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Kendrick Lamar

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    June 23, 2014

    93.7's Beat Down Ups the Ante In H-Town's Rap-Radio Feud

    93.7 The Beat's H-Town Beat Down BBVA Compass Stadium June 20, 2014 Whether they want to admit it to one another or not, KQBT 93.7 The Beat and KBXX 97.9 The Boxx are embroiled in a war. A cold war, but a war nonetheless. Friday was just another skirmish in the longer battle, as 93.7 debuted the f ... More >>

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    June 23, 2014

    A Bumpy, Baffling Beat Down at BBVA Compass Stadium

    From the moment I pulled into the parking lot across from BBVA Compass Stadium for the H-Town Beat Down Friday, it was pretty obvious that something was off. It was 7:05 p.m., the earliest and most on-time I'd been for a show in a very long time, and the show slated to start at 7 p.m. had in fact st ... More >>

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    June 20, 2014

    The 10 Best Shows In Houston This Weekend: H-Town Beat Down, Derailers, Morris Day, etc.

    H-Town Beat Down BBVA Compass Stadium, June 20 What better way to christen concerts at BBVA Compass Stadium than an insane hop-hop/R&B show with four top stars? BBVA may want to take out some extra coverage on natural disasters, because Kendrick Lamar, Trey Songz, J. Cole and Future performing toge ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Celebrate Memorial Day By Buying $9.37 Kendrick Lamar Tickets

    I don't want to be crass, so let me just say that 93.7 The Beat is not [redacted] around. It's one think to book BBVA Compass Stadium's first concert. It's another to load it up with some major local talent - Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Trae tha Truth and Z-Ro - and serious national acts, including Kendri ... More >>

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    April 11, 2014

    BBVA Compass Stadium Finally Gets a Concert, and It's a Big One

    More than two years after opening, BBVA Compass Stadium will finally host its first concert in a little more than two months - and it's a big one. Earlier this afternoon the stadium and 93.7 The Beat announced they would bring a who's who of hip-hop and R&B stars to the home of the Dynamo, Dash and ... More >>

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    April 10, 2014
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    March 24, 2014

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Cher, Ellie Goulding, Schoolboy Q, Tool, etc.

    Cher Toyota Center, March 24 Cher's six-decade career is all the proof we need that she can do just about anything she sets her mind to. She's a musician, an actress and an all-out badass from feathered head to stiletto-ed toe, and has been ever since the moment she hit the screen singing "I Got Yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2014

    Dear Grammys, We Can Be Friends Again

    Hey there, Grammys -- remember when we broke up with you last year? Well, it seems we've made a mistake. We take it all back. We are back on professionally. So LL Cool J hosted again last night, same as last year, and it turns out he's still boring. But here's the thing: we can still forgive your i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2014

    10 Silly Predictions For Sunday's Grammy Awards

    This Sunday the music business will celebrate its equivalent of Oscar night when the 56th annual Grammy Awards are handed out at L.A.'s Staples Center. Basically it combines two high-school traditions, the prom and the talent show, but the Grammys are always worth watching -- if nothing else, the ou ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Is the New BeatsMusic Worth It?

    A year ago, Beats by Dre headphone giants Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine announced the next step for their brand was to launch a digital-subscription music service. The news was not met with the greatest approval. After all, the existing marketplace -- crowded with streaming leaders such as Pandora and S ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Dear 2014: Can You Tell Kanye to Please Stop Talking?

