He's known as Mr. 305, Mr. Worldwide, and Dat Lil Chico ... But a diva, he is not.
However, Pitbull is teaming up with VH1 Divas to help raise money for the network's Save the Music Foundation, as well as pay tribute to two of music's biggest deceased divas, Whitney Houston and Donna Summer.
The ... More >>
He's synonymous with women's underpants, bleached blonde hair, and early 2000s strip club soundtracks. But before Sisqó went solo and opened up about his thong fetish, he was a founding member of Dru Hill.
While many feared that "Thong Song" would ultimately crush the possibility of a Dru Hill re ... More >>
When Whitney Houston died, we were "So Emotional." And when Donna Summer danced her "Last Dance" a few months later, we went into full breakdown mode, eating nothing but the leftover crumbs in our beard and salty teardrops.
It was tough, still is. But that's life. The (drag) show must go on. And n ... More >>
Bobby Brown has a bad reputation.
He's been labeled a drug addict, spouse abuser, and poor father by the media, friends, and family alike. When his ex-wife, Whitney Houston, died earlier this year, her family requested that he not show his face at the funeral.
Naturally, he rejected their wishes ... More >>
Bobby Brown wants the world to know that he "wasn't the one [who] got Whitney on drugs."
Recently, Brown sat down with NBC's Matt Lauer for a candid interview which is set to air on tomorrow's Today Show. It will be the 43-year-old singer's first sit-down since ex-wife Whitney Houston was found de ... More >>
It's a fine line between pure genius and utter insanity. Many musicians have made a career out of toeing that line. Or, uh, totally jumping it and never looking back.
As it turns out, May is Mental Health Awareness Month. And since batshit crazy people don't care what month it actually is, neither ... More >>
Drug addiction, alleged spousal abuse... That's all behind him.
Ever since Whitney Houston drowned in a Los Angeles bathtub, Bad Bobby Brown's been able to focus on the important stuff like fighting a DUI charge in California and hitting the road with his Boston-bred R&B group, New Edition.
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Glee has managed to piss off yet another singer.
After the show's recent cover of "Somebody That I Used to Know," breakout artist Gotye expressed his frustration with the cast's rendition of his song. "They did such a faithful arrangement of the instrumentals, but the vocals were that pop Glee styl ... More >>
Music festivals and illicit drugs.
It's no big deal to see someone roll up a fat blunt, get high, and force some dude to carry them on his shoulders at Coachella. But when a pop princess with a bangin' body does it, Media Takeout loses their shit.
Over the weekend, "The most visited urban website ... More >>
Just one month removed from her death, rumors of a posthumous sex tape and several sexy photographs starring Whitney Houston have started to surface.
According to a Star magazine "insider," Brandy's baby brother and former celebrity sex tape star Ray J (who introduced the world to Kim Kardashia ... More >>
In New Jersey, Whitney Houston is spinning in her grave and violently vomiting over her own corpse, filling the oak casket to the brim. This is the posthumous reaction to news that Bobbi Kristina and her "adopted" brother, Nick Gordon, may be having an "incestuous" affair.
According to TMZ, Kri ... More >>
Though obviously rooted in the beat matching and live mixing of the disc jockey, the mash-up, as we know it today, is a distinctly 2000s phenomenon that revealed itself at the very beginning of the decade.
The modern blueprint for expertly splicing together two songs (often from sources so di ... More >>
The internet, a safe haven where perverts can download fetish porn and degenerates bet on sports. It's an information superhighway trolled by digital pirates on the lookout for copyrighted gold and a place where everyone can be the star of their very own Truman Show.
But on Saturday, February 1 ... More >>
Miami's Fashion Week boasts plenty of celebrities, but it's nothing like the stars who turn out for New York City's style sensation. And wherever there are A-list stars trying to look their best, you'll find Joan Rivers, mocking their efforts.The Fashion Police comedian had a front row seat at Ba ... More >>
Shocking news as publicist Kristen Foster confirms the death of R&B and pop legend Whitney Houston at the age of 48.The singer, who catapulted instantly to super-stardom in 1985 with her self-titled debut, had struggled with sobriety and rumored drug problems. Still, her musical contributions ... More >>
Via facebook.com/WhitneyHoustonWhitney wasn't smiling on her Delta Flight.We all know Whitney Houston likes to keep it, um, reckless, and her latest flare-up is the direct product of the R&B siren's disregard for safety and basic public decorum.
The big to-do? Ms. Houston made a fuss on a D ... More >>
John "Jellybean" Benitez is inseparable from the history of popular dance music. The pioneering Nuyorican DJ-producer got his start spinning records at some of New York City's most seminal nightclubs, including the legendary Studio 54 and Paradise Garage.
And since the early '80s, he's put hi ... More >>
This morning at 6 a.m., a massive group of sincere, talented singers (and a equally massive gaggle of delusional people who think they're singers) gathered at the BankUnited Center to show the world's bullies that they actually are, in fact, special.
Auditions for the upcoming Simon Cowell show, X ... More >>
Photo by Marta Xochilt PerezMr. Q-Tip.As we wrap up 2010, Crossfade looks back at the best live performances of the year. View the full list of Miami's Best Concerts of 2010.When Crossfade first stumbled into the Hennessy Artistry party, our biggest interest was the free booze. We were thinking: ... More >>
Miami loves Victor
Calderone, his big-room tribal house beats and energetic pop diva
remixes for the likes of Madonna, Beyonce, and Whitney Houston are
exactly the sort of thing that gets Miami's mainstream nightlife set off
at the club. The Brooklyn-based DJ/producer had an auspicious career ... More >>
WikicommonsFormer Miami New Times staffer, Palmetto High grad, and current New Yorker editor Ben Greenman will read from his new book, Please Step Back, this Saturday at 5 p.m at Books & Books Coral Gables (265 Aragon Ave.).If you missed our review of the book -- a retros ... More >>