Rob Base is a hip-hop pioneer whose hits with the late DJ E-Z Rock have sold so far out of this world that even aliens in outer space know that "it Takes 2 to make a thing go right." He went from winning rap battles at nightclubs in the Bronx to passing out flyers on the streets of Harlem to signin ... More >>
TerRio is exhausted. The 6-year-old internet star is slumped over on the hood of a limousine outside downtown Miami's Grand Central nightclub. It's only 9:47 p.m. on a Saturday, but filming on TerRio's first professional music video is scheduled to continue through 7 a.m. the next day. Suddenly, the ... More >>
The Miami food scene really came into its own in 2013, with local Miami chefs opening innovative restaurants and the culinary community evolving into a sophisticated and cohesive entity. It's also been a year of drama and tragedy. In 2013, Terrazza's executive chef, Stefano Riccioletti, was struc ... More >>
Living or visiting Miami Beach, tow trucks prowling for cars illegally parked on the streets and lots of the city is a common sight. No motorist who dares test Miami Beach's parking laws is safe from the hooks of Beach Towing and Tremont Towing (which has its own faux reality show on TruTV called So ... More >>
Folks looking for a parking spot near Lincoln Road's Regal South Beach movie theater need to stop using the private lot on 17th Street at Lenox Avenue. Because it's becoming increasingly clear that's the only surefire way to avoid getting your car hitched by Tremont Towing and having to pay a couple ... More >>
Fast food really isn't all that fast. Especially in Miami (we've got a great work ethic in this town, don't you know), but apparently that pops up in other parts of the state. An attempted robbery at a Wendy's in Longwood, Florida, was foiled after the workers took too long complying with the woul ... More >>
Last week, Banana Republican warned readers about a private parking lot on 17th Street and Lennox Avenue on Miami Beach masquerading as a public lot. It's even equipped with a meter that is identical to the ones used by the City of Miami Beach for street parking and public lots.Except this particula ... More >>
There's a new twist to the ol' South Beach towing racket. At 17th Street and Lennox Avenue, just north of Lincoln Road, there's a parking lot that looks identical to scores of other nearby city-run lots. To pay, there's an electronic meter, just like all the city meters scattered around.But here's t ... More >>
Despite all of the hootin', hollerin', and mouth-breathin' about "Obamacare," communism is nowhere near making a comeback. Let's review the facts: It's been more than 20 years since David Hasselhoff rubbed his gargantuan wienerschnitzel all over the crumbling Berlin Wall. China went so far to the f ... More >>
Mun2.tvIf you've never heard of Prince Royce, get used to his name. The Bronx-raised, 22-year-old Dominican kid writes beautiful songs in both English and Spanish. In only three years, Royce has brought a new kind of bachata to the Billboard charts. And recently signed to Atlantic Records, he's ... More >>
"Hooweeeee! Gonna get me some gator tail!"Okay, so I may not have used those exact words this past weekend, but, that is kind of what I felt like as I clunkered down Krome Avenue in my 1993 Ford Explorer heading towards SW 366th Street.This unfamiliar trek was put in motion by someone contacted S ... More >>
Afrika Bambaataa is hip-hop royaltyAt 53 years old, Afrika Bambaataa has truly earned the title "Grandfather/Godfather Of Hip-Hop". With a body of work spanning nearly 4 decades, this former Bronx street gang warlord and founder of the Zulu Nation is one of three recognized originators of break- ... More >>
The Marlins settled for 600 fans to a home game last year. The Panthers are literally giving away tickets. Our minor-league soccer team is hemmoraging cash, And those are sports that Americans have at least heard of. So you might think it'd be foolhardy to bet millions on Miamians attending the cha ... More >>
The 14th annual Marlins FanFest is in full swing
So Fort Lauderdale's hardest working hip-hop crew, Major League, have a brand new video that they just released a couple of days ago. They shot it, directed, and edited it themselves and the song is appropriately titled "Grustlin" since what these guys are most known for, aside from having good beat ... More >>
Brain cancer, unemployment, and love -- is this the recipe for a fulfilling life? According to a New York couple, making it through the week alive and under a roof is enough to say they're blessed. "Every single week we make it by I have a laugh," said Virgilio Castro, a Bronx native who was diagn ... More >>
Fat Joe returns with The Elephant in the Room.
11th Hour (Definitive Jux)
Lotería Beats Mixtape (Nacional)
New York Citys top record dealer sets up shop again in South Florida
All Good Things (Nacional)
He says Beach Towing took his car. Is yours next?
Some interesting horror flicks, a couple of relationship movies, and plenty of action save summer from sequels
Year of the Beast (Definitive Jux)
This time it just might be Mark "the Shark" Quartiano who ends up being filleted
All about those columnists' musical chairs.
From the issue of March 1, 2001
Taking aim at the fashion industry
Hot Movies/Cool Cities
A distant voice rises in protest: one more tunnel, one last trolley, one final shot at history
Their flocks have multiplied despite past controversy. But can the Revs. Victor Curry and Richard Dunn preach politics?
Crushed in a garbage truck, poisoned by a landlady, crapped out-literally--during a dice game. These and more are buried in this county's cemetaries, and come Halloween night, they'll be dying to get out