The sensation those exiting the Countdown Club in London circa 1964 after an early era Pink Floyd show had or the way the Ramones' fans stumbling out of CBGBs in Manhattan around 1974 felt would be analogous to my experience at last night's the Bright Light Social Hour show. My mixed bag of son ... More >>
Is it just us, or does Enrique look a little pale? Following in the grand tradition of Sammy Hagar building a brand of tequila and Lil Jon endorsing Crunk Juice, Miami homeboy Enrique Iglesias is the latest celebrity to sign on to promote a line of spirits. The singer, who according to a press re ... More >>
This DJ's got that golden touch.
Kicking hip-hop from Miami to West Palm Beach.
The Hustle Holicz are the Dade County group behind the streets-to-radio hit "I'm So Throwed." The song has a great ad lib and you'll find it hard to get it out of your head. It's a sound effect that sounds like a cross between Master P's "uuhhhh," Lil Jon's "Yeeeeaayah" and Young Jeezy's "Yeeah," ... 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 >>
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 >>
Pop star Sean Kingston hopes the party's just begun
Pitbull bounces back
Get Off the Stage (Jive)
UGK: The most anticipated Southern rap album of the year was worth the wait
If you think Lil Jon and Bad Brains have nothing in common, wait till you meet Whole Wheat Bread
In with the old, in with the new
El Mariel (JVC Victor)
Khia's a Gangstress, not a ho.
Can Luther Campbell still cash in on 2 Live Crew?
You've heard noise before, but you've never heard noise like this.
Land of the Lost
USA (United State of Atlanta) (TVT)
The Anger Management Tour may be Eminem's farewell
Hustle & Flow is short on action, long on scenes of recording
There's no fakin' the Bacon
Or, "How the other side ponders Eros while sucking down a cold one"
Teedra Moses sings the gospel truth to a sexy beat
Celebrity car show brings
Your guide to the festivals, VIP-only events, and block parties of the VMAs
Throw your cans in the air
Married to the Game (Jive)
Crunk Classics (TVT)
Down and Sup with Nappy Roots
Pirate radio, a Holiday Inn that isn't, lots of cops, and cagey promoters
On location with Lil Jon, Trick, hoochies, and director mamas