Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 writes an open letter to the Bawse. Dear Rick Ross:As someone who survived several rap beefs, I'm going to give you some adv ... More >>
With T.I. and B.o.B.
Cameo, Miami Beach
Monday, December 31, 2012
Future was slated to go on at midnight. But Cameo is a long way from Pluto so his landing got delayed.
In the meantime, Baltimore club legend DJ Class's "I'm the Shit" remix dropped over the club speakers, with Kanye braggin ... More >>
Dirtybird NYE 2013
With Claude VonStroke, Justin Martin, J. Phlip, Kill Frenzy, and Mark Starr
Grand Central, Miami
Monday, December 31, 2012
Better Than: Any party that doesn't let you load up on free drinks for the first four hours.
San Francisco's Dirtybird Records isn't the fanciest label arou ... More >>
If we've learned anything from all the 30 Rock we've been watching, it's that product integration is the future of successful American capitalism.
This is a lesson echoed with superb execution in the modern rap community, most members of which have a variety of products their hocking at any given t ... More >>
With arms wide open, jumping off the balcony.
In 2006, Creed singer Scott Stapp was broken and bloody, hanging six-feet from the edge at the Delano Hotel on Miami Beach. But then T.I. swooped in to save the suicidal alt-rocker.
No, this isn't bullshit. It's fact. And while the rapper kept this l ... More >>
See the full 40-photo slideshow of Sneaker Pimps at Grand Central -- plus "Iggy Azalea Ain't All "Pu$$y": Five Secret Facts About the Aussie Rapper."
Sneaker Pimps' Tenth Anniversary Tour
With Iggy Azalea, Ace Hood, Honey Cocaine, and others
Grand Central, Miami
Friday, August 24, 2012
Better Than ... More >>
It's superhuge right now with the cool kids and it's overrunning Soundcloud. Yet despite its growing popularity, a lot of people have one basic question ... What the fuck is trap?
Because of recent EDM trends, many people would tell you it's the "new dubstep" or the "new moombahton." ... More >>
He's one-fourth of the Beatles and he's arguably one of the most influential musicians of all time. But in Mark Ronson's eyes, Sir Paul McCartney is a goddamn hero.
When Ronson was a child, he and his family spent a lot of time at a beach in Long Island. Coincidently, McCartney and first wife, Lin ... More >>
"What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area."
-- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive
You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>
Just 61 days removed from his 11-month stint in a federal prison and halfway house, T.I.'s already starting shit.
In an interview with Vibe magazine, the Atlanta-based rapper, actor, and author is quoted as saying that some gays are "not American." He's also defended his statement on TMZ Live b ... More >>
Carol City-raised rapper Rick Ross has been keeping real busy lately. Whenever we hear a fresh new track from a hip-hop heavy hitter or an up-and-comer, there's a 87-percent chance he's the one we can thank for it. Does he get lured into these collaborations because deep down he's really soft and ... More >>
Photo by Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesT.I. has been all over the news this week. First, his latest film, Takers, is doing amazingly well, reaching #1 at the box office. Then he and wife Tameka Cottle were arrested on Wednesday, allegedly for drug possession, just a month after their secret Miami we ... More >>
via rap-up.comWell, yesterday when we were busy spreading the gossip about rapper T.I.'s wedding to longtime girlfriend, singer/TV star Tiny, we were going off other supposed eyewitness reports. Turns out, everybody else was wrong, according to an anonymous tipster who was actually there.The Satu ... More >>
photo CC by 2.0, via crickontour on FlickrT.I.It warms our jaded hearts to see that there is, in fact, the possibility of love in the music industry. Rapper T.I., born Clifford Harris, married longtime girlfriend Tameka "Tiny" Cottle this past weekend here in Miami.It's a nice payoff for Tiny, wh ... More >>
photo by David "Dro" RosarioIt's officially music awards season, so in the hip-hop arena, expect plenty of news of accolades for this year's big names from Miami. After the recent VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, the next big event at which the 305 hopes to grab some laurels is the 2010 edition of the annual ... More >>
Masuimi Max, Belle of the Fetish BallWe're guessing most of you already know about the shower of hip-hop events hitting Miami this long weekend, but allow us to point out some other events worthy of your time and cash. There's a saucy Fetish party happening all weekend in Broward. If you're willi ... More >>
There are few people in the world of music who can take credit for creating so much unadulterated pleasure as pop satirist "Weird Al" Yankovic. Speaking as someone who has to sit and come up with puns ever day in order to write headlines, songs like "Pretty Fly for a Rabbi," "I Think I'm a Clone ... More >>
Slip-N-Slide Records-- Trina is gearing up for her new album Amazin' to hit stores on May 4th. With appearances by Keri Hilson, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Lady GaGa, Monica, and others
Trina is set to continue her reign as one of the most successful female rappers
in hip-hop. With Amazin', ... 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. Up this week, Luke
explains why famous rappers such as Lil Wayne and T.I. get caught with illegal
guns.Earlier this month, Lil
Wayne began a ... More >>
Jacob KatelThe LastCrossfade met Miramar's The Last at PPR101 music conference in downtown Miami where they were taking notes on the industry and performing in a showcase.We shot a quick video clip of them performing acapella in the upstairs lobby of the Hilton (freeze frame at right), and their ... More >>
Jacob KatelLast night Jim Jonsin, the producer behind T.I.'s "Whatever You Like," Lil Wayne's "Lollipop," Trick Daddy's "Let's Go," and songs by other top artists in the game, was in the studio with Alabama artists Rich Boy and Yelawolf. You may know certified gold recording artist Rich Boy from his ... More >>
Pop music often gets a bad rap for being disposable or vapid, and in many cases that's true. (Katy Perry, Danity Kane and the Pussycat Dolls, step right up!) But every year, a few irresistible bits of innovative ear candy rocket up the charts and seep into our subconscious. The following ten single ... More >>
Yesterday I was hanging in the studio with Jim Jonsin, the local producer extraordinaire who produced two of the biggest hip-hop tracks of the year, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" and T.I.'s "Whatever You Like."
We were basically chopping it up about music, the industry, his
upcoming five Grammy nominatio ... More >>