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Geto Boys

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2014

    I Want to Ask a Girl to Prom. 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 NEED TO KNOW HOW TO ASK A GIRL TO PROM Dear Willie D: There's this girl at my high school ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    My Sleep-Talking Uncle Hit On My Daughter. 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! SLEEP-TALKING UNCLE ASKED MY DAUGHTER FOR SEX Dear Willie D: My mother's brother has been li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2013

    I Have Trouble Talking to the Ladies. 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! NATURE VS. NURTURE Dear Willie D: Never in my life have I ever wanted kids. After growing up ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    My Son's Football Coach Beats His Players. 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! SON'S ABUSIVE COACH Dear Willie D: My son's football coach is a nutcase. He has slapped, pu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    My Fiancé Might Have a Shady Past. 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! SUSPICIOUS OF FIANCE'S PAST Dear Willie D: I met my fiancé two months ago, and now we are o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 30, 2013

    Five Babies, Four Baby Mamas

    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! FIVE BABIES, FOUR BABY MAMAS Dear Willie D: I can't believe I messed around and had a baby b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2013

    Free Press Summer Fest: Our Staff Picks From Close to Home

    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

    May 9, 2013

    Yes, I'm In Love With a Stripper

    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! BURNED BY THE RELATIVE I LOANED MONEY Dear Willie D: I loaned my cousin $500 more than six ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Where Is Lil Wayne In the Lyrical Hot Water Hall of Fame?

    Proving that it is almost never wise to compare the results of rough sex to Emmett Till's face, Lil Wayne was dropped from his Mountain Dew campaign last week. Emmett Till, for those of you who aren't familiar, was a 14-year-old boy who was beaten to death, shot, and dumped in the river for whistlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    The Best Hip-Hop at SXSW 2013

    I remember going to SXSW a few years ago without a place to sleep, less than $100 to spend, no agenda, badge, wristband, or RSVP. I bar-hopped up and down Red River, made friends, snuck into Stubb's, ate cheese pizza and drank Lone Star. After years of busting my ass as a music photographer and wri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2013

    FPSF Adds Dozens More Acts, Many Locals

    After the 2013 Free Press Summer Festival headliners leaked Wednesday night, this morning the festival sent out an email with a few dozen more names, including many local performers. Rewind: Free Press Summer Fest '13 Announces Postal Service, Stooges, Cat Power, TV On the Radio, Social D, Geto Bo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2013

    Please Welcome Our New Advice Columnist, the Geto Boys' Willie D

    Rocks Off is so excited about this, we could just... well, we don't know what, but we're pretty damn excited. About a week ago, we got an email from Willie D of the Geto Boys offering his services as an advice columnist. No shit. It turns out that besides one of the most volatile MCs in Houston rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2012

    The Texas 30: Texas' 10 Best Rap Albums

    Texas rap has played no small part in hip-hop's history. More specifically, Houston (and of course P.A.) rap has played no small part in hip-hop's history. (There are other cities in Texas, I hear, though with the exception of Dallas's brief swag-based blip, they've, to this point, remained largely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Reader's Poll: The Compact Disc Turns 30

    This week the compact disc turned 30 years old, and will no doubt spend it drinking with friends and wondering where the time went and lamenting the fact that they haven't gotten married yet. Few people know that the first commercial CD produced was Billy Joel's 1978 release 52nd Street, an album ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Here's a Video of the Entire Geto Boys Show From Saturday's Juggalo Gathering

    There are benefits to going to a concert, of course. Like, there are the obvious things. The surge in energy in the room right before the performer comes out is always fun. It will never not be cool to start a show by shutting off all the lights. The moment when whatever song it is that everyone's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Lynyrd Skynyrd Borrows Scarface Album Title For New LP

    Something must be in the air, with this bizarre concurrence of Houston rap and classic rock. We blame the supermoon. This morning, Rocks Off told you about ZZ Top using the chopped-and-screwed standard "25 Lighters" in the Texas band's new commercial for flavored malt beverage Jeremiah Weed. Not an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2012

    Willie D: "For Black People, Being Educated Is Not Enough"

    "Racism is a cancer that America does not want to cure." -- Willie D Willie D is a passionate man. About everything. About politeness as a social construct. About girls with little to no hair. About countries in South America. All of it. Any of it. Everything. But perhaps especially about race an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Willie D & Scarface Reunite For Trayvon Martin Tribute

