Trinidad James

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    August 19, 2014

    Viral Rapper Stitches: Some Truth, Many Questions

    A gleaming white Cadillac Escalade lurches to a stop in a grimy South Beach alley. A slender, olive-skinned dude in a T-shirt steps out holding a bulky duffel bag. He approaches a husky, Mohawked young man with gold teeth and a face full of startling tattoos that include a microphone, an AK-47 vomit ... More >>

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    August 18, 2014

    Sir Michael Rocks Gets All "Respect Nature" and "Be Yourself" on Debut Solo Album Banco

    You can't buy an all-over Nascar t-shirt with a picture of Chief Keef talking into a fat stack of Benjamins like it's a cellphone, but you might see one on Sir Michael Rocks as he rolls through Kendall. The Chicago-bred rapper made the shirt himself, and he did actually sell a few through his appa ... More >>

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    March 29, 2014

    Ultra 2014's Top Ten Fashion Trends: Unicorns, Muscles, and More!

    If you think rave culture is about the music or drugs, you're so very wrong. Above all, it's about the look. And at a rave: the freakier, the finer. Year after year, fans of EDM and friends of Molly help the culture evolve with their fashion choices at Miami's Ultra Music Festival. Even though the ... More >>

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    March 19, 2014

    Red Bull Guest House 2014's Artist Lineup: Skrillex, Giorgio Moroder, Riff Raff, 50 Others

    Reservations for the whole crew, please. Later this month, the Red Bull Guest House will be moving into the Gale Hotel for four whole days as part of those annual EDM shenanigans known as WMC and Miami Music Week. From March 27 to 30, the #RBGuestHouse (as it's referred to in Twitter speak) will b ... More >>

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    January 31, 2014

    Incognito and Martin Texted About Poppin' Mollies and Being Stoned

    To bolster Richie Incognito's position that threats of violence between him and Jonathon Martin were just the pair's special way of "bantering," Incognito's attorney released 40 pages of text messages between the former teammates to CBS Miami yesterday. Ironically, the controlled leak could lead to ... More >>

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    July 10, 2013

    LeBron James Raps, Covers Jay-Z and Kanye's "Niggas in Paris"

    If you are a ride-or-die 305 fan ... Then you already know that LeBron James isn't just a Miami Heat superstar, two-time NBA Finals MVP, and all-around superhuman athlete. He's a part-time rapper too. See also: -LeBron Raps, Popping Million Mollies in Five Minutes: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown

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    May 24, 2013

    Miami's Memorial Day Weekend 2013 Party Guide

    Everyone's 'bout to get long-weekend wild. It's almost Memorial Day in Miami. There are way too many megaclub and nudie bar parties. But "yeah, yeah, uh," we're still gonna attend 'em all. As Mr. Trinidad says: "Got new shoes, got new clothes ... We got bad bitches and a ton of brew." It's work ... More >>

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    May 23, 2013
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    May 22, 2013

    Memorial Day Weekend 2013: Ten Best Rap Parties in Miami

    Pop the Dom. Buss that wallet open. Hit the ATM. Repeat. If you've never done Memorial Day in Miami, here is a warning: It's going to get expensive. The bottles aren't cheap. And neither are the hookups. But if you wanna party (or you know, remember the men and women who died while serving in the U ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Rihanna's Top Ten Pics, Smoking Weed and Being Sexy

    While looking through Bad Girl Ri Ri's Instagram gallery, we came to the conclusion that Def Jam's Barbadian princess should just be real and change her name to #Rijuana. This chick don't need to wait till 4:20. She just wakes and bakes while dressed in some expensive lingerie. Or an autographed ba ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Project Pat and Raider Klan at EVE Miami, January 18

    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.

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 25, 2012

    Best Christmas Stocking Stuffers for Rappers: From Rick Ross to Kanye West

    Each year 'round the holidays, Crossfade readies itself to receive an influx of letters from Miami-Dade County hip-hop heads asking the one question that plagues rap fans around the country: What should we stuff our favorite rapper's stocking with this year? Well, rather than replying to each let ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    LeBron Raps, Popping Million Mollies in Five Minutes: An Extremely Detailed Breakdown

    LeBron James is so #ballswag on the court, he can pop a molly and sweat it out like his first name was Trinidad. In fact, Trinidad James and King James have a lot in common. The rapper gives it up to them "hipster bitches." The basketballer rides the Miami critical mass. They've both expressed at l ... More >>

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    December 13, 2012

    Worst Songs of 2012: Lil Wayne to LMFAO

    Wow, y'all. Another year has come and gone. But what do we have to show for it? Sure, we had a lot of fun. We discovered a lot of new, hopeful artists and said goodbye to a few favorites. But we also saw the rise of some terrible pop bullshit and we were forced to listen to some of the worst manu ... More >>

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    December 11, 2012

    Fashion Freakouts at Basel Castle 2012

    Another Art Basel Miami Beach week has come and gone. But while we definitely got our art on and loved every awesome musical act, we couldn't stop staring at what all those fancy motherfuckers were wearing! What can we say, we here at Crossfade are somewhat shallow. So we headed out to one of the ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Rakim at The Stage Miami During Art Basel 2012: A Video Recap

    Rakim The Stage Miami Friday, December 7 Better Than: Getting Paid in Increments. It had been a long time since Rakim rolled through our hood prior to last night's performance at The Stage. See also: -Basel Castle 2012: Twin Shadow, Trinidad James, and Purity Ring -Danny Brown and Shepard Fairey ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Basel Castle 2012: Twin Shadow, Trinidad James, and Purity Ring

    Basel CastleWith Twin Shadow, Trinidad James, Purity Ring, and many moreThe Overthrow CastleSaturday, December 8, 2012Better Than: Getting stuck on the wrong side of the entrance ropesWhile most of Art Basel week involves outsiders swooping in with dollars and largesse and trying to show everyone ho ... More >>

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    December 10, 2012

    Ssion Causes Total Pool Panic at Shore Club for Pulse Miami Art Fair Afterparty

    If you mix alcohol, dancing and a queer pop collective with a fancy hotel and a pool, you're probably going to end up pissing off security. Over the weekend, the Ssion crew set up at the Shore Club for the Pulse Miami Art Fair afterparty, delivering a set that included star cameos, cracked voices, ... More >>

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    December 7, 2012

    Fifteen Best Concerts During Art Basel Miami Beach 2012

    Most art is silent. Even during Basel week. That's why we here at Crossfade -- an admittedly hopeless gaggle of noise junkies -- just can't get through the week without offsetting our 12-hour days at the art fairs with 12-hour nights at Miami's hipster bars, rock dives, and downtown concert hall ... More >>

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    December 6, 2012
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    November 30, 2012

    Art Basel Miami Beach 2012 Music Guide: Acts Announced So Far

    Sure, we like to pretend the week of Art Basel Miami Beach (AKA Miami Art Week) is all about the glorified flea market happening either side of the causeway. But you just want to party. You can't afford to pay $10,000 for a bike covered in Saran Wrap and called "Untitled." But you can afford the cov ... More >>