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Kris Kross

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2014

    Meet Big DeMo, the Screwed Up Click's Mysterious "Mr. June 27"

    If you've heard only one song mixed by DJ Screw, Houston's most legendary icon of underground hip-hop, chances are good that it's the freestyle rap from his 1996 mixtape, Chapter 012: June 27th. Clocking in at an all-too-brief 35 minutes and 45 seconds, the song features the ad-lib talents of some o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    10 Swang-and-Bang Anthems for Sunday's SLAB Parade

    Just so you know, that low, persistent rumbling you feel in your gut this Sunday afternoon will have nothing to do with the Whataburger you pounded down at 3 a.m. the night before. It'll be the ultrasonic bass emanating from the popped trunks of 50 customized vehicles swangin' through Third Ward as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Kris Kross and DJ Screw: The Lost Connection

    When Chris Kelly, one-half of the teen-rap duo Kris Kross, was found dead of an apparent drug overdose last week, it was a tremendously sad day for Southern hip-hop. Not just because it provided a tragic ending to another tale of a child star struggling with post-fame adulthood, but because his pass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    The IRS Gave Us Lauryn Hill's Worst Song Ever

    You know the hardest conversation I've ever had in regards to music criticism? The one about Lauryn Hill. It feels as if every time the former Fugees star reappears into public form, there needs to be a hefty, long-form "think piece" about her and her 1998 album The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2013

    A Few Houston Rappers Remember Kris Kross' Chris Kelly

    Most of the music world is still a little stunned this morning after Chris Kelly, one-half of '90s rap duo Kris Kross, was found dead at his Atlanta-area home Wednesday. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the 34-year-old Kelly was found unresponsive and taken to the Atlanta Medical Cente ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    Hey, Teacher, Leave Those Kids Alone: A Back to School Playlist

    I have been a teacher for six years now. I joke about it, but it really is the best job of all, and remains to be the only one I've ever had that didn't make me want to drive right the fuck into a tree after doing it for three weeks. Last week, teachers returned to campuses. We cleaned our rooms a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2012

    Syrupy Surprises: Random Selections From DJ Screw's Personal Vinyl Collection

    If you haven't taken the time to check out the "DJ Screw and the Rise of Houston Hip-Hop" exhibit on display now at UH's MD Anderson Library, do yourself a favor and go. Put on in conjunction with the H.E.R.E. (Houston Enriches Rice Education) Project, UH's African-American Studies department and th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2011

    Damfoolz Select The Six Best DJ Screw Songs Of All Time

    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 sheaserrano@gmail.com.  ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    18 Successful Musicians Under Age 18

    Dan Klores CommunicationsTommy, can you hear me?​Tonight House Of Blues welcomes the traveling underage rock revue School Of Rock as they re-create highlights from 1985's Live Aid concerts. SOR features three bands or teens and preteens rocking out and learning the ropes of touring and rock. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    The Enduring Importance Of DJ Screw's "June 27th"

    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. This Week's Panel: Chalie Boy, Yung Redd and Hash Brown ​Not Invited: The guy from the Gear Slutz forum w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Hip Hop Honors Doesn't Totally Embarrass The South

    VH1 honored the Dirty South for the 2010 edition of Hip-Hop Honors. We flew out there and sat in on the taping this past weekend. Or we Tivo'd it while we put our kids to bed and then watched it afterwards. One of those is true. Willie D​ 8:00 p.m.: Oh, good. Darrell from The Office is hosting to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008

    Artist of the Week: Prince AJ

    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. [Ed. note: due to MP3 difficulties, we're posting it Thursday this week.] Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email th ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    May 11, 2006

    Beat Down

    This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about

  • Music

    December 29, 2005

    Comeback Clips

    A music-video renaissance is afoot -- but it's strictly on the download

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Can't Touch the MMMBop

    A new boxed set excavates the '90s

  • Music

    April 26, 2001

    In the Doghouse

    Two Houstonians allege that Lil' Bow Wow's handlers are pissing in their yard

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Lil' Bow Wow

    Beware of Dog (So So Def/Columbia)

  • News

    September 25, 1997

    Desi Dance

    The music is called bhangra, and it's the sound of a whole new way of being Indian. Or Pakistani. Or Bangladeshi.

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