Juvenile (Rapper)

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    August 18, 2014

    DJ Mustard's Hyper-Branded Ratchet Turns Up House Beyoncé Built

    Type the words "post-superproducer" into Google (go ahead...just come back) and the first name you're likely to see is that of the ubiquitous DJ Mustard. While he's been the engineer of the type of music that makes the classiest girls twerk something, Mustard has also been a key ingredient for today ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    The Most Gangsta Funeral There Will Ever Be

    Note: Houston's Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rap Coloring and Activity Book, and writes this weekly column about his life and times. Last week, I went to the funeral of a person whom I cared about. While I am of course happy that h ... More >>

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    December 5, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: DJ Main Event, Kratez Crew JumpOff Man

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, 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 previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. One of H-Town's most versatile ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Lil Wayne, T.I. & 2 Chainz at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 8/18/2013

    Lil Wayne, T.I., 2 Chainz Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion August 18, 2013 There comes a time in every boy's life where he learns an inadvertent anatomy lesson with the help of some overzealous audience members, their crotches, and a jumbotron. Sunday night was that night for many a Houston boy, b ... More >>

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    May 4, 2012

    The 5 Worst Musical Careers By Professional Boxers

    Rocks Off is waiting for the day that our 52-year-old mother sits us down for a serious talk and says that she's ready to pursue her dream of becoming a rapper. She'll say, "Mi hijo, you know Lil Casper's mom, Brenda, on 4th Street? Her boyfriend set up a home studio for her. She's spitting that ... More >>

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    February 2, 2012

    Last Night: Red Bull Skooled Tour at Warehouse Live

    Check out our slideshow of last night's Red Bull Skooled Tour launch. "Excuse me while I get the turntables straight. Til then, let me help you get some pussy. This the "help you get some pussy hour"!" Before spinning a single record on the turntables, New Orleans' most noted producer/part-time em ... More >>

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    January 3, 2012

    Baller Blockin: 7 Independent Hood Rap Movies

    We have the post-holiday blues today. Part of it is because we ate too much bread pudding and drank four bottles of Andre champagne. The other part is because, for yet another Christmas, we didn't get Baller Blockin in our stocking. By now we thought we'd be curled up in bed, watching hood DVD's wit ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011

    The City of Z

    Zanzibar blends hip-hop with occasional poetry for a proper Wednesday evening.

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    December 14, 2011

    Artist of the Week: The Curious, Courageous Second Lovers

    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 ​Few bands in the history ... More >>

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    November 16, 2011

    Ask A Rapper: J. Cole vs. Big Sean, the Worst Song of 2011, More

    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 ... More >>

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    August 19, 2011
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    August 5, 2011

    Swagometer: Brawling Strippers & Fat Tony's Filthy New Band Name

    Despite what you may have heard, swag isn't dead yet; at least not in Houston. Have any swagged-out projects or general ideas? E-mail Ryan GrimesBest. Photo. Ever.​Aside from working every day at Girls Rock Camp Houston, this week provided Rocks Off with its usually co ... More >>

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    April 29, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Half-Price Deals At Cactus

    Another week, another teeming cup runneth over, full of local music news. Here's our latest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​This week's soundtrack comes from Roosh Williams, whose Common Struggles of a Modern Man album just dropped. Roosh also has a video for the track "No Hard Feeling ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011

    Making It Rain

    Author suffers strip clubs, skeptics for book on Southern rap.

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    April 26, 2011

    The Southern Way: UGK 's Top 12 Disciples

    ​On April 26, 1988, 23 years ago today, UGK kicked off a long and influential career with the release of their cassette-only debut, The Southern Way. It's impossible to overstate the duo's Texas-sized influence on Southern rap. The slow-rolling, tough-talking grooves showcased on seminal albu ... More >>

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    March 8, 2011

    Top 10 Louisiana Bands Of All Time

    ​Pardon the geographical pun, but besides Texas, our neighbor to the east may be the most musical state in these United States. And in terms of per capita, Louisiana, which ranks 25th in population to Texas' second, is probably second to none. Outside Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the program m ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Last Night: Trace Adkins At RodeoHouston

