Solange is not her older sister Beyoncé, and that's a good thing. Where Beyoncé is flamboyant and shimmery, Solange is soulful and down-to-Earth. Bey is the "picture-perfect" media darling, Sol is witty and challenging with "Fuck the Industry (Signed Sincerely)." In short, Solange is her own art ... More >>
The pop music industry is a lot like the porn industry. You've got throwaway faces with hot bodies ready to do almost anything for the fame and fortune. Honestly, a lot of the music videos coming out today might as well be porno clips. With the lines of decency so blurred, it's no surprise pop st ... More >>
R.I.P., feminism, for we bury it on this day. The-Dream released a pornographic music video less than 24 hours ago. And almost immediately, it was pulled from YouTube for breaking the nudity rules. Thankfully, there's Vimeo for all our prurient needs. The clip for single "Pussy," featuring Big Sea ... More >>
We're experiencing a lot of weird feelings right now. We're not exactly sure how to cope with these emotions. But they say the first step to getting over your problem is admitting you have one. So deep breath ... Here we go. We actually enjoyed the 55th annual Grammy Awards. OMG, please don't ju ... More >>
Grammy-tastic! Last night, amid goofy, sexually tense intergenerational banter between co-hosts LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States announced the nominees for its 54th Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, February 10, on CBS. Genre-bending ... More >>
R. Kelly Single Ladies Tour James L. Knight Center, Miami Sunday, October 21, 2012 Better Than: A night at the strip club. From The-Dream to Trey Songz, an entire generation of R&B stars have found fame retracing R. Kelly's footsteps. Bu it's doubtful that any of his acolytes could pull off a ... More >>
The art of sensual seduction via song ain't nothin' like it used to be. Back in the day, all it took was a few lines from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" to not only get the panties droppin', but also have them flying through the air like graduation caps. Contemporary R&B is a strange beast, ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>
Despite the fact Rihanna's breasts offended an Irish farmer last year, the 24-year-old singer showed 'em off last night in the Big Apple, just six days before one of Ireland's most celebrated feasts, St. Patrick's Day. According to Media Takeout, "Rihanna was spotted in NYC last night" wearing ... More >>
Rihanna celebrated her 24th birthday yesterday by dropping "Birthday Cake (Remix)," a sadomasochistic collaboration with abusive ex-boyfriend Chris Brown. At just under four minutes long, "Birthday Cake (Remix)" is an uncomfortable trek into the former lovers' highly volatile and incredibly kin ... 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 first time we heard AJ the R&B General perform live, we didn't know exactly how to react at first. Here was a guy amazing crooning voice with a flexible range, singing a sweet-sounding melody ... only a few words in, we realized it was a ballad about a stripper, with lines like, "I wish I ... More >>
So much of what passes for R&B on the radio these days is boring, syrupy synth-pop that tastes good for a minute but, like all sugar rushes, hits quick and wears off a few minutes later. Then, there are the rare artists like The-Dream, a singer / songwriter / music mogul who is currently the ... More >>
Photo by Ian WitlenStonefox bassist Ross FuentesClick here to view a full slideshow of pictures from Saturday night at the Miami Music Festival.If a few artists' performances really shone at the Miami Music Festival this past weekend, it only served to underscore the amateurish quality of much of th ... More >>
via myspace.com/xplicitmiamiMiami rapper Xplicit's biggest in-roads in the industry so far have been as a songwriter. His biggest score so far has been a co-writing credit and appearance on the hook of Diddy's new single "Diddy Bop," and he's worked with most of the local heavyweights. (Here's an ... More >>
You may remember rising local R&B queen Shonie from an episode of Prunk TV here on Crossfade from last May. Since then, she's been working on material for her upcoming debut album, to be released on Slip N Slide and Def Jam, for now titled Passionate... Pieces of Me. Recently, she scored some ... More >>
Another New Yorker takes the plunge down South.
A Sunday afternoon barbecue on South Beach is probably not the best place to interview a DJ, especially if the spinner's been knocking back mojitos for a couple hours before you pose your questions. Then again, this is the Magic City, and a large part of its allure comes from the fact that pleasu ... More >>
Broward and the Palm Beaches' most active head spinner.
The king of clubs, and official Miami Heat DJ, now boasts a namesake party weekend.
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