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    May 22, 2014

    The 10 Best Summer Songs of the '90s

    Let's play a game. Anyone know "Never Have We Ever?" Good. We'll go first. Never have we ever found ourselves saying the words, "But there were so many good Will Smith songs!" Well, until this blog, that is. Apparently there are an abundance of epic summery songs by the '90s version of Will Smi ... More >>

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    April 18, 2014

    YG at House of Blues, 4/17/2014

    YG, Dorrough Music, Fat Pimp, DJ Mustard House of Blues April 17, 2014 As ominous as the House of Blues stage looked on Thursday night, Compton, Calif., rapper YG looked right at home. His face didn't muster up much in the way of a toothy grin, reflecting a psyche hardened by years of gang-banging, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    A Quick 15 Minutes With YG, Rap's Hottest New Star

    At heart, YG is an everyman rapper to the core. He doesn't completely crowd the mind with a ton of abject wordplay like his Compton compatriot Kendrick Lamar, but instead crafts pop-rap tunes that bite with far more believable menace than, say, Rick Ross. His first major effort came in 2009 with L. ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    The Five Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Anvil, Dick Dale, YG, etc.

    Debonair Lounge Cafe 4212, April 14 Since approximately Labor Day 2013, the only way to get each week off on a good foot has been at this Museum District oasis of cool. Debonair Lounge has already welcomed a who's who of Houston's hottest young hip-hop and R&B performers -- this week features Jonat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2014

    UConn Wins 2014 Men's Basketball Title: "This Is What Happens When You Ban Us"

    When he took over for the retiring Jim Calhoun back in September of 2012, University of Connecticut then-interim head coach Kevin Ollie concluded his introductory press conference with some very prophetic words: "I want to just say that we're gonna take the stairs and not the escalator because the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2014

    The Most Gangsta Funeral There Will Ever Be

    Note: Houston's Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. Last week, I went to the funeral of a person whom I cared about. While I am of course happy that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy & De La Soul at Bayou Music Center, 7/3/2013

    LL Cool J, Ice Cube, Public Enemy, De La Soul Bayou Music Center July 3, 2013 Classic-rock acts who were never more than B-list tour every summer and pack amphitheaters by the thousands. It takes four of the most important acts in rap history to fill up Bayou Music Center. Something seems off ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2012

    So How Were Those Kendrick Lamar Shows Anyway?

    Marco Torres texted Rocks Off shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday evening to say that a line was already forming around Warehouse Live for Kendrick Lamar, who was scheduled to perform at 10 p.m. The scene appears to have been the same at House of Blues, where he went on a couple of hours later. The 25-ye ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: December 28-30

    Hayes Carll's Burlesque Circus and Sideshow Freakout House of Blues, December 28 Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll's songs are populated by widescreen people of oddity and quirk, so it makes total sense for him to put his own special twist on the holidays. At Friday's House of Blues free-for-all, Carll ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    ScoreMore Stoked For Saturday's Sold-Out Kendrick Lamar Shows

    It's no great secret that the live-music scene around Houston can be a little, well, dead around the holidays. There are enough "thank God we're off tour" shows by local and regional acts to make it worth fans' while, but because the music business is generally among the first to shut down for the y ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2012
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    December 10, 2012

    Kendrick Lamar Adds Second December 29 Houston Show, at House of Blues This Time

    Few artists in 2012 can play two concerts in one night, and sell out the first one. Based on strong street cred and the critically adored album good kid, m.A.A.d city rapper Kendrick Lamar has done it in Houston. The artist has already sold out his December 29 Warehouse Live gig, and he has now ad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2012

    So What Happened to That Kendrick Lamar Show Anyway?

    If you had penciled Kendrick Lamar in your Halloween-week concert plans (Bieber, Manson/Zombie tonight, Nas/she-might-show-up-on-time Lauryn Hill tomorrow) you might be disappointed. The Compton rapper whose debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city has become the talk of music (besides Taylor Swift), won' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2012

    Last Night: A$AP Rocky At Warehouse Live

    A$AP Rocky Warehouse Live February 26, 2012 For more photos from Sunday, see our slideshow. Who is A$AP Rocky? The simple answer is that he's a kid from Harlem who's real name is Rakim, who proclaims himself a "pretty muthafucka," and who loves all things Houston. From the flows to the purple dran ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2012

    John Earl Compton: Mugshot Hall of Famer at Heart of Two Suspicious House Fires

    Hell of a way for a retired firefighter to spend his golden years...Police in the East Texas town of Alto say that 65-year-old John Earl Compton torched two neighboring houses last month. He's only being charged with arson in one of the cases. Alto police chief Jeremy Jackson told KTRE that they h ... More >>

