Club Play on South Beach Closes, Ivy Nightclub Takes Over

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Say hello to Ivy.

The ForePLAY has ended. So has the "hottest hip-hop Friday in the world."

Yep, Club Play has closed. And taking over its place is SoBe's newest part spot, Ivy Nightclub.

Since its grand opening last month, Ivy's already hosted some of the biggest names in the biz, including the world's richest rapper (AKA Diddy), French Montana, and LA Riots.

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SpaceGhostPurpp's Website Got Hacked by an 11-Year-Old Rapper Named Lil Shark

Categories: Local Music, News

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Yes, SGP is beefin' with a preteen.

Here at Crossfade, we have mad love for SpaceGhostPurrp, but not everyone shares our feelings.

In fact, some offhand remarks about bad rap music have got 11-year-old rapper Lil Shark feelin' more than just some type of way. The whitest kid in hip-hop not only put out a less-than-scathing diss track freestyle, he hacked SGP's website.

These darn kids and their computers, amirite?

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Guitars Over Guns' Louis Salgar Award: "He Elevated the Lives of the People Around Him"

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The much-missed Louis Salgar.

On the afternoon of Monday, June 23, 2014, Louis Salgar was shot and killed in his own home after interrupting a home invader during the commission of a robbery.

The confessed murderer is Raul Reinosa, an ex-convict and drug addict, who used a gun found at Salgar's residence to commit this shocking, senseless crime.

But Louis wasn't just a victim. He was also a son, brother, friend, bandmate, barmate. He played in a number of local punk bands. He poured drinks at Gramps and the Broken Shaker. He was loved. He is loved.

And now he will be remembered, every year, with the Guitars Over Guns' Louis Salgar GOGO Legacy Award.

See also: Louis Salgar Murder: Suspect Identified in Fatal Shooting of Miami Musician and Bartender

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Lil Debbie's Crew Attacks, Punches Otto Von Schirach at Downtown Miami's The Nest

Categories: Local Music, News

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Lil Debbie at the Nest, just before her crew's confrontation with Otto Von Schirach.

Beefs ain't what they used to be, and the world of hip-hop is honestly better for it.

But over the weekend, one California rapper was happy to have a war of words over social media -- and let some fists fly -- with one of Miami's local legends.

At the Nest, Lil Debbie and her entourage put a beatdown on hometown music man Otto Von Schirach when the latter jumped on the stage during her recent performance. What's less clear is why the fight went down.

See Also: Review & Photos: Lil Debbie and Otto Von Schirach - The Nest, Miami

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13 Richest DJs of 2014

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It's been a few years since EDM became big business. But the bubble hasn't burst. And those folks who wear bulky headsets and press play (i.e. celebrity DJs) are still laughing all the way to the bank.

The giddiest jock is once again Calvin Harris. The scruffy-faced Scotsman topped Forbes' list of the highest-paid DJs of 2013 with a total of $46 million. One year later, Harris is raking in a staggering $66 million. But the second highest-earner collected a mere $30 million. And Avicii only made $28 million. Pshhh, pocket change.

Check the cut for the 13 richest DJs of 2014.

See also: EDM's Five Biggest Hacks

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Gloria Estefan's On Your Feet! Musical Auditioning at the Arsht Center in Miami

Categories: Local Music, News

Show Gloria you've got what it takes to be her.

Ever wanted to become the next Gloria or Emilio Estefan and share the story of Miami's favorite power couple through song, music, and dance under the shiny lights of Broadway?

If so, you had better get On Your Feet! and head out to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts on September 21 for Miami's open casting call.

See also: Gloria Estefan Preps Autobiographical Broadway Show, On Your Feet! for 2015

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DJ Laz Returns to Miami Radio on Hits 97.3

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2 Chainz, Pusha T, French Montana Coaching South Beach B-Ball Tournament

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Ballin' with coach 2 Chainz on SoBe.

Haters gonna hate. Ballers gonna ball. And rappers are going to claim to be (or at least claim to have been) really good at basketball at some point in their life.

We all know rap and basketball are the two entertainment worlds with the thinnest common border. NBA players are always trying to rap, rappers are always trying to play some b-ball.

This weekend, worlds will collide once again as the Entertainers Basketball Classic Inc. (EBC), invites the biggest stars from sports and music to South Beach for an exciting celebrity street ball tournament. We know 2 Chainz, Pusha T, and French Montana can rap, but now we'll see who's the better coach.

See also: LeBron James and the Six Best NBA Rappers

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Diddy Announces Revolt Music Conference, Coming to LIV and Fontainebleau Miami Beach

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If anyone's got tips for how to succeed in the music industry, it's Diddy.

Even name changes more confusing than Prince's failed to slow him down. Sure, Making the Band was kind of weird, and his girl bands don't always take off, but he does make $700 million a year.

Don't worry if he writes lines, he writes checks. And now he's bringing the biggest minds in the modern music industry to LIV and the Fontainebleau Miami Beach for the first-ever Revolt Music Conference.

See also: Five Richest Rappers of 2014

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Pitbull Launches SiriusXM Radio Station: "¡Prepárense y Daleeeeee!"

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Prepárense y dáleeeeee!"

Yo' chico Pitbull is getting his own SiriusXM radio station.

"First of all, I want to thank SiriusXM for the opportunity to touch my fans in a more personal way," Mr. Worldwide said in a statement released yesterday.

"I will also get a chance to play all the music that I love and grew up listening -- most of all, we are going to have a lot of fun in the process."

See also: Pitbull's New Year's Revolution 2015 Broadcasting From Miami on Fox: "Daleee!"

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