Johnny Dang

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2014

    93.7 The Beat's "Welcome to H-Town" Concert at Arena Theatre, 2/28/2014

    Geto Boys, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Lil' Keke & Slim Thug Arena Theatre February 28, 2014 So there's a new radio station in town, KQBT 93.7 The Beat. ("Radar Love" can now be heard exclusively on 106.9 The Eagle.) These upstarts claim to be the home of H-Town's real hip-hop and R&B. That tagline remains fa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2014

    Hip-Hop Jeweler's NBA All-Star Version of the Mattress Mack Refund Bet

    Johnny Dang, impresario of the local jewelry outfit made famous through countless hip-hop records (and his association with rapper Paul Wall), is taking a page from the Mattress Mack playbook. Dang and Wall are betting that Dwight Howard and James Harden help pull off a win over the Eastern Confer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2013

    Old Gold: The Explosion of Vintage Jewelry In Hip-Hop

    In the past year, the hip-hop scene has traded in a great deal of its diamond-encrusted Jesus pieces and record-label logo necklaces for items with a bit more "vintage designer" style. From coast to coast, we are now seeing entertainers and tastemakers flash their vintage Chanel and antique Versace ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2012

    Happy B'Day, Beyoncé: 10 Gift Ideas for Houston's Homegrown Megastar

    "What do you get for the woman who has everything?" That question must have been plaguing Sean Carter for the past weeks, at least. His lovely wife, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter, whom he so callously stole away from our fair city even though she is 100 percent too good for him, turns 31 today. In the p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Trey Songz Slips New Chapter V to Wire Road Studios

    Heights' Wire Road Studios Celebrates Grand Opening Trey Songz has good people. An hour before his scheduled arrival at Wire Road Studios -- quite a cutting-edge, modern music chamber, considering the humble neighborhood living around it -- to join about 20 hip-hop heads, hype men, helpers and hang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    JayyJust: More Than Your Ordinary Mandarin-Rapping Femcee

    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 ​Judgmental as it might s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 26, 2010

    Sunday Night: Rick Ross At Arena Theatre

    Ed. Note: Due to an email malfunction, Shea was unable to send his review until Monday evening. Photos by Marco Torres​Rick Ross Arena Theatre October 24, 2010 10:09 p.m.: Just walking in now. Papa Reu is finishing the catchy-but-not-catchy-enough-to-still-get-very-excited-about-hearing-it-l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2010

    Saturday: Hip-Hop For HIV Concert At Reliant Center

    Photos by RizohFrom left: Paul Wall, Johnny Dang, C-Stone​Hip-Hop for HIV concert Reliant Center July 31, 2010 2:55 p.m.: Here now. It's crazy packed. The line to get in reaches back, back, back. Good to see. Before we get inside though, we should clear up a few of the plot points for the day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Last Night: Trae Day At Northwest Mall

    Photos by Marco TorresBrandi Garcia and Trae​Trae Day Northwest Mall July 22, 2010 3:36 p.m.: Some dark, menacing clouds are off in the horizon. After everything that's happened this past year - the ban, the last-minute venue cancellation, etc - is there any way that it won't rain today? It s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2010

    Paul Wall Shows His Skillz On Heart of a Champion

    OG PR​Paul Wall is the subject of this week's music feature. Read that right now. Two weeks ago, he released his fifth studio LP, Heart of a Champion. Buy that right now. Go on. We'll wait. ... ... Now, in that feature that you just read, it notes that the central theme driving the creative ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2010

    Willie Movie Postponed; Woven Bones Cancel; Paul Wall Hosts Party

    ​Just a few late-breaking notes before Rocks Off gets the hell out of here... Austin lo-fi garage trio Woven Bones has canceled its show at Mango's tonight. No reason was given; all the more reason to go see Lightning Bolt and Indian Jewelry at Khon's. Aurora Picture Show's screening of W ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 16, 2006
  • Music

    September 22, 2005

    Million Dollar Smile

    Paul Wall joins George Foreman in the famous Houston grill club

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Banging with Bang! Bang!

    Chicago's rumpy-pumpiest punks dispense the Dan Savage-style advice