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Antwan "Big Boi" Patton

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    The Best Things We Overheard at ACL Fest's First Weekend

    By Cory Garcia and Marco Torres On ACL becoming more like Brochella: "Ive seen dudes chest-bumping." "It's disgusting. I don't think men should wear tank tops." "I'm too old for this shit!" -- a 20 year old blonde girl who literally could not even

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    August 18, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Panic! at the Disco, Suzanna Choffel, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, August 18 On last year's One Hundred -- amazingly, his first-ever full-length release -- DJ Sun pours his 20-plus-year career into an album that, although it was hardly the only reason, resulted into his induction into the Houston Music Hall of Fame earlier this month. One of Houst ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Making Magic on the Beach at Hangout Music Festival 2014

    "Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand. With an equal opportunity, for all to sing, dance and clap their hands." -- Stevie Wonder There is something absolutely incredible about music. The way it acts as a conduit of expression and celebration, attracting multitudes of pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2014

    Trae 101: Our 10 Best Pics of the King of the Streets

    If there's one thing that Houston rapper Trae Tha Truth knows, its "fan appreciation." Both at his concerts and in the community, Trae thanks his supporters at every opportunity, knowing that the fans are what push a good rapper towards greatness. Whether he's performing alongside his countless frie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Famous Rappers, as Drawn By Six-Year-Old Boys

    Note: In his column Serrano Time, Houston's award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. I am working on a new book. I cannot say too much about it yet, other than: 1. it's with the same company that published Bun B's Rap Coloring And Activity Book. 2. it will ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Just Who Is OutKast Again?

    Two years ago at Coachella, Dr. Dre reunited with his The Chronic homie Snoop Dogg, a standout performance that also featured a special appearance by Hologram Tupac Shakur. Last year, it was '90s backpack-rap group Jurassic 5's turn to reunite in the desert. Last week another hip-hop reunion was ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2013

    Jambalaya Festival at Bayou Music Center, 5/23/2013

    Jambalaya Festival Bayou Music Center May 23, 2013 Ingredients: Houston, Texas A roomful of screaming, dancing teens G-Eazy, RL Grime, Big Boi, Zeds Dead, Earlwolf Instructions: 1. Open the doors of Bayou Music Center at approximately 4 p.m. Allow scores of teenage hip-hop enthusiasts t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Win Tickets to Scoremore's Jambalaya Festival Right Now

    Normally Rocks Off's first post of every week is our selections for the best shows happening in Houston for that given Monday through Thursday. This week we'd like to try something a little different. Houston being what it is (a city we love, of course), the weekday live-music options can be somewh ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Mike Meegz, Scoremore's Houston Lieutenant

    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? Mike Migl, aka Mike Meegz, is Houston ... More >>

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    April 15, 2013

    The Best Shows In Houston This Week: Rihanna, Suzanna Choffel, Wavves, etc.

    Rihanna Toyota Center, April 15 Rihanna has combined her athletic stature, formidable vocals, down-for-whatever attitude and some alarming life choices to become a flashpoint pop star, a lightning rod for controversy that even Lady Gaga would have trouble rivaling these days. Musically, the Barbado ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    5 Folk Acts Who Wandered Down the Synth Road

    Mandolin enthusiasts Mumford and Sons have been on top of the world the past couple of years, dominating rock-driven radio with a folk sound that apparently touches the hearts of hard-rock bros around the world. Given that they have an apparently winning formula, one wouldn't expect them to change i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Enjoy These 5 Dancing GIFs From Outside Lands

    The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival, from our VVM sister paper SF Weekly. One thing crowds at San Francisco's Outside Lands festival do pretty well is get down. Despite the relentless wind, heavy fog, and numbing temperatures, we saw plenty of good moves last weekend -- and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Rap Round Table: The Most Ridiculous Rap-Related Crimes Of All

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Mac, Kiotti, D-Risha, Brad Gilmore Not Invited: The guys behind those World's Dumbest Criminals TV shows. This Week's Prompt: ... More >>

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    May 7, 2012

    Rap Round Table: The Best Skit On A Rap Album Is...

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Kyle Hubbard, Preemo, Rob Gullatte, Chuckway, Propain, Delo, Renzo, Yung Truth, Show, Brad Gilmore, more. Not Invited: W. Balls ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    Top 9 Comments On Summer Fest 2012: Where's The Women?

