Posts Tagged ‘miami’

Rapper Flo Rida steals the show at the 2013 Forgiato Fest

In Events, MAGAZINE on June 20, 2013 at 8:19 pm


This shiny object is a custom Bugatti Veyron owned by rapper Flo Rida, real name Tramar Dillard. The $1.7 million car started out life in a pearlescent white hue but Flo Rida eventually got bored of this and went with a chrome finish. Clearly, just owning a Veyron wasn’t attention grabbing enough for the rapper.

But Flo Rida’s lust for shiny cars didn’t end there.

Perhaps determined to outdo the owner of this red chrome Veyron, Flo Rida recently called Florida’s Metro Wrapz and requested an even tackier flashier finish: gold chrome.

Of course, you can’t drive a gold Veyron and not have matching gold wheels, so Flo Rida also had Metro Wrapz install a set of gold-plated wheels from Forgiato.

Metro Wrapz, whose slogan is “Go Chrome or Go Home,” has also done work for numerous celebrities including Lebron James, Rashad Jones and Pitbull. Some of the company’s other creations include a Hulk-themed Lamborghini Gallardo and a fleet of cars for the Miami Dolphins football team.

Lil Jon to turn up Club Liv

In MAGAZINE on March 13, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Lil Jon will hype up Miami Wednesday night at Liv Miami Nightclub at the Fontainebleau. Lil Jon has always shown Miami love. His Outta Your Mind 2010 video, which features LMFAO, was filmed around the Fontainebleau pool, at Nikki Beach, Ocean Drive, and other Miami Beach hotspots. According to his latest tweets, the rapper turned Donald Trump’s Celebrity Apprentice began soaking in Miami sunshine on a yacht shortly after arriving on Tuesday. Maybe if you shake it like a salt shaker he’ll invite you to board his boat. Cheesy 2003 reference?

Lil Jon and Claudia Jordan

The Tony Montana Foundation grants scholarships to the youth..

In MAGAZINE on February 1, 2013 at 5:45 pm


A detective provided his daughter with drug-sniffing dogs, like the one pictured here. (Getty Images)

In an early bid for Father of the Year, a Miami police detective allowed his 10-year-old daughter to use three drug-sniffing dogs and an ounce of cocaine for a science fair project, according to the Miami Herald.

Douglas Bartelt, a detective with the Miami-Dade Police Narcotics Bureau, provided his daughter, Emma, with three detector canines and 28 grams of cocaine (street value: approximately $1,300) for her entry into Coral Gables Preparatory Academy’s annual science fair.

Not surprisingly, she won. The first-place honor gave Emma an automatic entry into the Miami -Dade Elementary Schools Science Fair, where her drug-sniffing project earned an honorable mention.

“The purpose of this scientific investigation was to find which dog would find the cocaine fastest using its [sic] sense of smell,” the fourth-grader wrote in the abstract for her project, titled “Drug Sniffing Dogs.”

Bartelt, according to the Miami Herald, fellow detective William Pedraja and Sgt. Samantha Machado provided the dogs (a springer spaniel named Roger; Levi, a golden retriever; and Franky, a retired chocolate Labrador) and the cocaine. (Franky showed he’s still got the touch, locating the illegal substance in 43 seconds.)

Emma’s mother, Michelle Bartelt, said the experiment was her daughter’s idea and that Emma was under constant supervision and “did not touch the cocaine.”

“[Doug] handled the drugs,” she said. “He’s always very meticulous about how he handles drugs.”

John Schuster, a spokesman for the school district, issued a statement saying the project, while unusual, did not violate any of the science fair’s rules—and that cocaine is not a specifically banned substance.

“The student’s science project involved a very unusual set of circumstances, including having a parent who is a well-respected police detective with experience in training dogs that sniff for illegal substances,” Schuster’s statement read. “From our understanding, the parent was the only person involved in working directly with the dogs and the hidden substances, which took place at a police training facility.”

Where I’m from you’d catch a case for an act like this…. Great Job!

A$AP Rocky, SpaceGhostPurrp’s Crews Get Into Altercation In Miami… lol

In MAGAZINE on November 13, 2012 at 3:23 pm


The beef between A$AP Rocky and former collaborator SpaceGhostPurrp finally came to a head, when the two bumped heads on Thursday evening (November 8) in Miami.

The Harlem rapper was in town performing at the Fillmore, which was attended by SpaceGhostPurrp and his Raider Klan crew, who heckled Rocky as he performed. The Miami producer then headed to A$AP Rocky’s tour bus after the performance, and a fight ensued between them and Rocky’s A$AP Mob, reports

Touring partner ScHoolboy Q took to Twitter to address the situation shortl after, mentioning that a shots were fired into the air.

“LastnigHt was so corny………. Wat type of n****H sHoot in da air????” the Los Angeles rapper wrote (@ScHoolBoyQ). “Better yet wHo makes a scene in front of POLICE???? Kno damn well tHey gon break it up!!! CatcH a real fade smH. All u Have to do is go to da side wHere nobody can see, tHen lock up and Ladd about it wit da Homies.. N****Hz scary. Wateva let’s da police deal wit it now smH….. I’m Headed to ORLANDO I gotta EAT!!!!! #TDE.”

SpaceGhostPurrp was reportedly arrested following the altercation. Further details were unknown at press time.


In MAGAZINE on June 5, 2012 at 3:16 am

Maybach Music Group Recording Artist GUNPLAY a.k.a Don Logan is back to take over the summer with another high energy record called “BANANA CLIPS” with the assistance of YMCMB captain LIL WAYNE. This hard hitting 808 record which was produced by THE RENEGADES have Gunplay and Lil Wayne going ape sh*t on their verses. This is the first single off the highly anticipated EP “BOGOTA” coming this summer.

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