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GZA (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    October 31, 2014

    The 35 Best Houston Concerts Left In 2014

    King Diamond House of Blues, November 5 Go ahead and start comparing prices on quality earplugs, because King Diamond, the top-hatted, face-painted ghoul with the cochlea-shattering falsetto, is returning to Houston at long last in November. The Danish metal icon isn't skimping on the productio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2014

    Growing Crowds Can't Spoil UtopiaFest's Blissful Vibe

    During Aaron Behrens & the Midnight Stroll's Friday-evening set, while the dancing crowd was surrounded by the darkened hillsides that surround UtopiaFest, the singer said, "I don't feel like we're a part of any continent or country, I just feel like we're floating in space." That sentiment wasn't t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2014

    The 13 Best Things About Coachella's First Weekend

    Note: The first weekend of Coachella, Southern California's version of FPSF, has just concluded Sunday (or early Monday) in the high desert outside Palm Springs. Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly made it through the whole blessed thing, and kindly brought us this recap. Round one of Coachella ... More >>

  • Music

    April 10, 2014

    The Astros Need New Music, Wu-Tang Clan Doesn't

    Baseball music, comeback albums, and local talent buyer says goodbye.

  • Blogs

    April 1, 2014

    Why the New Wu-Tang Clan Album Should Not Happen

    As of late, Wu-Tang Clan leader RZA has been acting with a single-minded purpose: making a new Wu-Tang album happen, against all odds. He's already titled it A Better Tomorrow and dropped a couple of singles to promote the album; even as projected release dates have come and gone, he's admitted that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 31, 2014

    Football Music: Looking Back on NFL Jams

    Super Bowl XLVIII is this weekend and though it's probably still stinging for many Texans fans that their Super Bowl dreams went up in smoke sometime around week three of the regular season, most of them will still be tuning in to see the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks go head to head. In the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Six Artists Practically Unrecognizable On Their First Records

    The things you did when you were young are often extremely embarrassing as you get older. The old joke used to be about people's high school yearbook photos, and a cursory search on the Internet will show you the embarrassing evidence of these when it comes to famous celebrities. Nowadays, you can f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2012

    Don't Forget About Home: Local Music To Catch At SXSW

    Big-hitting acts are piling up at this year's SXSW, with the likes of Jack White, Fiona Apple, GZA, 50 Cent, Bruce Springsteen, Skrillex, and the list goes on. Though, whether you're travelling with a fancy badge or wristband, or especially if you're just going to partake in the free festivities, do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead -- 50 Cent And Much More

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 23, 2012

    Houston Acts Stage Own SXSW Invasion

    Sixteen Houston acts will play an all-day free show during SXSW from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, March 16, at the Gypsy Lounge, 1504 E. 6th St. The party is sponsored by The Convoy Group, the company run by Houston promoter and sometime Rocks Off photograher Mark C. Austin, who announced the party ear ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Hip-Hop, Interrupted: 7 Rappers That Should Be More Active

    Hip-hop is a genre full of guys who put out a new album or mixtape seemingly every single month. They just can't stop, even when they're incarcerated in some cases (see: Lil Wayne, Gucci Mane, and TI). It's as if rapping really is as much of a competition as they make it out to be and they're in a r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Last Night: Wu-Tang Clan at House of Blues

    It's probably not bad advice to say that if you're planning to catch a Wu-Tang show, you better be ready to lose control. Method Man, for one, hates lazybones. His twin requirements for an ideal concert: weed and energy. "The energy that you give to us, we gonna give back to y'all," Meth proclaims, ... More >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2012
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    January 3, 2012

    Ask A Rapper: Picking Wu-Tang Tracks With DeVille

    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. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to sheaserrano@gmail. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2011

    10 Great Instances Of Rappers Honoring Other Rappers

    ​People often forget that hip-hoppers are humans, too. They breathe, sleep, eat, and salivate at the sight of buttermilk donuts just like us. And, every now and then, they'll geek over other rappers, just like us. It would have been so much easier to compile a list of rappers dissing other ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2011

