Smoking ganja isn't just a recreational activity. It's a righteously stoned ritual.
"The more you accept herb is the more you accept Rastafari," the patron saint of tokers, Bob Marley, explained in a TV interview a few years before his death from cancer in Miami at the tragically young age of 36. ... More >>
We gonna be jammin' all night.
On March 2, the Nine Mile Music Festival (formerly known on the streets as Marley Fest) will be returning to the sun-soaked sands of Virginia Key Beach Park for its second straight year.
Expect Jah, lots of Rastas, some blessed herb, irie vibes, and serious dreads - ... More >>
Wanna lead a blessed existence full of irie vibes? Simply abide these nine Rasta-approved rules of conduct and you shall bask in the radiant glory of the Zion Lion: (1) Grow that ganja; (2) Get dreaded; (3) Praise Jah; (4) Start an Ital diet; (5) Smoke that ganja; (6) Listen to lots of reggae mus ... More >>
About 13 spliffs after writing about Stephen, Damian, and Julian Marley dropping out of the Nine Mile Music Festival, we here at Crossfade decided that this alleged cancellation wasn't true. We became convinced it was all part of a vast Babylonian conspiracy and the Marley bros would still be sho ... More >>
Before you roll up and roll out to Virginia Key Beach Park next weekend for the Nine Mile Music Festival (which Miami has known as Marley Fest for as long as anyone can remember), be aware that Damian "Jr. Gong," Julian, and recent Grammy winner Stephen Marley will not be appearing or performing ... More >>
Meet Stephen Marley and the Movement at Nine Mile.Get dreaded. Grow some ganja. Climb that mountain.
For the 19th consecutive year, the Bob Marley Movement of Jah People will meet in Miami to shake its mane, spark a spliff, and celebrate the immortal legacy of its late leader by jamming right, ... More >>
Buju Banton's mug shot.Reggae superstar Buju Banton will spend the next decade in federal lockup, a judge in Tampa ruled this morning. The sentence comes after Banton -- who played to a packed crowd at Bayfront in January and won a Grammy this year -- was convicted of trying to engineer a cocaine ... More >>
Throw it back and ball wit' the Diamond Princess.Yesterday, Crossfade hooked up a guide to the first day of the Best of the Best fest. We got the mob. We got the grub. And we got the booze. But most of all, there's that block party music with rappers like the Boss Rick Ross and Travis Porter, di ... More >>
Follow Stephen and the rest of the Marley clan to the Nine Mile Fest.Hidden in the rolling, bright-green Dry Harbour Mountains of St. Ann Parish on Jamaica's north coast, there's a tiny rural village called Nine Mile.
You will find it by following the narrow road from Brown's Town and counting ... More >>
via facebook.com/weenWeen! Ditch the monkey suit and dress like a rabbit on acid.You will spend almost every day of your life in a monkey suit, tracking the mysterious movements of the market, haunting the office, and hoarding overtime hours. But for the weekend of Thursday, April 14 through Satu ... More >>
Photo by David MuirWelcome back, Buju.In just a few weeks, Buju Banton will be back in court, battling those federal cocaine conspiracy charges for a second time.
But this past Sunday, dancehall's bad boy and a bunch of his best friends brought some serious Rasta righteousness to Bayfront Park ... More >>
Major Lazer's Switch and Diplo.Man, Winter Music Conference is only two months away.
But while your club kid cousins are off doing the WMC thing, getting loopy on funny drugs and dancing away their inhibitions, you're gonna be sucking on sweet sticky ish and nodding your dreaded head to righteo ... More >>
Each year, New Times puts together a list of the
sketchiest politicians and unholiest celebrities and weirdest human
beings to call the Magic City home. So who made the filthy cut this
year? We're releasing the names one by one ahead of next week's issue,
which comes with a full-page illustr ... More >>
Buju cries for freedom!When discussing dancehall, there are certain names that come to mind, all coincidentally starting with the letter B, like Beanie Man, Bounty Killer, Buju Banton.
For some, those names are sacred. For others, they're curse words. And Buju Banton has definitely experienced h ... More >>
Reggae star Buju Banton, who faces a February retrial on a criminal charge of conspiring to buy cocaine from an undercover police officer, could soon be released from Tampa jail. He has been locked up for the past 11 months. On November 4, Federal Judge James S. Moody Jr. denied assistant U.S. At ... More >>
Buju Banton, it seems, has a gaping, cavernous mineshaft of a hole to dig out of in federal court in Tampa: the feds have hours of taped conversations with the reggae star talking about cocaine, quoting detailed worldwide prices for cocaine, and even visiting a warehouse and sampling a few kilos ... More >>
Sure, socially conscious artists are prevalent in Spanish-language music. But few acts have committed themselves so completely to fighting for the greater good than Aterciopelados, whose zeal for placing social and political causes right before the public's eye is legendary.The band's most recent ... More >>
Photo by Manny HernandezSpecial guest Stephen Marley joins Nas onstage at the Arsht Center.Mayday!, Goodie Mob, and NasThe Arsht Center, MiamiFriday, February 5, 2010 Better Than: BET's SOS Haiti benefit concert that took place earlier the same night, right up the street at the American Airlines ... More >>
Ever the teller of cinematic stories drawn inspired by his own dark life experiences, listening to Mickey Avalon's music is like watching a movie with your eyes closed -- part Drug Store Cowboys, part Wonderland with some Boogie Nights (you know the parts), and a little Trainspotting mixed in for go ... More >>
via myspace.com/mickeyavalonGutter-glam rapper Mickey Avalon plays SetThe Miami date of the Blazed and Confused Tour, originally scheduled August 1, was officially canceled a few days ago, but there was a lot of confusion in the aftermath. (This previous Crossfade post about it definitely devolved i ... More >>
Not to be totally outdone by all of Live Nation's various and sundry discount deals of late, rival concert promotions titan AEG Live is announcing its own special deal. It's good on this Friday, only, for one show -- the Blazed and Confused tour date on August 1 at Bicentennial Park in Miami. The sh ... More >>
CuCu Diamantes' solo debut CUCULAND is at once a breath of fresh air and a nostalgic whiff of a more glamorous time. It shimmers with the glitz and glamour of an era when catching a show meant dinner jackets and hair tonic, evening gowns and diamonds. But it also bares its teeth and bite ... More >>