    As most of Houston and the surrounding area knows by now, Free Press Summer Fest announced its 2012 lineup in the wee hours this morning. By now Rocks Off has had a few more hours to reflect on the festival, entering its fourth year at Eleanor Tinsley Park June 2 and 3, and also to take a shower. O ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Hip-Hop, Interrupted: 7 Rappers That Should Be More Active

    Hip-hop is a genre full of guys who put out a new album or mixtape seemingly every single month. They just can't stop, even when they're incarcerated in some cases (see: Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and TI). It's as if rapping really is as much of a competition as they make it out to be and they're in a r ... More >>

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    January 2, 2012

    Rap Round Table: Which People DO NOT Need To Be Involved In Hip-Hop In 2012?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Chingo Bling, Chuckway, Mac, Carolyn Rodriguez, D-Risha Not Invited: 2011. God, we are so over her. This Week's Prompt: Which p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2011

    Tips For A Successful NYE from David Anderson, Houston's Party King

    Remember that one awesome party, the invite-only one with the open bar that was sponsored by a liquor company, where everyone was beautiful and hip, and you got to mingle with Big Boi or Pharrell Williams or Bun B? Either you do remember, because you wish that every party you attended was half as am ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2011

    ACL Find: The Cave Singers At The Vista Equity Tent

    Craig Hlavaty​ We found ourselves in front the Cave Singers on Friday afternoon with a few hundred folks, escaping the Sun and the cheerfulness and pomp of the other bands going at the same time (Big Boi, Foster The People) for some dark art at the Vista Equity Tent. About halfway through t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    ACL: Adele & Mumford & Sons - Not Here, But Here

    Photos by Marco TorresTrain a-Comin': The Secret Sisters​3:30 p.m. Still they file in. Watching the crowds trudge along Barton Springs Road, their eyes fixed on the pavement about five yards in front of them (not their phones), always reminds Rocks Off of a pilgrimage. And each festival has i ... More >>

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    July 12, 2011

    ACL Fest Schedule Released; Your Guide To The "Death Duels"

    Stevie Wonder on FacebookStevie Wonder: Even My Morning Jacket will be watching.​This morning, the organizers of the Austin City Limits Music Festival announced the schedule for the September 16-18 Zilker Park throwdown. We all knew there would be some tough choices, but Rocks Off found that w ... More >>

  • Music

    June 23, 2011
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    June 14, 2011

    Love It Mayne: Houston Web Awards Welcomes Fat Tony

    Rocks Off is pleased to announce that Houston rapper Fat Tony will be our special guest at the first-ever Houston Web Awards, 7 p.m. Thursday, June 30 at Momentum Audi (2315 Richmond). Tony, who is still riding high off last year's full-length debut RABDARGAB, will DJ throughout the evening, prese ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Which Rapper(s) Should Headline Summer Fest 2012?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't the day after a gigantic local music festival, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Trae, Wreck, Roosh Wil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Summer Fest Saturday: A Sizzler With Beirut, Big Boi, Black Joe, Fucked Up, Sharon Jones, Ween & More

    Ed. Note: We're not done yet... Chris GrayRusted Shut​Chris Gray: I think the quickest way to sum up Summer Fest, environmentally, is in fact biologically: In eight hours at the festival Saturday, hydrating continuously with mostly water, I made my own water once, shortly before Beirut. Sunda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2011

    Summer Fest Sunday: Peak Fun With B L A C K I E, Hayes Carll, Guitar Wolf, Yeasayer, Robert Ellis & More

    Jim BrickerGood ole boy done good: Hayes Carll had a productive homecoming.​Chris Gray: Not long after I got to Summer Fest Sunday, I spotted festival honcho Omar Afra finishing up one of local musician/yogi Tyagaraja's yoga workshops in the wooden glade known temporarily as the Budweiser Beer ... More >>

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    June 3, 2011

    Summer Fest Critic's Guide: Who We're Seeing At Tinsley

    Jermaine Rogers​In three very short years, Free Press Summer Fest has gone from an experiment most people thought would fail to destination music festival most people wouldn't dare miss even if it is going to be 105 degrees outside. Rocks Off has seen quite a bit of online chatter from people ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    Summer Fest Releases Stage Schedule, Set Times

    Jermaine Rogers​If Rocks Off learned anything at iFest these past two weekends, it's that we should have started our own bottled-water franchise. And that when you go to a music festival, it's a good idea to know who is playing and when. Running around willy-nilly is all well and good unless i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2011

    Summer Fest Adds Big Boi, Beirut, Girls, Killing Joke

    Jermaine Rogers​Free Press Summer Fest has added four headliners to the two-day festival scheduled for June 4 and 5 in Eleanor Tinsley Park, organizers Free Press Houston and pegstar.net announced this morning. Atlanta rapper Big Boi (still one-half of OutKast, we think), Balkan-tinged indie- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Remember hasHBrown's Relationsh*t?

