DJ Khaled Checks Into Miami Hospital

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A now-deleted selfie of Khaled receiving oxygen therapy.

Suffering From Success is a lifelong condition.

And last night DJ Khaled checked into Aventura Hospital because, as the title track off his most recent album explains, "The price of fame, shit real."

Though the actual cause of the big man's visit remains a mystery, his stay might have been related to the perils of being "We the Best!"

But probably it just had to do with high blood pressure.

See also: Ten Best Miami Rap Anthems Ever

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MTV EMA 2014 Broadcasting From Miami: Nick Jonas, Jake Miller, Fifth Harmony

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No, Miami's not in Europe ... But why not kick off the MTV EMA with Nick Jonas in the 305?

Contrary to popular belief, Miami is not part of South America. Nor is it in Europe. But that's not stopping MTV from kicking off its Europe Music Awards with a special live pre-party, straight from the Klipsch Amphitheater at Bayfront Park.

The big show is being staged in Glasgow, Scotland, but the shindig heats up here with performances from VMA Artist to Watch winners Fifth Harmony, Miami's locally-grown Jake Miller, and Nick Jonas, previously known as the eldest Jonas Brother, of course. Plus, Nick Cannon and Awkward's Molly Tarlov will be there.

Tickets to the event are totally free. Disclaimer: Tween screams may be heard from at least three miles away.

See also: 22 Richest Pop Stars of 2014

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Win Free Tickets for Ben Howard's I Forget Where We Were Tour at Fillmore Miami Beach


"Oh, hey, I wasn't listening ..."

Well, we were just saying that English folkie Ben Howard is winding his way toward the Fillmore Miami Beach for a midwinter stop in the subtropics.

This Brit Award-winning, Mercury Prize-nominated singer-songwriter will soon venture across America for the I Forget Where We Were Tour, in support of his sophomore album of the same name.

Ticket presales for the Miami show start tomorrow. But thanks to the fine folks at Live Nation, we here at Crossfade have some free tix. Just check the cut for contest instructions.

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Meet Miami's Plastic Pinks: A Video Interview

There's always tons of talk about III Points' dance music acts, but the annual fest pays serious tribute to Miami's rock scene too.

It's important to give a boost to our local bands, and we here at Crossfade were stoked to catch up with groovy garage rockers Plastic Pinks, whom you may have seen tear the house down at Wynwood's Butcher Shop, alongside the Grey 8s and Shanghai Meow.

We love their hyper energy. It's catchy enough to get stuck in your head, but still raw enough to skin your knees. They call it "rad city sticky pop," and it's something like if the Beatles and Sonic Youth had a long-haired baby.

See also: Meet the XYZA Collective, Miami's 12-Member Electronic Music Crew

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Diddy on Success and the Music Industry: "Nobody Is Going to Give You Nothing"

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If you had the chance to ask Diddy any question, what would it be?

To be honest, we used to think Diddy was a kook. He seemed so wacky, so flashy, and so demanding on Making the Band. Then we heard him speak at this past weekend's Revolt Music Conference, and we realized this guy is where he is today because he is honest, focused, and real.

The man born Sean Combs dropped knowledge during the #AskDiddy Q&A panel. And we've collected his best quotes, from passing out mixtapes to beefs with Suge Knight.

See also: Russell Simmons at Revolt Music Conference: "The Idea of 'I'm Going to Sell a Million Records' Is Almost a Fantasy"

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Russell Simmons: "The Idea of 'I'm Going to Sell a Million Records' Is Almost a Fantasy"

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Check out Crossfade's 71-photo slideshow from Revolt Music Conference 2014.

If you're going to take advice from anyone, Russell Simmons isn't a bad mentor. He started a media empire out of his college dorm. He's easily responsible for more than half of the hip-hop classics you've enjoyed in your lifetime, not to mention tons of television and movies you've loved.

Maybe you've also browsed the Def Jam mogul's Twitter page and noticed he's got a real Buddha energy going on about him. He's even written a few books about finding "success through stillness." And he shared some of that Zen insight and other secrets during his breakfast Q&A at the inaugural Revolt Music Conference this weekend.

See also: Diddy at Revolt Music Conference: "Nobody Is Going to Give You Nothing"

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Gloria Estefan Inducted Into Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame: "I Am So Honored and Blessed"

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Gloria and Emilio Estefan walking the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame red carpet.

It was a night of glitz at the Ritz for the Latin Songwriters Hall of Fame's La Musa Awards Gala. The swanky hotel was filled with big names from the Latin music world, including producers and songwriters (and LSHOF cofounders) Desmond Child and Rudy Perez, as well as David Bisbal, Alejandro Sanz, and Jon Secada.

Miami's own Gloria Estefan was among the four new inductees, and the tribute to her was certainly one of the highlights of the evening.

Also receiving the honor of induction into the LSHOF were Panama's Omar Alfanno, Spain's Rafael Pérez-Botija, and Mexico's Lolita de la Colina.

See also: Desmond Child and Rudy Perez Talk Latin Songwriters Hall, Miami, and Gloria Estefan

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Porter Robinson's Worlds Tour - Fillmore Miami Beach

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Porter Robinson Worlds Tour
With Giraffage and Lemaitre
Fillmore Miami Beach
Saturday, October 17, 2014

Better Than: The hazing we went through growing up because we liked Sailor Moon and Mario Bros. more than whatever it is "cool" kids do.

"Say my name and you can say it with honor."

We'd guess whenever Porter Robinson heard his name ring through his middle-school halls, it wasn't toned with regal regard.

It's nearly scientific fact that nerds and geeks grow up to be the coolest adults, and by the time that 22-year-old Robinson got to his breakout hit, "Say My Name," about midway through the final North American performance of his game-changing Worlds Tour, we'd decided he was on par with his idols Justice and Daft Punk in delivering one of the greatest dance music performances we've ever seen.

See Also: Porter Robinson on Debut Album, Worlds, and Outgrowing "the DJ Thing"

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Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

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From the alarm clock that woke you up at an ungodly hour this morning to the symphony of 8 a.m. traffic on your way to work, music is everywhere.

Sure, it may not be the kind of music you wanna hear, but that's why you've got us to hook you up with the five best concerts this week.

Check 'em out, from Jeezy at Revolution to Capital Cities at Grand Central to Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull at the American Airlines Arena.

See also: New Times' Concert Calendar

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Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group - Miami

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Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Band
Knight Concert Hall at the Adrienne Arsht Center
Thursday, October 16, 2014

Better Than: Anyone who didn't know any better would ever expect

There was this comment overheard in the men's room following an astounding set by Lyle Lovett & His Acoustic Group: "Can you believe that concert took place in Miami."

It ought not be misconstrued as a putdown of our fair city's musical tastes. Rather, it points to the fact that artists like Lovett, bred in the heartland and known for songs etched with pure down-home designs, visit this area far too infrequently.

See also: Lyle Lovett: "Being a Little Under the Radar Feels Liberating"

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