and basically every other rapper who ever rolled through Dade, Broward, or ... More >>
The feud between Miami's Raider Klan and NYC's A$AP Mob continues ... As we here at Crossfade have previously pointed out, Raider capo SpaceGhostPurrp and Mob boss A$AP Rocky were once homies. They spent time together, smoking blunts, ripping up studios, and dropping some collabo slabs. But then th ... More >>
Alright, we know what you're thinking. There's no way you'll ever admit to liking a Justin Bieber song. He's a twerp, a too-eager evil of the YouTube generation. But hear us out ... On the new single, "Boyfriend," from his forthcoming third album, Believe, the Biebz demonstrates a new ridiculousl ... More >>
It's an exciting time in South Florida sports. Both the Heat and Panthers appear to be making strong runs at the playoffs. The UM Women's Basketball team is sure to be a threat in the official March Madness (and the men might make it too). The Dolphins are in the midst of a critical off season. A ... More >>
Uncle 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 explains why Wiz Khalifa shouldn't settle for Kanye West's sloppy seconds.Wiz Khalifa needs to have his head examined. The b ... More >>
Teresa LiberatoreLil B rocking the LeBron look.Lil B With O'Grime and YNG June 12, 2011 Better Than: The outcome of the NBA Finals. Last night, hip-hop cult sensation Lil B performed to a small crowd at downtown nightclub Eve. The event was announced the day before, promoted almost exclusively on ... More >>
Tyler the Creator: Is he the über-hipster hopper?There is no escaping the young-and-vulgar West Coast hip-hop collective Odd Future. There was a brief incubation period on the internet. But ever since performing on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the group has been everywhere: SXSW, Coachella, and ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenCheck out the full 30-photo Vampire Weekend slideshow.Vampire WeekendWith the Very Best and Beach HouseWednesday, October 13, 2010The Fillmore Miami BeachBetter Than: Madras cocktails and self-loathing at a WASP family gathering. (Probably?)Enough verbiage has been devoted to p ... More >>
Photo courtesy of FLFM/ Club PlayDj Stevie J with DiddyDJ Stevie J first got his start with legendary Miami-based promoters Headliner Market Group, and he's still rolling along with them five years later. He's been at the the forefront of many of Miami's hottest parties over the past couple of ye ... More >>
No one gets to the top of the pop charts by being a complete idiot. Well, of course it happens for some folks once or twice. But besides a knack for hooks, it takes some serious sharp thinking to stay there. So don't make the mistake of thinking the rapper/producer/all-around svengali Lil Jon is ... More >>
The South Florida native is the new producer king.
So, who doesn’t want to gently easy into their Monday afternoon with a good 20 minutes of time-wasting bad Internet videos? The smartest YouTube searchers know that the site’s treasures are often found simply by typing “worst” whatever in the search box, or, for a grab bag, just “worst” ... More >>
Both appeal to red-staters, and both are unfairly maligned.
Hialeah MC LMS brings the grime of his native Dirty Jers