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De La Soul

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Eminem's New Track Goes "Old School," We Give You The Best Old School Jams To Celebrate

    The real Slim Shady is finally standing up, it seems. So Eminem, who's pretty fuckin' rad all around, just announced that he was dropping his new album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2, and followed that up with, well, dropping a new single, "Berzerk." So yay! "Berzerk," for its part, is this kind of cr ... 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

    June 27, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: DJ Remix, Genre-Hopping Mix Maniac

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Last year, at the Houston Press Music Awa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Slum Village at Fox Hollow, 5/29/2013

    Slum Village, Non Stop Rebels, Noon, All Day, Boi Dru Fox Hollow May 29, 2013 "Baby will you call me... the moment... you get there. Don't forget about me baby!"-- Aretha Franklin Judging from the crowd response at Fox Hollow last night, fans have not forgotten about the Detroit rap crew Slum Vill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2013

    10 Songs In the National Recording Registry That Might Surprise You

    Here's something you may not have realized. The U.S. government passed a law to preserve important films in the Library of Congress back in 1988, but it took them until 2000 to get around to doing so for recordings. We music lovers get no respect. Luckily, Congress did finally get around to archivi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Releases Daily Schedule

    This morning Fun Fun Fun Fest organizers released the daily schedule for November's three-day orgy of booze, denim, and loudness in the middle of Austin's Auditorium Shores. The color-coded stages -- black, yellow, orange, and blue -- are set up according to genre and size of the act. Last year th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2012

    Fun Fun Fun Fest 2012: A$AP Rocky, De La Soul, PiL, Santigold, X, Turbonegro, Etc.

    This morning Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, the best music festival in Texas that isn't Free Press Summer Fest, announced their full 2012 lineup after months of teasing us and leaking a handful of names at a time -- and then hip-hop legends Run-D.M.C Tuesday morning. Scheduled for November 2-4 at Audit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Know Your Local Media: Jim Kovacik of 97.9 The Box Talks About Being White and The Atascocita Thugz

    It is difficult surviving local music radio in any city, but Houston in particular. Imagine doing that when you are basically the antithesis of the stereotype most assigned to your position. Think a punk rocker working at a country station. Jim Kovacik -- Jimbo or Jimbeazy as he is known to listener ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Scruncha Roo Picks The Worst Rap Album/Song Names

    The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 20, 2011

    SXSW Last Night: LL Cool J Knocks Out Red Bull Thre3style

    Marco Torres​The largest party of this year's SXSW included eight world-renowned DJ's, one legendary hip-hop group, a rap pioneer, and more than 10,000 screaming fans who took over a entire city block of Austin's Warehouse District Saturday night. Fueled by Red Bull and love of the turntable ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2011

    1991: Best Music Year Ever?

    Rocks Off Sr.'s choice for 1991's best album.​1991 was one of the biggest years in modern music. It was when metal went pop, radio country ruled, grunge went mainstream, and rap began its climb to chart dominance, even if it was spearheaded by a white candy rapper from Dallas. There were man ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2011

    It's Time To Let Go Of The '90s

    ​No one knows when the pandemic first struck. But at some point, every hip-hop head caught the Nineties Adoration Syndrome (N.A.S.). N.A.S. is characterized by intense feelings of nostalgia, hostility toward modern music, and an affinity for chest-high acid-washed jeans. In severe cases, N.A. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2010

    Last Night: Gorillaz At Toyota Center

    Photos by Jim Bricker​ Gorillaz Toyota Center October 19, 2010 For more photos from the show, see our slideshow here. Gorillaz may have overspent on their first-ever extended tour. True, the entire concept is that the group is officially made up of four cartoon characters, so there kind of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2010

    Top 10 Anti-Drug Rap Songs

    ​A kabillion rap songs out there celebrate ganja and booger sugar - case in point: Young Jeezy at the Arena Theatre this weekend - but anti-drug rap songs are insanely rare. You have a better chance of finding a mastered copy of Detox. Luckily for you, Rocks Off went digging and found 10 great ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2010

    Y'all Musta Forgot: K-Otix's Universal

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. K-Otix Universal (Bronx Science, 2001) ‚ÄčK-Otix are the Hawk and Animal of Houston rappers, a seeming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2010

