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Chingo Bling

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Meagan Chambers, Don't Gag Her Gorgeous Guitar

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Gag Me, I'm Gorgeous is o ... More >>

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    July 24, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Justin Nava, the Voice of thelastplaceyoulook

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? It's hard to believe that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Donnie Houston, Halftime Entertainment

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Donnie Houston is a produ ... More >>

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    July 17, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Chase Harris, Deep Cuts' Rather Deep Thinker

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Props to Deep Cuts' Chase ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Dave Callier, Grindcore Guitar God

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If you're at all interest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Mlee Marie Mains, the Heart of Hearts of Animals

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Another Mutation is a fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Navo, Bombón's Boundless Body-Mover

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? Alex Nava is the fair-eye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Breelan Angel, Dirty Little Secret Keeper

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? If there's one thing the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Nick Greer, a G Among G's

    Who? Nick Greer, the bespectacled, shaggy-haired front man of Nick Greer and the G's describes himself as a self-taught keyboard player who genuinely loves his instrument and is always ready and willing to learn more. As a kid, the brand-new multiple 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominee suffered w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2014

    The Rocks Off 200: Chingo Bling, H-Town's Own Versace Mariachi

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? His birth name is Pedro H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2014

    30 Seconds With Los Rakas

    Los Rakas are a bilingual hip-hop duo from Oakland, California. The group consists of Panamanian cousins Raka Rich and Raka Dun, and their music is a mix of Panamanian and Caribbean music such as salsa, reggae, dancehall, and merengue, with hip-hop, R&B, and soul sprinkled on top. We spoke briefly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Latino Music's Many Styles Charge Austin's Pachanga Fest

    Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival Feat. Los Lobos, Celso Piña, Intocable, 3BallMTY, y más Fiesta Gardens, Austin May 10 & 11, 2013 Since 2008, the annual, family-friendly Pachanga Fest Latino Music Festival has showcased the vibrant blend of Latino-created music and art and its impact on Americ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: November 2-4

    UPDATED (9:30 a.m.): Per @FitzLiveMusic, Rakim has canceled due to Sandy-related travel difficulties. :( Indian Jewelry Walters, November 2 Houston is a better place for Indian Jewelry still being here. They could have moved somewhere hipper long ago and been welcomed with open arms, but Tex Kersc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Rap Round Table: Wu-Tang vs. N.W.A. vs. A Tribe Called Quest

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Mic Skills, E.S.G., Chingo Bling, D-Risha, Kiotti, Mac, Yung Redd, Damien Randle, Yung Truth, Fat Tony Not Invited: Whoever gav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Which Houston Rapper Bet "Whatever" On the NBA Finals?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Mac, Mug, Killa Kyleon, TroubleSum, Propain, hasHBrown, Yung Truth, O.N.E., Chingo Bling, more. Not Invited: Steve Francis and ... 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

    January 27, 2012

    Somehow, Red Bull Has Become Very Important To Underground Rap In Texas

    A white guy, two black guys and a Mexican walk into a club. Harharhar. This coming Wednesday, February 1, Warehouse Live will host the inaugural show of the Red Bull Skooled tour. (If you've any concerns about the validity of the relationship Red Bull has rap, you're encouraged to read this, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    What Is Jay-Z's Best Album?

    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: Bun B, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Chingo Bling, Chane, Pyr ... 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 5, 2011

    Swagometer: Brawling Strippers & Fat Tony's Filthy New Band Name

    Despite what you may have heard, swag isn't dead yet; at least not in Houston. Have any swagged-out projects or general ideas? E-mail alliswagoner@gmail.com. Ryan GrimesBest. Photo. Ever.​Aside from working every day at Girls Rock Camp Houston, this week provided Rocks Off with its usually co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Rappers Choose Their Favorite Fresh Prince Episode

    ​Today's Panel: Delo, Chane, Mr. Wired Up (Oh Boy), Mac, Brad Gilmore, #Thurogod, A.D.D., Renzo, Kiotti, Chingo Bling Not Invited: Uncle Phil Today's Prompt: Earlier today, "Fresh Prince" was trending on Twitter. Naturally, we reached over to a bunch of Houston rappers to see which episode o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Otis": Hit Or Miss?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Chingo Bling, Jack Freeman, Fat Tony, Brad Gil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Angry Easter Bunnies

    Good Friday? How about great Friday? Here at Rocks Off we try to ensure that each and every Friday our readers get a full and healthy dose of local music news set to tide them over until we return. So without further ado, we present the newest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​The soundt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Record Store Day Exclusives

    Welcome once again to another installment of our smash hit series, Magnolia City Mixtape. This week is just like all the rest, with a bumper crop of local music news for your eyes and ears. ​We'll start off with our soundtrack, which happens to be an EP from local rock outfit Rivers, entitled ... More >>

  • Music

    April 7, 2011
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    March 15, 2011

    Upcoming: Billy Joe Shaver, Def Leppard, Stephen Marley, Etc.

    ​"20th Annual KTRU Outdoor Show" With Washed Out, Real Estate, Fat Tony, Young Mammals, Grandfather Child, The Tontons: Sat., April 9. Rice University. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., June 18. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Chingo Bling, DJ Ebonix: Fri., April 8. Bronze Peacock Room @ House of Blues. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Slim Thug: Now Tweeting Church!