  • News

    October 20, 2011

    Sons of Blood and Thunder

    Lee West III says he really wanted to be a member of Omega Psi Phi. But he couldn't take the beatings the underground black fraternity was handing out. By Steve Jansen

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Facebook Lyrics Fail: Citing Eazy-E In Front Of Family Is Unwise

    Bethanie Russel: Mom is not straight outta Compton​So we were perusing the page of this girl Bethanie Russell, a Bacliff ne'er-do-well recently busted down on the Island rolling around in a car that didn't belong to her. On her public wall, we found this absolute gem of a disastrous use of so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    Rocks Off's All-Star Team Of Rap Ballers

    hoopedia.nba.com​Basketball and hip-hop have crossed paths for decades. In the words of self-proclaimed No. 1 draft pick Drake: "I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ 'Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us." To mark the start of NBA training camp, Rocks Off assembled an all-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Beavis And Butt-Head's Greatest Video Hits, Dillhole

    ​On the night of November 28, 1997, Rocks Off was sitting in his friend Chad's parents' house in Pearland, watching the final episode of MTV's Beavis and Butt-head. The boys had been a part of our daily lives since at least fifth grade, and as we marched into the second semester of ninth grade ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2010

    Top 5 Rapper "Secret" Identities

    Rocks Off wonders what hip-hop would look like if rappers were true to who they really are, or should we say... who they were. Perhaps it would look like the video "Swagger Wagon," by The Sienna Family, the latest Internet phenomenon that has amassed 2.4 million hits in less than a month. Those G's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Game Time: Larusso Vs. Skywalker, The Death Match

    ‚ÄčI'm not afraid to admit it, I'm a huge fan of The Karate Kid. And I'm not just talking "guilty pleasure" fan.No sir, not only do I actually own all three DVD's in the Karate Kid trilogy, but my Karate Kid III DVD actually has some scenes that skip because of wear and tear. Yeah, you heard me, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2009

    Five Spot: Just Your Average Everyday Street Gangsta

    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.Two days ago, E.S.G. released Greatest Independent Hits. It's badass. Buy it. ... More >>

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    March 12, 2009
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    January 23, 2009

    Astros Bring The Game To Acres Homes

    Major League Baseball, the Astros, and Mayor Bill White unveiled plans today for the Houston Astros MLB Urban Youth Academy, which will be built on the north side of town in the Acres Homes community on Sylvester Turner Park.The academy will include a show field with room for around 2,300 fans, two ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2008

    The Shredder

    One Show, One Sentence

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    October 9, 2008
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    September 11, 2008

    Bacliff Wiggers

    The other kind of white gang

  • Music

    June 8, 2006

    Bring On the Backlash!

    Flinging poo at the haters with the Arctic Monkeys

  • Calendar

    September 15, 2005

    Super-Size Relief

    Sean Carnahan and Roni Size drop beats for a good cause

  • Music

    April 14, 2005

    Straight Outta London

    Dizzee Rascal brings grime music -- the British answer to crunk -- to the Dirty South

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    February 3, 2005
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    December 23, 2004
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    December 16, 2004

    Merry Christmas, Beeyotch!

    Forget caroling. Here are a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your yule log.

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Compton's (Back) N the House

    Four discs trace the development of the original gangstas

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Fat Joe

    Tuesday, June 18

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Troubled Orbit

    The Satellite's booster rockets kick in just in time

  • Best of Houston

    September 20, 2001
  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Rap Shoah

    Two Houston rappers use their Jewish heritage to define their toughness

  • Music

    May 4, 2000
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    April 6, 2000
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    March 2, 2000

    Amplified

    Back in Black

  • News

    March 2, 2000

    Lights Out

    Fireflies are dissapearing from the night sky

  • Music

    February 24, 2000

    Big Beat

    Genaside II helped create jungle. Now it's moving on.

  • Music

    November 18, 1999

    Gare-on-teed Phat

    L'il Brian Terry drags zydeco into the hip-hop era by mixing it with rap

  • Music

    July 9, 1998

    Riding the Rap

    A new book chronicles the bloody rise and fall of Death Row Records

  • Music

    July 3, 1997

    The Playa

    With partner/producer DJ Quik, Suga Free preaches Street Gospel

  • News

    February 27, 1997
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    August 15, 1996
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    February 22, 1996
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    May 18, 1995
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