    Devin The Dude Vs. Texas Board Of Education; Summerfest Prices Go Up Tonight; Rare Lightnin' Hopkins Portraits For Sale; ZZ Top To Play Chile Benefit

    The Awl writes about Devin the Dude, making fun of the dumbifying of Texas' public-school curriculum. Today is your last chance to get Summerfest passes for the low, low price of $22.50. They go up at midnight. Prince Paul, who only produced De La Soul's 3 Feet High and Rising, has signed on to DJ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2009

    Aftermath: De La Soul at House of Blues

    Photos by Kim Douglass‚Äč "Hey, how you doin'? Sorry you can't get through. But leave your name, and your number, and I'll get back to you." If you know where that came from, you might be worth your weight in hip-hop. In Aftermath's mind, De La Soul is made up of three killers. Posdnuos, Trugoy the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2009

    Things That Make Us Feel Old: The Year 1989

    "Hey Ladies" As another year begins, record labels start unleashing commemorative editions of classic albums to take advantage of anniversaries of release dates and more importantly, yo' money. We already got wind of the impending Pearl Jam reissues a few weeks back. Now we get word that the Beastie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    A Black Friday Soundtrack

    It's become a tradition. You spend two days cooking, slaving over a hot stove, sweating into the family green bean casserole, making gallons upon gallons of iced tea for assorted loved and loathed ones. But instead of taking the next day off to go comatose and let the fullness subside, what do you d ... More >>

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    February 21, 2008

    Brand Nubian

    Hip-hop veterans relax the rhetoric without killing the message

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    February 21, 2008

    “Art Official Intelligence”

    The University Museum at Texas Southern University gives hip-hop its props

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    November 22, 2007

    Warehouse Live Thanksgiving Bash

    Featuring Fat Tony, Nosaprise, The Television Skies, Otenki and D.E.M.O.

  • Music

    November 15, 2007

    J Dilla and Lupus

    Power-walking tracks to remember the beatsmith by

  • Music

    October 25, 2007
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    June 28, 2007

    Little Brother

    Little Brother performs Friday, June 29, at Warehouse Live, 813 St. Emanuel, 713-225-5483. Orgone and DJ Haul also perform.

  • Music

    April 26, 2007

    Devin the Dude

    Devin the Dude performs Sunday, April 29, at Bar Rio, 6400 Richmond, 832-251-9600.

  • Music

    January 18, 2007

    Honor Bound

    A fictional look at the future of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

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    February 2, 2006

    Glazed Tracks

    This sweet party is Dee place to be

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    February 2, 2006
  • Music

    January 26, 2006

    Prince Paul

    Hip Hop Gold Dust

  • Music

    September 29, 2005

    Hurricane Mixtape

    Music to drown by

  • Music

    June 9, 2005

    Gorillaz

    Demon Days

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Merry Christmas, Beeyotch!

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

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Rotation

    Handsome Boy Modeling School, Molotov and Rufus Wainwright

  • Music

    November 11, 2004

    De La Soul

    The Grind Date (Sanctuary)

  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    How Long, Oh, Lord, How Long

    Another outpost of crap plops onto the Houston dial, as this open letter reveals

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
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    August 26, 2004

    Boozin' Music

    Everybody in the club gettin' tipsy at Helios

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    I Want My Old-School Hip-hop

    How come there's no Pharcyde or De La Soul on the dial?

  • Calendar

    August 28, 2003

    Can I Get a Witnes?

    DJ Witnes hosts a new hip-hop show on KPFT

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Lyricist Lounge Tour

    Sunday, December 22

  • Music

    December 19, 2002
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    April 19, 2001

    De La Soul

    Art Official Intelligence: Mosaic Thump (Tommy Boy)

  • Music

    November 16, 2000

    No Pimps Allowed

    Common and Black Eyed Peas dare to raise the artistic standards of hip-hop

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    Local Rotation

    I-45 Lost Between the Lines

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    July 2, 1998
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    April 10, 1997

    Jungle Beat

    Hip-hop's great lost act is ready to give it another try

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    December 2, 1993
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