    Aren't we all, Slim?​Welcome to another fabulous edition of Magnolia City Mixtape. Rocks Off doesn't want you to miss even a smidgen of news from Houston's music scene, so we mine the Internet, sifting through Twitter feeds and Facebook profiles and harvesting every piece we can find. So witho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2010

    What Do Rappers Read?

    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: Bun B, Chingo Bling, The ARE, Kyle Hubbard, Rob G ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2010

    This Week in Deliciousness

    We have no words for how cool this is.​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where the holistic headache cure of choice is gravy and lots of it. To the surprise of no one, we started the week off with some marijuana-laced soda. After that, we were really, really excited ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2010

    Vanilla Ice And 11 Other Artists Dallas Can Keep

    ​Tomorrow night at 2016 Mainstage, Houston gets to relive its (our?) dark white-rap past when Dallas native Vanilla Ice hits the stage at the venue formerly known Sammy's On Main. Yes, that Vanilla Ice, from our haughty neighbors to the north who can do no wrong in the eyes of Texas Monthly. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 11, 2010

    2010 Music Awards Nominees, Part 1

    ​Rocks Off is sorry this took so long, but between sifting through dozens of categories with dozens of nominations apiece, and shuffling back and forth to the doctor's office thanks to an unfortunate spill last night, we've been working as fast as we possibly can. Even so, we decided to split ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2010

    Chingo Bling's They Can't Deport Us All Makes Good Census; Still Missing Selena

    ​ Our weekend was full of political conversations with folks who we never have political conversations with; let us tell you, we couldn't have been more pleasantly surprised. We decided we were going to try and convince everyone we knew back home to fill out the census. Three different conversatio ... More >>

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Up on His Hustle

    How Lucky Luciano went from pimping strippers to stacking six figures.

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    Rocks Off's 2010 Predictions: The Fate of Owl City, Chingo Bling vs. Chamillionaire, the Next Twilight Soundtrack and Madchester In Katy

    www.flickr.com/photos/dherholz/​ Adam Young of Owl City will mystify the scientific community, yet surprise no one in the music community, when he is hacked in half in a freak sawmill accident, and it's discovered he is filled with gummi bears. The Arcade Fire/Flaming Lips feud is resolved when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    The 2010 Census Launches the Latino Underground Into the Mainstream; Other Bold Predictions for the Coming Decade

    Will Lil Young be one of this decade's breakout Latino rap stars?​ Can Latino hip-hop in Houston continue to thrive as a black-market force, of sorts, whose sales are invisible to the IRS, and evolve into a powerful underground economy without the acknowledgement or praise of mainstream music medi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Getting "Passed" Up OK with Houston's Latino Rappers... Well, Not Really

    There's no doubt that Corporate America knows how to enter a market, break down consumer attitudes and needs, and sell them a product they're going to buy. Pepsi's been around for a minute so you know they know what's up. But in an effort to sell the urban community more of their product (trust us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Lucky Luciano: Boss of Houston's Latino Rap Family

    ​ Deep underground; way below the mainstream music land of Top 40 Billboard Charts and MTV countdowns thrives another existence entirely, made up of independent, Houston Latino hip-hop artists who didn't get the memo. You know the one. It reads: "All aspiring artists must plead big record compani ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009
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    March 20, 2009

    Five Spot: Slim Thug is Back

    Welcome back to Five Spot. 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. Numerous emails from PR people over the last two or so months have informed us that but a scant four years after ... More >>

  • Music

    May 15, 2008
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    August 16, 2007

    Houston Rap: Kicked to the Curb?

    It hasn’t exactly been a banner year anywhere in hip-hop nation, and Houston is no exception. The Class of 2005’s lackluster sales have spurred every hip-hop rag and blog from here to Brooklyn to bust out its own unique variation on the evergreen “Houston, we have a problem” headline. Chingo ... More >>

  • Music

    April 12, 2007

    Chingo Bling: They Can't Deport Us All

    Vandalism, gunshots and hate mail mark a local entertainers transformation from comedian/rapper to rapper/activist

  • Music

    March 29, 2007

    What's in Your Favorite Singer's Backseat?

    John Popper, Chingo Bling and John Mayer

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2007

    SXSW Lineup Announced

    After plenty of outside speculation, South by Southwest has finally released a list of performing bands. Here are the folks from Houston who made the cut: Amplified Heat Ceeplus Bad Knives Chingo Bling Billy Cook Devin the Dude DJ Chill Presents Young Samm, Short Texas, Kenika, Lil Boom, 2 D ... More >>

  • Music

    February 16, 2006

    Told You So

    Racket gets his gloat on

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    On Da Lingo, Part II

    Confused by what all our hometown rappers are talking about? Were here to help.

  • News

    August 19, 2004
  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    On Da Lingo

    Tracing Houston roots in three omnipresent hip-hop terms

  • Music

    May 6, 2004

    Defending the Dirty Thirty

    And coping with Yankee slander

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Brown Suga Suga

    Roots reggae, doo-wop, Tom Petty -- and bales of ganja -- fuel Baby Bash's Latin rap

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