    Last month, Rocks Off talked to Bun B, who has been one of the rap community's most vocal and visible supporters of Trayvon Martin, the teenager who was shot to death in Florida February 26, and who has sparked a national debate over the role the hooded sweatshirts known as "hoodies" popular with hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2011

    Aftermath: ABN, Performing Together For The First Time Ever, at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Barry Sigman​11:04 p.m.: This is going to be a good show. Somehow, this is the first time of the universe that Trae and Z-Ro have performed as ABN, the group a lot of people were saying could've maybe been as nationally famous as the Geto Boys (the GB are, for certain, ABN's historic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2011

    Vintage Pics Of Destiny's Child, ZZ Top, Blue October & More

    Photo by Steve Harris/Compadre RecordsHayes Carll before he was old enough to shave... not that he ever has.​The other day, one of the Rocks Off Crew was rummaging around in the Houston Press office and came across a bunch of publicity stills for various musicians. Allow us to explain what th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    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 >>

  • Music

    December 9, 2010

    Batusis Is No Throwback

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

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2010

    Remember Bushwick Bill's Phantom of the Rapra?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​At the peak of his insanity, Bushwick Bill was the most ferocious of the Geto Boys. He was never a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2010

    Stirred and Shaken: The Next Door's Bend Me Over

    Photo by Troy Fields​"The best things in life are free, so let your mind and soul be free. Only you can hold yourself back." I was reading that piece of bathroom graffiti at The Next Door (2020 Waugh, 713-520-1712), head twisted toward the wall behind me, when I realized I was nearly pissing o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Scooby of G.R.I.T. Boys Gives Us the Three Greatest Houston Rap Groups Ever, Including His Own

    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 introducingliston@ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    A Musical Guide to Post-Secession Texas: Houston and "Brazoria"

    The final installment of our Five States of Texas project brings it all back home, to the new state of Brazoria, encompassing all of Southeast Texas from the Brazos Valley to Sabine Pass. ​Patron Saint: Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown. A master of rock and roll, country, Cajun/Creole, blues and jazz, n ... More >>

  • Music

    July 2, 2009
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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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2009

    Before We Go: News on Girl In a Coma, Willie D, Live Nation, Nameless Sound, Golden Cities and More

    Before heading to Fitzgerald's tonight, Girl In a Coma had to make a little pit stop: a courtroom in downtown Houston, where the band's Jenn Alva and Nina Diaz had a preliminary hearing for the felony assault on a peace officer charges stemming from the late-night brawl at Chances back in March. How ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2009

    Suggested Names For NASA's New Space Station Module

    Photo courtesy NASANASA is asking for the public's help in coming up with a name for the newest module on the International Space Station.The module will be "the world's ultimate observation deck": Eight refrigerator-sized racks in the Node 3 module will provide room for many of the station's life ... More >>

  • Music

    January 1, 2009
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    November 21, 2008

    Los Magnificos: Like a Live H-Town Mixtape

    Los Magnificos 2008 bounces into Reliant Center Sunday. Bun B Whip, ride, slab, some bit of street slang Rocks Off won't even hear for another eight months - cars are as essential to hip-hop as crossfaders and lyrics that rhyme. But no city's rappers place their wheels on a higher pedestal tha ... More >>

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    July 7, 2008
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    September 26, 2007
  • Music

    April 27, 2006

    HouTube.com

    Ten of the Bayou City's best short music films

  • Calendar

    September 22, 2005

    Zilla's a Thrilla

    A Houston hopeful throws down at the Thunda'ground Showcase

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Hellish Houston

    A summer selection of the Bayou City's most miserable music and depressing songs

  • Best of Houston

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Somethin' Serious

    Big Mike looks for a fresh start after three and a half years in the joint

  • Music

    February 5, 2004
  • 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

  • Best of Houston

    September 25, 2003

    Best New Magazine

    Rap Illustrated

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    The Empire Strikes Back

    The once-proud Rap-A-Lot rediscovers its fury with four new releases

  • Music

    February 11, 1999

    That's the Breaks

    Houston rap labels and their artists look for that big deal

  • Music

    July 24, 1997

    Can't Touch This

    Scarface hasn't simply weathered gangsta rap, he's conquered it

  • News

    November 14, 1996
  • Music

    August 4, 1994

    Big Mike Attack

    The sinister turns serious with a new take on rap

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