Rolando Rodriguez

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  • 2 days ago | Pop Life

    I started thinking about the politics of ghostwriting in hip-hop after stumbling on an article in The New York Times about a guy who turned to a company, called Oratory Laboratory, to help him deliver a toast at a friend’s wedding.  ...

  • 2 months ago | Pop Life

    Monday, The Wall Street Journal released poll results that stated Donald Trump’s change in rhetoric about Mexico wasn’t “playing well” among Hispanic voters. I’m not surprised, because his comments about Mexican immigrants were hurtful and hi...

  • 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...


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