Iggy Pop Gives CNN a Tour of Miami


At times I forget that Michigan native Iggy Pop now calls the Magic City home. In fact, last I heard he lived in the Village of El Portal, a small municipality located between Miami and Miami Shores -- which also happens to be the area I grew up in.

Well, Pop's love of Miami earned him a spot on CNN's My City_My Life series, which has musicians give viewers a tour of their hometowns. Pop takes the cameras around Miami, but focuses primarily on Little Haiti, saying its a great place to basically unwind. Really? Little Haiti? Anyway, he also goes on to use such cliches as "Miami's a sunny place for shady people" and "a hell of a good town to eat a banana!" (WTF?) In his written interview, he comes to the city's defense for those who say it's LA's or New York's "poor cousin," saying "Miami's not anybody's poor cousin. It's an aspiration to live in this town, not something you have to do to promote yourself like some of the larger cities." A-fuckin'-men!

Surprisingly, Pop gives props to the city's music scene. Now, before I get a flood of hate mail (which is my favorite kind of mail), I'm not saying Miami's music scene isn't good, but I'm surprised he's mentioning it, because it's small and often overlooked.

Check out Iggy's two-part video after the jump.

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Jose D. Duran has been the associate web editor of Miami New Times since 2008. He's the voice and strategist behind the publication's eyebrow-raising Facebook and Twitter feeds. He has also been reporting on Miami's music, entertainment, and cultural scenes since 2006, previously through sites such as and He earned his BS in journalism with a minor in art history from the University of Florida. He's a South Florida native and will be a Miami resident as long as climate change permits and the temperature doesn't drop below 60 degrees.
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