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  • Remember Devin The Dude's The Dude?

    published Oct 28, 2010

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. De... More >>

  • Simple Success: Remix Artistes Not So Simple After All
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    Simple Success: Remix Artistes Not So Simple After All

    published Oct 27, 2010

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist ... More >>

  • LeBron James: Hate Or Appreciate?

    published Oct 26, 2010

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them... More >>

  • Sunday Night: Rick Ross At Arena Theatre
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    Sunday Night: Rick Ross At Arena Theatre

    published Oct 26, 2010

    Ed. Note: Due to an email malfunction, Shea was unable to send his review until Monday evening. Rick Ross Arena Theatre October 24, 2010 10:09 p.m.: Just walking in now. Papa Reu is finishing the ca... More >>

  • What Is The Best Album Cover Ever?
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    What Is The Best Album Cover Ever?

    published Oct 25, 2010

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Bun B, Lil Flip, Hollywoo... More >>

  • Laying Odds On Rick Ross' Arena Theatre Show Sunday

    published Oct 22, 2010

    Ricky Rozay will come thundering into town this Sunday. This is a most excellent situation. Saying that Ross is only a little intriguing is like saying that his waistline is only a little oversized; h... More >>

  • Fat Tony Breaks Down His Brand-New RABDARGAB

    published Oct 21, 2010

    For the past three years, Fat Tony has reigned over his section of Houston's underground rap scene like goddamn Pol Pot (minus the dead Cambodians, duh; read a book, suckas). This, of course, is a cur... More >>

  • Wails: Wintry, Wilcoesque, Worth Listening To

    published Oct 20, 2010

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist ... More >>

  • Three Overrated, Underrated And Perfectly Rated Rappers

    published Oct 19, 2010

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask th... More >>

  • Is The U.S. Education System Too Broken To Fix?

    published Oct 18, 2010

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Pa... More >>

  • Last Night: Screwed Up Click At House Of Blues
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    Last Night: Screwed Up Click At House Of Blues

    published Oct 15, 2010

    Screwed Up Click House of Blues October 14, 2010 8:19 p.m.: The doors opened for the show at 8 p.m. today, which is precisely why we plan on continuing to not be there until about 10 p.m. Fools no lo... More >>

  • Remember Fat Tony's RABDARGAB EPreview?

    published Oct 14, 2010

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. F... More >>

  • Weston Brown Band: Just The Facts, Sirs

    published Oct 13, 2010

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist ... More >>

  • Should Kanye Be Dissing Celebrity Clothing Lines?

    published Oct 12, 2010

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask th... More >>

  • Why Is Chelsea Handler Rappers' Favorite TV Personality?

    published Oct 11, 2010

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Pa... More >>

  • South Houston Eighth Graders Tell Us What Music Is Good

    published Oct 08, 2010

    Teaching is often cast as a thankless, glamour-free job. Nothing could be further from the truth. For the past five years, Rocks Off has taught at a Title 1 (read: poor) school in Hispanic-heavy Sou... More >>

  • Remember ESG's <em>Return of the Living Dead</em>?
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    Remember ESG's Return of the Living Dead?

    published Oct 07, 2010

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ES... More >>

  • Born Again Virgins, A Dance Party Without The Candy
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    Born Again Virgins, A Dance Party Without The Candy

    published Oct 06, 2010

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist ... More >>

  • Why Is Promoting Local Rap Shows So Difficult?

    published Oct 05, 2010

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask th... More >>

  • Is Chris Brown Officially Unshunned?

    published Oct 04, 2010

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Pa... More >>

  • Jack Freeman Pours It Smooth On Dark Liquor EP

    published Oct 01, 2010

    No guest appearance on a song this year has prompted more of a "Holy Christ, Who Is This Guy?" response than R&B singer Jack Freeman's feature on The Niceguys' "Not At All" a song that is impressive i... More >>

  • Remember Big Pokey's Warning Shot?

    published Sep 30, 2010

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Bi... More >>

  • Rap's Top 10 Heroes Of 2010 So Far, Part 2
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    Rap's Top 10 Heroes Of 2010 So Far, Part 2

    published Sep 29, 2010

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist ... More >>

  • Rap's Top 10 Heroes Of 2010 So Far, Part 1

    published Sep 28, 2010

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask th... More >>

  • Rappers Talk Trash Before And After Cowboys-Texans Debacle

    published Sep 27, 2010

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Pan... More >>

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