Rock 'n' roll is dirty business. It's made of spit and blood and piss and drugs, smeared lipstick and dirty laundry and stale beer. When you're a rock 'n' roller, your hair gets sticky, you smell bad, and you can't remember what day it is.
Some would say it's no place for girls, but some would be s ... 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 >>
The most recent edition of the annual BET Hip-Hop Awards was less trophies-and-speeches and more WWE Monday Night Raw.
First and foremost, the Bawse Ricky Ross stirred up some seriously harsh vibes when he and Young Jeezy got into a spitty spat that resulted in the senseless smashing of a mirror.
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Rapper Juicy J's music video for his strip club anthem "Bandz A Make Her Dance" features gyrating women, porn star Alexis Texas wearing a t-shirt for adult studio Brazzers, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz and ...members of the Miami Northwestern High School band.Six drummers from the school's band appear in the ... More >>
Thirty-nine is a pretty old aged to start getting into the rap game, but perhaps Juwan Howard is starting to think about his post-NBA career. The Miami center who won his first NBA championship with the Heat last year but isn't guaranteed to come back for next season appears on a new rap album pairi ... More >>
The rap game is tough. Some might say it's no place for a lady. But those people would be chauvinistic douche popsicles.
The truth is it takes a tough lady to top the charts. At the top, it doesn't matter if you're sexy. You're judged by the content of your lyrics and the freak of your flow.
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Photo by George MartinezSee the full 40-photo Britney Spears & Nicki Minaj at American Airlines Arena slideshow.
Britney Spears's Femme Fatale Tour
With Nicki Minaj, Jessie and the Toy Boys, and Nervo
American Airlines Arena
Friday, July 22, 2011
Better Than: A cherry Blow Pop.
Forget Br ... More >>
Throw it back and ball wit' the Diamond Princess.Yesterday, Crossfade hooked up a guide to the first day of the Best of the Best fest. We got the mob. We got the grub. And we got the booze. But most of all, there's that block party music with rappers like the Boss Rick Ross and Travis Porter, di ... More >>
Get crazy with Chris Brown at Best of the Best 2011.Who's ready to wild out with compulsive window-smasher and multi-platinum recording artist Chris Brown? How about shaking some ass with the Magic City's Diamond Princess? Or popping the top off a bottle of Hennessy Black with DJ Khaled and ... More >>
Yo Mr. 305, isn't that a little formal for the Pep Boys parking lot?Why, amigos, are any of us willing to settle for a world where Calle Ocho comes only once a year? We here at New Times say: "Screw that noise. We demand more. Perfectly greasy arepas, warm Presidente, and pure party music sho ... More >>
Natalie Arroyave with the Baddest Bitch herself, Trina.We don't have to tell you that Miami's got a fantastic, flourishing music scene. And if you're wise enough to be reading Crossfade regularly, we're sure you already know it.
Now there's a new television show that you are most definitely goi ... More >>
via Blood TypeMiami hip-hop, like the city itself, is known for audacious bombast. If Rick Ross doesn't proverbially have his gun up in your face, it's only because Trina is busy popping her booty at it. Most Miami MCs won't cop to still having a dream. They want you to know they're liv ... More >>
DJ Spinna (no relation to New York based hip-hop producer of the same name) is a young gunn in the DJ game, but it seems that at age 17, he's further along than his competition. Good song selection, quality graphic,s and great mixing -- these are all elements that DJ Spinna's mixtapes always pos ... More >>
Via Twitter--The Miami Heat's all-star DJ, DJ Irie, recently received a commendation from the City Of Miami, praising his hard work for the community and various charitable efforts. Irie is currently awaiting the upcoming 2010-2011 Miami Heat season to begin where he'll be the DJ again for all t ... More >>
photo by Ian WitlenNicki Minaj onstage at the Best of the Best concert in Miami this past May.In the Nicki Minaj vs. Lil Kim war, the Queen Bee hasn't exactly been acting regal. As the younger femcee's star has risen, Kim seems to be taking more and more potshots at Nicki. First, there was t ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" RosarioIn another test of Pitbull's continued impact on the music scene, he's been nominated for the "Best Rap Artist" at this year's Teens Choice Awards. He faces some stiff competition as Jay-Z, Ludacris, Drake and Eminem are also up for the award. Fans will be able to go t ... More >>
via facebook.com/AsherRothSorry, but Asher Roth does NOT belong on this show, and we're waiting to see if he gets booed.This year's annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards show seems to be one of the most contentious to date, thanks to its focus on "Honoring the Dirty South." On one hand, you've got maj ... More >>
The cover of Jacki-O's forthcoming new mixtape.We want to like Miami rapper Jacki-O. We dig her tattoos, her spitfire raps, and her scrappiness in her attempts to bounce back from a checkered past that includes a shoplifting charge and personal bankruptcy. And though she was once poised to b ... More >>
photo by Lex HernandezWell, Uncle Luke always gets props in his hometown!If you, like Crossfade, are guilty of watching way more VH1 than is worth admitting, you may be hotly anticipating this year's edition of the annual VH1 Hip-Hop Honors awards show. This year's official focus is on "Honoring ... More >>
Memorial Day Weekend is just about wrapped up, but if you're determined, there are still some parties to hit up tonight. Hey, work doesn't start until tomorrow morning, right? Here are a few events to check out.Uncle Luke's Uncensored Finale at Sobe LiveNew York vs. Miami at MansionTrina's album ... More >>
The state of this year's Best Of The Best Concert remains somewhat tentative still, due to Jamaica's ongoing declared state of emergency. Still, concert organizers have said the show is still set to go as planned, and it's undeniable that the bill features a veritable who's-who of Caribbean and u ... More >>
Longtime Slip-N-Slide signee Duece Poppi has been around the multi-platinum label through all of its phases, from the Trick and Trina golden days, all the way up to its current roster of diverse artists. Bouncing back from Miami and Atlanta, Duece Poppi has established himself as an industry heav ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose
booty-shaking madness once made the U.S. Supreme Court stand up for free
speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. Up this week, Luke
explains why famous rappers such as Lil Wayne and T.I. get caught with illegal
guns.Earlier this month, Lil
Wayne began a ... More >>
Once upon a time, Jacki-O and Trina were the big contenders for the title of queen of the south. (Khia, perhaps, was a contender, but ... last the public at large really heard from her, she was getting kicked off VH1's Miss Rap Supreme). Then poor Jacki-O had a number of personal-life mishaps, inclu ... More >>
Mad Skrews is a Miami-bred, internationally renowned producer and musical entrepreneur who uses the Internet to spread his productions, make money, and make a name for himself. He has produced for local bad bitch Trina and true founder of crunk, Pastor Troy. I caught up with him by e-mail. Here's w ... More >>