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    July 8, 2014

    The Mid-2014 Houston Rap Awards

    Houston rap has never been in a far more comfortable, and possibly profitable, place. Think about it: the city has two radio stations that both support local artists left and right, and the once-banished Trae Tha Truth is once more openly celebrated on the airwaves. At the same time, long-rising und ... More >>

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    July 4, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts In Houston This Weekend: Freedom Over Texas, Tony! Toni! Tone!, etc.

    Freedom Over Texas Eleanor Tinsley Park & Sam Houston Park, July 4 Now in its 28th year as the City of Houston's official star-spangled salute to the good ol' U.S. of A., Freedom Over Texas is speaking with a noticeable country twang this year. Featuring four stages and numerous other "zones" sprea ... More >>

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    July 1, 2014

    The Super Houston Mixtape Tuesday Column

    We're at the midpoint of the year of our Houston Rap Lord two thousand-fourteen. In that short span, we've seen BeatKing topple buildings and get Nicki Minaj's attention, Doughbeezy's slow fury wreak havoc all over the country, two radio stations viciously vie for listeners, DeLorean arming himself ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    The Definitive Breakdown of BeatKing's Freestyles

    BeatKing is a supernatural rap being composed of blood, flesh and the mental capacity to enjoy ridiculing folks. It happens on Twitter constantly, so much so he gets escorted around like a conquering gladiator whenever he dives into one of his legendary rank sessions. Charting his career falls into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Mixtape Monday: Lil Keke, Anti-Lilly, Vic-D, Doeman & Tony Dark

    Lil Keke, Album Before The Album 3 Lil Keke is fed up. Well, not in the literal sense. He's quite fed; well-fed even. He's practically the thesaurus of Houston rap slang, thanks to his vault on top of a vault of freestyles amassed during the early part of his career. In the metaphorical sense? Oh, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2013

    Beyoncé at Toyota Center, 12/10/2013

    Beyoncé Toyota Center December 10, 2013 The easy way to go about saying you went to a Beyoncé show is to gawk at the way people surrounding you interact with one another, how they smile, wave, twist and contort to every move the 32-year-old Houstonian performs onstage. How they attempt to mirror ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2013

    Creating Bun B's Ultimate Trill Album

    In a way, hearing the words "Bun B" joined together with "new album" should make people throw rice in the air. It doesn't necessarily meet with the same amount of fanfare in 2013 as it would have in 2005, say, but that's only because the idea of Bun B in 2013 is vastly different from the one in 2005 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Billy Dorsey, Grammy-Winning MARATHON Runner

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? It is apt that songwriter and producer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2013

    Top 20 Songs Dedicated to Drank, Part 1

    Some call it lean; others call it barre or simply drank. Whichever you prefer, promethazine with codeine cough syrup is the ever so popular recreational drug used by many people. Houston's hip-hop culture has made lean something everyone has wanted to talk about or even try for decades. If you type ... 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 >>

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    March 15, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012

    ​If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving musi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2012

    20 Years of Hip-Hop Soul Hits: Happy Birthday, Mary J. Blige

    Photo by Marco Torres​Every time we hear a new Mary J. Blige single on the radio, we ask ourselves, "REALLY, MJB? Again? OK, girl." We literally said that in the car last week when we heard her new single "Mr. Wrong." Of course, the proclaimed "Queen of Hip-Hop Soul" has never given us reaso ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    Diamonds and Pearls

    Faces Ultra Lounge is Third Ward's go-to spot for ­quality R&B.

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    July 26, 2011

    Grant Haze: Guy Who Allegedly Dismembered Ex-Wife Talks of Being Inspired By Sting & Lionel Richie

    Grant Haze wants to be an inspiration to his kids​Last week, Grant Haze was just another bland singer-songwriter with a tremendous ego and hoop earrings. Now he's charged with killing his ex-girlfriend, dismembering her corpse, stuffing the body parts in ice chests, and driving them from his N ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2011

    Dear Penis: 20 Songs About The Tube Snake Boogie

    prince.orgGuess who turns 53 today?​Good Lord, what would we do if not for Weinergate? It's hot as hell outside, the Astros are terrible and Rick Perry might run for president next year. But as long as there are congressmen tweeting pictures of their junk to women they barely know, Rocks Off h ... 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

    June 10, 2010

    Remember ABN's It Is What It Is?

    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. Assholes By Nature It Is What It Is (Rap-A-Lot, 2008) ​A.B.N. is Z-Ro and Trae's unduly short-li ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2010

    Sentury Is Going To "Lose Control" All Over Your Ass

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​ First, a qualifier: When we talk about Mo'Nique, same as when we t ... More >>

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    December 11, 2009

    Five Spot: Killa Kyleon's Purple Punch 3

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​One of the guys that we always (usually) enjoy listening to is the ... More >>

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    January 21, 2009

    Artist of the Week: Coline

    Each Wednesday, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to introducingliston@gmail.com. How else to say this tha ... More >>

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    July 31, 2008
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    June 16, 2005

    Who's Your Diddy?

    It's Cristal and basketball with Coach Combs

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Master Blaster

    Cody ChesnuTT sees rock and roll, and he wants to repaint it black

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    November 30, 2000

    Billy Cook

    Certified Platinum (Def Souf)

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Platinum Dreams

    Local Latium Records rides pop Latin wave to success

  • Music

    October 21, 1999

    Third Coast Roast

    Let's rap about...black music

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    October 23, 1997
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    October 16, 1997
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    January 23, 1997
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