It's hard to disagree that the past year was the year of hip-hop, and a lot of the good stuff came from South Florida. So in the comments field below, write in your winner for best hip-hop artist in Broward and Palm Beach counties.
Courtesy of the Opium GroupIt'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 St ... More >>
Finally, the movie on Notorious B.I.G. hits theaters today and it seems that the anticipation for the film's release is running high. Notorious actors have been hitting the talk show circuit, Lil' Kim is up in arms about how she was portrayed, Diddy is being all dramatic on YouTube, and people are ... More >>
"Hip-Roc" rapper JK Citizen has a message "We tryina bring back music, we trying take it to a different level." You may have seen his "Rock The Vote" video on YouTube, over 150,000 people have, but JK Citizen is just getting started.After the jump, see the transcript of the Crossfade interview.
You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were dem ... More >>
A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>
Rick Ross, Flo Rida, Brisco, Jazmine Sullivan, Busta Rhymes, and more. Tuesday, December 16, 2008Cafe IguanaBetter Than: Watching BET's 106 & ParkPower 96 does not like to be showed up. Last weekend, much attention was paid to Y-100's annual Jingle Ball concert, and their star studded line-up of ... More >>
Many of today's hip-hop personalities and R&B royalty would have fans believe they've got the genuine Midas touch, but few in recent years can truly back that claim up. The Tallahassee-born T-Pain, however, is one of these chosen few. It's no wonder Akon snatched him up for his own imprint, Kon ... More >>
Yesterday I was hanging in the studio with Jim Jonsin, the local producer extraordinaire who produced two of the biggest hip-hop tracks of the year, Lil Wayne's "Lollipop" and T.I.'s "Whatever You Like." We were basically chopping it up about music, the industry, his upcoming five Grammy nominati ... More >>
It's been well-documented that rapper DMX is having possibly the worst year of his life. At last count, he'd been arrested seven times in 2008 alone for charges that range from identity theft and animal cruelty to drug possession and failure to appear in court. As of this afternoon, DMX (born ... More >>
Over the weekend, the hip-hop community was hit with sad news. Early '90s rapper MC Breed
died in his sleep, only two months after being released from an Atlanta
hospital for kidney failure. He was just 36 years old. The official
cause of death is still pending.
It's a death that caught a lot of ... More >>
Hyphy as a "movement," per se, may have disappeared as quickly as the driver of a ghost-ridden whip. But in the fallout after the thiz high finally wore off, the Yay Area's most talented bona fide MCs have survived. And the man to come out closest to the top so far has been E-40, he of the staccat ... More >>