MIXTAPE OF THE WEEK: DeLorean, Look Alive Is DeLorean underrated, overrated or properly rated? We've been dancing around this thought for a little while now. You see, the rapper is responsible for two of the city's most noted projects of the past five years, Hood Politics 2: Acknowledgment and Ho ... More >>
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 >>
Popular member of the Kracker Nuttz DJ team was only 27.
After spending all week thus far exposing the lies apparent in song titles from The Beatles and Kiss, it's time to tone it down a little bit both in heaviness and in rhetoric. Nothing says tone it down like adult-contemporary music, so that's the arena I fight the lie war in today. Rewind: The Son ... More >>
Friday night, Ice-T's new hip-hop documentary The Art of Rap opened in theaters nationwide. I went and watched it at the AMC Studio 30 at Westheimer and Dunvale. Here are ten things from the movie that are interesting and one thing that will be picked over: 10. Grandmaster Caz Is Ruthlessly, Seaml ... More >>
Photos by Marco TorresBig K.R.I.T. Fitzgerald's February 22, 2012 Big K.R.I.T. ended his set at Fitzgerald's on Wednesday, hand on chest, with a debut performance of his new single, "I Got This," his gift to Houston for supporting his brand of Southern-fried rap. The crowd had cheered him li ... More >>
Marcus Manchild eyes national acclaim.
6:58: High-five to the Houston Press for flying us out to Los Angeles to cover the BET Awards. Cool move. Thus far, it's been extra fun. We ran into Kobe and, um, saw some people filming a movie, and... uh... there were some angels or something, and... there... there was... eh, shit. We're n ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday, even on national holidays, Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThis Week's Panel: Paul Wall, Delo, GT Mayne, Show, Mr. Wired Up Oh Boy ... More >>
Can the celebrated rapper get out of trouble long enough to top the charts again?
The annual return of the Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter
Narc desperately struggles to prove its grit
Slum Village plays catch-up to the White Stripes and Eminem
Boz Scaggs evolves along with his beloved R&B
The postering of West Gray