    Note: in his column Serrano Time, Houston's award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Dear 2013, Oh, man. So you're officially over. That's kind of sad. You were mostly a very dope year -- at least for me, anyway, and truth be told, that's all I really care ab ... More >>

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    December 17, 2013

    The Top 20 Houston Concerts of 2013

    Black Flag Walters, August 26 Not a heck of a lot of complimentary things have been said about Black Flag's 2013 "reunion," and when fans arrived at Walters in August to discover stage barricades and signs warning against stage-diving and photography, odds weren't looking terrific. But when the hy ... More >>

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    December 8, 2013

    Kanye West at Toyota Center, 12/7/2013

    Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar Toyota Center December 7, 2013 Kanye West built a mountain. He may not have built it with his own two hands, but he was able to pull together the resources that took the mountain out of his imagination and into arenas across the country. The mountain is one of many memora ... More >>

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    October 15, 2013

    The Best Things We Overheard at ACL's Second Weekend

    "Gary Coleman for governor. Whatchoo talkin' bout, Davis?" -- T-shirt, from a few thousand miles west and a few years earlier than Wendy Dude at Junip: "I was smoking a cigar, I left in the seat and it burned a whole in the upholstry." Friend of dude: "Nooooooooo??!?!" Dude: "Ya man, sucks." ... More >>

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    October 14, 2013

    The Best Acts of ACL Festival's Second Weekend

    BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA If you want to catch an act in the one and only tented stage at ACL, it's recommended to do it early in the day or towards the end of the weekend. It always seems to get pretty packed on Saturday when people realize they can escape the sun and hear some pretty good jams ... More >>

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    October 6, 2013

    Top Five Acts at ACL Festival, 10/5/2013

    THE CURE The Cure was one of the acts, if not the act, that I was really looking forward to seeing in Austin. They're, dare I say, legendary. That word gets thrown around way too often, but I stand by it with The Cure, especially after Saturday night's performance. It was further proof that Robert S ... More >>

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    October 6, 2013

    Bringing Kids to ACL Can Make Some Sticky-Icky Situations

    Seeing all the ACL kids running around in the Zilker Park grass, playing football with pierced and tatted dads, or showing off their dancing skills with mom, was a bit of a surprise. As a parent who has kind of a rad job, I suppose I have never really considered taking my child to work with me at a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Kanye West & Kendrick Lamar Finish Fall Tour In Houston December 7

    New daddy Kanye West must want to get out of the house. This morning on Twitter the headline-grabbing rapper announced his first solo tour in five years, which closes December 7 at Toyota Center, according to West's Web site. West is supporting Yeezus, his sixth solo album besides 2011 Jay Z collab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    15 Houston Concerts You Shouldn't Miss This Fall

    Earlier this week Rocks Off asked our contributors to tell us one or two concerts coming to Houston this fall they considered a "can't-miss" show. They didn't disappoint us. Depeche Mode Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, September 18 Maybe this makes me a bit geeky, but I'm totally stoked for Depec ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 4, 2013

    Straight Edge: Six Songs That Celebrate Sobriety

    Go to any live-music event and there will be signs of drug use of some sort in the crowd. Even sitting among the well-heeled gentry of the opera, there's bound to be one guy who smoked a fatty in his Mercedes before the first aria. Even if you can't locate him (clue: he smells fantastic), you'll fin ... More >>

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    June 25, 2013

    J.Cole at House Of Blues, 6/24/13

    J.Cole House Of Blues June 24 A dollar. At 11:30 AM Monday, someone took a photo of the marquee at House Of Blues, focused squarely on five letters with a singular space in between them. J.Cole. The North Carolina golden child had his fans and more going on a literal hunt for the whereabouts of hi ... More >>

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    June 12, 2013

    Kendrick Lamar at Reliant Arena, 6/11/2013

    Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock Reliant Arena June 11, 2013 SLIDESHOW: Good Kid, Space City: Kendrick Lamar (And Fans) at Reliant Arena, 6/11/2013 "I'll always have love for Houston." Those were among the last words Kendrick Lamar told a raucous crowd inside Reliant Arena on Tuesd ... More >>

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    June 10, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Kendrick Lamar, Jesse Dayton, Amy LaVere, etc.