    The Black Lips' Favorite Garage Albums & Bands

    Zach Wolfe​In the Black Lips' recent video for "Go Out and Get It," the Atlanta garage boys are seen on a cruise ship and on some tropical beach surrounded by vacationing bikini-clad hipster gals, all messy hair and sunglasses, sipping drinks like some endless Sunday Funday. The band will be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    L.A. Rapper Gets Signed, Eats A Roach

    ​The members of Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All - or Odd Future, if you're into the whole brevity thing - have been on the online radar since last summer, and have already managed to make the Coachella cut and late-night talk-show circuits in 2011. At the outset, however, the most recogniz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Promoter Mike Kelley: "Numbers Is Houston's CBGB"

    Marco TorresWu-Tang Clan's GZA and Ghostface Killah at Numbers, December 2010​Numbers' credentials as a concert venue are undeniable - everyone from Siouxsie and the Banshees to Green Day to Type O Negative has played there. It's hard to argue, though, that the past decade hasn't been a rough ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010
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    August 25, 2009

    Start the Guessing Now: Which Fun Fun Fun Fest Artists Will Also Play the Next Block Party?

    ​ Fun Fun Fun Fest, the scuzzier, noisier cousin to the Austin City Limits Music Festival, announced its lineup this afternoon. Held November 7 and 8 in Austin's Waterloo Park, FFFF is up to 91 artists this year, everyone from rappers the GZA, the Pharcyde and the Cool Kids to electronic/dance act ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Bayou Beat: Cougars for a Cause at House of Blues, Mandy Moore Hearts Jandek, Bun B Orders Up Some PB&J, etc.

    ​Want to help fight breast cancer and possibly get pawed by some of Houston's hottest older ladies? Boy, is this the right weekend for you. Sugar Ray, pimping its new album Music for Cougars, headlines House of Blues' "Cougars for a Cause" show Saturday night with Austin power-pop heroes Fastball, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2009

    Aftermath: Santigold at House of Blues

    Photos by Kim Douglass Puff-paint, splatter-paint, welcome to the hospital - the sterility of a trash heap greets you. Santigold = the moment hipster-embraced globalism became a commodity, and why globalism doesn't matter anymore; i.e., we're all the same.  Seeing her at House of Blues is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2008

    Turning The Screw: Crew54, DJ AM & Travis Barker, G- Unit, Pharrell, Eminem, Nate Dogg, Kanye, Wu-Tang vs. UFC and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week “Lil Miss Sunshine,” Crew54 feat. Rochelle Terrell Wire To Wire Sadly, DJ AM and Travis ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2008

    Aftermath: GZA at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Kris Ex "So, you here for GZA?" That's what the guy next to me at the bar awkwardly asks. Initially it seems like an odd question, because, well, umm, he's the night's only advertised act. But throughout the evening, a pattern emergesl. The same question is asked by him, to him, by other ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 2, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Chamillionaire, Z-Ro, Suge Knight, KRS-One, Snoop, Lil’ Kim, Yung Berg and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: Dwane Sweazie (above), “Drank” Wire To Wire Purchase Chamillionaire’s new mixtape here. ... More >>

  • Music

    August 28, 2008
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    August 18, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Nosaprise, (More) Trae vs. Mike Jones, Slim Thug & Devin the Dude, Jin, The Game, Kanye, GZA and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week Nosaprise (above), “All In The Family” Wire to Wire Trae > Mike Jones Slim Thug and D ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2007

    Last Night: GZA in Austin (Cuz We Missed Him in Houston)

    Photos by Jeremy Martin Date: May 31, 2007 Venue: The Parish Better Than: Meeting the GZA alone in an abandoned subway tunnel. "I'm going to die face down in an alley tomorrow." That's pretty much all I could think about during last night's concert in Austin at the Parish, when I thought I wou ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Hip-hop, Year Two AJ

    Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down

  • Film

    May 20, 2004

    A Good Buzz

    Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Killah Priest

    Thursday, July 3

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