Holiday vacay in the club! In just a couple of weeks, Miami and South Beach will be swarmed with famous rappers, slow jammers, reggae heads, and bad girls wearing bikinis to the beach, bikinis on the streets, bikinis in the VIP. Sometimes known as Urban Beach Week. Also, Memorial Day weekend. Here ... More >>
It's Memorial Day Weekend, y'all! And since most of us have three days off, that means we have 72 hours to celebrate the start of a hot and steamy summer and party it up like college frat boys ... Meaning on the cheap. Just check out the ten best things to do under $10 this weekend from hip-hop be ... More >>
Ragers, raves, getdowns, throwdowns, pool parties, boat parties, beach parties, club parties, street parties ... Yep, it's already time to get set for another bout of Winter Music Conference and Miami Music Week madness. Now, at the moment, with the ten-day blitz still over a month away, the WMC a ... More >>
Brush up on those Cabbage Patch skills, and relive the days of bologna sandwiches and kickball -- we're going to Recess! It's Blackbird Ordinary's Saturday daytime party, where you can "come out and play" and be a cool kid again. "It's the grown folks' playground," says DJ Fly Guy, the man behind ... More >>
DJ Heron grew up carrying milk crates full of records for his cousin Manny Love in NYC. In 1987, at age 15, his family moved from Brooklyn to North Miami Beach. Heron made friends with neighborhood kids Classik and Oski, formed a crew, and started rocking his own parties. He has lived the culture o ... More >>
A quick head's up, to clear any confusion: turntablist wizard Cut Chemist will not perform at Shake at the Vagabond tonight, as New Times indicated this week in print. The show has been postponed at the last minute, but a new, rescheduled date of August 5 is firm, promoters say.Shake is stil ... More >>
Here's a video I produced from last night's AholSniffsGlue art show at Butter Gallery with the Miami Bass Warrior's "Calle Ocho" song as the soundtrack.There were free 16 oz. tall cans of Colt 45 malt liquor and wine.There was art on the walls and people bought it.There was the afterparty at the V ... More >>
AholsniffsglueAholsniffsglue is all over the fuckin place; street signs, corner walls, toilet seats, gas pumps. We heard he owns his own trucking company, Ahol Dumps. People say he's the one been killing all those horses in the Redlands. Some lady in line at the store told us that Aholsniffsglue ... More >>
To understand up-and-coming MC Termanology's commitment to the golden age of hip-hop, just take a look at the production credits on his new album, Time Machine. It's enough to make you cry: the Alchemist, Large Professor, Pete Rock, and even the untouchable DJ Premier all lend beats to this sophom ... More >>
Once upon a time, you couldn't walk down certain lower Manhattan blocks without tripping over sidewalk vendors' card tables loaded down with cassettes. Sometimes, they'd be bootleg concert tapes, but a lot of the time, they'd be the latest hip-hop mixtapes. And in the golden age of the form, no one ... More >>
Well it's Winter Music, and this writer has gone to exactly no events. Today is the Sasha and Digweed booze cruise, errr yacht excursion (invite only so forget about it) and tonight is Tony Touch at the Vagabond, but.... also next door slyly opening for Frankie Bones is Miami's own reclusive t ... More >>
Tightening your belt? These topnotch parties are cheap!
In the early 1990s, this bridge and tunnel boy from Long Island -- yours truly -- would wander over to the Tony Touch stand in the city to purchase his mixtapes that had the latest tracks mixed, scratched, and jacked for beats with different MCs rapping over instrumentals. 50 MCs was sooooooo so dop ... More >>
I guess this is a week for me listening to local DJ's get down on mix tapes. I know they aren't mix tapes anymore, but that's how I think of them. There used to be little kiosks in Manhattan that us bridge and tunnel kids would flock to in order to purchase cassettes from DJ Clue?, Tony ... More >>
Kicking hip-hop from Miami to West Palm Beach.
With DJs the world over claiming to be "open format," it's refreshing to stumble upon a spinner who actually claims a specific genre. In DJ Lennox's case, it's hip-hop, he says: "That's my foundation."Still, Lennox is no fool about the vagaries of the marketplace, and he's not about to lose a gig be ... More >>
DJ Raws Hoodstock is on and poppin.
Miami's own DJ Khaled drops a massive debut
Obie Bermudez, Jerry Rivera, and Vico C bring prison consciousness back to Puerto Rican pop
Sean Paul don't mind as long as hip-hop pay respect to dancehall
What is the Urban Latin sound?
Animal House "Elektra"
Daisy Dukes jiggle while Cuban Link heals hip-hop violence