Good hip-hop can be hard to find, but the beat lives on at The Stage. And next week, the Design District club is pleased to welcome Buckshot, the latest in a string of shows by underground rap kings. The heavyweight rapper is renowned for his funky flow and sick collaborative efforts. Since 1999, ... More >>
The current state of the game isn't strong. Back in the late '90s, stagnant rap got a righteous kick in the gonads from the whole "backpack" movement. Now in the 2000s, the hip-hop scene has become rife with repetitive ring-tones and IQ-lowering catch phrases. And there ain't much opposition out ... More >>
While Internet-era culture boosters promote the idea that anyone can write, record, and produce quality music, Tucson-based rapper Murs does not. A veteran hip-hop hustler who broke onto the underground scene as a solo artist when he released F'Real in 1997, Murs encourages artists to think twice ... More >>
Electronic dance music wunderkind MANIK (AKA Chris Manik) takes music very seriously. For one thing, he's a prolific producer with over a dozen records released on top labels like Ovum, Poker Flat, Hot Creations, and Culprit in just a few years. But Manik is also a scholar of music. Literally. ... More >>
Legend has it that a dollop of peanut butter will turn a wolf into a monster. Similarly, a nominally priced monthly fee will turn you into a monster music collector, like Peanut Butter Wolf and his new digital music subscription. The San Jose, California native, who broke onto the hip-hop scene ... More >>
Black Star's Mos Def and Talib Kweli With Jay Rock, Black Bobby, and DJ D-Up Presented by Rock the Bells Fillmore Miami Beach Tuesday, September 27, 2011 Better Than: Most Tuesdays on God's great spaceship, Earth. Time travel can be a really good time. Especially when you're talking about takin ... More >>
Kool KeithWith Otto von Schirach, Juan Basshead, and othersEveSaturday, April 2, 2011Better Than: Staying home and crying over the demise of LCD SoundsystemThe downtown/midtown Miami corridor found itself in a pleasant hip-hop time-warp last night, with Too $hort playing an unexpected set at Bard ... More >>
Talib Kweli, left, and 9th Wonder, right, hit the Red Bull Music Academy.Yo, homie. We here at Crossfade have dug up another pair of rap-related throwdowns for your already thick-ass Winter Music Conference party plan. This Thursday and Friday, critic's fave Talib Kweli and superproducer-slash- ... More >>
South Florida hip-hop fans should set aside the last week in May for shows on back-to-back nights featuring two seasoned rhymers who still have that creative hunger.Murs hits Culture Room on May 28, and K-os makes a stop at Revolution on May 29. Tickets for both shows are on sale now.
photo by Bernard HackerDJ Roc Raida Tribute and Benefit Show at Champion SoundElectric Pickle, Miami Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Better Than: Watching DJ routines on YouTubeFull Disclosure: I'm a resident DJ at this party, under the name Sire Esquire.The Review: Tribute events ar ... More >>
With only two days to go until West Coast super DJ/Producer Madlib the Badkid, arrives in Miami for a show at Blacksheep Bar on December 4th, I'm personally excited to see how Miami reacts to him. There are times when he gets audiences like the one in the video above. It's a three minute clip from ... More >>
You might have heard that Stones Throw Records biggest artist, Madlib, is headed to Miami to play a show in conjunction with Art Basel. A selective email blast went out about it last week, but eerily left out most of the details about when the show would be, where it was going to be held, and ever ... More >>
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To Serve with Love (Om Hip Hop)
Ten good live moments in South Florida this year.
Who's really behind the MF Doom mask?
Fans of real rap music, stand up
The party starts before WMC
The Fevers (Sound in Color)
Undaground Science supplies the worldwide backpacker market
New Crack City (MixUnit)
Expressions (2012 a.u.) (Stones Throw)
SouthBeat Records is set to finally live up to its potential
Talib Kweli talks about the state of hip-hop
The Minstrel Show (Atlantic)
Shifting Gears (Hollywood)
Detroit Deli (A Taste of Detroit) (Capitol)
Basshead searches for Murs at SXSW in the midst of a race-fueled controversy
Listings, listings, listings
Sick of all the glossy, flossy, wack rap bullshit? Then walk in Roosevelt Franklin's shoes
A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry
Later That Day (Quannum)
All of the Above (Coup d'Etat)