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    June 6, 2014

    Why Can't We Let Dead Musicians Be Dead?

    Recently you may have seen Michael Jackson on television, despite the fact that Michael Jackson has been dead for five years now. Through the use of hologram technology, his corpse has essentially been dug up and plastered on our TV screens, with herky-jerky movements and backing music crafted posth ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    The Most Gangsta Funeral There Will Ever Be

    Note: Houston's Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. Last week, I went to the funeral of a person whom I cared about. While I am of course happy that h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2013

    How Two White New Yorkers Created the Ultimate Portrait of Houston Rap

    If this weather's got you interested in curling up on the couch with a warm blanket and a good book, you're in luck. Sinecure Books has just put out a great one: photographer Peter Beste's Houston Rap, a years-in-the-making picture book detailing the locals and locales that have defined the city's h ... More >>

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    November 14, 2013

    10 '90s Albums That Should Be Broadway Musicals

    It seems Broadway may have a taste for those ironic jagged little '90s pills after all. Here's the thing: Jagged Little Pill, that mega-huge album from our favorite '90s alt-wailer Alanis Morissette, is being adapted for the Broadway stage. As in, they're making the album into a Broadway musical, ... More >>

  • 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

    May 31, 2013

    UPDATED Free Press Summer Fest: This Year's Toughest Schedule Conflicts

    This weekend's Free Press Summer Fest at Eleanor Tinsley Park is officially (way) sold out, so our readers who don't have passes at this point are sadly now forced to test their skills at the "secondary market." For those of you who are already in, this week Rocks Off will be bringing you our staff ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2012

    Christmas Past: Top 5 Christmas Rap Songs

    While we celebrate the holidays, Rocks Off is resurrecting a few of our best Christmas-themed blogs from the past few years. (Wait... resurrecting is Easter. Never mind.) This blog originally appeared December 20, 2010. Show us one hip-hop head who isn't obsessed with corny Christmas sing-alongs an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    Buried Kid Found Alive in Car Driven By Allegedly Smashed Mother

    A Kingwood woman has been arrested after police caught her behind the wheel of a car while allegedly intoxicated on a cornucopia of substances, all while an eight-month-old baby was buried alive under clothing and a skateboard in the back seat of the trash-filled vehicle. Montgomery County Precinct ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012

    Understanding the Rock Hall's 2013 Nominees: Chic? Kraftwerk? Butterfield?

    Wednesday night The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation announced their 2013 nominees for induction next year. These names will be voted on by a committee of guys in bad weaves, rich people who know the right people, and tenured music writers with axes to grind. The names are as follows: The Pa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2012

    Top 10 Musical Moments on The Arsenio Hall Show

    One of the greatest late-night talk show hosts of all time was Arsenio Hall. He was the quintessential Ed Sullivan for the '80s and early '90s. He featured all kinds of musical artists, but most importantly, he helped introduce rap music into the mainstream. Hall, who won Donald Trump's most recent ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2012

    Celtics-Heat Postgame Fun-Fest: Crazy KG, D-Wade's Hipster-ish Fake Glasses, and "Good Job, Good Effort!" Kid (w/ VIDEO)

    I love NBA basketball, but I'll be the first to admit that I am oftentimes more compelled by what goes on after the games -- in the press conferences, in the locker room, on the set of TNT -- than I am in the games themselves. I'm the guy who is rooting against LeBron not because I hate him, but be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2012

    You Got Served: The Top 10 Legal Battles In Rock History

    Ten years ago last week, one of the most vicious legal battles in rock history took another ugly turn. Ex-Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and drummer Dave Grohl found themselves in King County Superior Court over a dispute with Kurt Cobain's widow, Courtney Love, over the band's considerable royalti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2012

    Last Night: Yelawolf At Warehouse Live

    Yelawolf Warehouse Live February 16, 2012 My ears salute the kid who told Yelawolf he wasn't hip-hop. Must have been a high-school bully, one of those corny jocks with well defined biceps. We'll call him D'Angelo. D'Angelo probably teased Yelawolf, smacked him around in the bathroom, lol'd when he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Four Artists Who Died Before Playing Houston

    theindependent.co.uk​When Amy Winehouse died Saturday, almost everyone noted how the troubled British soul singer had joined the "27 Club," the list of legendary musicians who passed away at that age that also includes Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Kurt Cobain, Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones, ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Chingo Bling Unlocks Hollywood's Key Club

    When last we left Chingo Bling in Los Angeles, he was at his agent's Beverly Hills office, holding out for a better offer for a proposed September tour... Photos by Marco TorresChingo Bling and John T. Edge (right) wait in Latino 96.3's lobby.​FRIDAY, MAY 6 Latino 96.3 studios, Los Angeles, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Friday Night: Yelawolf & Many Guests At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marco TorresTrae Tha Truth and Yelawolf​Yelawolf, Bun B, Trae Tha Truth, Doughbeezy, Dante Higgins, Gerald Walker & Cardo Warehouse Live April 29, 2011 10:54 p.m.: Let's do this first this time. Here's the thing about Yelawolf, and you may have noticed this already, but: He's a rapp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2011

