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  • Mansion on the Hill

    published December 21, 2000

    Hidden behind Richmond Strip favorites like Billy Blues Bar & Grill (6025 Richmond) and Polly Esther's (6111 Richmond), The... More >>

  • Twas the Raves Before Christmas...

    published December 14, 2000

    It's time again for young men and women to flock home to visit their families, trim the tree, fend off advances from that drunk aunt or uncle, and... More >>

  • The Empire Strikes Back

    published December 14, 2000

    What do you do when you've created a movement, a culture even, and then are suddenly neglected for all your contributions? Apparently you get mad... More >>

  • Rap It Up

    published December 14, 2000

    If you felt the earth quake on October 28, don't worry. It was just the tectonic plates shifting beneath Houston's rave culture. It was on that... More >>

  • Playbill

    published December 14, 2000

    Ever since Jill Scott hit the scene this year with her debut album, Who Is Jill Scott?: Words and Sounds Vol. I (Hidden Beach/Epic), black... More >>

  • The Diva Decision

    published December 7, 2000

    Most people remember November 7 as the day of indecisiveness. An all-night duel ensued between two ambitious presidential candidates, who... More >>

  • Archrapper

    published December 7, 2000

    "Hey, ain't your name Nelly?" the 11-year-old boy asked the brotha with the big black sports bag. "What?" the brotha asked back. "Nelly?... More >>

  • One Last Spin

    published November 30, 2000

    If you really wanna know how much the late Robert Earl Davis Jr. meant to the Houston rap scene or to the city's urban (read: bass-loving) culture... More >>

  • Stay Tuned

    published November 30, 2000

    It was a slow Wednesday night at the retro-chic Polly Esther's and Culture Club (6111 Richmond Avenue). A small group of patrons convened... More >>

  • Billy Cook

    published November 30, 2000

    Perhaps the biggest misstep the folks at Def Souf made in hyping up Billy Cook is not putting his charismatic mug on the cover of his debut album.... More >>

  • War Zone

    published November 23, 2000

    There's been a war brewing in Houston for a while now -- a quiet war, but a war nonetheless. It's a battle between two different areas, two... More >>

  • No Pimps Allowed

    published November 16, 2000

    When it comes to hip-hop music, Houston is about as dry as an episode of Frasier. We're not talking about rap music here; this town's got... More >>

  • Rave Rules

    published November 16, 2000

    Let's just put this on the table right now: No one over 25 should be attending raves. Raves are basically a young kid's racket, for the... More >>

  • A Newer, Hipper Gospel

    published November 9, 2000

    If you talk to the average person off the street about gospel music (that is, if you can get somebody off the street to talk about gospel music... More >>

  • Madonna

    published November 2, 2000

    When Madonna released the title cut from her album Music this summer, New York Press critic Armond White wrote an essay lambasting... More >>

  • Still Angry After All These Years

    published October 26, 2000

    Name an alternative lifestyle, any alternative lifestyle, and you're likely to find it somewhere on lower Westheimer. Pizza and... More >>

  • Lil' Bow Wow

    published October 26, 2000

    If this year's The Source Hip-Hop Music Awards has taught us anything -- other than you can take the brotha out the ghetto, but you... More >>

  • Mixing Business with Leather

    published October 12, 2000

    Every day millions of people carry around a secret that bonds them together: They love to wear leather! Oh, we're not talking about those folks... More >>

  • X-ecutioners' Song

    published October 12, 2000

    A long time ago, when they were still deep underground and weren't considered much of a mainstream threat, the X-ecutioners were known as the... More >>

  • Rock This Town

    published October 12, 2000

    An instructor is standing in the middle of a dozen or so couples, trying to teach them how to properly pirouette to a Bobby Darin song. It's a... More >>

  • Big Moe

    published October 12, 2000

    On his debut, City of Syrup, rapper Big Moe mainly wants everyone to know that he doesn't just drink soda laced with cough syrup -- he bows... More >>

  • MVPs

    published October 5, 2000

    Don't worry, sports fans. When SRO goes "unplugged," all the big-screen TVs don't blank out. Just some pretty cool acoustic music... More >>

  • Hip-hop's House

    published September 28, 2000

    With alt-country rockers the Jayhawks performing in the background, Lulu Turner sat behind the ticket counter at Fitzgerald's earlier this... More >>

  • Best Use of School Property

    published September 21, 2000

    Attention all playas, pimps, hustlers, ballers and macks: Texas Southern University will host its first-ever Old School Celebrity... More >>

  • Spare a Dime, Dah-ling?

    published September 14, 2000

    One night not too long ago at the now-defunct Lava Lounge, a stream of young and impossibly thin guys and dolls strode snobbishly down a makeshift... More >>

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