    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. ​hasHBrown Relationsh*t (Council Music Group, 2011) Relationsh*t is hasHBrown's third tape. It ... More >>

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    January 6, 2011

    Remember Dante Higgins' School Boy Music?

    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. ​Dante Higgins School Boy Music (Self-released, 2010) Dante Higgins is a baby-faced college kid ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010

    The Rap Renaissance

    Genre's local and national acts came back hard in 2010.

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    November 24, 2010

    Music We're Thankful For This Year

    ​After the turkey comas subside and Black Friday opens the holiday retail floodgates, this year in music will be all but over. Yes, there's another month until the calendar flips over, but from here until early January, the only "new" music coming out will be the tide of reissues, box sets and ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2010
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    November 2, 2010

    Top Five Rap Duos That Will Probably Never Happen

    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 to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to sheaserrano@gmai ... More >>

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    September 1, 2010

    First Play: Kyle Hubbard's "New School Slang" Vs. hasHBrown's "Grand Champion"

    Houston exists largely as its own market. As such, rappers here tend not to like - on the record, anyway - ranking themselves, their albums or their songs against each other or each other's. So we'll do it for them. Email sheaserrano (at) gmail (dot) com. Kyle Hubbard​The Songs: Kyle Hubbard' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Upcoming: Buzzfest XXV, Chuck Prophet, Deer Tick, Lights, Posies, Etc.

    Update/correction (10:03 a.m.): Big Boi is not playing Ghoulsfest after all. But if you happen to be on the U.S.S. Yorktown aircraft carrier in Charleston S.C. on October 28, you can see Sir Luscious Left Foot there. ​Bob Schneider: Thu., Oct. 28. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Buxton, Cotton Jone ... More >>

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    August 30, 2010

    What Are The Two Best Rap Songs Of The Year?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Chuckway, Preemo, Fat Tony, LeS, Killa Kyleon, Scooby, hasHBrown, Propai ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Is Bun B's Trill OG Really Worth The Source's Highest Rating?

    Ed. Note: Unlike The Source, Houston Press style abbreviates "microphone" as "mike." ​Bun B's Trill OG has become the first hip-hop album to earn 5 mikes in The Source since 2005. In case you haven't picked up a copy of the magazine since the Clinton administration, here's a breakdown of its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Best Rap Album Of The Year

    ​Big Boi has never been a particularly imposing rapper. He just hasn't been. Now wait a second, fuckers. Before you get all "No, he's phenomenal!" just out of sheer contrarian instinct, think on it for a second. When have you ever heard his name mentioned in any Greatest Rapper Ever discussio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2009

    SXSW Journal: Wild Moccasins, Day 2

    [How bassist Nicholas Cody of Houston's Wild Moccasins spent his SXSW Thursday.]After playing three shows in one day, including our official showcase, we all looked forward to being able to relax and having time to watch some free day shows. Thursday began with a little cable television, but then we ... More >>

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    August 12, 2008

    Ozone Awards Update: There Were Some Winners, Too

    Despite the pre-show fisticuffs at last night's Ozone Awards, some awards did finally manage to get handed out. (Rick Ross, who later won Best Rap Album for Trilla, and his entourage were reportedly involved in a scuffle with DJ Vlad over the weekend as well.) MTV.com reports that the highlight of ... More >>

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    January 25, 2008

    Highly Anticipated Albums of 2008

    Because lists aren’t just for Christmas, here are some of the most eagerly awaited albums scheduled for release in 2008. The anticipation is so high that this top ten list goes to 11. 11. Green Day How does a band follow their most commercially successful record, two Grammys, and a world tour? Wi ... More >>

  • Film

    August 24, 2006

    Idlewild

    OutKast's depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the Old South

  • Music

    December 1, 2005

    Santana

    All That I Am

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Mouth of the Dirty South

    The Geto Boys showed the nation hip-hop with real staying power

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    February 24, 2005

    Last Night at the Alamo

    A Grammy party at a local theater turns into quiz night down at the local pub

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    December 25, 2003

    Always Darkest Before the Dawn

    Trotting out the clichés for a year-ender piece

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    OutKast

    Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista)

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