The sun is setting as Kaleem Muhammed, AKA Phresh James, sips a glass of Cabernet at an outdoor café near Little Haiti. Relaxing after dropping his kids home from school, the Carol City born rapper pauses to chat with two girls as they walk past. Keeping the conversation light yet engaging, he is ... More >>
The classic house revival is well underway, sweeping across the international dance music scene as young producers who weren't even old enough to walk in the '90s revel in that decade's sound. Sadly, a lot of these kids are probably unaware that among the pioneers of that deep house sound they love ... More >>
Listen up, all y'all porn-y playas. Go party with sex professional, adult entrepreneur, and genuinely sweet chick Cherokee D'Ass tonight. She'll be droppin' her famously fat, 47-inch booty at Little Haiti's Take One Cocktail Lounge while DJ Black Holiday cranks out the XXX soundtrack. Now don' ... More >>
There are few rap songs as important to modern culture as Public Enemy's "Fight the Power," a rallying cry against political indifference. Well, it's been 20 years since PE's frontman Chuck D helped scare the hell out of white America, and a black man now sits in the Oval Office thanks in large part ... More >>
In this week's issue of the Miami New Times, for my Suicide Blonde column I spoke with JWL B and Shunda K of the Tampa-based electro-rap group Yo Majesty. Click here to read my explanation of why they're one of the most punk rock things out there right now. But of course, the interviews ran longer ... More >>
This isn't surprising but yesterday, an appellate decision upheld the 37 month prison sentence that R&B legend Ronald Isley of the Isley Brothers is currently serving for federal tax evasion. A three judge panel disagreed with arguments that Isley,66, is too old and sick for such a lengthy sentence ... More >>
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