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  • Remember Renzo's Understand This?

    published Jan 13, 2011

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. R... More >>

  • A Thousand Cranes: Philosophical, Confessional And Loud

    published Jan 12, 2011

    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 >>

  • Is Rap Bad For Your Mental Health?

    published Jan 12, 2011

    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 >>

  • What Do Rappers Have Against Facebook?
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    What Do Rappers Have Against Facebook?

    published Jan 11, 2011

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

  • Trae, Z-Ro Turn Video Shoot Into ABN Reunion
    FEATURED STORY

    Trae, Z-Ro Turn Video Shoot Into ABN Reunion

    published Jan 10, 2011

    Recently, rumors about an impending reunion between Trae and Z-Ro began to populate the atmosphere. It seemed mostly like hogwash; though neither of them ever officially acknowledged a rift between th... More >>

  • Racism And Houston Clubs: The Nightfly's Story

    published Jan 10, 2011

    Is there racism within Houston's nightlife community? Of course there is. It's certainly not early 20th-century racism, but it's still very much there. In three-plus years of writing the Nightfly c... More >>

  • Chalie Boy Is Here... All Year Long

    published Jan 07, 2011

    Last year, Chalie Boy enacted a promo campaign called "52 Weeks of Chalie Boy," wherein he released one flow a week for the entire year. It was an auspicious bit of market saturation. This year, he'... More >>

  • Remember Dante Higgins' School Boy Music?

    published Jan 06, 2011

    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. Da... More >>

  • Mary Sarah Ready For The World At Age 15

    published Jan 05, 2011

    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 Five Dedication Songs

    published Jan 04, 2011

    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 >>

  • Last Night: Kickback Sunday At SF2 Premium Clothing

    published Jan 03, 2011

    Kickback Sunday SF2 Premium Clothing (215 Greens Rd.) January 2, 2010 7:59 p.m.: As a good a job as you like to think you're doing as a parent, know that it's never good enough. For example, we don't... More >>

  • The New Houston Collective* Picks Its Top Five Rappers

    published Jan 03, 2011

    *Ed. Note: "New Houston Collective" is (as far as we know) a term coined by our own Shea Serrano to refer to the current wave of Houston rappers who have little interest in syrup, candy paint, wood gr... More >>

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