Let's face it, hip-hop is pretty stupid.
Not, like, inherently. Because it used to be about self-reflection, empowerment, and fun. Now, though, the mainstream rap community's message can be boiled down to a handful of misguided concepts, spewed and propagated by lying hacks.
There's almost nothin ... More >>
What are the perks of life as a has-been Bad Boy?
Well, there's continuing to cruise atop Forbes' "Hip-Hop's Wealthiest Artists" with personal riches exceeding $580 million.
And then there's flashing that cash and guzzling unlimited Cîroc while sucking face with freshly single Sports Illustrated ... More >>
In further a effort to prove he's totally hip and with it, Sen. Marco Rubio sat down with Buzzfeed, a .GIF site with some political reporters, to discuss a wide ranging series of topics over beer with editor Ben Smith. Rubio discussed a number of issues, including his belief that gay right can ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness 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 writes an open letter to the Bawse. Dear Rick Ross:As someone who survived several rap beefs, I'm going to give you some adv ... More >>
As Riptide reported yesterday, Barbara Jordan believes Miami-Dade public employees' salaries shouldn't be available online. She's even introduced a resolution to strip that info from the web.Maybe it was the county commissioner's commanding Aug. 14 re-election that emboldened her to make such a move ... More >>
Who's in the mood for a music festival? We are!
Thankfully, we don't have to wait long 'cause Sunfest kicks off tomorrow on the sunny West Palm Beach waterfront, running through the week till Sunday, May 6.
The line-up boasts 51 artists bringing everything from rock to hip-hop, reggae, punk, and d ... More >>
Jacob Metcalf's FlickrJuggalos are people too.Though Juggalo parties are loaded with titties and soda pop, and their signature battle cry mating call, "Whoop! Whoop!," would seemingly convey unabashed pride, it's safe to assume that it ain't easy being down with the clown.
Everyone loves to rag on ... More >>
Back in the day (circa 1998), an underground rap slab hit the streets and it was called Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star.
The duo behind this record -- Black Star, consisting obviously enough of Brooklyn MCs Mos Def and Talib Kweli -- took its core concepts (and its name) from Marcus Ga ... More >>
Luther "Luke" Campbell, the man
whose booty-shaking madness 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 declares the best MCs in hip-hop.After listening to the new Jay-Z and
Kanye West album, Watch the Throne, I was left ... More >>
Still doubt that the beef between Miami Mayor Tomas Regalado and his police chief Miguel Exposito has reached Biggie-vs-Tupac-ian heights? Here's some more kerosene to toss on the campfire: Regalado has just sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to investigate the killing ... More >>
Terrence Malick's latest wandering epic The Tree of Life may very well lend itself to some chemically altered viewing. It is not however the kind of film that benefits from some sort of crackhead breaking into a screening and starting to shout things like "Tupac's back!" Welcome to life in South ... More >>
As many of you know, Big Sean is G.O.O.D. Music's newest star and Kanye West's protege.
Having entered the scene back in 2007 with a totally ill mixtape entitled Finally Famous Vol. 1, this Detroit native brought the fire, which eventually led an enthused West to scout him out during his first ... More >>
In a fit of alliterative inspiration, Rick Ross and company have dubbed May as the official Maybach Music Month. Rap lately has been all about the label clique and compilation album -- just see the recent blockbuster success of Diddy's Dirty Money record, and Lil Wayne's Young Money posse cuts.&n ... More >>
Michael McElroyLet Luke govern!We don't know about all of you, but we're pretty sick and tired of certain Miami-Dade politicians who keep resorting to their legal attack strategies to stop the will of the people. It's damn time we get ourselves a true leader, a champion of the first amendment, wh ... More >>
Famous Arkansas groupie Sweet Connie Hamzy.The Grand Funk Railroad song "We're an American Band" opens with the lines: "Out on the road for forty days/Last night in Little Rock, put me in a haze/Sweet, sweet Connie was doin' her act/She had the whole show and that's a natural fact."
A still-acti ... More >>
We're cuckcoo for Coco.FridayGot a week's worth of aggression pent up? Feel the release of watching someone else get their face pummeled at Friday's New Generation boxing and MMA contests at the Miami Beach Convention Center.OK, so the Sex and the City movie wasn't half bad and we'd be lying if w ... 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 >>
Photo by Reed FischerNaughty by Nature's Vinnie and Treach prior to some shirt carnageNaughty by NatureRevolution Live, Fort LauderdaleThursday, March 25, 2010Expecting spontaneous freestyles, special guests and tons of new material at a Naughty by Nature show? After a 15-year wait since my last ... More >>
courtesy of Rephlektor InkBroward-based MC Dynas is one of the local hip-hop underground's stealth forces. He may not perform every weekend at the usual suspect venues, but when he surfaces, it's always with something worth stopping to listen to. Raised in New York City, his style is stampe ... More >>
Yellowmanwith Spred the DubRespectable Street Cafe, West Palm BeachSaturday, June 27, 2009Better Than: Discovering sticky hydroponically grown sensimilla in your backyard.The Review:Deep rub-a-dubbing reggae in legendary West Palm Beach rock haunt Respectable Street? Why not? After all, "King" Yello ... More >>
One gets the impression that if there were eight days in a week, DJ Affect would be spinning each and every one of 'em. Hell, it's a bet he'd be spinning every day of the week if there were 10 or 12 or 20 -- that's how driven the cat is. When you're already spinning seven out of seven, what's a few ... More >>