Drake's Would You Like A Tour? With Future, Miguel, and others American Airlines Arena, Miami Tuesday, November 5, 2013 Better Than: Any other damn rapper/singer/sexy motherfucker out there right now. Drake the type of dude to write so many chart-topping hits that you start to forget, then jump o ... More >>
Buy kicks. Guzzle drank. Go hard like the motherfuckin' Bawse. In 11 days, Sneaker Pimps will be back in the 305. So naturally, the "world's largest sneaker show," in cahoots with buy-sell-trader DunkxChange and Monster Energy Drink, has signed up our city's biggest ballin' rap gang -- Rick Ross an ... More >>
Yo, who's hungry? We're fucking starving. But before you start eating faces and torturing people, calm down. Raekwon the Chef is coming to feed Miami some meaty beats. The Wu-Tang Clan man will be stomping through The Stage on Saturday, March 9. He's bound to exhibit some "Fly.International.Luxuri ... 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 >>
DJ Selfborn is the proud new franchisee of Love Hate Lounge on South Beach. But he's been in the game for decades, doin' work in his native Chicago and touring with the legendary Special Ed and Wu-Tang before starting from scratch on South Beach about eight years ago. Selfborn says, "I come from ... More >>
See also a four-step guide on "How To Piss Off the DJ" from Love Hate Lounge's DJ Selfborn. Yo, club rats ... The Miami Ink guys have cashed out of Love Hate Lounge on South Beach, leaving DJ Selfborn (the guy who started the most successful night, the Classic Sundays hip-hop party) in charge, al ... More >>
Being a famous rapper is awesome. You get all the fancy cars, expensive champagne, and bad bitches your icy heart desires. It's all part of the job description. And for once in your life, you're doing it wrong if you don't brag about it to everyone! So what happens when shit gets real and a hip-hop ... 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 says hip-hop artists are never too old to stop rapping.Rick Ross recently celebrated his 36th birthday. Some folks might ... More >>
New Yorkers still think they run hip hop. Canadians say, "It ain't dead. It lives in the North." L.A. radio plays more Pitbull than we do. Houston is still leaning off a never-ending cup of codeine. NOLA's doing it in the dark. Philly, Detroit, and Chi-Town are mad because it's winter. In Miami ... More >>
Let's get wild and reconcile with our freaky side, the Midwest's illest rap crew, The Cool Kids, are bringing heavy beats and dope lyrics to Eve next month on Sunday, October 23. Chuck Inglish and Sir Michael Rocks broke onto the scene the way so many groups do these days -- the internet. The t ... More >>
Photo by Sneek PeekFrom Brooklyn to the Sunshine State, rapper J'lynn Irving, who simply goes by J'lynn, splits his time between New York City and the South Florida suburbs. Three years ago, J'lynn moved to SoFla with his mom and started working on his rap career. Influenced by fellow New Yorke ... More >>
For all those Golden Era hip-hop heads who spent the entire summer of 1995 running the streets, wasting money, killing time, making mischief, and listening to Raekwon's Only Built 4 Cuban Linx on repeat, the first few bars of click-clack like "Ice Cream," "Guillotine," "Verbal Intercouse," "Crimi ... More >>
Nobody's Hero S/T (Achála Productions) myspace.com/nobodyshero305 It would be easy to make unusual and extraordinary demands on Nobodys Hero. And it would be easy to dismiss them too, if you're feeling like a prick. This band's pedigree is like the Wu-Tang says: "Nothing to fuck with." Serious ... More >>
Photo by Mark BrubakerTimes New VikingFor those us far away from the indie music pilgrimage in Austin, Texas, known as South By Southwest, there's good news: In addition to members of the Crossfade team being there, our parent company, Village Voice Media, is all over it.In fact, VVM threw a litt ... More >>
Plus Givens has been a mainstay in local hip-hop circles for the last couple of years. He's in with the right people and he knows how to make quality music that's as versatile as it is enjoyable. A few years back, Plus made a strong impact with a Rahj-produced single called "9 To 5" that featured ... More >>
via teflondonross.comMr. Ricky Rozay is the ultimate sneaker pimp. Obey.Is the great Raekwon, an 11th degree Wu-Tang ninja of the 36 Chambers, not enough for all you limited-edition running shoe obsessives? Apparently not. I guess that's why Sneaker Pimps just today announced that the Boss Rick ... More >>
A couple of months ago, Sweat Records booked L.A. punk rock duo No Age. I knew they're vegan, so I made sure we were stocked with an array of sumptuous goodies to feed them. After their insanely high-energy show, the fact that they could replenish with local songstress Raffa's vegan chili nearly ... More >>
via xperimento.comIf you missed them last week, here's a little heads up fo' yo' ass (not a head up yo' ass...like that guy in front of you on your way to work this morning on his cell phone, giving you an even worst case of Moooooondays than you had to begin with). Xperimento have landed themsel ... More >>
To read past installments of Miami According to Brooklyn (and to find out who, exactly, guest columnist Brooklyn is), click here. I want to talk about the homeless in downtown around the clubs and how fucking annoying they are. I'm so sick and tired of the begging and everything else. I'm not insen ... More >>
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