In commercial hip-hop, your money game is even more important than your ability to rhyme. If you've got money, you've got rhymes, and if you don't have money, you fake it till you make it. For these top earners, the faking days are over. Making Forbes' list of biggest rap bank accounts is proof yo ... More >>
It seems Jay-Z has been up to more than smoking cigars and celebrating his marriage in Cuba. He's been busy penning and recording a serious dis track to all those haters who aren't happy to see the first couple of hip-hop chillin' so close to Castro. His recent vacation to the island set some polit ... More >>
As the country sits waiting for the release of a certain Welsh cake eater's tax returns, other high-profilers are happy to let the whole world know how swole their pockets were this year. Forbes released its latest list of haha-they-have-more-money-than-you musicians. And this time, we're talkin' t ... More >>
The hip-hop lifestyle doesn't always lend itself to clean living. Especially not when the faucets run Cîroc and a single feature spot buys 30,000 Doritos Locos tacos. Rick Ross's longtime rap bud Gunplay is having a great couple of years, stepping out from the Carol City Cartel to release some awe ... More >>
Can you believe there is no Zo's Summer Groove block party this year? At least, y'all gonna get to discover a "Woman's Worth," chill with "My Boo," and slip into an "Empire State of Mind" at Saturday night's benefit dinner and gala. That's right ... Soul-pop diva, 14-time Grammy winner, and Sw ... More >>
Courtesy of Made CommunicationsAs Crossfade has chronicled the career of twentysomething, Miami-based songwriter Rico Love, his star has continued to rise. Last year saw major Billboard Hot 100 success for three songs he penned for Usher's "There Goes My Baby," Nelly's "Just a Dream," and Diddy D ... More >>
photo via the Windish AgencySimian Mobile DiscoWe love the trend Kanye started with his G.O.O.D. Fridays series of MP3s that led up to the release of his last album. Ever the maddeningly savvy businessman, Yeezy proved that free music -- executed well and released with careful marketing -- is an ... More >>
MQ ImagesFor the last few years, Simply Jess (AKA Jessica Fajardo) has been a promotions and marketing power player on the Miami Beach nightlife scene. She, her partner J. Little, and the 400 Club have been responsible for some of Miami's hottest parties in recent memory, hosting weekly throwdow ... More >>
Unfortunately not all big shows can launch their tours in Miami. We get that. But when we heard that last night's Jay-Z/ Eminem concert in New York -- the first in the new Yankee Stadium -- had a ton of special musical guests, we just had to share some footage we found.Their special guests includ ... More >>
Photo by Getty ImagesChelsea Handler as a Lady Gaga-esque houseWe were expecting quite the spectacle at this year's MTV Video Music Awards. In lieu of last year's Taylor Swift acceptance speech interruption, Kanye's apologetic tweets, and her tweets suggesting she was going to interrupt him this ... More >>
Kanye West has been busy lately. Of course there was the day he released his video for his first single "Power" the same night as Eminem's "Love the Way You Lie," his impromptu performances, and his infamous new Twitter account. Now comes his most recent announcement: He's releasing a n ... More >>
Photo courtesy of Spiff TV-Hip-hop fans can officially relax now that Rick Ross and company have released the Kanye West collabo track from Teflon Don titled "Live Fast, Die Young". The track features Kanye on the second verse as well as on the production side.Recorded in Hawaii not too long ago, ... More >>
We love music awards season this year, largely thanks to Twitter -- the real-time discussion and dissection of the county's pop-stars makes for an entertaining way to spend a few hours "working." (Plus, some of you all on our Twitter feed, at @Crossfade_SFL, are hilarious).Anyways, we glued ourselve ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" Rosario-- DJ Khaled continues to ride the wave of success that his song "All I Do Is Win" has garnered. Since releasing the song, he's received tons of iTunes downloads for it. So I guess as a thank you of sorts, Khaled recruits pretty much all of the most relevant rappers of ... More >>
Another New Yorker takes the plunge down South.
A Sunday afternoon barbecue on South Beach is probably not the best place to interview a DJ, especially if the spinner's been knocking back mojitos for a couple hours before you pose your questions. Then again, this is the Magic City, and a large part of its allure comes from the fact that pleasu ... More >>
She proves she's more than a lady in waiting.
Believe it or not, Lil Wayne is cool, calm, and calculating.
Lil' Wayne Tha Carter III (Cash Money/Young Money/Universal) Possibly the most anticipated hip-hop release since Jay Z's The Black Album, Tha Carter III is Lil Wayne's 6th studio album and the final in the Tha Carter Trilogy. There's been much hype surrounding this release seeing that many of the ... More >>
Wait a minute, whoa were totally feeling Estelles style.
Fat Joe returns with The Elephant in the Room.
Our own Sean Kingston just might be the hottest 17-year-old on Earth.
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