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Curren$y

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    The Super Houston Mixtape Tuesday Column

    We're at the midpoint of the year of our Houston Rap Lord two thousand-fourteen. In that short span, we've seen BeatKing topple buildings and get Nicki Minaj's attention, Doughbeezy's slow fury wreak havoc all over the country, two radio stations viciously vie for listeners, DeLorean arming himself ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2014

    Upcoming: The 1975, Bastille, Dangerous Toys, Keyshia Cole, Matisyahu, Polyphonic Spree, etc.

    The 1975: Wed., Nov. 26, 7 p.m., $35. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas, Houston, 713-225-8551. Afton Live: With WellWell, Brenna Haffey & Guests., Sun., July 20, 5:30 p.m., $11 to $13. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Allison Fisher: Sat., June 28, 10 p.m., Free. Big Top Lounge, 3 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Devin the Dude at Warehouse Live, 4/18/2014

    Devin Dude, Potluck Warehouse Live April 18, 2014 Plenty of artists can be classified as "weed rappers": Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, Red & Meth, B-Real, and Curren$y, just to name a few. But the OG of the weed-rap game is a gentleman nick-named "The Dude." Devin Copeland has been high on the rap life ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Curren$y at Warehouse Live, 4/20/2014

    Curren$y, Young Roddy, Corner Boy P Warehouse Live April 20, 2014 There were no egg hunts going on at Sunday night's Curren$y show. Instead, fans were all about the Easter grass. Celebrating a double-stack of holy days (Easter and 4/20, stoners' very own Hallmark holiday), the young hip-hoppers who ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 18, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Devin the Dude, Glass the Sky, Die Young, etc.

    Devin the Dude Warehouse Live, April 18 To say Devin the Dude is Houston rap's Yoda would seem like a slight to the Dude. Now in his mid-forties, he almost seems timeless, still rolling through copious amounts of weed while letting his inner thoughts bellow out in between tokes. His voice has never ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Mixtape Monday: Kirko Bangz's Progression IV, etc.

    Kirko Bangz, Progression IV A Kirko Bangz mixtape released in the tail end of March exists only to serve two real purposes. One is to keep your little sister at bay while Bangz's Bigger Than Me project continues to be tightened up until its scheduled June release; second, to toss out a handful of ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Mixtape Monday: Lil Keke, Anti-Lilly, Vic-D, Doeman & Tony Dark

    Lil Keke, Album Before The Album 3 Lil Keke is fed up. Well, not in the literal sense. He's quite fed; well-fed even. He's practically the thesaurus of Houston rap slang, thanks to his vault on top of a vault of freestyles amassed during the early part of his career. In the metaphorical sense? Oh, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    Friday Night: Curren$y, etc. at Warehouse Live

    Curren$y, Young Roddy, Corner Boy P, Monster Beats, Doughbeezy feat. Killa Kyleon, L.E.$., The Kid Named Breezy Warehouse Live April 19, 2013 Friday night, stoners from across the area came out pre-rolled and lighter-ready to participate in the large-scale smoke-out that doubled as a Curren$y conce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Cave Singers, Buzzfest, Crystal Castles, etc.

    Cave Singers Fitzgerald's, April 19 The Cave Singers are hard to pin down. Made from parts of Pretty Girls Make Graves and the Blood Brothers, among other decidedly less folky bits, the Singers cut a languid, soulful stance that roars only rarely. Even still, their catalog satisfies those who wish ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    Houston's 10 Sweetest 420 Shows and Festivals

    I'm not going to launch into some long diatribe as an opening to this blog; there's no need. All that needs to be said can be summed up in one word -- weed. That's right. This is a blog about all the sweet 420 festivals and events around Houston to help you declare your love for the mean green hol ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Grading XXL's Past 5 "Freshman 10" Classes

    Apparently there are still rappers who want to make the XXL Freshman 10 class this year. Take Riff Raff, for example. He wants it so badly that he has been following everyone on Twitter who votes for him in the contest. The magazine began running its annual list of noteworthy, "undiscovered" rappe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Le$ Keeps Perfecting Riding Music on The Struggle Continues

    The melting pot that is Houston hip-hop comes with so many different ingredients it should be considered musical gumbo. For example, the rugged cool of your favorite street records and that fake bravado you feel when you hear them in a car at maximum levels. You want to know how often I've cranked a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    The Bizarre Ride of Kickback Sundays, Pt. 3

    For being a boutique that happens to aid others with ticket sales for bigger shows, the owner of SF2 looked at the bottom line for sales for its own show, dubbed Raw Talent, and scoffed. Rewind: The Bizarre Ride of Kickback Sundays, Part 1 "We only sold two tickets," Suzie Rivera explained. "The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2012

    Introducing the Rappers of Kickback Sunday's New Cypher Video

    We've written about Kickback Sundays before, an event hosted by clothing/apparel store SF2 that champions the Houston underground rap scene. The weekly (but seasonal) competition for upstart rappers offers an assortment of prizes, ranging from free CD pressings and beats from a few of the city's pre ... More >>

  • Music

    April 5, 2012

    Getting Thumped

    The bass line is everything in dubstep, whose core moves like robo-elephants, stomping and booming along.

