Rap wasn't always like Lil Jon's yelling his famous "What!?" and "Okay!", or repeating your name over and over throughout the song like Houston's own Lil Flip.
Nowadays most see rap as lyrics telling a woman how to position herself or look for a man, rhymes about money and talk of toking up. But th ... More >>
Back in late January, Rocks Off introduced you to Houston underground MC Rel The Chosen, a highly lyrical individual who favors soulful beats.
Here's the Reader's Digest version of what we wrote about his debut project, Beautiful Music, nearly seven months ago:
"Calling it Beautiful Music ... More >>
Underground Live on FacebookFor weeks now, Rocks Off has been trying to get in touch with the ever-name-changing venue next door to ECHO/Jet Lounge. Seeing that two shows were scheduled over the weekend, we decided to swing by with our camera and see what sort of information we could acquire. ... More >>
Photos by Marco Torres8:00 p.m.: There is a female behind the decks onstage. Aftermath loves seeing females who can hold it down on the 1s and 2s. She has a bedazzled Macbook and goes by the name of DJ Superstar. Go on with your bad self, girl.
8:10 p.m.: The audience is a bona fide rainbow ... More >>