Hip-hop has been changing the world of music since the Last Poets dropped their debut album in 1970. By nature, the peripheral evolution is a signal sent from the depths of the underground, representing a heartbeat that drives the creative genius behind the genre. The wavelengths, at their p ... More >>
Flickr user: BryanSerenyDon't look too closely, Miami. The condo market is booming!Reading the Miami Herald headlines Thursday morning, you might have had a Marty McFly moment and thought you woke up in 2015. "Downtown Miami condos filling up fast, report says," one blared.Huh? Isn't Miami the cente ... More >>
If you read Crossfade or New Times at all, you'll know that John Hood is a regular contributor (and a regular man-about-town). But long ago, before I was his "boss" (although nobody is really the Hood's boss), I happened upon one of his Thug Sinatra evenings, then at the old Harrison's steak restau ... More >>
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 >>
The best local albums of 2008
To hell with the economy! South Florida's lawless exotic-rental-car industry keeps rolling.
Kanye West 808s & Heartbreak (Roc-A-Fella)Despite what's been written, Kanye West's new style on his fourth album 808s & Heartbreak -- which incorporates "tribal"-style drum machines and auto-tuned vocals - doesn't sound especially shocking to the ears. Immediately satisfying singles like ... More >>
Our 2007 listening party with Vanilla Ice, Davy Jones, and Al Franken
The price, the perspiration, and the inspired impracticality of pimpin' a ride.
The Art of Moving Butts brings cool-cat underground to downtown Lauderdale.
Talib Kweli brings hip-hop back to the front lines