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Das Racist

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    A Proclamation and a Playlist: I Hate Grocery Shopping

    Photo by BPhotography_Welcome to my nightmare.The list of things I'd prefer to do instead of grocery shopping is long and ends with stuff like "moonwalk naked over hot coals" and "chew pink fiberglass-flavored Bubblicious." My son, the social conscience of our family, never fails to remind how luc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Fat Tony Remains Houston's Smart Ass Black Boy On New Album

    On Monday, Houston's affable, not-really-overweight rap superfriend Fat Tony gave his Smart Ass Black Boy album (out next Tuesday, June 11) to National Public Radio and thus the rest of the world's open consumption and pre-purchase perusal. (Stream it here.) The last part of that statement is what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Dearly Departed: Bands We'll Miss Who Broke Up In 2012

    Every year has its fair share of births and deaths, even when speaking of bands. They form, reform, and break up. We talk a lot about reunions, but many bands fade out and break up with barely a whisper. It's unfortunate because some of these bands were old favorites at one time. Today we'll look b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    7 Sure Signs You Know Your Hip-Hop Group Is Breaking Up

    This past weekend, Das Racist announced that they have broken up and, according to member Kool A.D., that they have been split up for two months now. As an avid fan, I wasn't surprised at the news. I've been watching their demise on Twitter and YouTube. Thanks, Internet. In the past few months, Koo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Last Night: Kool A.D., Fat Tony & Chingo Bling at Fitzgerald's

    Kool A.D., Fat Tony, Chingo Bling, Franchise n Yung, Amber London Fitzgerald's August 14, 2012 Call it Underground Rap, or Alt-Rap, or Underground Alt-Rap, but whatever the fuck you call it, these guys won't really care. They are making music, spitting rhymes, touring the country, and having the ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Friday Night: Fat Tony & Friends at Warehouse Live

    Fat Tony feat Tom Cruz & 10ille Warehouse Live July 6, 2012 There is a track on Fat Tony's new Double Dragon named "Good While It Lasted." It tells the story about a girl that Tony spends a lot of time with in the back seat of her black Jeep -- discussing the implications of the Supreme Court's rul ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2012

    30 Years Later: 9 Songs For John Belushi

    Thirty years ago today, we lost John Belushi, one of the most brilliant comedic actors of his time. He was a member of some of the best seasons of Saturday Night Live in the mid to late '70s, and starred in the classic comedy Animal House. He was one of the Blues Brothers with fellow SNL-cast member ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2011

    Rap Round Table: Who is the Best Shit-Talker in Rap Currently?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week 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, medicine Girl, O.N.E., Preemo, Chane, Delo, Chingo Bling, Doughb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2011

    Six Examples of Really Bad Mixtape Cover Art

    ​When Das Racist came to Fitzgerald's this past October, we got to chat with the subject of this Frida Kahlo knockoff painting: Lakutis. While standing on the upstairs balcony before they went on stage, the group's hypeman's hypeman told us that MishkaNYC was putting out his very first mixtape ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2011

    Rocks Off Lists Our Favorite Downloads of 2011

    It's getting to be that time of year, when the temperature drops and the lists start rolling in. Read any blog, magazine or newspaper and you're bound to run across at least a handfull of year-end lists, particularly when it comes to music. We all like to talk about the stuff we like. It's just what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    2011 HPMA Showcase: No F-Bombs in the Shuttle Bus

    Checkout the slideshows of the bands and the crowd at the Houston Press Music Awards Showcase. Photo by Marc BrubakerVivian Pikkles​I'd like to preface this by mentioning that I got a stern lecture from a part-time shuttle driver, full-time pastor on Saturday at the Houston Press Music Awards ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Rap Boom Reload: Coming Up

    Houston has some new rap possibilities

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    One Fan at a Time

    Hollywood FLOSS, nominated for a Houston Press Music Award for Best Songwriter, grows his brand the only way he knows works.

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    This Just In: SXSW Announces First Round Of 2012 Showcasing Bands, Including Fat Tony and Something Fierce

    Photo By Marco TorresFat Tony at a day show at SXSW '11​Sweet lord, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and South By Southwest is making us excited for March in Austin already. Today the industry festival announced a few bands coming to the capitol city next year, and a few Houston names and Rocks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Last Night: Das Racist At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Marco Torres​Das Racist, Danny Brown, Despot, Fat Tony, Hollywood F.L.O.S.S. Fitzgerald's October 26, 2011 Boss man assigned us this review conditionally: since we previously reviewed a Das Racist show a few months ago, he told us to be sure and compare the two shows. Initially we t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    St. Ides & Hip-Hop: Would Today's Rappers Endorse Malt Liquor?

