Carlos Coy

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2014

    10 Possible Houston Rap Tourism Destinations

    Despite the flood of people arriving here for the first time every day, Houston has never been a tourist town. Ask anybody: the skiing sucks, the mosquitos are packing heat and the traffic is stressful enough to put one off the very concept of travel for life. As an added bonus, the weather is too u ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    SPM Supporters Plan "Day of Unity" Protest

    There has never been a figure as polarizing in the Houston hip-hop community as Carlos Coy, the man better known as South Park Mexican. In his heyday circa 2000, the local rapper's independent Dope House Records label sold millions of units, and "SPM" gave a voice to a generation of Southern and Sou ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    The Texas 30: Texas' 6 Best Latin Albums of the Past 30 Years

    As I was reviewing the list of The Texas 30, in the back of my mind I kept thinking one thing... "Where my brown people at?!" Rewind: The Texas 30 (cover story) Slideshow: The Texas 30 album covers Listen To Our Texas 30 Picks On Rdio and Spotify Right Now Sure, Queen Selena rightfully made t ... More >>

  • News

    December 1, 2011

    Man Sues Over Stolen Sperm

    It's lawsuit time!

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    November 23, 2011

    Clifton Grasham-Reeves and Kaci Pomerenke: A Tale of Two Texas Sex Cases

    Is the Texas justice system simply a crapshoot? Is there still an enormous double standard when it comes to sex crimes? Or has Jerry Sandusky cast a huge shadow over future sentences for all those convicted of sex crimes against children? A while back we introduced you to the tale of Clifton Grash ... More >>

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    October 11, 2011

    South Park Mexican's Dope House Records: Help Wanted

    ​The other day Rocks Off was unpacking a bunch of old boxes from our recent move and found Disc 2 of South Park Mexican's Power Moves, the one that starts off with a phone conversation between South Park Mexican (SPM) and DJ Screw. It even had DJ Screw's mug on the disc's cover. Fittingly, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    Mexican Pop Singer Fights Rape Allegations, Racism

    ​The latest chapter in Mexican pop singer Kalimba's life saddens us for a number of reasons, but the possibility of never hearing his music again is not one of them. If you haven't heard, while recording his latest album in El Paso, Kalimba was held by the U.S. Border Patrol on suspicion of ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Filero Isn't Scared To Tell the Un-fairy Tale. First of a Two-Part Series.

    Filero holds the Pioneer trophy he won at the 2009 Texas Latino Rap Awards.​This could be our most controversial Latino rap blog yet, or the first of many. We really don't know yet. We can tell you what we do know. We're 16 stories in and just starting to scratch the surface of the dynamics of Hou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Low Points Dominate the Decade for Houston's Latino Rappers

    ​ Sunday, Rocks Off crept down Little York on the "Nawf" side of H-Town to scope out Northside rider Big Cease's video production of "So Off the Chain," featuring Dat Boy X of Dallas and Houston's Lucky Luciano (above). Sure enough, Houston's underground scene was in full effect to provide support ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    San Antonio Blogger Has Had Enough "Free South Park Mexican" Sentiment

    Michael Hogue​A little over seven years ago, we wrote about the South Park Mexican trial. The rapper, born Carlos Coy, had it all: money, his own record label, a nightclub and, most importantly, the ear of a generation. He was the voice of a new type of person: the Southern and Southwestern Mexica ... More >>

  • News

    November 9, 2006
  • Music

    October 19, 2006

    Ask Another Mexican

    Free SPM (oh, and buy his new CD)

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bayou City Music Mindbender, Part II

    Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore

  • News

    May 5, 2005

    The Press: 15 Rounds and Counting

    A decade and a half of devilish deeds and die-hard journalism

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Hip-hop, Tejas

    Latinos take on rap music and make it their own

  • Music

    November 6, 2003

    City Under Siege

    Musicians provide HPD with plenty of overtime pay

  • News

    July 25, 2002

    Falun Follow-up

    Plus: Porn Priorities?, House Woes, Sit on It

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    July 11, 2002

    Breaking the Mold

    Plus: Bias -- By Whom?, No Alternative, South Park Fallout

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    July 4, 2002

    Building a Case

    Plus: Tough to Swallow, Sound Reasoning, Rotation Spin

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    June 27, 2002

    South Park Shocker

    Plus: Questions of Life, Election Follies, Singing the Praises

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    June 20, 2002

    The Grim Rapper

    Plus: A Deserving Katie, Junk School Junk Food, Going Back

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    June 6, 2002

    South Park Monster

    Fans saw Carlos Coy as the invincible rapper, the gangsta who could become an icon for outcast Hispanics everywhere. But they didn't know his weakness -- young girls did.

  • Music

    January 3, 2002

    Toro! Toro! Toro!

    Home to pop queens and dance hall kings, Texas is still bullish about the music market

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    October 11, 2001


    German culture has been a part of Houston for well over a century

  • News

    July 26, 2001

    Mount Coy

    South Park Mexican carves out his place in history with the 2001 Music Awards

  • News

    July 27, 2000

    Music Awards Winners

    The votes are in! See who you picked as winners in the HPMA 2000

  • Music

    June 29, 2000

    Da Bombing

    The postering of West Gray

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    April 27, 2000
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    March 23, 2000
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    December 16, 1999

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviewed

  • Music

    December 2, 1999


    The age of rapping movies in Houston is now

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    Hot Sauce

    Houston rapper South Park Mexican performs at Watcha Tour '99