Hip-hop is the music of the people, and the sound of grumbling bellies sets the beat. In the game of life, it's eat or be eaten, and only the hungriest survive to tell their story.
Songs about struggle are a cornerstone of the genre. Brooding tales of desperation often become heralded classics. Eve ... More >>
Marco Rubio has never been shy about his rap fandom, telling GQ that Tupac's "Killuminati" is among his favorite songs and offering Spotify playlists packed with Kanye, Pitbull, and Flo Rida.But last night probably marked the first time Rubio took his hip-hop love to the Senate floor, where he quote ... More >>
Cottonmouth king and Miami-born U.S. Senator Marco Rubio is a sucker for good hip-hop. And as such, he thinks Lil Wayne Lame is simply a vehicle of mindless entertainment with little substance.
TMZ caught up with the republican senator at Washington D.C.'s Reagan National Airport this morning and ... More >>
Let's face it. The world of music is a really dumb place, and we should know. Here at Crossfade, we spend the majority of our time sifting through the deserted wasteland of pop culture, and it ain't lookin' too good out there.
This year felt like a particularly dumb year too. Maybe it was all this ... More >>
You probably know her as the white girl rapper from Australia who writes rhymes about sex, drugs, and violence.
But you really shouldn't judge a woman by her viral video. In reality, everyone is more complex than some public persona. And Azalea is an intelligent, thoughtful, and well ... More >>
At six feet, four inches and nearly 300 pounds, Suge Knight was once hip-hop's most respected feared label executive.
The Death Row Records capo was often ruthless and his questionable business practices regularly involved physical violence. Rumors that he threatened to throw Vanilla Ice off a hot ... More >>
Tupac may be dead, but his temper lives on forever.
After Allen and Albert Hughes fired Pac in 1993 from their seminal film, Menace II Society, Shakur spearheaded a physical attack on Allen.
A few years ago, the brothers opened up to Complex magazine about the infamous altercation.
"Tupac hit h ... 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. This week, Luke
marvels at the technology that brought Tupac back to life.
The lifelike image of Tupac Shakur
performing onstage at Coachell ... More >>
We tried to warn you people back in January: Coachella Music Festival Totally Sucks.
But, no ... You refused to heed our warning, shelled out the dough, plopped on your Spirit Hood, and spent the weekend getting ripped off by hippie dealers peddling research chemicals.
And then you had to sit thro ... More >>
A resurrection of biblical proportions -- Tupac Amaru Shakur rises from the dead for a three-song set with his homie Snoop Dogg at Coachella 2012.
In miraculous fashion, the unbelievable happened last night in the desert. In front of a massive Coachella crowd, a shirtless Tupac 3D hologram virtual ... More >>
Yeah, you read that right. Broadway's about to get hood as fuck.
has announced an open casting call for an upcoming "American musical," tentatively titled Holler If Ya Hear Me, "inspired by and
featuring the music of Tupac Amaru Shakur." You know, because lyrics like
"They say pussy ... 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.
Don't no one got grind like The Boss.
When it comes to the post-gangsta rap game, Rick Ross is the hardest working man in show biz. His mantra is "Every day, ... More >>
From the day TMZ revealed the existence of an amateur sex tape featuring West Coast gangsta rap martyr Tupac Shakur getting, ahem, polished in public, Crossfade has been obsessed with unmasking the pornographic video's anonymous owner.
We have a list of prime smutspects. And evidently, so does M ... More >>
It's embarrassing to admit, but Crossfade isn't any closer to deducing the identity of the "anonymous owner" threatening to release a sex tape featuring '90s West Coast gangsta rap martyr Tupac Shakur.
Our drive to apprehend the culprit is insatiable. And while constantly refreshing the internet ... More >>
Ever since yesterday's announcement of a Tupac Shakur sex tape featuring the rapper broing down with Digital Underground bandmates, a blunt, and a blowjob, Crossfade has been going certifiably insane trying to figure out the identity of the anonymous source planning to comercially release this X- ... More >>
Even though it's been 15 years since quintessential West Coast gangsta rapper and Death Row Records artist Tupac Shakur was tragically murdered, 'Pac still manages to release about an album a year.
Of course, these compilations are mostly sloppy, unnecessary greatest hits packages. So ... Ar ... More >>
On June 16, 1971, a little thug by the name of Tupac Amaru Shakur came screaming into this world.
He was the son of Black Panther Party members, a scrawny kid with a big mouth, who grew up in the streets during the crack epidemic, studied ballet and jazz at a fancy Baltimore arts school, and b ... More >>
The Boss Rick Ross and North Philly rookie Meek Mill.Last week, Crossfade contributor Arielle Castillo reported on Rick Ross's Self-Made: Maybach Music Vol. 1 and "Tupac Back," the record's lead single featuring North Philly rookie Meek Mill.
The song is OK. (Well, maybe good. But definitely no ... More >>
Via alacoolbDespite repeated CPR attempts by Nas, it appears hip-hop officially flatlined last week, suffering a painful, humiliating death at the hands of an assailant known as Soulja Boy.
The murderer suffers from a massive delusional disorder and he's known for many inexplicable ... More >>
Yes, WTF indeed.In the great words of ... Wait, who said that, dude? Who said that stuff about the weed? And the music? And how they go together? and how one makes the other better? But they're both still awesome by themselves? That together they're like a ... What's that word for super amazing? ... More >>
The afternoon Tupac Shakur died of cardiopulmonary arrest and respiratory failure due to multiple gunshot wounds on September 13, 1996, the rap game changed instantly. The words "Thug Life" and "Makaveli" were never the same, and hip-hop enthusiasts the world over mourned the loss of a great musi ... More >>
Starting today, the American Black Film Festival takes over the Ritz-Carlton as its headquarters and will screen films at Lincoln Road's Colony Theatre and the Española Way's Miami Beach Cinematheque through Saturday. But with 17 films, a shorts competition, workshops, and symposiums, you can't mak ... More >>
http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnseb/ / CC BY 2.0Live on wax."The hate you gave little infants f**ks everybody" is the breakdown of the THUG LIFE acronym Tupac Shakur had tatted on his belly. Before exploding metal cylinders sent his body to the pavement and his soul to Heaven's ghetto, he'd alre ... More >>
Broward County's Macknifa$ent has just uploaded a new video where he raps his remix to Tupac's song "Hit Em' Up."Macknifa$ent is from Ft. Lauderdale and represents Pairadice Music. You can hear more of his songs at myspace.com/macknifasent.
PPR101 is a rap industry conference and showcase that tours the country giving paying entrants an opportunity to ask questions of music industry professionals from DJ's to PR experts, to print and web based media representatives. Registered artists also get the opportunity to perform in front of t ... More >>
She's landed four Grammy nominations, seven number-one singles, and two platinum-selling albums, all in only three years. Thus, it's safe to say Keyshia Cole deserves a place in that illustrious echelon of female artists known as Divas, though she may not realize it yet. But not the "get me my Evi ... More >>