Rick Ross: Grammy Week, Stepping Into Rival Turf, and Accepting Death

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Jacob Katel
Fuck a hater
Rozay's Bentley ate a clip full bullets last week, and the man made a song, hired an arsenal of mercenaries, and stepped into the home turf of the guy whose name he stole.

Grammy weekend is here, and Rick Ross is gonna either live or die in L.A.

We expect he'll grab an award or two, smoke some of Cali's finest, and be back home in time for lunch at Wing Stop.

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Charles Manson Writes Marilyn Manson and Five Other of the Madman's Top Musical Moments

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Alongside Rolling Stones singer Mick Jagger pathetically begging Hell's Angels beating the shit out of hippies to "cool it" at the disastrous Altamont Free Concert of 1969, Charles Manson is the ultimate symbol of flower-power corroding, fermenting, and rotting until it transformed into the nihilistic sleaze of the 1970s.

Sure, free love, drugs, etc. sounds great on paper. And, honestly, it looks pretty good in practice, too. But what happens when megalomania and mental illness team up with psychedelic libertarianism? A big fucking mess, that's what.

Thankfully, Manson has been locked up in San Quentin Prison ever he was convicted for the heinous murders he orchestrated with his brainwashed goons, The Family.

Every now and then, though, Ol' Charley ends up back on the pop culture radar. Most recently, the cult leader and serial killer was trending on Da Goog for writing a completely incomprehensible letter to perennial goth rocker, Marilyn Manson. This isn't the first time the sick sad world of C. Manson has overlapped with that of the music industry.

After the jump, check out Charlie Manson's Top 5 Musical Moments. More »

Willie Nelson, John Forté, and Other Musicians Busted With Drugs

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I Love Weed
​What do all the Beatles, George Michael, and Lil Wayne have in common? At one point or another, they've been busted with dope. 

The list of musicians who have been accused of drug-related crimes is staggering. And since this week's cover story is about the cocaine-related conviction of Grammy-winning reggae Buju Banton, it seems fitting to take a look at a few notable cases of the musically inclined getting caught with mind-altering substances. 

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Machine Gun Kelly Leaves Fort Lauderdale and Gets Arrested: Criminal Foreshadowing in Videos

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He's thinking, "Stupid, stupid, stupid."

Just last Thursday, County Grind attended a particularly wild concert that included some near-nudity, stage diving, and lots of masturbation chatter. The show was that of Machine Gun Kelly, the Cleveland rapper whose gift is his ability to spit out lyrics as fast as, well, a machine gun.

After the rapper left Fort Lauderdale, he and his crew headed to Orlando, and then Saint Pete, where he ended up in a jail cell. According to MTV and Twitter, it was in the slammer that MGK uncovered that the inmates recognized him. That was probably pretty neat and fortuitous for an up-and-coming, strikingly skinny, rowdy, white-guy rapper. He was charged with disorderly conduct and released on bail.

Let's take a minute to watch a few MGK videos that foreshadow last night's events. They hint at a lifestyle that is, you know, criminal.

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Aggravated-Battery Suspect Brisco Throws Birthday Party

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Well, if there's any doubt as to why Opa-Locka rapper Brisco is running from the cops, just check out his Facebook page. Late last week, it was reported that the past DJ Khaled and Lil Wayne collaborator was sought in connection with the beating of an 18-year-old man.

Updated 4:55 p.m.: Brisco turned himself in to North Miami Police on Monday.

Since then, though, photos of Brisco celebrating his own birthday have emerged.

Brisco, real name British Alexander Mitchell, reportedly "began to pummel [the victim], to beat him, strike him, punch him, knocking him unconscious and sending him to the hospital," according to North Miami police. According to the man, who has since been released from the hospital, Brisco then fled in a white Range Rover... to an undisclosed bunker filled with crepe paper and party hats.

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Coheed and Cambria Bassist Robbed Walgreens for OxyContin, Allegedly

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Photo by Davey Wilson
Coheed and Cambria bassist Michael Todd was arrested prior to the prog-punk band's scheduled performance opening for Soundgarden in Mansfield, Massachusetts, on Sunday. Todd was collared for allegedly threatening a pharmacist at a nearby Walgreens with a bomb and making off with six bottles of OxyContin.

After fleeing via taxi, Todd was picked up back at the Comcast Center and was arrested without incident. He faces charges of armed robbery and unlawful possession of prescription narcotics. He's reportedly being held on $10,000 bail until Monday morning.

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How to Outsmart Cops During Rock of Ages Photo Ban "Lunch-In"

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Photo by Carlos Miller
As a photographer who also teaches yoga, I have to say, I'm not really the protest type. But, everyone has their edge and for me, a photo Nazi film crew is it! Want to take photos of you and your friends enjoying some good times on public property off of 2nd Avenue in downtown Fort Lauderdale? Well, according to signs posted along the street by the Rock of Ages film crew, there will be no photos for you!

New Times' Stefan Kamph first reported last week about the development of the Rock of Ages photo prohibition, and my excitement for the production crashed as hard as the numerous actors in Broadway's Spiderman adaptation. Seriously Bono, you and your Edge's NASCAR entertainment approach to theatre is almost killing people.

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Flo Rida Arrested For DUI on Miami Beach

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The club might not be able to handle Flo Rida, but he can't handle the roads of South Beach. According to Riptide, the rapper is spending some time in Dade County jail today following an early morning DUI arrest on South Beach, police says.

Aside from what will probably be a massive hangover, the welcome concert for a celebrity golf tourney he's planning to host on Friday  is likely to earn him some scornful looks from Carlton Banks.

TMZ says that Flo was swerving a tad too much in his $1.7 million red and black Bugatti, and got pulled over at about 3:30 a.m. His blood alcohol level topped double the legal limit, according to sources.

Update: Mugshot added below.

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Justin Bieber Tied to Troubled App Company Created by Convicted Racketeer

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If you've been to a Justin Bieber concert or seen him on a talk show or read an interview with him, you've probably heard him go on about the dangers texting and driving. So it seemed a good fit when he recently endorsed a Boca Raton company that sells an app making it impossible to text and drive.

But the pop star with the domed hair picked an unlikely ally -- a company with shaky finances and a founder with a felonious past. Read more about it at our sister blog, the Pulp.

Stifler From "American Pie" Was Inspired by Fort Lauderdale Man Now Charged in Fishtales Murder

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Krebs, left, provided inspiration for Stifler.

Stifler, the oversexed and foul-mouthed jock from the American Pie movies, was partly based on the man police say stabbed to death a local drummer during a bar fight at Fishtales. Update: here's Krebs' booking photo.

Brian Krebs, who is in jail awaiting charges on first-degree murder and four counts of aggravated battery with a deadly weapon, went to high school in Michigan with American Pie's screenwriter, Adam Herz.

Herz spoke to New Times on the phone today from his home in Beverly Hills. He More »

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