    Kendrick Lamar Reliant Arena, June 11 Before Kendrick Lamar had ever released his major-label debut, he'd already worked with hip-hop giants like Dr. Dre, Drake, Warren G and Lil Wayne, thanks to a rabid Internet following and some wildly successful independent work. He's continued to find his foot ... More >>

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    May 7, 2013

    Depeche Mode, The Cure, Kings of Leon, Phoenix, Lionel Richie Head 2013 ACL Fest Lineup

    Moments ago, Depeche Mode, The Cure, MUSE, Kings of Leon, Atoms For Peace (featuring Thom Yorke and Flea), Lionel Richie, Phoenix, Wilco, Vampire Weekend, The National, and Eric Church were announced as the headliners of the 2013 Austin City Limits Music Festival, which plans to expand to identical ... More >>

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    April 25, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: Mike Meegz, Scoremore's Houston Lieutenant

    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? Mike Migl, aka Mike Meegz, is Houston ... More >>

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    March 27, 2013

    Kirko Bangz Hits Cover of XXL's "Freshman 10" Issue

    Congratulations to Houston rapper Kirko Bangz for making the cover of XXL magazine's annual "Freshman 10" issue this month, only a couple of years after he first drew national attention with the single "Drank In My Cup," and several months after "Drank" hit No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Rap Songs chart. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Houston's Recent Onslaught of Sold-Out Shows: What's Up With That?

    Regular concertgoers in Houston have probably noticed more sold-out shows in the area over the past year. Just a few years ago, sellouts were generally reserved for the biggest marquee acts at Toyota Center, Bayou Music Center, and Reliant Stadium's RodeoHouston shows. These days, though, it seems ... 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 >>

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    February 27, 2013

    Top 10 Educated Guesses for Free Press Summer Fest

    Tomorrow, we will know who will be playing the fifth annual Free Press Summer Fest June 1 and 2 in Eleanor Tinsley Park. We know this because Monday, our rivals over at the Houston Chronicle revealed that they will have an exclusive announcement of the FPSF lineup sometime Thursday, thanks to what w ... More >>

  • Music

    February 14, 2013

    Rap Capitalism

    ScoreMore is the successful byproduct of booking agents Sascha Stone Guttfreund and Claire Bogle trying to deliver the acts they wanted to see.

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    February 4, 2013

    Grading XXL's Past 5 "Freshman 10" Classes

    Apparently there are still rappers who want to make the XXL Freshman 10 class this year. Take Riff Raff, for example. He wants it so badly that he has been following everyone on Twitter who votes for him in the contest. The magazine began running its annual list of noteworthy, "undiscovered" rappe ... 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 >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Will Long.Live.A$AP Be the Biggest Houston Rap Album of 2013?

    There are a few things you should know about A$AP Rocky. He's a pretty motherfucker. His new album, Long.Live.A$AP, is at the top of the charts. And it might turn out to be the biggest Houston rap album of the year. Except that it's not really a Houston rap record at all, of course. A$AP Rocky is ... More >>

  • Music

    January 17, 2013

    A Full Dance Card

    The 2013 RodeoHouston lineup reflects Houston, not Texas.

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    January 9, 2013

    An Open Letter to Tall People at Concerts

    Dear Ridiculously Tall People at Concerts, Enjoying the privilege of being tall must be such a joy. You get to do everything short people can't: Picking apples off the tops of trees; early predictions of oncoming storms; slapping high-fives with Jesus -- and perhaps the most self-indulgent of them ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Saturday Night: Kendrick Lamar at Warehouse Live

    Kendrick Lamar Warehouse Live December 29, 2012 Through maturation, adults come to accept that their survival is dependent on mundane workaday rituals of 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; punch in-punch out; all work-no play. Kids, however, and as it pertains to this story, teenagers, still indulge in the luxury of s ... More >>

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    December 31, 2012

    Saturday Night: Kendrick Lamar at House of Blues

    Kendrick Lamar, Jhené Aiko House of Blues December 29, 2012 There have been many monumental moments in House of Blues' rap history. There was Jay-Z's show in 2008 that christened the venue and kickstarted its now four-year run as one of Houston's eminent music halls, while Trae Tha Truth's Street ... More >>

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    December 30, 2012

    So How Were Those Kendrick Lamar Shows Anyway?