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Fast and Ferocious

    Marcus Manchild eyes national acclaim.

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2012

    Distant Early Warning: Social Distortion, Gary Clark Jr., Melvins, Girls, ManĂ¡, De La Soul

    Photo By Jim BrickerBobby Womack onstage with Gorillaz in October 2010 at Toyota Center​2 Chainz, Paul Wall, Propain: Thu., March 1. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Anvil, Rotting Corpse, Metavenge, Fallacy: Thu., Feb. 9. Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, Houston. Asleep At The Whee ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Marcus Manchild Finishes Out Tour in Style

    Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), Wodie, George, Chad and Nate, just finished traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour was at Warehouse Live November 11 (read ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2011

    Marcus Manchild Reporting via Text from Magic City

    Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), George, Chad and Nate, are currently traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour was at Warehouse Live November 11 (read the re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Friday Night: Smoker's Club Tour with Curren$y, Method Man, Big K.R.I.T. and DZA at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marco TorresMethod Man​The second annual Smoker's Club tour, which kicked off October 12, finally landed at Warehouse Live's ballroom Friday night with bountiful billows of smoke. One of the Smoker's Club tour mantras is "Bring your lungs." A line was still wrapped around the buildin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Marcus Manchild Loves Scottsdale

    Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), George, Chad and Nate, are currently traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour comes to Warehouse Live November 11, and Marcu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2011

    Marcus Manchild Puts on a Show at KFC

    Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), George, Chad and Wodie, are currently traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour comes to Warehouse Live November 11, and Marc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    Marcus Manchild: NYC Flips For UGK

    Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), George, Chad and Nate, are currently traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour comes to Warehouse Live November 11, and Marcu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    Marcus Manchild Kills It In Philly On Smoker's Club Tour

    Houston rapper Marcus Manchild and his label partners at AMG (Authentik Music Group), George, Chad and Nate, are currently traveling the country as part of the Smoker's Club Tour, headlined by Method Man, Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. The Smoker's Club tour comes to Warehouse Live November 11, and Marcu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Top 6 Most Underappreciated Hip-Hop Albums, By Le$

    This Week's Rapper: Le$ (pronounced "Less," though it's way more fun to call him L-E-dollar sign) This Week's Topic: Underappreciated albums, mixtapes, songs, etc. Last year, Le$ released a very good mixtape called The Beautiful Struggle. It was almost entirely overlooked. So, we asked L-E-dollar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    Last Night: Murs At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jae Tovar​Murs, Tabi Bonney, Ski Beatz Fitzgerald's October 2, 2011 Murs, Tabi Bonney and Ski Beatz dropped into Fitzgerald's Sunday for an intimate show in the Heights, Murs and Bonney's second time at Fitz this year. Bonney entered the stage at 10 p.m., wearing white skinny jeans ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2011

    Scoremore: College Rap Promoters Bank On Diversity, Sharp Ears

    He Shoots, He Scores: Scoremore's Sascha Stone Guttfreund​Sascha Stone Guttfreund is a 22-year-old UT-Austin graduate who has already accomplished more than most concert promoters who have been in the game longer than Guttfreund has been in college. In 2008, the Los Angeles native booked his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    Last Night: J. Cole At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marco Torres​J. Cole Warehouse Live September 14, 2011 On his second Texas tour with college-based concert promoting company Scoremore, Roc Nation artist J. Cole sold out Warehouse Live's ballroom Wednesday night, to an almost overwhelming all-ages crowd filled with diversity. The v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2011

    Upcoming: Bun B, Chris Brown, Lucinda Williams, Maze, Saxon, Etc.

    ​"9th Annual Ziegenbock Music Festival" With Eli Young Band, Dierks Bentley, Roger Creager, Bob Schneider, Robert Ellis, Folk Family Revival: Sat., Oct. 29, 11 a.m. The Showgrounds @ Sam Houston Race Park. Austra, Cloud Nothings: Sat., Nov. 5. Fitzgerald's. Andrew Karnavas & Runaway Sun: Wed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Top 5 Weed-Inspired Album Titles

    ​Moments ago, actually earlier this afternoon now, Rocks Off opened an envelope from Universal Music that turned out to contain young No Limit-affiliated rapper Curren$y's major-label debut, Weekend at Burnie's (Warner Bros.). We'll give you three guesses what the New Orleans native's primary ... More >>

  • Music

    April 21, 2011
  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    Upcoming: 311, Britney Spears, Sade, Widespread Panic, Etc.

    UPDATE (1 p.m.): Britney Spears will be back in July at Toyota Center; the GO-Go's the month after that. ​311, Sublime With Rome: Fri., Aug. 12. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. "B L A C K I E In 3D": Thu., April 7. Warehouse Live. "The Bamboozle Roadshow" With Chiddy Bang, Dev, Ninjasonik ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2010

    MTV Nominates Trae As "Hottest Breakthrough MC Of 2010"

    It appears that Trae's ongoing difficulties with 97.9 The Box - again, you might want to check back here tomorrow; we'd sure appreciate it - are beginning to resonate outside the 713 and 281. Earlier today, MTV.com announced the local rapper and community activist known as "Tha Truth" is a finalis ... More >>

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