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    June 24, 2014

    The 2014 Houston Press Music Award Nominees

    You've been wondering, and asking us, and lately offering up a few social-media suggestions. But it's time. Apologies for the delay, but the 2014 Houston Press Music Award nominations are at hand. What took so long? To draw up the ballot this year, we consulted about two dozen individuals from all ... More >>

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    June 17, 2014

    New Houston Rap: Summer Blockbuster Edition

    There's a bit of evil in the world. You know, the kind that sideswipes your car and doesn't even leave a note. Or when somebody refuses to hear you out when you're trying to tell them something. This is one of those evil moments. If you manage to spend a weekend anywhere in Houston, chances are you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Nipsey Hussle at Warehouse Live, 2/7/2014

    Nipsey Hussle Warehouse Live February 7, 2014 The frigid outside temperatures Friday night made Warehouse Live's Ballroom feel like the coziest place in the city. But you could see the cold-induced stiffness instantly melt away as Nipsey Hussle ticketholders crossed through the venue's double doors ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Gary Clark Jr., Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, etc.

    High on Fire House of Blues, November 25 Wrenching Motorhead's classic speed-thrash into new dimensions of brutality and doom, High on Fire also packs its songs with nasty imagery like pestilence, plague, vermin and "Bastard Samurai" to go with the spectacular album art. Across five albums, the Oak ... More >>

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    October 7, 2013

    Texans-49ers: The 10 Angriest Rapper Tweets

    Plzzzzzzz throw another pick u bitch! so yo ass can be outta here! U FUCKIN WEAK LINK!— Countryraptunes.com (@OGRONC) October 7, 2013 Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people who like them are rappers. The In ... More >>

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    September 30, 2013

    Texans-Seahawks: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From a Matt Schaub-y Game

    This muthafucka here— IG:HOGGLIFE101 (@slimthugga) September 29, 2013 Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people who like them are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of those forms of ... More >>

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    September 16, 2013

    Titans-Texans: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From Sunday's Game

    Texans BIIITCH— slim thug (@slimthugga) September 15, 2013 Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people who like them are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of those forms of social medi ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Texans-Chargers: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From Last Night's Game

    I am completely amazed that Kubiak even attempted a fake punt— Onehunnidt (@onehunnidt) September 10, 2013 Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people who like them are rappers. The Internet has several forms of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Summer Break: The Best Houston Rap Songs of 2013, Part 2

    Remember back in mid-May where we broke down the Best Houston Rap Songs of the Year (So Far)? It was a small sample, only five, knowing good and damn well there was an avalanche of tracks just waiting to be either heard, jammed in a large setting preferably at high volume or mimicked and pantomimed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Second-Guessing Snoop Lion's Comments on Hip-Hop and Homosexuality

    Snoop Lion (formerly known as Snoop Dogg) is a legend in the rap world. Everyone, even grandma, knows who he is. In the past 20 years, the rapper has branded himself well enough to be a household name. In a recent interview with UK publication The Guardian, Snoop shares his views on a few social is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Tha Phoundation Read From the Book of Lil Keke, and So Should You

    Tracing the growth of Lil Keke these days is a fun topic to touch on while also discussing his legacy. We spoke with Da Don back in September, leading to the build of his Heart of a Hustler album while he was mentioning working with two up-and-comers from the local scene. It made perfect sense for ... More >>

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    January 14, 2013

    Texans-Patriots: The 10 Last Rapper Tweets of the Season

    Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today, in the sight of God and his company, to mourn the loss our valiant football heroes, the United-States-Houston-Texas Texans. They were taken from us too soon, to be sure. But know that theirs was a lush, well-lived life full of successes earned and achiev ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Texans-Bengals: The 10 Best Rapper PLAYOFF Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people that like them are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them who use it are rappers. Same as we've ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 31, 2012

    Texans-Colts: The 10 Best Playoff-Choking Rapper Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of them is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of those people are rappers. Rocks Off perused Twit ... More >>

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    December 17, 2012

    Texans-Colts: The 10 Best AFC South-Clinching Rapper Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team. That teams is called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of those forms of social media is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them are rappers. Ju ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Texans-Titans: The 10 Best Playoff-Clinching Rapper Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team. That professional football team is called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them; some are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them are rappers. Like last week and every oth ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2012

    Texans-Bears: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets

    Houston has a professional football team, called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them; some are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them are rappers. Like last week and every other week prior, we perused Twitter d ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Texans-Bills: The 10 Best Rapper(ish) Tweets From Sunday's Game