    Photos courtesy of Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo​Trace Adkins Reliant Stadium March 2, 2011 Aftermath admits that before Wednesday night, we were by no means experts on the bellowing country crooner known as Trace Adkins. After the show was over, however, we felt like buying every album he's ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Rap-A-Lot's Prince Wants To Reunite Cash Money Family

    ​If you thought Rap-a-Lot had a solid outing last year with Pimp C's posthumous debut and Bun B's perfect Source score for Trill OG, wait till you see what J. Prince has lined up for 2011. The Houston label's Commander-in-Chief spoke to about his plans for the year. You can exp ... More >>

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    January 13, 2011

    Rocca Fellers

    Former pool hall is Houston's newest hip-hop spot.

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    August 27, 2010

    The Top Five Hurricane Katrina-Related Rap Songs

    ​New Orleans is home to many rappers, including Lil Wayne and Juvenile. So, when Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast five years ago this weekend, it only felt natural for hip-hop to step up and capture the debacle on wax. It's been five years since the disaster and this Katrina-inspired playlist ... More >>

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    July 22, 2010

    The Curious Case of the People's Champ

    Paul Wall is neither a cartoon nor an asshole.

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    April 22, 2010

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Lil' Flip's The Leprechaun (And That Awful Cover)

    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 Lil' Flip The Leprechaun (Sucka Free Records, 2000) ​Ah, Flipperace. Most people don't remember this ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Five Spot: Five Obscure UGK Features, With Downloadable Links

    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 ​Yo, maybe you heard, maybe you didn't, but there's some concerts an ... More >>

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    March 1, 2010

    Turning The Screw: Guerilla Foco Clan, Z-Ro, Devin, Lots Of Bun, Kid Cudi, Juvenile And More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Reflection," Guerilla Foco Clan Wire to Wire Of course, the universe spun out of control this week. De ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    Ultimate Victory

    Fences with Paul Wall mended, upcoming tour planned, Chamillionaire is comfortable being the rapper next door.

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    December 11, 2009

    Don't Call it a Comeback. Call It a Cultural Moon Rising.

    ​ During the Washington, D.C. sniper hunt of 2002, you didn't want to be the person who owned a white van in that metropolitan area. That's because the alleged sniper, who randomly killed ten people and critically injured three, was supposedly driving one. Everyone was looking for that vehicle des ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Five Spot: The Hot Boyz Are Reuniting, Watch Your Knees

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to Note: A regular reader passed along a story that interested us greatly, so fo ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Chalie Boy, Royce da 5'9", Saigon, Soulja Boy, Jay-Z, Adam Yauch, 50 vs. Fabolous, Young Gunz, Method Man, Big Moe, etc.

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "I Look Good" remix, featuring Bun B, Slim Thug and Juvenile Note: We initally hated Chalie Boy's "I Lo ... More >>

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    August 14, 2009

    Five Spot: The Proper Way to Phrase a Cop-Killing Song

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to How much does this suck: Antavio Johnson, some no-name rapper from a place t ... More >>

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    January 1, 2009
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    May 29, 2008
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    May 21, 2008
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    May 15, 2008
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    April 26, 2007

    Devin the Dude

    Devin the Dude performs Sunday, April 29, at Bar Rio, 6400 Richmond, 832-251-9600.

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    March 30, 2006


    Reality Check

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    February 16, 2006
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    May 26, 2005


    Let the Truth Be Told

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    January 6, 2005

    The Youngest Ballerette

    Ten-year-old Sucka Free signee Kayla talks about what it means to be young, gifted and brown

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    October 21, 2004

    Hot 'n' Heavenly

    Have a hell of a time at Club Envy's Halloween Ball

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    September 23, 2004
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    September 18, 2003

    Modern Art 101

    Keep it real at the MoMA exhibit

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    December 12, 2002

    Big Tymers and Lil' Wayne

    Friday, December 13

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    March 16, 2000

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

    Ruff Ryders boast about boozing; Cash Money brags about billfold size. At least the rap's good.

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    September 2, 1999

    Local Music News


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    June 3, 1999

    Rap Space

    Will hip-hop ever find a home in Houston?

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    April 29, 1999
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    June 11, 1998