Rolando Rodriguez

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  • 3 years ago | Miles-tones

    I almost dismissed the life and death of 43-year-old Jenni Rivera, the "Diva of Banda" who died in a plane crash early Sunday, as another headline not applicable to me. Rewind: Fans Mourn Popular Mexican-American Banda Singer Jenni Rivera's Death ...

  • 3 years ago | Pop Life

    It's no secret. Houston has a robust rap underground. We have many reasons to be proud of our hip-hop scene. And there's nothing wrong with having one more. Every now and then, an artist comes out of the clear blue sky, and makes such an undeniabl...

  • 3 years ago | Houston Music

    The other day our dear friend Lisa told Rocks Off a story that really brought emotion and life to Houston R&B artist David Sha's anthem, "Her Hair," a romantic cry for African-American women to wear their hair as God intended -- natural. The story...

  • 3 years ago | Best of Houston

    Life is about perspective and so is Houston's downtown. Perhaps some look at it as a commercial district and once wannabe party king that lost its luster with the emergence of its cousin Midtown. Or you can see it as a beautiful skyline -- the bes...

  • 3 years ago | Screwston, Texas

    Hip-hop, like any genre, changes and evolves, but one thing you could always count on (at least until the early part of the last decade) was the notion of the hip-hop group. When you look at MTV's rankings of the greatest hip-hop groups of all tim...

  • 3 years ago | Screwston, Texas

    "Thank God I ain't too cool for the safe belt." -- Kanye West, ""Through the Wire" Rocks Off has written glorious reviews about local underground rapper Rel The Chosen. His Beautiful Music mixtape series, both the debut and the follow-up, were fan...

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