    Houston has a professional football team, called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them; some are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them are rappers. Like we've done in the past, we perused Twitter during Sunday's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Texans-Packers: The 10 Unhappiest Rapper Tweets From Sunday's Loss

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of those people are rappers. Rocks Off perused Twitter duri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Texans-Titans: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From Sunday's Game

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One of them is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of those people are rappers. We perused Twitter d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    A Slew Of New Houston Rap MP3s That Don't Suck

    Here's a story. Back in late April, early May I had to fight through the most unwanted thing to anyone who owns a Macbook: A hard-drive fail. I'm sure we can curse Steve Jobs, Siri and the rest for making those short-ass chargers, but there's more headache than need be with a hard drive fail. So I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    Ask A Rapper: Jack Freeman Nerds Out With R&B Hits

    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? E-mail sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2012

    Go Slow: A New Houston Playlist For Your Drive To Work

    For parents, it's hard to find a moment of peace. Watching TV during the day? Please. Reading a book without interruptions that isn't about a gorilla that has to learn manners or whatthefuckever? Nope. Naps? Dude, forget that shit. I haven't slept during the day in five years. Best I've been able ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Kirko Bangz, OG Ron C, Delo, Marium Echo & More Launch New Music

    The other day, Boy B woke up screaming like a madman. He said he'd had a "terrible" dream, that "We were in a volcano with lava. The volcano had a door. And Daddy was in the volcano being burned." This happened while I was at work (I'm usually gone before anyone else wakes up). Wife tried to conso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Rap Round Table: Are Rappers Musicians Or Performers?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Bun B, Cory Mo, Slim Thug, E.S.G., Chingo Bling, Doughbeezy, hasHBrown, B L A C K I E, Renzo, #Thurogod, CB Kings, Brad Gilmore, ... More >>

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    March 30, 2012

    Last Night: The-Dream At Fitzgerald's

    The-Dream, Jack Freeman, Lee-Lonn March 29, 2012 Fitzgerald's "When you're fucking the wrong bitch, bad things happen." The-Dream, clad in a black T-shirt, some cheap Ray-Ban frames with a Raiders snapback and those rather extravagant "You Aren't Really Up On This" Nike MAGs shoes said that Thursd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2012

    SXSW: The Niceguys & ADD Have A Ball, And Throw Some Too

    It's easy to tell the Niceguys really like each other. The three MCs and one DJ seemed to be Houston's more buzzed-about bands coming into the festival. Besides their spot on the SXSW Next Stage at the Austin Convention Center Wednesday afternoon, they were one of three Houston SXSW acts (with Grand ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2011

    Another Perspective

    My top ten local albums of 2011.

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    November 24, 2011

    What We Are Thankful For This Year

    Like most years, 2011 has been...complicated. We've heard some great music, seen some killer shows and lost some amazing people. We also nearly lost one of our own. That's how it goes in this world and it's why the things we are thankful for take on added meaning as the year begins to wind down. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Last Night: The NiceGuys, Propain, John Dew and Youngest N Charge at Warehouse Live

    Warehouse Live's studio was filled with Houston hip-hop heads on a brisk November night. Women were clad in skin-tight leggings with boots and the men bundled up in leather jackets and hoodies. The host for the evening was MC Kane, who normally MC's hip-hop clubs in the city. He gave the concert a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Review: Jack Freeman's Lynnie Free's Juke Joint

    ​A little more than a year ago, Jack Freeman, a magnetic underground R&B singer, released an EP called Dark Liquor. Here's what was written about it here in this space at the time: "It is, in short, excellent; six songs saturated with heart and sexiness and allure and magnetism. If it's indic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    Five Spot: New Music From Jack Freeman, The Monster, Scooyunda, Brook Gang and More

    Soccer season is over!!!​Boy A and Boy B play their last soccer game of the season this Saturday. It's a little sad, really. They're just now to where they're excited to play. They were uncomfortable at first because, for real, 4-5-year-old soccer is, like, light years ahead of 3-year-old so ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    Friday Night: Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Devin & Friends At Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marco TorresMouths of the South (L-R): Z-Ro, Slim Thug, Devin the Dude​Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Devin the Dude, Afroman, Fat Tony, Killa Kyleon, Jack Freeman, UZOY, Mezou Warehouse Live August 5, 2011 9:08 p.m.: Oh my. So, the show tonight - Slim, Ro, Devin, Afroman and openers - is mostly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2011

    Jack Freeman Lensing "Lynnie's World" At Big Star Tonight

    Last October, Jack Freeman, perhaps Houston's most preternatural R&B singer, released Dark Liquor, his debut EP that eventually registered as one of the most auspicious bits of music the city saw in 2010. Since then, he's been busy. He recorded a gorgeous rap/R&B hybrid with Killa Kyleon called ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2011