    The Seven Most Memorable Rap Beatdowns

    Wreckx-n-Effect went New Jack Swing on A Tribe Called Quest's Q-Tip in 1993.​When pop stars and Hollywood types need to settle a score, they take it to the courtroom. Hip-hop, however, operates by a different code: If you act up, you will get smacked up. Rocks Off was reminded of this when a m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2010

    Top Five Christmas Rap Songs

    ​Show us one hip-hop head who isn't obsessed with corny Christmas sing-alongs and we'll show you a liar. Nothing says "hip-hop" like cheery holiday tunes about sharing and caring. In the spirit of holiday music, Rocks Off compiled a list of five Christmas rap songs guaranteed to make you the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2010

    Nasty Nique EP Has The Heart Of A Champion

    ​This year, the New Houston Collective has really become a force. In no particular order, their attendance sheet: Fat Tony, Propain, B L A C K I E, Hollywood FLOSS, Preemo, Eskabel, Hubbard, Nosaprise, hasHBrown, Thuro, H-Kane, Delo, Les, Roderick, The Niceguys, John Dew, Montana, Virgo, Dirty ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2010

    Is Rap Acceptable In Your Sex Mix?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Chuckway, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard Not Invited: Our ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2010

    Friday Night: Legends Of Rap At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Marco TorresRakim​"Legends of Rap" featuring Rakim, Slick Rick, Whodini, Big Daddy Kane, MC Lyte Verizon Wireless Theater October 15, 2010 For more photos from Friday, see our slideshow here. Friday night at Verizon Theater was a celebration of hip-hop legends, the types that would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2010

    5 Rappers Who Dissed The Radio, Sucka!

    ​ "Radio - suckers never play me" - Public Enemy, "Rebel Without a Pause" Eazy-E once walked up to legendary disc jockey Greg Mack and asked him what he could do to make his music radio-ready. Mack's reply? "Well, you could start by cleaning up the lyrics." Ever the savvy businessman, Eazy returne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 12: Street Military's Don't Give a Damn

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Street Military Don't Give a Damn (Wild Pitch, 1999)​Surprise. Kids, m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 15: Chamillionaire's Original Mixtape Messiah, or 20-Plus Ways to Dis Mike Jones

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. "You drop one track, he's still alive." - Chamillionaire, on why he ai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2009

    Pink Floyd, Dr. Dre, Velvet Underground and Other Artists We're Glad Discovered Drugs

    It was 45 years ago this past Friday... that Bob Dylan met the Beatles for the first time and, more importantly for Rocks Off's purposes, introduced them to marijuana. While this meeting of musical titans would never lead to any actual musical collaboration or "Monsters of Hippie Rock" series of co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2009

    A Third Ward Pawnshop iPod and the Mysterious Fate of Previous Owner "Scooby"

    Whoever he is (was?), Scooby's iPod wasn't short on R. Kelly.​So a couple of weeks ago, after three or four years of increasingly faltering service, Rocks Off's 30 GB iPod finally died. Completely. Out of sheer broke-assedness, we had held on to it for longer than most. By the end, its quirks and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2009

    Five Spot: H-Town Veteran Klondike Kat

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. The first time we ever met Klondike Kat was at ScrewFest a couple of yea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2009

    Five Spot: Bizzy Bone Should Have Dashed, Ducked or Hid Behind a Tree

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Because the universe has grander plans than either you or we can comprehend, Bizzy Bone, of Bone Thugs-n-Harmon ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    September 15, 2005

    Super-Size Relief

    Sean Carnahan and Roni Size drop beats for a good cause

  • Music

    May 26, 2005

    Blowhards

    Project Blowed celebrates ten years of hip-hop innovation and improvisation

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Bizzy Bone, Phone Home

    A Grammy-winning multiplatinum rapper melts down live on KPFT

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Compton's (Back) N the House

    Four discs trace the development of the original gangstas

  • Calendar

    January 9, 2003

    Snapping Rappers

    The right pals send a photographer down the right path

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Eightball & MJG/South Park Mexican

    Space Age 4 Eva (JCOR Entertainment)/Time Is Money (Dope House/Universal)

  • Music

    March 1, 2001

    Tow Down

    By Prescription Only (D.I.M.E.)

  • Music

    July 6, 2000

    Rap Shoah

    Two Houston rappers use their Jewish heritage to define their toughness

  • Film

    July 15, 1999

    Lightweight Wood

    Easy banter and nostalgia add up to boredom for this MTV effort

  • Music

    July 8, 1999

    Kamikaze Rap

    Public Enemy's Chuck D. speaks

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    September 25, 1997
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    August 22, 1996
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    February 22, 1996
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    April 28, 1994
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