Subject:

Bushwick

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    93.7 The Beat's "Welcome to H-Town" Concert at Arena Theatre, 2/28/2014

    Geto Boys, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Lil' Keke & Slim Thug Arena Theatre February 28, 2014 So there's a new radio station in town, KQBT 93.7 The Beat. ("Radar Love" can now be heard exclusively on 106.9 The Eagle.) These upstarts claim to be the home of H-Town's real hip-hop and R&B. That tagline remains fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Let's Celebrate 93.7 The Beat's Geto Boys Concert with an Insane Bushwick Bill Story

    Gas up the chainsaw, because some bloody cool Geto Boys stuff popped up this week. Most importantly, news began spreading that the men who put Houston on the hip-hop map would be headlining 93.7 The Beat's "Welcome the Houston" Concert next month at Arena Theater. While 'Face, Bushwick and Willie D ... More >>

  • Music

    August 1, 2013

    Ten the Hard Way: Introducing the Houston Music Hall of Fame

    In honor of the 25th Annual Houston Press Music Awards, we present the Houston Music Hall of Fame.

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2013

    Geto Boys at House of Blues, 7/4/2013

    Geto Boys House of Blues July 4, 2013 Just a month ago, the Geto Boys were scheduled to perform at the fifth annual Free Press Summer Festival. Black-and-white billboards had been plastered all over town for months, depicting the Houston-based trio of misfits turned hip-hop icons. Underneath the th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Bushwick Bill's Five Most Unhinged Geto Boys Verses

    The Geto Boys' performance at this year's Free Press Summer Festival was fun and all, but there's no question something was missing. Namely, a sawed-off, fun-loving sociopath by the name of Bushwick Bill, the diminutive, one-eyed rapper and dancer who's been an indelible element of the group's off-k ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2013

    Geto Boys at Free Press Summer Fest, 6/1/2013

    Geto Boys Free Press Summer Festival, Eleanor Tinsley Park June 1, 2013 One of this year's most anticipated FPSF sets by far on Saturday belonged to the Geto Boys, those 3rd Coast originators who put this city on the hip-hop map 25 years ago with their gonzo gangsta lyrics and attitude. A pre-fabri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Here's a Video of the Entire Geto Boys Show From Saturday's Juggalo Gathering

    There are benefits to going to a concert, of course. Like, there are the obvious things. The surge in energy in the room right before the performer comes out is always fun. It will never not be cool to start a show by shutting off all the lights. The moment when whatever song it is that everyone's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Top 6 Rap Songs That Criticize the USA

    Word to your mamas, sucka emcees. It's the Fourth of July (or, as the Native American guy that I went to college with used to half-jokingly refer to it, "The Most Fucked Up Holiday I Can Think Of... Why Don't We Just Go Ahead And Start Celebrating 9/11, Because That's Basically What This Is For Me") ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    A Houston Rap-Related Shooting Timeline

    Most people will tell you that Houston rappers are overall a peaceful bunch, but people do carry guns. No less a beloved figure than Pimp C was caught after he got into an altercation at the Foot Locker in Sharpstown Mall; supposedly a policeman saw a gun under Pimp's coat during the fight, followed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Last Night: Delta Spirit At Fitzgerald's

    Delta Spirit Fitzgerald's April 12, 2012 I am concerned that younger bands these days are not learning the proper value of restraint. It's not even a generational thing, really. I had very little appreciation for or understanding of restraint myself until fairly recently, but a heart attack at age ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Circle Takes The Square: Casting The H-Town Version of Hip Hop Squares

    News broke last week that MTV2, MTV's sister network nominally dedicated to actual music, is reviving the classic Hollywood Squares format as Hip Hop Squares, an over-the-top tic-tac-toe game featuring urban personalities including actor/comedian Nick Cannon; record producer DJ Khaled; rappers Fat J ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Ask A Rapper: These are the Best Non-Houston Samplings of Houston 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. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com.̴ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    Artist of the Week: The Underappreciated O.N.E. Suits Up

    Each Wednesday, 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.​O.N.E. has long been a Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Rap Round Table: Which is the Best Halloween-y Rap Song?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Slim Thug, Mug, Yung Redd, Delo, Preemo, Chane, Brad Gilmore, Herney the Great, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Recasting The Geto Boys From Houston's Under-25 Ranks

    ​So here's how this happened: Thursday night, while prepping the next installment Houston Press Underground Rap Awards, which we were planning on featuring in this space at this exact moment, a side note for an award spiderwebbed into a way-too-long e-conversation with several people that wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2011

    We Can't Be Stopped: Best Houston Album Ever Turns 20 Years Old

    ​Today is the 20th anniversary of the release of the Geto Boys' We Can't Be Stopped. It is the most important Houston album of all time. Everyone understands this reflexively, even if they don't understand why they understand that. It has likely been written about more than any other piece o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2011

    Who Makes The Mt. Rushmore Of Houston Rap?

    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. cred​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Z-Ro, Chamillionaire, Lil Flip, E.S.G., Paul Wall, Fat Tony, A.D.D., Matt Son ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2010

    The Stories Behind Five H-Town Rap Anthems

    ​You know the song as soon as the beat drops. You rap them better than the artists themselves do at concerts. You'll slap your little brother for butchering the lyrics. But do you know the real life stories behind these five H-town rap anthems? Pull up a chair, grab a bag of popcorn, and a co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Toy Story, Now Starring Houston Rappers

    ​At the Serrano household - among the toddler sect, anyway - the Toy Story trilogy is generally regarded as man's greatest creative achievement, followed closely by Reese's Sonic Blasts and poop jokes. There was no way our two boys weren't being Woody and Buzz Lightyear for Halloween this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2010

    Remember Willie Dee's Controversy?

