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Lil Jon

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2014

    The New Boom 92 Houston: A Review

    About two years ago, I decided to listen to 97.9 The Box over the course of a weekend. This was before the station implemented a not-secret but widely understood policy of supporting locals. It was hypersexualized. It was gross. It dealt with more Rick Ross detailing his sexual prowess than I ever w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Battle of the Beach Music: 1984 vs. 2014

    I've never been a fan of the beach. My family is about it though, so sometime this summer I'll be sitting someplace that smells worse than a Red Lobster dumpster introducing new grains of sand to my ass crack. My parents were from Galveston, but they hated the beach. We never went as kids. So, I ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Waka Flocka Goes Deep: "I Rap About the Struggle"

    Recently the Aokify America Tour rolled into our great city, bringing with it one of the best shows of a year approaching its end. Rocks Off was able to speak to one of the tour's major acts, the larger-than-life, animated at all times rapper Mr. Waka Flocka. The following is the result of our brief ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2013

    How to Make Friends at ACL Fest: The Wine Thermos

    My sister and I stumbled upon a life lesson unicorn at ACL yesterday. Being the classy broads we are, we decided that the tiny cans of beer weren't working their alcohol-fueled magic quickly enough, and we were sick of having to walk back and forth during a really good Arctic Monkeys set to get more ... 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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2013

    Pitbull's Easy Guide to Spanish Pickup Lines

    When Pitbull released "Culo" in 2004, fans who couldn't speak Spanish sang the hook like this: "Da da da lita benenenita tenentremendo...CULO!!" They didn't know what he was saying, and most of them didn't care to find out. It was just fun to scream "CULO!" Pitbull is the reason that many non-Span ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2012

    New Doc The Art Of Rap Spills Hip-Hop's Secrets

    Rap wasn't always like Lil Jon's yelling his famous "What!?" and "Okay!", or repeating your name over and over throughout the song like Houston's own Lil Flip. Nowadays most see rap as lyrics telling a woman how to position herself or look for a man, rhymes about money and talk of toking up. But th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2012

    Last Night: The-Dream At Fitzgerald's

    The-Dream, Jack Freeman, Lee-Lonn March 29, 2012 Fitzgerald's "When you're fucking the wrong bitch, bad things happen." The-Dream, clad in a black T-shirt, some cheap Ray-Ban frames with a Raiders snapback and those rather extravagant "You Aren't Really Up On This" Nike MAGs shoes said that Thursd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    Idol Beat: American Idiots

    Spoiler alert: the smug one wins.​Thanks to Shea Serrano for taking the bullet yesterday. After what felt like eons, the 10th season of American Idol lurched to its inevitable anticlimax last night. It was as especially torturous affair, stretching well over two hours and mixing performances ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Last Night: Girl Talk At Verizon Wireless Theater

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Girl Talk Verizon Wireless Theater January 13, 2010 For more photos from last night's Girl Talk show, check out our slideshow. Girl Talk is a DJ that is ostensibly famous for wearing a headband, but is actually famous for his ability to sew together various songs from v ... More >>

  • Music

    November 18, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2010

    Can - Should - DJs Be Rappers Too?

    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. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to sheaserrano@gmail. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2010

    Whoa! 21 Famous Musicians' High-School Yearbook Photos

    Willie Nelson, the LAST time he had his hair short.​While Rocks Off was seeking out the best rock star yearbook photos for this blog, we came to a conclusion: Everyone was ugly in their yearbook photos, except Gwen Stefani and Beyonce Knowles. Everyone else looks weird as hell, or nothing like the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Nosaprise on Building a Hip-Hop Brand

    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. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Dustin Prestige: ESG, 50 Cent, Lil' Jon (Whaaaat?!), Lil' Wayne, Snoop & Dre, Taylor Swift's Revenge, 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 introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies.Courtesy Dustin Prestige​Single of the Week: Dustin Prestige (right), "Polos and AKs, Pt. 2" Wire To Wire Counting down the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Archie Lee & Coota Bang, R.I.P. Michael, Lil Jon, Jae Millz, Drake, 50, Tupac, Chris Brown 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 introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Down For My Block," Archie Lee and Coota Bang Wire To Wire Michael passed. Three thoughts: 1. Michael ... More >>

  • Music

    May 21, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Balls Deep, UGK, DMX, MC Hammer, Theophilus London, Run-DMC, Lil' Jon 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 introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: "Hoes," Balls Deep Wire To Wire Bun B will release the final UGK album, 4 Life, this March. We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2008

    Turning the Screw: D. Rose, Rap City, Beastie Boys, Marilyn Manson, Paris, Lil Kim, Ice Cube 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 introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week "A Blues For Trust," D. Rose Wire to Wire Turns out more than a few organizations weren't nece ... More >>

  • Music

    February 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    August 28, 2007
  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Phat Promises for 2007

    New Year's resolutions of the stars

  • Music

    November 2, 2006

    Pitbull

    El Mariel

  • Music

    June 22, 2006

    Hip-hop as She Is Rapped

    Translating the German Wikipedia entries of Houston's top MCs

  • Calendar

    February 2, 2006
  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bunnyface Killahs

    A veteran Liverpudlian rock band and a kung-fu-obsessed Staten Island MC have more in common than you think

  • Home Entertainment

    November 17, 2005
  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Bun B

    Trill

  • Music

    September 1, 2005

    Banging with Bang! Bang!

    Chicago's rumpy-pumpiest punks dispense the Dan Savage-style advice

  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Uncorking the Truth on Nuwine

    How to go from Christian to crunkster in six short years

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Boyz N the Studio

    Hustle & Flow is short on action, long on scenes of recording

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Ying Yang Twins

    USA (United State of Atlanta)

  • Calendar

    July 7, 2005

    Nasty Mixx

    Talkin' dirty with 2 Live Crew's spinster

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    Soul Rebels Brass Band

    Saturday, June 25, at the Rhythm Room, 1815 Washington Avenue, 713-864-6962.

  • Music

    June 23, 2005

    Various Artists

    The Kings of Hip Hop, Compiled and Mixed by DJ Premier and Mr. Thing

  • Calendar

    May 26, 2005

    Pell-Mel

    Anything goes at this DJ show at the Proletariat

  • Calendar

    January 6, 2005

    Sexy Socialites

    Hold on to your weekend with the eye candy at Sundown

  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming, and dig this year's buried black-music treasures

  • Music

    December 23, 2004
  • Year End

    December 23, 2004

    On the Down-Low

    Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Pa Rum Pum Pum Pum

    Christmas is the weirdest time of the year. Who better to musically document the season than John Waters?

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Rock and Roll Dream Team

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

  • News

    August 5, 2004

    ¡Viva H-town!

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

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    On Da Lingo

    Tracing Houston roots in three omnipresent hip-hop terms

  • Music

    February 26, 2004

    Medley Fool

    DJ Jester mixes and mashes up Willie Nelson, Ice-T, the Carpenters and LL Cool J

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Class of '03

    Grab your gift certificates and trade in your white elephants -- here's what you really wanted for Christmas

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Ludacris

    Chicken & Beer (Def Jam South)

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    Dirty South Mix Tape Tour

    Sunday, August 24

  • Calendar

    August 21, 2003

    Serious Cinema

    Set in 1948, Kedma explores a present-day problem

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Grey Goose Music Tour

    Wednesday, October 9

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