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Birdman (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2014

    New Houston Rap: In Memory of M.U.G.

    Normally the Houston rap column would start off with an anecdote about my life, or something that happened to me that inspired me to write something poignant and funny and stuff, but this time that would be misleading. This past Sunday afternoon word got out that M.U.G., a bowling ball of hardened ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    Lil Wayne, T.I. & 2 Chainz at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8/18/2013

    Lil Wayne, T.I., 2 Chainz Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 18, 2013 There comes a time in every boy's life where he learns an inadvertent anatomy lesson with the help of some overzealous audience members, their crotches, and a jumbotron. Sunday night was that night for many a Houston boy, b ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Top 10 Rap-Related Items On Etsy

    Rap music is forever turning out to be a fun influence on things we'd least expect. When your grandmother starts using terms like "turn up," you realize that there is no getting away from it. Even the creative and artsy folk over at Etsy.com combine their passion for crafts with their admiration of ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2013

    The Sounds of H-Town

    Cactus Music wants your help with a "Community-Curated Playlist."

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    February 8, 2013

    All the Rappers Who Will Be Here All-Star Weekend, Part 2

    "Are you going to StripperFest?" "Excuse me, am I going to what?" "StripperFest. It's a thing at All-Star Weekend." Rewind: All the Rappers Who Will Be Here All-Star Weekend, Part 1 If I told you a complete stranger with his or her own guide to All-Star Weekend told me such a thing, I would be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2012

    Who's Got the Power?: The Musicians On Forbes's Most Powerful Celebrities List

    Fame and fortune might not be the ultimate goal for every person to ever write a song or learn an instrument, but it is for a lot of people out there. It would be lovely to believe that music is done 100% of the time for the "right" reasons, but most of us are cynical enough to know otherwise. Some ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    50 Questions About Drake

    Drake is in concert in Houston tonight. I'm covering the show. And I've been thinking about him a lot. So, 50 questions about Drake: Is Drake for real? Or did he just never stop acting? Is there anything that can be written about Drake that hasn't been written already? Did Drake break criticism? C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    SXSW: Lil Wayne's YMCMB Showcase At Austin Music Hall

    ​"I believe in three things: I believe in God; I believe that I ain't shit without you, and I believe that I ain't shit without you!" - Lil Wayne to his fans After being shut out of the T.I./B.O.B show at La Zona Rosa by order of the fire marshal, I headed over to see Lil Wayne at the Austin Mu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Rap Round Table: Who is the Best Shit-Talker in Rap Currently?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Slim Thug, medicine Girl, O.N.E., Preemo, Chane, Delo, Chingo Bling, Doughb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Rappers Predict The Best & Worst Of BET's Hip-Hop Awards

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Preemo, Kyle Hubbard, Brad Gilmore, Medicine Girl, D-Risha, Kiotti, Chane, Renzo, Mic Skills, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    What's The Leading Cause Of Poor Record Sales?

    ​Last week, the music world laughed up a hiccup as Lil Wayne pranced around the VMA stage in nut-suffocating, Le Tigre-inspired jeggings. While that performance affirmed that Wayne is no fashion guru, his chart performance a week later reminded us that he's very good at something else-selling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Is Tha Carter IV Really Better Than Watch The Throne?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday (and soon after when it is), Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Chane, Kiotti, Dough ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    What Hip-Hop's Cash Kings Should Buy With All That Loot

    ​Forbes has unveiled its annual list of hip-hop cash kings. The Top 20 includes 21 big shottas - who said math was a requirement to work at Forbes? - with whom we'd gladly trade bank accounts. Pop the hood to see Rocks Off's breakdown of the Top 10 earners and what they should buy with all th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    2 Sexy 4 Shirts: Video Boys Of Summer Frolic Au Naturel

    ​The only summer trend that matters this year - to us, anyway - is "Boys Gone Wild." So, what happened, H-town dudes? It's as if when Free Press Summer Fest wrapped up, none of you has wanted to strut around town sweaty and shirtless since. This is one of the reasons why we can't really see a ... More >>

  • Music

    April 28, 2011

    Back in Business

    Life returns to the Richmond Strip.

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    April 18, 2011

    Saturday Night: Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne & Friends At Toyota Center

    Photos by Marco Torres​Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Rick Ross, Bun B, Trae, Yelawolf, Travis Barker & Mix Master Mike, Twist, Shanell, Birdman Toyota Center April 16, 2011 7:22 p.m.: We had not planned on getting here until way later tonight, but Bun B mentioned on his Twitter that the show ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Five Terrible Rap Acts Who Will Never Crack the "Diddy List"

    The Super Broker Shuffle: Your eyes and ears will never forgive you​I'm a sucker for lists, I've said that before. If it makes me a less cerebral person, so be it. I'm not apologizing. For a "list addict" like myself, Forbes magazine is like a big plate of list cocaine. They'll come up with a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    Five Spot: Five Obscure UGK Features, With Downloadable Links

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​Yo, maybe you heard, maybe you didn't, but there's some concerts an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Scooby of G.R.I.T. Boys Gives Us the Three Greatest Houston Rap Groups Ever, Including His Own

    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 introducingliston@ ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009

    Crash Into Me: Predicting the Economy's Impact on the Music Biz

    GWAR more important than you might expect.

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2008

    A SugarHill Supergroup of Sorts

    The SugarHill Gang, from left: Fever Tree's Rob Landis, Radio Birdman's Dennis Tek, engineer Andy Bradley, Tyson Steth, Kenny Cordray and Dust Peterson Photos by Chris Gray Watching musicians in the studio is like watching meat processors make sausage: it's tedious and there's lots of blood. But it' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2008

    Tonight: Lil Keke Listening Party/CD Release at Venue

    Two years in the making, original Screwed Up Clik member Lil Keke's - whose 1997 hit "South Side" remains a milestone in Houston rap - new LP Loved by Few, Hated by Many is out today on Swishahouse/TF, with distribution by Universal Motown; guests include Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Birdman (who appear ... More >>

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    The Voodoo Chile's Slight Return

    Greg Ashley resurrects the Mirrors for a summer tour; also: beware of Zipperneck

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Greg Ashley

    Friday, November 21

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

    Ruff Ryders boast about boozing; Cash Money brags about billfold size. At least the rap's good.

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