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Geto Boys

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    May 21, 2014

    It's a Free Country: Fans Second-Guess Summer Fest Lineup

    The late Rick Nelson once sang, "You can't please everyone, so you've got to please yourself." For sure, there are better credos to live by, but this would be the one I'd hang onto were I tasked with booking talent for Free Press Summer Fest. A week and a half away from the event, the caterwaulin ... More >>

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    February 28, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Geto Boys, Amos Lee, Tontons, etc.

    "Welcome to Houston" Concert Arena Theatre, February 28 Is there any better way to salute Houston's brand-spanking-new hip-hop radio station, 93.7 The Beat, than to throw a Texas-size party featuring some of Houston's biggest rappers? Of course not, fool. Especially when the rappers doing the party ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    I Came Into Money, Now Everybody Wants Some. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I WON A SETTLEMENT, NOW EVERYBODY WANTS TO GET PAID Dear Willie D: Three years ago I was in ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    She Likes Rough Sex and It Scares Me. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I'M A MAKEUP JUNKIE Dear Willie D: I started wearing makeup when I was 12 years old and have ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    I Allow My 8-Year-Old To Drink Alcohol. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! I ALLOW MY 8-YEAR OLD TO DRINK ALCOHOL I hosted dinner at my house to celebrate my 8-year ol ... More >>

  • Music

    August 15, 2013

    Lucky 2013

    The silver-anniversary Houston Press Music Awards ceremony was a memorable one.

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    July 11, 2013

    I Accidentally Had a One-Night Stand. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! YOUR FOOD HAS PROBABLY BEEN SPIT IN Dear Willie D: I would like to advise your readers of s ... More >>

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    July 3, 2013

    Trae Tha Truth's Birthday Party at House of Blues, 7/2/2013

    Trae Tha Truth's Birthday Party House of Blues July 2, 2013 The last time Trae took the stage for his birthday at House of Blues, his special guests included Jadakiss, Waka Flocka, Yung Joc and Lupe Fiasco. And since Trae is good at making friends and convincing inviting them to his party, the chan ... More >>

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    June 20, 2013

    My Boss Drove Me to Antidepressants. Help!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! BOSS LADY IS A BULLY Dear Willie D: I am a single mother with a small child, clocking 50 hou ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: The Festival's Biggest WTF Moments

    Know Your City During Matt & Kim, Kim had the crowd in her pocket... until she accidentally called them "Dallas." She immediately recognized her terrible faux pas and recovered by telling a story about how once she was having sex with Matt and called him by the wrong name. She said that afterwards " ... More >>

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    May 16, 2013

    Willie D, Please Save My Long-Distance Relationship

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! LONG DISTANCE LOVE FADING Dear Willie D: I'm in a long-distance relationship with a good man ... More >>

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    May 6, 2013

    Top 10 Rap-Related Items On Etsy

    Rap music is forever turning out to be a fun influence on things we'd least expect. When your grandmother starts using terms like "turn up," you realize that there is no getting away from it. Even the creative and artsy folk over at Etsy.com combine their passion for crafts with their admiration of ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    My Co-Worker's Sewer Breath Makes Me Want to Quit

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! REPULSED BY A CO-WORKER'S BAD BREATH Dear Willie D: I am a female working at the same comput ... More >>

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    February 21, 2013

    Ask Willie D: Is My Girlfriend Too Immature?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, Rocks Off's advice column where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions be they, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! LADY TROUBLES Recently my girlfriend of a year moved in with me. She is a great girl but I'm havi ... More >>

  • Music

    December 13, 2012

    The 30 Best Texas Albums

    Ranking the 30 best Texas albums of the past 30 years seemed like an impossible task. We did it anyway.

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    October 5, 2012

    6 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Dinosaur Jr., Some Stones, Big K.R.I.T., Optimo Radio, etc.

    Dinosaur Jr. Friday, Fitzgerald's Dinosaur Jr. may be one of the most underrated indie-rock acts of the past 25 years. They weren't as sexy as Pearl Jam or as populist as Nirvana, but the music dripping from the instruments of the criminally-unsung J Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph has ... More >>

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    October 4, 2012
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    August 14, 2012

    Insane Clown Posse Incites Spiritual Debate, Asks "Where's God?"

    Here's a Video of the Entire Geto Boys Show From Saturday's Juggalo Gathering We've all asked the question, believers or non-believers alike: "Where's God?" In times of personal trial, family strife, financial disaster, or just sailing the choppy seas of relationships, when we need some sort of sup ... More >>

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    June 20, 2012

    A Houston Rap-Related Shooting Timeline

    Most people will tell you that Houston rappers are overall a peaceful bunch, but people do carry guns. No less a beloved figure than Pimp C was caught after he got into an altercation at the Foot Locker in Sharpstown Mall; supposedly a policeman saw a gun under Pimp's coat during the fight, followed ... More >>

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    March 29, 2012

    10 Things We Learned At The Awready! Houston Hip Hop Conference

    The much-anticipated Awready! Houston Hip-Hop Music Conference was held Wednesday at the University of Houston, drawing in academics, screwheads, and media alike. The conference is a joint venture between the University of Houston Libraries and Rice University's H.E.R.E. Project (Houston Enriches Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Drinking With Drinkify: Website Concocts Cocktails For You Based On Your Musical Tastes

    ​The website Drinkify combines your musical tastes with your booze tastes, with sometimes hilarious and dangerous results. The site does what we have been doing since we first took our first sip of the hard stuff, and that's finding the right music for your liver-killing. Though, if you foll ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Broke Down: A Playlist From The Middle Of Nowhere

    motiontowing.com​There are eight spark plugs in the Eddie Bauer edition of Ford's 2001 Expedition. Eight. And if one of them isn't working properly - if it becomes loose or stripped or a gremlin sneaks under the hood and gobbles it up (a common problem in Fords) - the whole car is pretty much ... More >>

