hip hop

Another Music Podcast Episode 317 – Hurricane Party

On this episode of Another Music Podcast Chuck Livid chats with musicians RickoLus and Bleubird about their new pop/rap masher project Hurricane Party. The duo can best be described as Florida’s answer to Gorillaz. The dudes talk about collaborating together, writing & producing pop songs with hip-hop sensibilities and among other things we discuss their “in the can” […]

ALBUM REVIEW: Spam Allstars – Trans-Oceanic

I’ve been hanging out at City of Progress Studios a lot this year working on the new Pookiesmackers record and I am so enjoying the chit/chat, electronic and gear experimentation and pauses to spin a record of reference that I sometimes forget we are making our own recording. City of Progress is the home studio […]

COMIC REVIEW: Corey Lewis’ Sun Bakery #1

Sun Bakery #1 Written and Drawn by: Corey Lewis Published by Image Comics What is Sun Bakery? This here is an ongoing comic book anthology magazine, meaning, there are a bunch of stories in here, some will be ongoing, some one-shots, all of them super fun. – Corey Lewis from his introduction. The comic book […]

INTERVIEW: Five Questions with Armageddon Man

You know how in ’80s movies there was always a bad boy that the female protagonist always had the hots for (think EVERY Charlie Sheen role from that decade) and the parental figure would always say something along the lines of “Not with that boy you’re not!” or “You’re going to give your father a heart attack!” […]

Is Biscayne Block Boyz Miami’s Magnum Opus?

Miami’s public transportation has always been a fucked up affair. Back in the late ‘90s I saw a UFO while waiting to catch a bus from Sweetwater to Downtown Miami I know I wasn’t crazy because this Jehovah Witness bitch saw it too. Up until now that had been the weirdest shit I’d seen when […]

Miami MCs to do battle in Orlando this weekend

Don’t Flop, the British rap battle league is coming to Florida for the first time. The two-day event will take place in Orlando this weekend at the Caboose Bar. The league is looking to spark up some serious competition with the Sunshine State already a known hotbed for hip-hop and this inaugural event has brought […]

10 of the strangest hip-hop music videos

One of my favorite ways to kill time is watching music videos. Back in the glorious days where one could turn on MTV, VH1 and The Box (my personal favorite) you could kill hours going through different kinds of videos that showed the visual side of music. Below you’ll find ten of my favorite and […]

Burial/headstone fundraiser in honor of Clarence “Blowfly” Reid

It’s been a sad musical month around the world, but for South Florida music lovers it has been particular tough with the passing of beloved musical legend and pioneer Clarence Reid, better known by his dirty alter-ego, Blowfly. After struggling with the tax man in 2014 over his house, Reid was able to live out […]

R.I.P. Clarence Reid, aka Blowfly

There isn’t much that I can add to the conversation concerning the death of Clarence Reid, aka Blowfly. He was a musical legend and a pioneer and he will be missed by a great many and many more will never experience him live and have him point that insanely long middle finger at them while […]

The Best Cassettes of 2015

What a year for the cassette tape, right? Cassettes sold four times as much in 2015 than the year before, at least 100 new cassette-only labels opened up shop this year, and the blatantly obvious marketing ploy and ridiculously-named Cassette Store Day celebrated its third year. It doesn’t get much trendier. But aside from the […]

E. Grizzly’s “Think!” – A digital gallery

E. Grizzly is one of my favorite underground rappers. Period. Hailing from Miami and currently residing in Philadelphia, Grizzly is a traveling MC who makes his home between the aforementioned cities and NYC – creating his version of the Bermuda Triangle, the E. Grizzly Cave. South Floridians will know him from cyphers, local hip-hop shows […]

Abel’s 4000 Albums That Matter: Part Forty-Four

I’ve been feeling ambivalent lately towards this little vanity project of mine. While it is nice to reminisce and talk some shit about music without worrying about deadlines and “clicks,” it is also a time-consuming endeavor that does nothing to pay my bills. A therapist once told me that I didn’t “follow through” with my […]

RIP Edward F. Crowell II – A Miami Artist

This past weekend, the Miami art scene was rocked by the sudden death of artist Edward F. Crowell II. A well-liked young man that had been steadily endearing himself to South Florida’s art scene, Crowell embodied a rare combination of respect and admiration from his peers. No easy feat in Miami’s often competitive and back-stabby […]