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Danny Ocean

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2014

    New Houston Rap/R&B: Peek Inside Jack Freeman's Spotless Mind

    Last week's Houston Press Music Awards marked an intriguing moment in local rap music. That night, Doughbeezy won Song of the Year, besting plenty of acts who have tugged at Houston's ear at the Continental Club, Warehouse Live, Fitzgerald's, or any other venue where beer is served at a premium and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2014

    The Mid-2014 Houston Rap Awards

    Houston rap has never been in a far more comfortable, and possibly profitable, place. Think about it: the city has two radio stations that both support local artists left and right, and the once-banished Trae Tha Truth is once more openly celebrated on the airwaves. At the same time, long-rising und ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Mixtape Monday: Another Album Teaser From Kirko Bangz, etc.

    Saturday, for the first time to our knowledge since 2011, my best friends all found themselves occupying the same space and time as one another. I know it sounds sappy, but certain questions and answers don't come up when in the company of friends. You leave work alone; you talk about glory days and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2013

    Summer Break: The Best Houston Rap Videos of 2013 So Far

    All summer I've had to deal with tons of pressed CDs and questions of "have you heard this tape, that tape?" I totally get it. This stretch of the year, maybe more than any other in recent memory, has been the hottest for Houston's underground rap class. To note, it's completely wiped out every prev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    The Niceguys Have A Video For "Magick" And It's Just As Great As The Song Itself

    Last month, The Niceguys released a song called "Magick" and we all fell all ourselves to throw compliments at it. Earlier this week, the video for it came out. And holy fuck. It's wonderful. I could spend another 200 words fellating the guys that are nice and the director that is great (his name, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Michael Artis: Director Would Shoot Video For Hologram Tupac

    Each week, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. A little horn-tooting: Last year, th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Five Spot: Houston Video Spotlight

    Dudes, it the day after Thanksgiving. You shouldn't be reading junk on the computer. You should be celebrating with your family, talking about how awesome life is and how Rocks Off is just about the best place on the Internet and yeah, yeah, yeah. But since you're here though, let's run through som ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2011

    Director Danny Ocean Aims Far Beyond BET Uncut

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​It's time for the Artist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    "New Houston" Rappers Release Bumper Crop Of New Videos

    Nan Sea via Flickr​There's this manmade pond near the entrance of the Houston Zoo. It's a great big rectangle that connects to nothing else. There are some statues in it, and some of that nasty vegetation that grows on top of pond water. And there are fish in it too. A shitload of fish. The w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2011

    What's Good: Opening The Underground-Rap MP3 Mailbag

    ​Spots in The Mailbag are hard to come by. Here are some recent arrivals that stood out. "Cleopatra Afrodisiac" by the abstract Ricquo Jones is easily the most perfectly named song to end up in our ears this week. Listen to it. Minus the Jerry Maguire line, it's pretty entertaining. It's l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2010

    Houston's Niceguys Have Trouble Making A Great Video? "Not At All"

    ​Rocks Off's Kim Douglass wrote this about The Niceguys almost one year ago to the day. If you're not familiar with them, you should read it, because then we don't have to do the perfunctory "This Is How They Got Started, This Is Why They're Different Then Every Other Group In Crisp Jeans And ... More >>

  • Film

    June 7, 2007

    Ocean's Thirteen

    Ocean's Thirteen is a washed-up threequel. How much you wanna bet Hollywood makes a bundle?

  • Film

    December 9, 2004

    Faker's Dozen

    A rare superior sequel, Ocean's Twelve entertains with cinematic sleight of hand

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