How the hell do you pronounce oOoOO? Well, we here at Crossfade can't advise you there, because we totally forgot to ask Chris Dexter, the man behind the moniker, when we spoke to him this week. What we can tell you, is that he's not exactly thrilled about you calling his sound witch house. "It f ... More >>
The word "trap" has two meanings in the music world. Birthed in the early 2000s, it was bass-y, kick drum-ridden, synth hi-hat Southern hip-hop, all about the venue (a trap) for drug deals and the lifestyle of a bagman. Now, though, trap rap is often befuddled with the mechanical, schizy EDM spawn ... More >>
He's one of only a handful of men who can casually ask a woman to "suck a nigga's dick or something" without sounding like much of a chauvinist. "Bad bitches... [give] him head like lice" on a regular basis, and he's "been rich since the '90s." But Juicy J's success didn't happen overnight.
Project Pat EVE, Miami Friday, January 18, 2013 It was a rap show. So in the tradition of rap shows, EVE was turned into a battleground state for real and/or true hip hop. And Project Pat -- Three Six Mafia affiliate and Juicy J's real-life brother -- was the guest of honor.
Wiz Khalifa 2050 Tour With Juicy J, Chevy Woods, Lola Monroe, Tuki Carter, and Berner BankUnited Center, Miami Saturday, December 1, 2012 Better Than: Ridin' slow through your hood puffin' on endo, bumpin' Wiz in the trunk. Rap game Steven Tyler. That's the first thing that came to mind as we wat ... More >>
Sometimes you gotta blog about poop. Certain people (e.g. coprophobics, squares, the devoutly religious, the squeamish) will gasp at the mere mention of doo-doo. But Crossfade will not stand for the repressive constraints of a hegemonic power structure that demand we deny the relationship feces ha ... More >>
Trap music. It's superhuge right now with the cool kids and it's overrunning Soundcloud. Yet despite its growing popularity, a lot of people have one basic question ... What the fuck is trap? Because of recent EDM trends, many people would tell you it's the "new dubstep" or the "new moombahton." ... More >>
To close out the year, Crossfade is picking its favorite albums by 305 artists. Check out the full list of Miami's Best Albums of 2011. Spaceghostpurrp Blvcklvnd Rvdix 66.6 (Self-Released) Spaceghostpurrp (AKA Muney Jordan) is a dark ass, blaspheming, postmodern motherfucker. Tracks off 2011's ... More >>
via Flickr angela n.Heidi Montag, celebrity at large.In the infinite wisdom of television executives and snake oil salesmen, VH1 has created a new reality series that links the two subjects Americans are most interested in: food and big personalities.In the new show, Famous Food, so-called celebr ... More >>
M.I.A./\/\/\Y/\(XL/Interscope)By now, you are probably aware that controversial electronic artist M.I.A. has released a new album called /\/\/\Y/\ (thus referred to as Maya from now on to preserve our sanity). After two highly praised album, Arular and Kala, M.I.A. has faced some serious blacklas ... More >>
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Despite the theme of our earlier post about last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show, the entire thing was not, in fact, about Miami. Atlanta, Virginia Beach, New Orleans, and Houston all got their due as well, represented by arti ... More >>
Last 2 Walk (Hypnotize Minds/Columbia)
Both appeal to red-staters, and both are unfairly maligned.
The noise terrorist plays his funky, um, music
A hometown boy is the hip-hop glitterati's director du jour
FutureSex/LoveSounds (Jive Records)
Snoop Dogg and Ice-T know its necessary
Make way for the S-O-V at M3
David Banner is a thug intellectual in a world of crunk
As 2005 heats up, let us not forget the pop novelties of years past
U Gotta Feel Me
U Gotta Feel Me: Screwed & Chopped (Columbia)
Clothes don't make the MIA