• Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: OG Bobby Trill, Bombon Beatmaker

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Last Saturday night, OG Bobby Trill tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 6, 2011

    Seven Food-Inspired Rap Songs

    Yeah, they actually exist. Here are seven tasty rap tributes to food sure to get you salivating. 7. Freestyle Fellowship - "Cornbread" Aceyalone recommends a meal plan that will have you reaching for a bottle of Pepto. Cherry coke, cantaloupe, and a trip to the chocolate bar?, ... More >>

  • Music

    September 24, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Mail Call: Heartless Bastards, Riverboat Gamblers, Steve Forbert, Thursday and More

    Pick of the Litter Heartless Bastards (Austin/Cincinnati), The Mountain (Fat Possum) PR Says: "The record delivers the swamped-up rock howl that fans have always loved - but also brings in this amazing expansion into their sound with pedal steel, mandolin, banjo and strings." Rocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2008
  • Blogs

    March 16, 2007

    Playbill: RJD2

    Perhaps it was last September's Pitchfork headline, "RJD2 Signs to XL, Ditches Hip-Hop," that had the underground rap scene grumbling. In the nearly five years since his solo debut, RJ attained hero status for his unearthly beats and work with cats such as Mos Def and Aceyalone. But now he's making ... More >>

  • Music

    May 26, 2005


    Project Blowed celebrates ten years of hip-hop innovation and improvisation

  • Music

    December 2, 2004

    Fresh Produce

    With underground hip-hop or mass-appeal club records, RJD2 is a stickler for details

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    I Want My Old-School Hip-hop

    How come there's no Pharcyde or De La Soul on the dial?

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Family Feud

    Hip-hop turns 25, and the battle lines are drawn

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best Hip-hop Concerts

    The Engine Room

  • Music

    February 22, 2001


    Aceyalone's provocative, freestyle rhymes have made him king of the underground