Are you tuned in to the constant hum of these streets? It's a bass rattle pounding into the night. It's a tinny hi-hat on repeat. It's a vocal sample morphed into obscurity. It's the indefinite groove of Miami. But who's supplying the rhythm that our city dances to? Who's carving a giant 305 into t ... More >>
Before Luther Campbell was Uncle Luke, he was Luke Skyywalker. But George Lucas sued him for violating copyright. And that's how the nasty boy went from car wars to Star Wars. The Lucas lawsuit was just the beginning of his infamy. Soon, Miami bass became the trunk rattle heard 'round the world. I ... More >>
It is a dark day for booty- and bottle-poppin' EBT welfare ballers in the FLA. Following a Thursday vote in the Florida house of representatives, Electronic Benefit Transfer cards are now prohibited "from being accepted in certain locations" like the strip club "or for certain activities" like buyi ... More >>
It was not long ago that we here at Crossfade knew Tip Drill simply as Miami's most recognizable stripper. But then a fall during one of her signature, death-defying slides down King of Diamonds' massive pole left her with a broken jaw, bringing a premature end to her days as the top money earner ... More >>
Trina's a bad bitch. In fact, she's Da Baddest Bitch. And when you've earned that title, you're granted a virtual get-out-of-jail-free card and the license to do pretty much whatever you please. So, while the rest of us are stuck in an office cubicle, Trina's off presumably getting high and nodd ... More >>
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New Yorkers still think they run hip hop. Canadians say, "It ain't dead. It lives in the North." L.A. radio plays more Pitbull than we do. Houston is still leaning off a never-ending cup of codeine. NOLA's doing it in the dark. Philly, Detroit, and Chi-Town are mad because it's winter. In Miami ... More >>
See the full 36-photo Black Eyed Peas at Sun Life Stadium slideshow. Black Eyed Peas With Cee Lo Green, T-Pain, Jason Derulo, and Sean Kingston Sun Life Stadium Wednesday, November 23, 2011 Better Than: A nice nap on the beach that ends in a blistering burn. In the history of final li ... More >>
Read Crossfade's preview of this Saturday's party with Soul Clap at the Electric Pickle. If Bostonian power duo Soul Clap are known and revered for one thing, it's an infectious passion for old-school jams. Eli Goldstein and Charles Levine have turned '90s music appreciation into an institut ... More >>
Photo by Ivon David RojasMemorial Day weekend is officially here. And you know what that means? More ass on the beach than grains of sand, so much liquor you can't feel your face, and so many parties you can't even decide where to wild out without help from Crossfade.Kick your Thursday night of ... More >>
Trick Daddy, Miami's own Tupac.It's been a minute since we heard from Miami's native son, Trick Daddy. As the hip-hop industry focuses its attention on some New Orleans imports invading South Florida, it's easy to forget the OGs in this town. Yet there's no question that Trick Daddy (AKA Maur ... More >>
People say Miami's a dance town, and we can't deny that. But the 305 is a hip hop town, too. Look at Mr. 305, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Trick Daddy, or Trina. Or if we need to take you from those last old school to out of school, the godfather himself, our very own Luke Campbell. And when Kat ... More >>
Ice Billion Berg is the young Trick Daddy protege on a trajectory to becoming a major name in the rap game. He has over 12,000 twitter followers, a dedicated fan base around the world thanks to the web, and Dunk Ryder Records behind him. Ever since "Fuck The Other Side," he's continued to release ... More >>
Gunplay has been doing the artist thing for a long time now. First time a lot of people heard him was on the "Represent (Remix)" with Trick Daddy and others. He's come a long way since then. He's been part of Triple C's for almost a decade now and has ridden with Rick Ross through thick and thin. ... More >>
Jay Z's Empire State of Mind was an instant classic. It's still on the radio, it still gets stuck in your head when you hear it, and it still appeals to everyone from farmers to lawyers to middle school nerds to prison bound thugs.But if it does one thing other than ride, it makes you want a song ... More >>
Jacob KatelThe LastCrossfade met Miramar's The Last at PPR101 music conference in downtown Miami where they were taking notes on the industry and performing in a showcase.We shot a quick video clip of them performing acapella in the upstairs lobby of the Hilton (freeze frame at right), and their ... More >>
Here's a video of Iceberg aka Ice Billion Berg's from Dunk Ryder's new "Nigga U Did Dat" song getting broken by a club DJ at Miami Nights deep down in South Dade in Naranja.The song features Trick Daddy and Fella and is featured on the new Trick mixtape called The Shit That I Live. (Click here fo ... 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 >>
Besides Young Money's still-really-underground Nicki Minaj, the term "mainstream female rapper" is one usually heard before "ain't doin' shit." Kim tried to come back with a song that was so 2002 that I nearly called my mom to ask her money for books and a plane ticket home fr ... More >>
The Miami Dolphins are for sale to the highest musical bidders. Gloria Estefan and Marc Anthony have both recently bought minority shares of the franchise, leaving us all wondering: Who's next? We've compiled a list of 10 most wanted musicians with a tie to Miami who would be great partial owners ... More >>
Power to the people.
Yesterday I was hanging in the studio with Jim Jonsin, the local producer extraordinaire who produced two of the biggest hip-hop tracks of the year, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" and T.I.'s "Whatever You Like." We were basically chopping it up about music, the industry, his upcoming five Grammy nominatio ... More >>
From South Side to South Beach.
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Dirty deeds and unsung honors from the Ozone Awards
With her new CD Glamorest Life, Miami rapper Trina continues to evolve
Crunk and Disorderly (TVT)
Hip-hop hoops it up
Who says Liberty City can't be a live-music mecca?
Trick Daddy's "Shut Up"
From trance to hip-hop, there's not much in between