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Lil' Kim

  • Blogs

    July 2, 2014

    The Force Is Strong With Mali Music's Conscious Soul

    The new king of conscious soul, Mali Music's latest album, Mali Is..., came to earth at No. 2 on Billboard's R&B/Hip-Hop albums chart. It was pushed there by a first single, "Beautiful," that encourages us to "put our lighters up" in a nod to Lil Kim's Brooklyn anthem but with a smoother side of edi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: Legendary K-OTIX Producer Russel "The ARE" Gonzalez

    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. We first encountered Russel "T ... More >>

  • Music

    March 28, 2013

    Goodbye, George?

    Strait's "The Cowboy Rides Away" tour closes out this year's rodeo.

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2012

    Top 5 People Who Should Be Judging American Idol

    Over the weekend American Idol, struggling to remain relevant in the face of the televised singing-competition series it spawned like The Voice and X Factor, announced its final judges' panel for the upcoming 12th season that begins in January. According to Entertainment Weekly, joining the previous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Spike Jonze's Top 9 Music Videos

    There's no doubt that Spike Jonze is an enigma of a director and artist. He's worked in all types of mediums: he filmed bullriders at the Astrodome, changed the world of skateboard videography, and visually recreated the brilliance of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are. Plus, he's made us al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2011

    10 Popular Rappers' Disney Alter Egos

    Watch The Throne.​Were you ever mildly attracted to Jafar in the Disney movie Aladdin? We were, probably because he reminded us so much of Prince. So, needless to say, Rocks Off is pretty stoked that Disney is bringing back some of our beloved iconic villains-like Jafar and Scar-to 3-D. We' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2011

    Top 10 Mentally Unstable Rap Songs

    thesource.com​As you may have already heard, Gucci Mane was recently admitted into a mental-health facility on a "special plea of mental incompetency" in order to delay his probation revocation trial. He has since been released, and got an ice-cream-cone face tattoo in time for his trial this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    What Were Rap's Best And Worst Events Of 2010?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Lil Flip, Hollywood FLOSS, Yves of The Niceguys, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2010

    Sophia Fresh Work For T-Pain, Stay True To DJ Screw

    Photos courtesy of Atlantic Records​Crystal, Skye and Cole Rose, collectively known as Sophia Fresh, may be one hit away from national fame, but they're unwavering in their loyalty to the Bayou City. Case in point: Sophia Fresh recently unleashed a remix of the DJ Screw classic "June 27" in ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2010

    Top 10 "Girls Gone Wild" Music Videos

    ​Saturday night, Girls Gone Wild will be at Scout Bar in Clear Lake looking for the hottest talent the Bay Area has to offer, or something comparable. A camera crew will be out there filming an edition of the video series, looking for "The Hottest Girl In America" at the venerable NASA-area ro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2010

    Carolyn Rodriguez: From Selling Crack to Prescribing "Medicine" for the Soul

    One of the first things Carolyn Rodriguez, the Houston-based female singer and rap artist by way of Arkansas, by way of North Carolina, said to us is that she doesn't like bios. "When you make a bio you have to keep it politically correct," she tells Rocks Off. "You can't tell the real story." She' ... More >>

  • Film

    January 15, 2009

    Biggie, Small

    Notorious B.I.G., made B.L.A.N.D.

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Devin the Dude, Ludacris, Murs

    My favorite rapper's favorite rapper

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2006

    Barbara Walters Discovers a Champion in Joel

    Is Joel Osteen more than a conqueror? We hoped Babs would tell us. I can admit to buying into the hype surrounding Barbara Walter's The 10 Most Fascinating People of 2006, which aired last night on ABC. Specifically, I wanted to see what Babs could get out of Lakewood Church's Joel Osteen, and se ... More >>

  • Music

    December 8, 2005

    Hip-hop, Year Two AJ

    Still no Jigga, but Kanye, some lovable limeys and a great Beyoncé substitute held it down

  • Music

    April 7, 2005

    Where's the Beef? Right here in H-town

    T.I. and Lil' Flip rumble in Cloverland, bringing one of the great rap feuds of recent years to a head

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop

  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    God Save the Scene

    Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    ¡Viva H-town!

    Latinos come to the fore in this year's music awards

  • Film

    January 29, 2004

    Pop It, Lock It, Yo

    You Got Served exhumes something suspiciously akin to break dancing

  • Music

    December 19, 2002

    Christina Aguilera

    Stripped (RCA)

  • Calendar

    May 2, 2002

    Hoochie Hoochie, Ya-Yas, Ta-Tas

    Less is more in Fanny LaFaye's Blue Burlesque

  • News

    November 16, 2000

    A Diva in the Making

    Chanel Dita wants to champion transgender rights. But first, she's got a date with Jerry Springer.

  • Music

    June 22, 2000
  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Where Will They Be?

    A look at the rock scene in 2020

  • Music

    August 19, 1999

    New Releases Reviewed

    Geri Halliwell, Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott

  • Film

    January 28, 1999

    Teen Scheme

    A weird wager doesn't make She's All That a good bet

  • Music

    May 28, 1998
  • Music

    October 23, 1997

    Rap Gets Puffy

    Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop

  • Calendar

    June 5, 1997
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