    Jay-Z & Kanye West's "Otis": Hit Or Miss?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Chingo Bling, Jack Freeman, Fat Tony, Brad Gil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2011

    "New Houston" Rappers Release Bumper Crop Of New Videos

    Nan Sea via Flickr​There's this manmade pond near the entrance of the Houston Zoo. It's a great big rectangle that connects to nothing else. There are some statues in it, and some of that nasty vegetation that grows on top of pond water. And there are fish in it too. A shitload of fish. The w ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    The 2011 Houston Underground Rap Awards, Pt. 2

    The first roundup of acknowledgements of our Underground Rap Awards ran back in March. This is the second. There are 21 awards total and the entire piece is more than 1,700 words, so let's skip right past the cutesy preamble, shall we? Aces. Here we go: Best Mixtape of the Year Thus Far: ​It ... More >>

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    June 14, 2011

    Hashtag Honors To Foreshadow Underground Rap Awards

    K-Dogg: Rookie of the Year? Find out Friday.​This Friday, the second installment of the Houston Press Underground Rap Awards will post here. We've received a fair amount of emails/text/mentions/tags about it this month, which is cool. But before we get to that, let's run through a bunch of goo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    Saturday: Jack Freeman & Radio Galaxy At The Breakfast Klub

    Photos by Shea SerranoJack Freeman (left) and Montana​Jack Freeman (feat. Montana), Radio Galaxy The Breakfast Klub May 28, 2011 12:30 p.m.: Jack Freeman, local R&B wunderkind, attained "I Need To Listen To Whatever This Guy Sends Me As Soon As He Sends It To Me" status* last year when he rel ... More >>

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    April 25, 2011

    Friday Night: Lee-Lonn At Reserve Lounge

    Photos by Larami Serrano​Lee-Lonn Reserve Lounge April 22, 2011 9:08 p.m. Lee-Lonn, in case you've yet to hear his name, is one of Houston's marquee R&B talents. He's so good, in fact, that we're heading out to see him perform live right now, despite the fact that a) far as we can tell, he on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2011

    What's The R&B Singer/Rapper Relationship Really Like?

    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: Jack Freeman, Dallas Blocker, Leelonn, Patrick Sims, Senze Not Invited: Ja Rule This Week's Prompt: You all have had ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    R&B Round Table: Can You Make Love To Your Own Music?

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​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. Disclaimer: Normally, this is a round table discussion among Houston ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2011

    Which Houston Rappers Guessed Sunday's Super Bowl Score?

    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: Bun B, Z-Ro, Lil Flip, Michael "5000" Watts, Riq ... More >>

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    January 19, 2011

    What's The Worst Tattoo You've Ever Seen?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (or thereabouts) that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. ​This Week's Panel: Delo, Killa Kyleon, Jack Freeman, Renzo, Thurogood Wordsmith, Young Sen ... More >>

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    January 11, 2011

    What Do Rappers Have Against Facebook?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (or thereabouts) 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: Z-Ro, Slim Thug, hasHBrown, Kirk ... More >>

  • Music

    December 23, 2010

    Monday Night Hero

    Montrose hideaway The Flat wouldn't be The same without DJ Sun.

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2010

    New Tracks From Roosh Williams, Jack Freeman, Roderickvonn, Etc.

    ​Five Spot receives a fair amount of email each day. It's not a gross amount or obscene amount, just a fair amount. And scattered in between offers from Nigerian princes and penis-enhancement companies are links, MP3s and heads-ups from and/or about Houston rappers/musicians. Now, were this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2010

    Jack Freeman Pours It Smooth On Dark Liquor EP

    ​No guest appearance on a song this year has prompted more of a "Holy Christ, Who Is This Guy?" response than R&B singer Jack Freeman's feature on The Niceguys' "Not At All" a song that is impressive in its own right. He was just about perfect on it, and very nearly claimed the song as his own ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2010

    Jack Freeman: Why Does Houston's Rising R&B Star Want To Kill R&B?

    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 introducingliston@gmai ... More >>

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    July 16, 2010

    Houston's Niceguys Have Trouble Making A Great Video? "Not At All"

    ​Rocks Off's Kim Douglass wrote this about The Niceguys almost one year ago to the day. If you're not familiar with them, you should read it, because then we don't have to do the perfunctory "This Is How They Got Started, This Is Why They're Different Then Every Other Group In Crisp Jeans And ... More >>

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