Dr. George Clinton, the Godfather of Funk, "stand[s] in support of the spirit of the 'boycott Florida' movement" launched by Stevie Wonder in protest of George Zimmerman's acquittal in the Trayvon Martin case. But he also lives in the Sunshine State. So, as the Parliament/Funkadelic founder and his ... More >>
It's been nine days since a six-person jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Yet despite President Obama's unscripted personal address to the nation and the possibility of a civil case against Zimmerman, many Americans' anger over the acquittal hasn't dimm ... More >>
If the Stevie Wonder boycott and the thousands signing MoveOn petitions didn't convince lawmakers they were going to face serious pressure to repeal the Stand Your Ground law after George Zimmerman's acquittal, last night's NAACP convention finale should do the trick. First U.S. Attorney General Er ... More >>
Trick Daddy luh the kids. And as the self-proclaimed Mayor of the 305, you know he's got to keep watch over the Florida justice system. So when an unarmed, 17-year-old kid is shot and killed by a grown man who then walks free, Trick Daddy calls shenanigans all over the place. He's got more than a f ... More >>
Sorry, Miami. But if we ever want to see Stevie Wonder again, we have to start making some changes. It's time to get political. You see, Stevie Wonder made a pledge and he signed, sealed, and delivered that promise right to our doorstep. Actually, he said it on stage in Quebec shortly after Georg ... More >>
So the Super Bowl turned 47. And as we all know, the Baltimore Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers in a surprisingly hectic second-half, Beyonce reunited with her Destiny's Child homies, and the game stopped for a full 34 minutes when half of the stadium's the power mysteriously went out. But that' ... More >>
Sex rules! And you know what's even better? Sex outside! That's 'cause the threat of being shamefully discovered tickles the universal voyeuristic/exhibitionist funny bone. All people (spanning every continent) either want to watch people have sex. Or have other people watch them have sex. And t ... More >>
The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly. See more Outside Lands Music Festival news. Stevie Wonder, in theory, is an American artistic treasure. He's more than our Beatles or Rolling Stones; he's our Dickens or Dalí: a figure of im ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli With Jay Rock, Black Bobby, and DJ D-Up Presented by Rock the Bells Fillmore Miami Beach Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Better Than: Most Tuesdays on God's great spaceship, Earth. Time travel can be a really good time. Especially when you're talking about takin ... More >>
Dorrin RolleJean MonestimeThe race for county commissioner in District 2 isn't just historic, it's historically ugly.At an NAACP political forum last week, Dorrin Rolle -- who could be the first incumbent to lose his seat on the board in 16 years -- likened his rival to blind musician Stevie W ... More >>
When a group counts as their influences such diverse and far-flung greats as James Brown, Beny More, Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, the Beatles and Perez Prado, you can expect the resulting sound to be quite the stew. And local band Palo!'s groove is nothing if not eclectic. Their debut reco ... More >>
A new Sunday lounge party gives credit where its due.
Riptide offers to DJ Obama's inaugural ball.
South Florida's busiest head-spinner.
One gets the impression that if there were eight days in a week, DJ Affect would be spinning each and every one of 'em. Hell, it's a bet he'd be spinning every day of the week if there were 10 or 12 or 20 -- that's how driven the cat is. When you're already spinning seven out of seven, what's a few ... More >>
The Way I See It (Sony Columbia)
A couple of months ago, I took a little pleasure in debating the possibilities of the new "Rockstar Menu" announced by Denny's. Read that piece to get all the details -- but in a nutshell, the 24-hour psuedo-diner chain recently launched it's "Denny's All-Nighter" campaign. They're sponsoring bands ... More >>
El Mas Allá (Beyond)
Do U Know? (Quango)
Instrumental Magic (Henry Stone Music)
Jaheim's word appropriation doesn't make him a hood pioneer
Timeless (Concord/Hear Music)
In a digital world, recording studios have become technological dinosaurs
Get Lifted Columbia/Sony
Mishaps Happening Ubiquity
Waltz of a Ghetto Fly (Genuine/PIAS America)
Alicia Keys's music is the stuff of dreams
Yusa "Tumi Music"
Glenn Lewis waits for the world to see him as more than just a Wonderkind