Rappers live the life. But deep down, they want to prove they can ball out on the court. In turn, almost every NBA player fancies himself an MC. And though few have had any semblance of crossover success, some of them aren't half bad. From our own King James to Metta World Peace, here are Crossfa ... More >>
With EDM and PLUR on eternal overdrive in Miami, it's easy to forget the city's real musical roots. Before Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect, there were big, booty, bitches. The Magic City boasts its fair share of rap anthems that molded Dade County into a mecca for rump-shaking club hits. And it's O ... More >>
Beyonce and Jay-Z are dangerously in love, and are apparently celebrating their fifth wedding anniversary possibly illegally. The two were spotted in Havana, Cuba, yesterday, which, you know, might be against U.S. law.
There were a lot of grim faces on Monday morning as the electro-loving masses emerged off the MSC Poesia (AKA the EDM party boat Holy Ship!!) and did a slow zombie shuffle through U.S. customs and back into the real world (AKA Fort Lauderdale). Here in the industrial port, the sky was overcast, a ... More >>
Like a giant colorful bird, Art Basel swoops down upon our Miami and the beach for a glorious few days. Though the event is now scattered all over Miami-Dade, with satellite events and gallery shows, the focal point and heart of the show is at the Miami Beach Convention Center. Read also:- Art Basel ... 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 >>
Apparently, the "Shit ____ Say" video meme is still trudging along. Which means at this point in a meme's lifespan we wouldn't be drawing attention to any new entries unless they were pretty good. And this "Stuff Miami Heat Fans Say" video is pretty good.
Every Friday, Riptide brings you the most eye-catching mugshots taken the previous week (or thereabouts) in Miami-Dade County. Yes, there is some mockery of bad neck tattoos, but also adulation directed at perps who just plain look more badass than we ever will. This is the italicized intro to ... More >>
It's Friday and we here at Crossfade wanna fuck. Er, we mean dance. And that's why we're humping over to Flute Salad at Lester's tonight. From 8 till 10 p.m., there'll be free drinks for the females. But don't get it twisted ... This little fuck dance party, hosted by County Grind music editor ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanSee the full 25-photo Jay-Z and Kanye West at American Airlines Arena slideshow. Jay-Z and Kanye West Watch the Throne Tour American Airlines Arena Tuesday, November 15, 2011 Better Than: A motherfuckin' rap opera at Versailles, teleported to outer space. From the streets ... More >>
Danny has got us in a daze.Danny Daze started out like every Miami DJ: spinning at South Beach clubs and downtown joints, trying to earn a buck. But deep down, there was an electronic music artist waiting to come out. And now, whether it's under his own name, DiscoTech, or Señor Stereo, Daze s ... 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 explains why Wiz Khalifa shouldn't settle for Kanye West's sloppy seconds.Wiz Khalifa needs to have his head examined. The b ... More >>
When people speak of that classic '90s house sound, whether they know it or not, they're pretty much refering to the sound of seminal producer Marc Kinchen. His legendary dubs are the blueprint for today's transatlantic house: soulful yet brooding bass-heavy four-on-the-floor funk.MK's highly-cov ... More >>
Miami is a city of bubbles. We are currently in the midst of the Great Mugshot Bubble. One day, we'll sit down at our computer at 8 am on a Friday morning and find... nothing. Dimly-lit photos of regular-looking perps in prison scrubs. But while it lasts, let's do some reveling.
In a city with an economy built around tourism and service, Miami International Airport is an embarrassing black eye. Let's put it this way: If Will Smith's "Welcome to Miami" were actually about the way most visitors are welcomed to Miami -- through the airport -- it would be a painful 37-minute ex ... 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 dissects the worldwide UFO conspiracy.A propaganda campaign to prepare us for the next big war is underway. But this time ... More >>
Uncle Luke, the man whose booty-shaking madness once made the Supreme Court stand up for free speech, gets as nasty as he wants to be for Miami New Times. This week, Luke starts a worldwide political movement.Around this time last year, undercover racist movement Take America Back began to take s ... More >>
Terez OwensFor a city that made a mound of cocaine a must-have desktop accessory and likes its Brittos to match its Lamborghinis, this level of glossy athletic excess is only appropriate: Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James, three of the best ballers in the NBA, all descending on Miami to b ... More >>
This is the photo on the film project's Facebook page. Is it the three filmmakers in their undercover identities?Graduating from college sucks. Drawing penises on your friend's forehead is no longer socially acceptable, everything costs money, and potential employers regard your expensive dipl ... More >>
Last night, So You Think You Can Dance? aired its Miami audition and, according to Popwrap, committed the cardinal sin of any TV show dropping by the city: playing Will Smith's "Welcome to Miami."I do not watch this program or know anything about dancing, so I'll point you to Popwrap, which has a n ... More >>
There's a tall tale about female lobsters -- one that's supposed to serve as a grim analogy for womankind. As it goes, two things happen when you're boiling a pot of live lobsters. (1) If the pot is full of males, they will scramble to form a ladder with their bodies and help one another escape. (2) ... More >>
Michelle SolomonA-Trak spinning at Bacardi B-Live.If you were one of the 300 "regular" folks, or the 150 or so "press" types who got invited to the Bacardi B-Live Press Pool Party on Tuesday night, say a hefty thank-you prayer to the God of Groove.Inside the basement Japanese restaurant, Fountainble ... More >>
Seeing Miami in a movie or a TV show or music video turns on my internal geek switch. I'm super excited to see the 305 represented on the screen, but I approach America's assessment of Miami like one of those guys that knows the names of the different kinds of robots in the movies about Star Wars.Ta ... More >>
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