Age, of course, is a state of mind. But it's easy to feel like you've aged 30 years after three busy days at Coachella. Whether you've gone to the festival since the first year in 1999 or just started going a few years ago, the festival can feel a bit, well, different than when you were in your te ... 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 talks about the lack of respect for his accomplishments It's humbling when your peers show appreciation for the work you've done ... More >>
Gucci Mane has been going berserk lately. He spewed a bunch of hate speech about Brick Squad and how he banged Nicki Minaj via Twitter, and then his own friend called the cops and had him arrested for erratic behavior (getting an ice-cream cone tatted on his face wasn't a first clue?) -- but it seem ... More >>
As the music industry's collective heart weighs heavy with news that legendary sitar player Ravi Shankar passed away yesterday, some comfort can be found in tonight's Hurricane Sandy benefit show at Madison Square Garden. When the likes of Paul McCartney, the Rolling Stones, and Bruce Springsteen ... More >>
Remember Art Basel Miami Beach week in 2010? Our favorite memory: Metric at Art Loves Music. Of course, though, the punky Canadian pop band has been a dear favorite of indie kids for about a decade, ever since releasing show-stopping debut Old World Underground, Where Are You Now?. In fact, subt ... More >>
Things aren't getting any easier for Chad Johnson. Of course, that's what happens when you allegedly batter your wife.Following his arrest this weekend and subsequent dismissal from the Miami Dolphins, VH1 has announced it plans to pull the plug on Johnson's upcoming reality show.
For boy bands, former Tiger Beat heartthrobs, and arena rockers, VH1's Behind the Music is often a sad, hour-long reminder of what once was --groupies, money, three-day benders -- and the grim reality of what has become -- rehab, foreclosure, obesity. Those episodes often linger in the backgrou ... More >>
Trade you a lettuce gown for that meat dress, Gaga. Do you ever wish you could be in two places at once? Better yet, how about 50 places at once? Sometimes we here at Crossfade get really pissed about the fact that we're stuck in our cubicle and not traveling to India to write about vegetariani ... More >>
Edvill, FlickrThe Beastie Boys, Eric B. & Rakim, Donovan, and the Cure were among 15 artists nominated this morning by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame committee for the class of 2012. Only five will make it, earning a sacred spot alongside some of the greats. Chances are, Guns N' Roses, will ... More >>
It's been months now since we successfully survived the invasion of the guidos of the Jersey Shore, and sadly (for Riptide pageviews, anyway) they quickly returned to their home planet of Seaside Heights, New Jersey, to record season three. It premiers tonight and begs the question: Are the guido ... More >>
via myspace.com/mongolianjermainemusicJohn Hancock 11 other guys Lolo's b-day = This Friday at the VagabondFriday, June 11*Jazid beings its weekend-long 14th anniversary celebration tonight with the debut of its new reggae party, Freeup Fridays, featuring live music tonight by Jahfe and Mixed ... More >>
2010 VH1 Hip Hop Honors |Hip Hop Rally Machine |Hip Hop Honors Video Despite the theme of our earlier post about last night's VH1 Hip-Hop Honors show, the entire thing was not, in fact, about Miami. Atlanta, Virginia Beach, New Orleans, and Houston all got their due as well, represented by arti ... More >>
The concept of marriage predates recorded history, yet here it is, the year 2010 A.D., and we are still arguing over what it "means." Luckily, important socio-documentary Basketball Wives shed some light on the debate last night. What we learned: The definition of marriage should be left to each ... More >>
Image Courtesy of: C. StilesMiami New Times columnist and Miami bass legend Luther "Luke" Campbell will be honored at this year's rendition of the VH1 Hip-Hop Honors, along with the group he made history with: the 2 Live Crew. The awards show will be taped on June 3rd, and then will air on June ... More >>
Photo by David "Dro" Rosario-- Miami's P.M. (pictured on the right) is part of group Black R.E.I.G.N. with Tommy Trouble. Well, they've been tapped to be part of Live Nation & Lourdes68's Raekwon Tour, which hits a couple cities in the U.S. this Summer. The Miami date was slated for April 16t ... More >>
Slip-N-Slide Records-- Trina is gearing up for her new album Amazin' to hit stores on May 4th. With appearances by Keri Hilson, Diddy, Nicki Minaj, Flo Rida, Lady GaGa, Monica, and others - Trina is set to continue her reign as one of the most successful female rappers in hip-hop. With Amazin', ... More >>
via lilithfair.comLoretta is betta!In no particular order:1. Cat Power 2. The Gossip3. Erykah Badu4. Jill Scott5. Metric6. MARY J. BLIGE7. Tegan and Sarah8. Emmylou Harris9. Ximena Sarinana10. Sia11. Chairlift12. Nneka13. Marina and the Diamonds14. Janelle Monae15. La Roux ........and, my persona ... More >>
courtesy blog.vh1.comErin and castmate Shana have SecretsIf you think that no reality show is complete without an injection of the 305, tonight may be the night you start watching the latest piece of reality fluff to hit VH1's lineup "Secrets of Aspen." The show premiered last week with a storyli ... More >>
via shwayze.comThose who frequent too many Internet gossip sites might forever (in Internet years, anyways) associate Cisco Adler with a certain waist-down photo that circulated a couple years back. That's okay though. Here in South Florida, land of a thousand chances, the one thing blog notoriet ... More >>
Photos by Jacob Katel Joshua Gallander is a character. Literally. You and millions of other people around the world have probably seen him somewhere on VH1's reality show lineup (I Love New York, or I Love Money) in his better known as persona "Whiteboy." But when he's not working on tv, he's wor ... More >>
Photo by HectorRachel Goodrich, Tinker ToysIt has been a good year for South Florida's quirky local indie darling Rachel Goodrich, what with a glowing shoutout from the New York Times this past December and her official debut appearance at SXSW this past spring. It was all well-deserved and ti ... More >>
It's been just over 20 years since a one-eyed rapper from the unlikely London neighborhood of South Wimbledon released what would become one of the most pivotal hip-hip albums of all-time. Entitled The Adventures of Slick Rick and featuring the cautionary "A Children's Story," the LP not only highli ... More >>
The obvious similarities between Secondhand Serenade, hailing from the suburbs of California's Bay Area, and homegrown sensation Dashboard Confessional are impossible to ignore. Like Dashboard Confessional, the name is a framework for a shifting project led by a singular talent; John Vesely is to Se ... More >>
Stoners of South Florida, this is your night.
VH1 reported yesterday that Lil Wayne finally confirmed the rumors floating around that he’s forming a “supergroup” with T-Pain. In typical Weezy, uh, succinct fashion, he confirmed it thusly: “Yeah.” (T-Pain, however, was a little more talkative on the matter.) Still, that’s just two p ... More >>
Blogging: The new element of hip-hop?
As Tall as Lions July 11, 2007 Culture Room Better Than: Paying $200 for recycled nostalgia The Review: Coordinated in vests & dress pants like they were late to play a VH1 afterparty, As Tall As Lions’ hit the stage at freeway speeds, merging their sounds in and out of the flashing lights of th ... More >>
DVD releases for the week of November 9, 2006
Snoop Dogg and Ice-T know its necessary
Cole Hauser leads a team of idiots into The Cave
Uh Huh Her (Island Def Jam)
Jim and John Camacho
Erstwhile Smiths spin in Miami
Trio is the network where great shows go to die, and so much more
Is the return of Leif Garrett a sure sign of the Apocalypse?
a3 promises good clean fun on cable
Is it a tome or tomb?