Now better known as The Pyrvmids, 22-year-old producer Brandon Wilson has become one of the main sonic architects for Miami rappers and singers such as Denzel Curry, J. Nics, Bizzy Crook, and Sahri. Last year, the hype surrounding Wilson jumped up another few notches with the release of KYRO (Kill ... More >>
It was the first weekend of 2014. Dudes in handlebar mustaches and bushy beards and ladies in beanies, combat boots, and plaid skirts crowded the back patio of Gramps. With a glass of Penicillin on one hand and a cigarette on the other, the (mainly) hipster crew in the Wynwood bar reminisced on al ... More >>
Last year was a sequel of sorts to Pharrell Williams' deluxe coffee table book Places and Spaces I've Been, in that the influential producer-crooner made cameos in a number of 2013's most significant pop cultural moments, as if he were a music industry version of Woody Allen's Zelig. His catalog h ... More >>
Robin Thicke is making a ton of money off his collaboration with Pharrell and T.I. titled "Blurred Lines," but have you ever bothered to consider what that song is about? Well, the more we think about it, the more we think he's talking about date rape. "Just let me liberate you," Thicke coos, as if ... More >>
As 305 maestro Pitbull boasts on "Welcome to Miami" (Dat Lil Chico's edition of Jermaine Dupri's infectious ATL anthem): "Y'all got Uncle Sam, we got Uncle Luke." Mr. Worldwide is damn right. Ever since the early days of Luke's booty bass, The Magic City has been an X-rated paradise full of fast be ... More >>
Spending New Year's Eve with Carl Cox is so sexy. On the last day of 2012, true acid house aficionados and horny people of all kinds gathered at Mansion Miami to ring in NYE. Females felt up their friends. Dudes oogled the half-naked party girls who'd been paid to ride poles and dole out premium 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 >>
See the full 34-photo Nicki Minaj at James L. Knight Center slideshow -- plus Nicki Minaj's Top Seven NSFW Moments. If you need a bad bitch ... Call Nicki Minaj. After officially confirming via Twitter that she's a "pop star" who "fuk'em like I'm still hood," Ms. Minaj rode into the MIA yesterday ... More >>
Just three days after the United States turns the big 2-3-6, BlackPlanet Radio, the U.S. Army, and other sponsors are throwing a post-Independence Day bash in Miami-Dade County featuring performances by some of America's biggest rappers. It's called the Radio One Fest and it'll be going down Satur ... 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 a 2 Live Crew reunion tour will prove booty music desegregated hip-hop.After 2 Live Crew and I performed at the ... More >>
Photo by Yesenia HernandezSee the full 27-photo Bassnectar at the Fillmore Miami Beach slideshow. Bassnectar With AmpLive and SuperDre Fillmore Miami Beach Saturday, October 22, 2011 Better Than: The last time Bassnectar was here last year. On Saturday night, Bassnectar made a triumphant retur ... More >>
Killer Mike.Back in March, after running game out of Transit Lounge for eight straight months, the Rising hip-hop series and the tag team behind the enterprise (clothing kingpins Last Rights and rap producer Numonics) decided to take 90 days away from the grind to regroup, re-up, and reorganize. ... More >>
Christina MendenhallView photos of Shakira at American Airlines Arena here.Shakira American Airlines Arena Monday, September 27, 2009 Better Than: Driving to Palm Beach for a show, or Palm Beach in general. I'd be lying if I told you I'm familiar with the Shakira brand. Sure, I had heard some o ... 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 >>
The Game and Cool & Dre have a long history together. "Hate It Or Love It," from 2005, was the first collaboration among the three. Since then, they've frequently worked together, with Cool and Dre landing placements on all of the Game's subsequent albums.Fast forward to 2010, and the Game ha ... More >>
Starting today, the American Black Film Festival takes over the Ritz-Carlton as its headquarters and will screen films at Lincoln Road's Colony Theatre and the Española Way's Miami Beach Cinematheque through Saturday. But with 17 films, a shorts competition, workshops, and symposiums, you can't mak ... More >>
Kyle MunzenriederNite Jewel preforms at Grand CentralNite Jewel, Tanlines, Million Young ft. Awesome New Republican, Palm Trees and Night WaveGrand Central, MiamiWednesday, March 24, 2010Better Than: Still sobbing over the fact Studio A is dead and gone ...and actually a lot better than most of t ... More >>
The South Florida native is the new producer king.
photo by Aaron BristolJim JonsinThis week's New Times includes a feature on Jim Jonsin, the Coral Springs resident who's quickly become a super-producer and is blowing up the hip-hop and pop charts. (You've doubtless heard one of his recent hits, any number of synth-driven tracks like Soulja Boy's " ... 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 >>
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic rental car industry keeps rolling.
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