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    April 14, 2014

    Slick Rick at Warehouse Live, 4/11/2014

    Slick Rick Warehouse Live April 11, 2014 Legends don't need a fancy stage, dazzling lighting or flamboyant dance routines. And they definitely do not need a 20-piece entourage to stand with them onstage doing absolutely nothing. All a legend needs is a little bit of your time and a platform on whic ... More >>

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    February 18, 2013

    Saturday Night: Rakim at Fitzgerald's

    Rakim Fitzgerald's February 16, 2013 In the beginning, The God MC, legally known as William Michael Griffin, Jr., best known as Rakim, became one-half of one of hip-hop's very first groups, Eric B. and Rakim. The pair recorded a series of classic albums (Paid in Full, Follow the Leader) that have ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    New Doc The Art Of Rap Spills Hip-Hop's Secrets

    Rap wasn't always like Lil Jon's yelling his famous "What!?" and "Okay!", or repeating your name over and over throughout the song like Houston's own Lil Flip. Nowadays most see rap as lyrics telling a woman how to position herself or look for a man, rhymes about money and talk of toking up. But th ... More >>

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    February 1, 2012

    Bedtime Stories: The Naughtiest Madonna Videos Ever (Semi-NSFW)

    This weekend, the grand dame of American pop music, Madonna, will grace the halftime stage at Super Bowl XLVI. This is a major improvement from last year's more-inhuman-than-human Black Eyed Peas performance, which tested the resolve our country, and even the world. But we all survived. Who won the ... More >>

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    January 5, 2012

    All That Jazz

    Critics say KTSU has lost its listeners, not to mention its soul, by ditching its cutting-edge music and many of its veteran DJs.

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    July 26, 2011

    Four Artists Who Died Before Playing Houston

    theindependent.co.uk​When Amy Winehouse died Saturday, almost everyone noted how the troubled British soul singer had joined the "27 Club," the list of legendary musicians who passed away at that age that also includes Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, ... More >>

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    May 10, 2011

    10 Great Instances Of Rappers Honoring Other Rappers

    ​People often forget that hip-hoppers are humans, too. They breathe, sleep, eat, and salivate at the sight of buttermilk donuts just like us. And, every now and then, they'll geek over other rappers, just like us. It would have been so much easier to compile a list of rappers dissing other ra ... More >>

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    November 11, 2010

    Homecoming

    Gang Starr's DJ Premier still mourns partner Guru.

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    October 18, 2010

    Friday Night: Legends Of Rap At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Marco TorresRakim​"Legends of Rap" featuring Rakim, Slick Rick, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte Verizon Wireless Theater October 15, 2010 For more photos from Friday, see our slideshow here. Friday night at Verizon Theater was a celebration of hip-hop legends, the types that would ... More >>

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    September 13, 2010

    Is Tupac Really One Of The Top Five MCs Ever?

    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. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Trae, Mr. Lee, V-Zilla, Fat Tony, Candi Redd, Yung ... More >>

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    August 9, 2010

    Feeling Darragh, D.R.U.M., Karina, Skarnales On The Showcase's Western Edge

    Photos by Marco TorresHenry Darragh Quintet, a smooth oasis on a hot day.​How was your Saturday? We spent ours hopping from bar to bar, soaking in rays (inadvertently), and downing copious amounts of liquid refreshment. Oh yeah, and we managed to see eight bands in four hours. Dive in for our ... More >>

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    July 30, 2010

    "Punchline King" Lloyd Banks: G-Unit Will Rise Again

    ​Fans of self-proclaimed "Punchline King" Lloyd Banks will be pleased to learn that he's mapping out a comeback plan that doesn't include slinging mud at every big enchilada in the industry. With a new album tentatively slated to arrive this fall, Banks says he's as focused on music as ever. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2010

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Big Mello's Bone Hard Zaggin'

    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. Big Mello Bone Hard Zaggin' (Rap-A-Lot/Priority, 1992) Big Mello, "Love Don't Love Nobody"​Big Mell ... More >>

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    February 1, 2010

    Aftermath: Hour After Hour at the Sprite Step Off With Lupe Fiasco, Brooke Valentine, Letoya Luckett, Trae and Sheila Jackson Lee

    Photos by Marco Torres/ See our slideshow here​ 8:20 p.m.: Somehow, without checking in as media or anything, we've found our way backstage. That was a bit too easy; like, "Make You Feel A Little Uncomfortable About The Security Level At This Event" uneasy. 8:24: Yipes. Congresswoman Sheila Jackso ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    V-Zilla is Houston's Hip-Hop Monster on the Mike

    ​ "The reason I want to be alone, is I'm tired of all the things that went wrong that would've went right if I had did 'em on my own." - Nas That quote is perfect for this story because Victor Gurrola, Jr., aka V-Zilla, was once the best rapper the world had ever seen who wasn't known by his own c ... More >>

  • Music

    December 31, 2009

    Live with Me

    The best Houston concerts of 2009: U2, George Strait, Kid Cudi, Jandek, Peaches and even T-Pain.

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    November 3, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Fat Tony on Why Hip-Hop Is a Young Man's Game, and Jay-Z's "Coldplay Rap"

    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 introducinglisto ... More >>

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    October 6, 2009

    Aftermath: Common and The Roots Crew's Private Engagment at the Corinthian, With Special Guests (Cough, "Nite and Day")

    Photos by Larami Culbertson​ 9:10 p.m.: We pull up to the front of The Corinthian and hand the car off to the valet. He says, "It's $20 plus tip." Oh, so it's $20, then? Got it. Thanks. 9:20 p.m.: Common just walked in. He's way more stout than we imagined him to be. His skin is also less clear th ... More >>

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    October 1, 2009
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    June 11, 2009
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    April 23, 2009

    Hello, Houston!

    Noise breaks down the months of live music ahead

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    January 31, 2008
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    August 16, 2007
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    July 26, 2007

    Big Mac Boogie

    Would You Like Fries with Those Lyrics?

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    April 5, 2007

    Rotation: Popular Demand

    Black Milk Popular Demand Fat Beats Detroit rappers/producers are entering an age of acclaim. Now that late Motown rapper/producer extraordinaire J Dilla is getting posthumous props all over the globe, the rap world seems hungry for anything with an authentic Detroit sound. It's a fine time for f ... More >>

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    June 23, 2005

    Various Artists

    The Kings of Hip Hop, Compiled and Mixed by DJ Premier and Mr. Thing

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    October 21, 2004

    Hot 'n' Heavenly

    Have a hell of a time at Club Envy's Halloween Ball

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    April 29, 2004
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    March 25, 2004

    Back to School

    Big Daddy Kane and friends revisit the era of the flattop

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    February 12, 2004

    Drat!

    Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.

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    July 11, 2002

    Masta Ace

    Saturday, July 13

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    July 17, 1997

    Rooting Interest

    The Roots make rap for both your hips and your head

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    April 13, 1995
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