Matthew Sherman sells booze-free shots. At his organic, raw, and cold-pressed juice bar called Jugofresh, Sherman proffers the teeny drinks with organic Bulgarian rose water, deer antler extract, and echinacea. The South Beach shop also makes delightful smoothies and great-tasting cleanses. Tasty j ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli said it best when they sang, "It's kind of dangerous to be an MC." There's just too much violence in hop-hop. So much in fact that it might make bleeding heart Lupe Fiasco hang up his hat for good. He threatened to retire after a twitter bout with fellow Chigoan ... More >>
See also "Nicki Minaj Goes Republican, 'Voting For Romney,' Calls 99 Percent 'Lazy Bitches.'" Even if Mitt Romney may have Nicki Minaj's endorsement, the Republican Party's presidential candidate can't count on her vote. She's not registered. As noted by Hip Hop Wired, the alleged Young Money Mit ... More >>
If it ain't broken, don't fix it. Unless you're a millionaire musician with a megasuccessful career. And then fuck it, change your name completely. We're pretty sure that's how the old adage goes, and that's what you'd be led to believe by Crossfade's little list of moniker madness. When an artist ... More >>
There was a time, circa 1991, when hip-hop wasn't all about bling and bitches. Back in the day, the beat dropped and so did some Gil-Scott Heron-inspired wordplay, a call for justice in the inner city, and a shout-out to Malcolm X. Founded by rapper Speech (born Todd Thomas), Atlanta collectiv ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezOn September 21, 2011, at 11:08 p.m. in Jackson, Georgia, a death row inmate named Troy Davis, convicted 20 years ago for the murder of off-duty Savannah policeman Mark MacPhail, was executed by lethal injection. For decades, though, Davis, his supporters, and many j ... More >>
Via facebook.com/AtmosphereAtmosphere The Family Vacation Tour With Blueprint and Evidence Fillmore, Miami Beach Friday, September 17, 2011 Last night, quintessential emo-rapper MC Slug and his longtime producer Ant brought the latest incarnation of their Atmosphere project to the stage at the F ... More >>
Atmosphere's MC Slug knows what to do when life hands you lemons.The sensitive MC has always been a rare figure in hip-hop. While the early 2000s did see a spike in "politically conscious" backpack rappers like Talib Kweli and Mos Def (both of whom took a page from Common's socio-empathetic rhy ... More >>
Hoc n' PuckyMiami events devoted to quality hip-hop may take a little digging to find, but they're there. If you've found them, you're probably already familiar with the circuit of weeklies and one-offs put on by IAmYourVillain. If not, get schooled on Wednesday, April 14 at the Standard, when the l ... More >>
To read past installments of South Florida According to Brooklyn, click here. What I want to talk about this week is how I miss Miami. For the past two months, I've been living back in Ft. Lauderdale again. I was really excited to move back at first because my true friends are here. But as it turns ... More >>
With only two days to go until West Coast super DJ/Producer Madlib the Badkid, arrives in Miami for a show at Blacksheep Bar on December 4th, I'm personally excited to see how Miami reacts to him. There are times when he gets audiences like the one in the video above. It's a three minute clip from ... More >>
Local rappers know the road to stardom is through the champagne room.
Everything you ever, ever wanted to know about the spin event of the century.
Ten good live moments in South Florida this year.
Lupe Fiasco's The Cool (Atlantic)
A breakdown of UGK's Underground Kingz, possibly the most anticipated Southern rap album of the year
Turned on to music by his mom, underground MC Dynas has won an avid following. His biggest fan? Himself, naturally
Peanut Butter Wolf's return is overshadowed by Jay Dee's death
Def Jux reasserts its status as this decade's most important independent hip-hop label
David Banner is a thug intellectual in a world of crunk
With Slam Bush, the hip-hop generation descends on a hurricane-plagued swing state
Basshead searches for Murs at SXSW in the midst of a race-fueled controversy
Soulive (Blue Note)
Brooooce! -- and the year in pop music