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    September 13, 2011

    A Rap Guide To The HISD Football Playbook

    ​Football season is underway for HISD middle schools. Rocks Off helps coach a 7th and 8th grade team. Which means we've been working fervently with 12-to-14-year-olds these past three weeks, aimlessly trying to get them to understand how to identify which side of the offense is the strong side ... More >>

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    June 7, 2011

    Coyo Discusses His Top Six Horrorcore Rap Songs

    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.  ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Past Blasted: Alcopop And The Geto Boys' St. Ides Ad

    The usual moral outrage is greeting the recent unveiling of Blast, Colt 45's entry into the "alcopop" market heretofore dominated by Four Loko. At a mere 12 percent alcohol by volume, the fruit-infused brews are twice as strong as Colt 45, which already kicks like a mule. As Eric Idle would enth ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Colt 45's Blast and The Geto Boys' St. Ides Ad

    Cue the moral outrage. Colt 45 is entering the "alcopop" market with its answer to Four Loko, Blast. At a mere 12 percent alcohol by volume, the fruit-infused brews are twice as strong as Colt 45, which already kicks like a mule. As Eric Idle would enthuse in another context, "eight bottles of t ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    The 10 Best Rock Samples In Hip-Hop

    ​Rocks Off just finished reading Ian Christe's 2007 Van Halen biography, Everybody Wants Some, which chronicles the band's history from the Van Halen boys' entry into the U.S., the upbringing of David Lee Roth, and devastating, fatal 1985 crash into Mount Sammy Hagar. Sad stuff if you're a Rot ... More >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    Batusis Is No Throwback

    Cheetah Chrome and Sylvain Sylvain make rock and roll new again.

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    October 25, 2010

    What Is The Best Album Cover Ever?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. ​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Lil Flip, Hollywood FLOSS, hasHBrown, Kyle Hubbard, Renzo, Brad Gilmore and Nash White Not Invited: Kanye, bec ... More >>

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    July 6, 2010

    Is The National Recording Registry Ready For The Geto Boyz?

    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 introducinglisto ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    The H-Town Countdown: Clearing the Table and Tying Up Loose Ends

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Or we were. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Well, it's over. We stretched it out just about as long as ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Google's New Music-Search Engine Will Be the Death of Us All

    ‚Äč This past week, Internet search-engine giant Google introduced a new music-search tool that immediately opens a pop-up window for people searching for a song, where either the entire song or a snippet will play for them. It's still in the beginning stages, so not all songs are available. We star ... More >>

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    September 3, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 21: Ganksta NIP's South Park Psycho

    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. Ganksta NIP South Park Psycho (Priority, 1992) We wrote about NIP at le ... More >>

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    June 9, 2009

    The Indictment Comes Down For Willie D

    We noted yesterday that Houston's own Willie D had finally gotten out of jail, bonding out under an agreement that limited his travel and internet use.If that was considered good news for the Geto Boys rapper, today brought more bad news -- he has been formally indicted on the iPhone scam charges th ... More >>

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    June 5, 2009

    Five Spot: Big Pokey

    Welcome back to The Five Spot, a Rocks Off recurring feature. 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. Wednesday, RapRadar.com threw up an interview with former Roc-A-Fella rapper ... More >>

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    May 14, 2009

    Willie D Arrested on Wire Fraud Charges

    Willie D, member of Houston rap pioneers the Geto Boys and CEO of Relentless Entertainment, was arrested by FBI agents Wednesday night at George Bush International Airport as he returned from an overseas trip. According to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's office, D, whose real name is William De ... More >>

  • Music

    April 16, 2009

    Crash Into Me: Predicting the Economy's Impact on the Music Biz

    GWAR more important than you might expect.

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    February 23, 2009

    The Nickel: A Musical History of the Fifth Ward, Part 4

    [Note: Click on the numbers for parts 1, 2 and 3.] Fifth Ward music mogul Don Robey was so taken with Gatemouth Brown's talents that he built his entire Peacock label around him. Robey already owned the Bronze Peacock night club and various other business interests, but it was his meeting of Br ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    July 22, 2008
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    March 12, 2007

    Mister, Mister Upgrayedd, Walkin' Down the Block...

    So I finally got around to catching Mike Judge's new flick Idiocracy this weekend. All I have to say in the way of a review is this: It's better than Borat, and America needed this movie more. The humor in Borat, while abundant and at times side-splitting, was either hollow slapstick or based in pla ... More >>

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    March 12, 2007

    Mister, Mister Upgrayedd, Walkin' Down the Block...

    So I finally got around to catching Mike Judge's new flick Idiocracy this weekend. All I have to say in the way of a review is this: It's better than Borat, and America needed this movie more. The humor in Borat, while abundant and at times side-splitting, was either hollow slapstick or based in pla ... More >>

  • Music

    November 23, 2006

    H-Town Mixtape Part II

    More Songs About Houston

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    April 6, 2006

    Scarface

    My Homies Part 2

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    October 13, 2005

    The O.G. of Love

    Johnny "Guitar" Watson gets his due with a terrific two disc set

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    August 19, 2004

    Pop-Up Pop Stars

    With the help of city government, Matthew Knowles hopes to find the next Destiny's Child. You got a problem with that?

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    I Want My Old-School Hip-hop

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

  • Music

    January 29, 2004

    Scoring the Super Bowl

    NFL Films' music may be stirring, but these songs tell the real story of the big games

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    April 10, 2003

    Willie D

    Unbreakable (Relentless)

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    May 5, 1994

    Big Band Bayou?

    Blue thoughts for BCT, and the Karankawas are hungry again

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