    Marco Torres texted Rocks Off shortly after 5 p.m. Saturday evening to say that a line was already forming around Warehouse Live for Kendrick Lamar, who was scheduled to perform at 10 p.m. The scene appears to have been the same at House of Blues, where he went on a couple of hours later. The 25-ye ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    10 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: December 28-30

    Hayes Carll's Burlesque Circus and Sideshow Freakout House of Blues, December 28 Singer-songwriter Hayes Carll's songs are populated by widescreen people of oddity and quirk, so it makes total sense for him to put his own special twist on the holidays. At Friday's House of Blues free-for-all, Carll ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    ScoreMore Stoked For Saturday's Sold-Out Kendrick Lamar Shows

    It's no great secret that the live-music scene around Houston can be a little, well, dead around the holidays. There are enough "thank God we're off tour" shows by local and regional acts to make it worth fans' while, but because the music business is generally among the first to shut down for the y ... More >>

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    December 27, 2012
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    December 10, 2012

    Kendrick Lamar Adds Second December 29 Houston Show, at House of Blues This Time

    Few artists in 2012 can play two concerts in one night, and sell out the first one. Based on strong street cred and the critically adored album good kid, m.A.A.d city rapper Kendrick Lamar has done it in Houston. The artist has already sold out his December 29 Warehouse Live gig, and he has now ad ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    So What Happened to That Kendrick Lamar Show Anyway?

    If you had penciled Kendrick Lamar in your Halloween-week concert plans (Bieber, Manson/Zombie tonight, Nas/she-might-show-up-on-time Lauryn Hill tomorrow) you might be disappointed. The Compton rapper whose debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city has become the talk of music (besides Taylor Swift), won' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    The 10 Silliest Headlines In Rap News This Week

    You are a human and you have eyeballs and you also have the Internet, so you've likely read some things. That's sort of what this is, except sort of not too. We went through a ton of headlines of hip-hop "stories" from the past week, picked out the ten most egregious one, pasted them below, then ad ... More >>

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    August 7, 2012

    What Are the Seven Best Songs to Come Out in 2012?

    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 >>

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    April 21, 2012

    Coachella: Best Of Weekend 2, Day 1

    Our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly are at Coachella again. Here's what they're up to. It's "hot, sultry and steamy," they say. Here's the best of what they saw Friday. Other Lives: Amidst the day's scorching heat -- when most sane people were asleep in their tents or at a fancy pool party -- a ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Saturday Night: Kendrick Lamar at Warehouse Live

    There's nothing in Kendrick Lamar's catalog that suggests he's a capacity crowd artist. He doesn't chase radio glory. He doesn't make what you call, um, hits. He's just starting to log big name cosigns. Yet, on Saturday, Warehouse Live was packed from end to end with hip-hop fans eager to catch a gl ... More >>

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    December 9, 2011

    These Are The Five Best Chopped Not Slopped Tapes of 2011

    Not No. 1​In the paper this week is a listing of some of our favorite local albums. One of the tapes on the list -debatable in its localness--is OG Ron C and DJ Candlestick's chopped not slopped version of Frank Ocean's nostalgia, Ultra. Here's what was written about it: Traditionally (or hi ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    The Ten Best (Non-Houston) Rap Albums of 2011

    A deal, then: Let's pretend like this was some really clever, insightful preamble; ideally, when you finished reading it, you would've immediately said, "Dang. That was a really clever, insightful preamble." Let's pretend it had some sort of neat underlying agenda, something that directly discusse ... More >>

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    November 29, 2011

    7 Houston Rap Tributes by Non-Houston Rappers

    Are you happy with your current city? Yeah? Then feel free to ignore this list of rappers from other cities drooling over all things Houston. It's likely to breed envy. Some of these come from gushing fans and some are random, but the vast majority illustrate just how much rappers love Houston. Dig ... More >>

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