    ​The early '90s was a time when some of the best hip-hop music ever was being made, and the beverage of choice was malt liquor. Before rappers glorified Cristal, Ciroc and even their own branded alcohol, there were many hip-hop-inspired malt liquor ads. St. Ides in particular enlisted several ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    Full Swag For Das Racist, No Swag For Astros & Paul Wall

    ​Das Racist is Rocks Off's favorite joke-rap group, ever. It annoys most people we know -including our boss, who is like, "All right, no more Das Racist for everyone's sake, please." That's being nice - Ed. Earlier this year, we traveled to SXSW strictly to catch every show, and we're planning ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    Upcoming: Black Angels, Dolly Parton, J. Cole, Mates Of State, Etc.

    ​Aaron Neville: Sun., Dec. 11. House of Blues. Carbon Leaf, Alpha Rev: Wed., Oct. 26. Fitzgerald's. Between The Buried And Me, Animals As Leaders: Thu., Nov. 17. House of Blues. Gunslinger, Black Queen Speaks, Sheila Swift, Tyburn Jig, Tyranny Of Bella: VIP ROOM., Sat., Sept. 10. Verizon W ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2011

    2 Sexy 4 Shirts: Video Boys Of Summer Frolic Au Naturel

    ​The only summer trend that matters this year - to us, anyway - is "Boys Gone Wild." So, what happened, H-town dudes? It's as if when Free Press Summer Fest wrapped up, none of you has wanted to strut around town sweaty and shirtless since. This is one of the reasons why we can't really see a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Fat Tony's 10 Favorite Food Songs

    Marco TorresTony does some pre-awards shopping.​Earlier this afternoon, online of course, the Houston Press revealed the winners of our very first ever Houston Web Awards. The awards will be handed out in the flesh tomorrow night at Momentum Audi on Richmond, because it's still very hard to em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Fat Tony's 10 Favorite Food Songs

    Marco TorresTony does some pre-awards shopping.​You can work up quite an appetite pointing, clicking and surfing all day long. Earlier this afternoon, online of course, the Houston Press revealed the winners of our very first ever Houston Web Awards. The awards will be handed out in the flesh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2011

    The Best Albums Of 2011 (So Far)

    ​The year isn't quite half over, but as of today, "summer" is officially here - even if the calendar needs a few weeks to catch up - and by the time summer is over, so will 2011. Or close enough. So Rocks Off asked our staff to give us their favorite two albums of the year so far, plus one out ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Saturday Night: SPEAK 4 At Mango's

    Photos by Allison WagonerNosaprise & Screw Tapes​SPEAK 4 feat. Nosaprise & Screw Tapes, A.D.D., Twenty Eleven, Parking and Fat Tony Mango's March 26, 2011 Aftermath's Saturday afternoon was spent at the beach doing some voluntary biological exploration, which actually consisted more of poking ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Last Night: Das Racist At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Das Racist, Fat Tony, Simple Success Fitzgerald's March 22, 2011 With tickets at the door a surprisingly steep 18 bones, Fitzgerald's was packed tighter than we expected Tuesday for the extensive, diverse lineup featuring Queens, N.Y. weed/joke-rap duo Das Racist. Before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Video: Odd Future's Roof-Jumping Antics At The Scoot Inn

    Friday was Rocks Off's last day in Austin and it couldn't have gone any better, even if we had put on sunscreen. While free day parties are great and have tons of free beer and swag - another term for "free promo merch" when it's not used to describe Odd Future Wolf Gang, but we'll get to that lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2011

    SXSW Saturday: Hot Sauce Hawker Billy Gibbons Smokes Elmore James At Rachael Ray Party

    Craig Hlavaty​ Billy Gibbons sat in with The Cringe at Rachael Ray's Feedback Party at Stubb's just after lunchtime for a cover of Elmore James' blues standard "Dust My Broom". The ZZ Top guitarist also mentioned his BFG hot sauce line, which he had a bottle of in his back pocket.

  • Music

    March 17, 2011
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    March 14, 2011

    Rocks Off's Must-See Music Picks For SXSW '11

    ​As you may have heard, there's a teeny-tiny little music festival going on in Austin later this week. Some of the early birds on team Rocks Off are either already there or well on their way, as a matter of fact. With more than 2,000 artists playing the official part of SXSW alone, trying to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Das Racist: Deconstructing The Rappers' References

    ​Over the past two years, Das Racist has been a Pitchfork favorite and highly revered for their witty, perhaps smarmy delivery of mostly historical and pop-culture references. The duo - trio if you include their hypeman, Dap, and quartet if you include their hypeman's hypeman, Lakutis - is com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Upcoming: Das Racist, Echo & The Bunnymen, Surfer Blood, Etc.

    ​Arcade Fire, Explosions In The Sky: Wed., May 4. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Bob Schneider: Thu., April 7. McGonigel's Mucky Duck. Cory Morrow: Sat., April 23. The Firehouse Saloon. Das Racist, Fat Tony, Muhammadali, Simple Success, DJ iPod Ammo: Tue, March 22, Fitzgerald's. David C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Movin' Out: Songs That Will Scare Off Bad Roommates

    ​Often times in our young adult lives, we come across a roommate who initially seems like a good match. They're capable of paying their rent on time and seem nice enough, so the possibility of your living arrangements blossoming into a sitcom looks fair. Then in a month's time, the Friends r ... More >>

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