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  • Music

    January 2, 2014

    It's Impossible to Recap Every Houston Rap Release from 2013, But That Won't Stop Us From Trying

    Can one man mention every 2013 Houston rap release worth mentioning?

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2014

    Everything You Needed to Know About Houston Rap In 2013

    Our year-end Houston rap recap (this right here -- oh hi!) is always an exercise in economical efficiency. The amount of words that can fit in this space is about 1/15th of the total amount of local rap artists, so capturing all of the neat things they did in 2013 is basically like winning the lotte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Marcie Chapa Gives Freedom Over Texas a Beat

    With all due respect to pop-country stars Sara Evans and Billy Currington, the real show-stopper at the City of Houston's Freedom Over Texas July 4 celebration in Eleanor Tinsley Park Wednesday might be the Ernest Walker Band, the jazz/R&B/funk/Latin table-setters whose ranks -- all of them with Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    Skits: This Week In Music-Biz WTFery -- Katy Perry, B.o.B., Etc.

    The music business fuckery continues. A game so destructive it only benefits the top dogs (and even so, temporarily), while the actual players continue to eat sand out of peanuts. Who's winning? Who's losing? Dig in for this week's music-bidness shenanigans.

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2012

    Varrie V: Hey Everyone, A Local Musician Is On National TV Again

    Each week, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Last year, the underground Houston m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    The 25 Best Rap Albums from Houston's Glorious 2011

    ​Counting down the 25 best local rap albums of ANY year is less than easy. Counting them down for this year, the most energetic, frenzied year for Houston rap since 2005, it is more than impossible. Rather: WAS more than impossible. After countless at-length conversations with those that know ... More >>

  • Music

    December 22, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 25, 2011

    Rihanna's Top 5 Most Controversial Videos

    ​Rihanna recently released yet another controversial video for "We Found Love," the first single from her forthcoming Def Jam album Talk That Talk. The Grammy-winning singer seems to love pissing off parents and anti-violence organizations with her musical visuals. But she's surely not the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2011

    Eight Shows MTV, VH1 & BET Should Bring Back

    We live in a time where crappy reality television has taken over three of the networks that were once originally dedicated to music videos, artist interviews and delivering current events from the younger generation's perspective. With all the flack that MTV (Music Television) gets about not really ... 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 >>

  • Music

    July 14, 2011

    No Diggity

    Diggy Simmons, son of Run, gets closer to his dreams.

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2011

    What Was The Biggest Surprise At Sunday's BET Awards?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (or thereabouts), Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photos illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Slim Thug, Killa Cal Wayne, Kiotti, Mac, Yung Chill, C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    Russell Simmons' Debit Cards: Capitalism Or Exploitation?

    ​Do you know what the last great consumer market is? It isn't iPad users. It's the opposite of your first instinct, people with disposable income. The last great consumer market, ladies and gentlemen, is the poor. And hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons knows this. He's launching a new pre-paid de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2011

    Diddy's Top Five WTF Videos

    ​Sean Combs Sean "Puffy" Combs Puffy Puff Daddy P. Diddy Diddy is coming to Warehouse Live on May 12 on his "Diddy Dirty Money Tour," behind his newest album, Last Train To Paris. The prolific businessman, producer, and rapper is embarking on one of his very, very scarce tours. We aren't too ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    What Were Rap's Best And Worst Events Of 2010?

    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. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Lil Flip, Hollywood FLOSS, Yves of The Niceguys, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2007
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    December 17, 2007
  • News

    September 14, 2006

    Name That Town

    An image crisis in Fort Bend County

  • Calendar

    August 10, 2006
  • Calendar

    February 6, 2003

    Boyfriends...and Jesus

    A spoonful of hotties, rap and comedy helps the gospel go down

  • Calendar

    January 2, 2003

    Year of the Hyena

    Houston's got a brand-new comedy club

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2002

    All Good in da 'Hood

    Urban cowboys trot into Tymes Square

  • Calendar

    July 25, 2002

    Eight Minutes to Fame

    Comicview's Rushion McDonald has a short attention span

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Gentleman of Jazz

    Ramsey Lewis storms into town with his fusion sound

  • Music

    May 28, 1998
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    October 31, 1996
  • Calendar

    May 18, 1995
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