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Bernard Freeman

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    November 7, 2014

    10 Possible Houston Rap Tourism Destinations

    Despite the flood of people arriving here for the first time every day, Houston has never been a tourist town. Ask anybody: the skiing sucks, the mosquitos are packing heat and the traffic is stressful enough to put one off the very concept of travel for life. As an added bonus, the weather is too u ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Bun B's Birthday Celebration at Warehouse Live, 3/16/2014

    Bun B, Kirko Bangz Warehouse Live March 16, 2014 By the time big Southern rap impresario Bun B took the stage at Warehouse Live early this morning, there was a lot to celebrate. It was St. Patrick's Day, of course, but the occasion also marked the kickoff of the UGK star's "Trillest Tour" with Kirk ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Creating Bun B's Ultimate Trill Album

    In a way, hearing the words "Bun B" joined together with "new album" should make people throw rice in the air. It doesn't necessarily meet with the same amount of fanfare in 2013 as it would have in 2005, say, but that's only because the idea of Bun B in 2013 is vastly different from the one in 2005 ... More >>

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    November 15, 2013

    Bun B & the Houston Symphony's "Concert Against Hate" at Jones Hall, 11/14/2013

    "Concert Against Hate" Houston Symphony feat. Bun B Jones Hall November 14, 2013 Thursday afternoon, Bernard Freeman paces nervously backstage at Jones Hall during rehearsals for the evening's program. "This isn't your normal House of Blues show," he proclaims. The scope of this performance is ind ... More >>

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    October 3, 2013

    The New Sasha Fierce

    Houston is "Crazy In Love" with drag performer Tyoncé Moore.

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    September 26, 2013

    Trill In a Tux: Bun B Opens Up On November's Houston Symphony Gig

    "It's more than a concert. It's a celebration of what we stand for. Of what we believe in. Of the values we share. And it's a first for Houston" -- Bun B, at Wednesday's press conference Bernard Freeman sits nervously at the head table in a room full of wealthy, powerful, and influential Houstonian ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Terrorist Attacks, Drugs and Danger: Why City Council Doesn't Want Food Trucks Downtown

    "Food trucks -- are they allowed to sell other items within the food trucks?" asked a bewildered-sounding Jack Christie, Council Member At Large 5, during Tuesday morning's City Council hearing on food truck regulations. "To what extent does it not become a food truck?" Christie continued. "I reali ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Down With the Kings: Rick Ross' "3 Kings" vs. Slim Thug's "3 Kingz"

    One of my favorite stories as a kid was Arthur and The Knights of the Round Table. Or The Sword In the Stone, if you liked things animated. Had everything you really wanted in terms of inspiration -- kid always picked on, thought to be of no use to the world then gets courage from a few people, push ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010

    Top 12 Local Songs Of 2010

    ​We're admittedly the most insular, introverted member of the Rocks Off team. You're more likely to find us sitting in our apartment with our headphones on digesting new music than out carousing with our peers. And we're OK with that, mostly because Daddy Rocks Off occasionally asks us to writ ... More >>

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    August 19, 2009

    Houston Music Fight Club, Round 2: Bryan Jackson vs. Jacob Calle, Bun B vs. B L A C K I E, Beau Beasley vs. Justin Nava

    In last week's Houston Music Fight Club, we pitted six of Houston's brightest-shining musical diamonds against one another in a sort of cruel Internet death match. The only blood drawn was the dark crimson blood of laughter that...yeah, we need to work on our metaphors. Anyhow, we came up with three ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008
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    May 21, 2008
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    February 10, 2008

    Two Nights Ago: Bun B and Other Members of the UGK Family

    The Return of the Trill Warehouse Live February 8, 2008 Better than: The first time you pulled off that dance move from House Party where you hold onto your right foot with your left hand and then jump over it with your other leg. Download: "Pocket Full Of Stones," "Front, Back..." and "One Day" ... More >>

  • Music

    February 7, 2008

    UGK for Life

    A conversation with the incomparable Bun B

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    February 13, 2007

    An Evening with Bun B

    "The people in Style Wars weren't conscious of the fact they were starting a movement," says Bernard Freeman, a.k.a. Bun B. The Houston rapper chose the 1983 documentary, which chronicles the rise of hip-hop from the urban underground of New York, to introduce at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston's s ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bayou City Music Mindbender, Part II

    Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore

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