    The best album cover in rap history​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. Willie Dee Controversy (Rap-A-Lot, 1995) Note: Yes, we' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Hip Hop Honors Doesn't Totally Embarrass The South

    VH1 honored the Dirty South for the 2010 edition of Hip-Hop Honors. We flew out there and sat in on the taping this past weekend. Or we Tivo'd it while we put our kids to bed and then watched it afterwards. One of those is true. Willie D​ 8:00 p.m.: Oh, good. Darrell from The Office is hosting to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Donald Ray Spencer: Tiny Terror Tries To Grab Cop's Gun After Burglary Bust

    Photo courtesy HCSOSmall, but feisty​It's a cliché, but criminals come in all shapes and sizes.On Saturday night, the Houston Police Department picked up 20-year-old Donald Ray Spencer for burglary of a habitation, a felony.Evidently Spencer did not go down without a fight, because he is also cha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Smoot On Shamed Texans LB Brian Cushing

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    Five Spot: Linking Jay-Z To Houston, And Not Through Beyonce

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Jay-Z is in town Monday. This is huge. Jay is the most commercially, mainstr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    The Hot Seat: Lee-Coc, Richmond Revolutionary

    Every Friday, Rocks Off will beam hip-hop artists into our demented, imaginary, incredibly witty, fantasy world of pretend scenarios. We predict it'll soon be known as a feared interrogation of hip-hop artists, revealing their most-inner thoughts and desires. In reality, it's just a fucking cool Q&a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2010

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 1: The Geto Boys' We Can't Be Stopped

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday - or we were. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Note: With all due respect to Prince Johnny C, Raheem, K-9, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2009

    Five Spot: New Videos from Bushwick, Chamillionaire, Trae; A Classic from Big Mello

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Several key artists in Houston released new videos this week. However, before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 16: Bushwick Bill's Little Big Man

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums that have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Bushwick Bill Little Big Man (Priority, 1992)​"Get to the house, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Soulbrotha

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Five Spot: Big Pokey

    Welcome back to The Five Spot, a Rocks Off recurring feature. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Wednesday, RapRadar.com threw up an interview with former Roc-A-Fella rapper ... More >>

  • Music

    May 28, 2009

    Phone Home Page

    Two Houston poets create a modern-day party line online.

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    The Willie D Scam: Read Along As It Goes Down

    Willie D is still cooling his heels in a Federal lock-up as we write this, but there's updates o'plenty. Hair Balls's old buddy Matt Sonzala posted a Willie D round-up on his blog yesterday. To us, the most fascinating link Sonzala unearthed was this one, in which you can document in real time the r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2009

    Five Spot: Hangin' With the Geto Boys (Almost)

    If we had to rank the three most disappointing things not to happen in our lives, it would be these. We have never: 1. Dunked a basketball on a regulation goal. We play basketball, in some form or fashion, at least five times a week. Frankly, we love it. Yet apparently we did something so horribly a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2008

    Aftermath: Geto Boys at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Mark C. Austin. For a slideshow, click here. Better Than: Grandma’s potato salad and watching the fireworks downtown. As a born-and-raised Houstonian, I haven't witnessed firsthand much legitimate local history. Watching the 1986 Astros in the NLCS with Mike Scott and Nolan Ryan was h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Geto Boys, Willie Nelson, Hot Dogs and Vintage

    What a weekend. That third day makes all the difference. Anyone else check out the downtown fireworks? We wound up watching them in White Oak Park, surrounded by Spanish-speaking families. Viva America! The Geto Boys at Warehouse Live Scarface, Willie D and Bushwick Bill couldn't be stopped o ... More >>

  • Music

    July 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2008

    Ten Great Hip-Hop Breakup Songs (Because Valentine’s Day Is for Suckas)

    “I Hate U Bitch,” Z-Ro: Z-Ro is at his most vulnerable in this balmy, spring-like guitar and keyboard track. Break-ups are often confusing, and Z-Ro teeters here between tearful rage and pounding your fists into bloody pulp sadness. (Just as effortlessly as he shifts gears from singing and rappi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2008

    Googlism with Houston Musicians, or Why Beyonce Is Stealing My Mojo

    Have you ever played around with Googlism? Here’s how the site, which is not affiliated with Google in any way, describes itself: “Googlism was created as a fun tool to see what Google ‘thinks’ of certain topics and people. Of course, the results are not really Google's opinion, they're yo ... More >>

  • Music

    August 16, 2007

    Laptop Battles

    Blogging: Hip-hop's new element?

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Hip-hop as She Is Rapped

    Translating the German Wikipedia entries of Houston's top MCs

  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    HouTube.com

    Ten of the Bayou City's best short music films

  • Music

    October 20, 2005

    Best Beats from the Bayou

    H-town's top ten rap jams

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Answering the Musical Question

    Wesley Willis's ghost in the machine pays rock 'n' roll tribute to notorious Houstonians

  • Music

    February 24, 2005
  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    Mama's Got a Brand-New Bag

    Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings carry old-school funk into the new millennium

  • Music

    August 15, 2002

    Home from La-La Land

    Tony Avitia picks up the pieces of his Broken Note

  • Music

    November 26, 1998
  • Music

    October 1, 1998
  • Music

    August 8, 1996

    Sounds Like a Winner!

    1996 Houston Press Music Awards

Loading...