Lil' J

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2009

    Bacliff's 4th Street Players Gang Gets Hit With Federal Prison

    As Hurricane Ike threatened the Upper Texas Coast, we went to press with the story of the 4th Street Players, a predominantly white Anglo street gang in the Galveston Bay town of Bacliff. Nine members of the gang, who wore red colors in emulation of LA's Blood gangs, had been arrested in May of last ... More >>

  • News

    September 11, 2008

    Gangsters in Bacliff

    The unincorporated town is up to its elbows in youth gangs, poverty and crime

  • Music

    July 3, 2008
  • Blogs

    February 7, 2008

    This Just In: Houston Bringing It to SXSW

    SXSW released its initial band list this morning, and Houston artists did very well indeed. Out of the more than 1,300 artists now confirmed for the March 12-16 festival, 47 Houston-area acts will perform, a significant increase over past years. (The efforts of new SXSW staffer Matt Sonzala doubtles ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Mouth of the Dirty South

    The Geto Boys showed the nation hip-hop with real staying power

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Rapping on Heaven's Door

    Can Christian hip-hop save Enock from his demons?

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    The Empire Strikes Back

    The once-proud Rap-A-Lot rediscovers its fury with four new releases

  • Music

    February 11, 1999

    That's the Breaks

    Houston rap labels and their artists look for that big deal

  • Music

    July 24, 1997

    Can't Touch This

    Scarface hasn't simply weathered gangsta rap, he's conquered it