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Ludacris

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2014

    The Walmart Toe Sucker: A Musical Search for Answers

    I know I'm not a cynic because the strange-but-true news stories involving our species still sometimes shock me. Even after all these years, I rarely ho-hum something like this. Or this. Or, especially this. So when I read the tale of Michael A. Brown I naturally had questions. You may know him be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2013

    Where Is Lil Wayne In the Lyrical Hot Water Hall of Fame?

    Proving that it is almost never wise to compare the results of rough sex to Emmett Till's face, Lil Wayne was dropped from his Mountain Dew campaign last week. Emmett Till, for those of you who aren't familiar, was a 14-year-old boy who was beaten to death, shot, and dumped in the river for whistlin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Traffic Jams: Five Songs Guaranteed to Induce Road Rage

    Marconi, Tesla, Steve Jobs and some other folks we rarely mention should be elevated to hero status for creating the means and devices we turn to while spending hours in traffic. Groups that geek out on such stats suggest at least ten percent of Americans spend about 90 minutes a day behind the w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Last Night: Sprint All-Star Jam Session Concert With Ludacris And Ke$ha

    Sprint Pre-Game Concert feat. B.O.b, Ludacris, and Ke$ha All-Star Jam Session at George R. Brown Convention Center February 17th, 2013 Sunday afternoon, as I was counting down the minutes until I had to leave an amazing All-Star day party, where I was making friends with a beautiful girl, drinking ... 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

    May 2, 2012

    Ask A Rapper: Tha Centop's Top 6 Sports-Related Rap Songs

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    The Six Best Movie Samples In Rap Songs

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

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2011

    What Is The Best Boxing-Match Entrance Music?

    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: Bun B, Paul Wall, One Hunnidt, Mac, O.N.E., Brad ... More >>

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    May 17, 2011

    Five Rappers You Didn't Know Had College Degrees

    ​Myth: The ability to string rhymes together automatically kills brain cells, thereby making it impossible for said stringer of rhymes to obtain a college degree. Fact: Many of your favorite hip-hoppers are college graduates with funny-sounding honorary titles. Myth: Street education is a pr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Remember Doughbeezy's Reggie Bush and Kool-Aid?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​Doughbeezy Reggie Bush and Kool-Aid (Self-released, 2010) Doughbeezy is, at the moment, one ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 3, 2011

    Top Five Athlete-Rapper Team-Ups

    ​Speak of the devil... Give an NBA player a mike and he'll give you one of the worst performances of all time. Put the same athlete in the company of a decent rapper and the result might surprise you. If you're still haunted by the bitter taste of our worst rapper-athlete collaborations, here ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2011

    Movin' Out: Songs That Will Scare Off Bad Roommates

    ​Often times in our young adult lives, we come across a roommate who initially seems like a good match. They're capable of paying their rent on time and seem nice enough, so the possibility of your living arrangements blossoming into a sitcom looks fair. Then in a month's time, the Friends r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2011

    Top Five Hip-Hop Foes Turned Friends

    Marco Torres​Some rivalries are beyond repair. You'll never catch Kobe and Shaq trading smiles at a joint family picnic. 50 Cent and The Game will still be mugging at each other at the 2021 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors. Batman will always despise that sonamabitch The Joker. Truth be told, hip-hop is a ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011
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    January 13, 2011

    10 Sexually Suggestive, Food-Related Album Covers

    ​ If there are three things we report on quite well here at Houston Press Blog Central, it's food, sex and music. So, hell, let's merge 'em! Here is a rundown of ten of the most sexually suggestive, food- related album covers that caught our eye and gave us the craziest cravings. 10. Katy Pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2010

    Rap's Top 10 Heroes Of 2010 So Far, Part 1

    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 introducinglisto ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Girl Talk Toilet Paper Mash-Ups Balloons = Party!

    Marc Brubaker​ Aftermath didn't think it was possible to up the ante any more at this year's Summerfest until Girl Talk took the stage Saturday night. In our estimation, it was the biggest and baddest Summerfest party to date. We might even venture to say that achieved the biggest and baddest summ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 10, 2010

    Ludacris And Monica A-Town Stomp Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco Torres​ 8:22 p.m.: Ah, yes, the rap concert double-decker of safety: Walking through a metal detector and then getting a very handsy full-body pat-down. How is it that this actually makes you feel less safe than if there were no precautions at all? 8:29: Oh, man. We love when white ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Bun B Hurt At Gumball 3000 Rally Concert

    Careful there, Bun.​Bun B jumps onstage at Houston-area hip-hop concerts so often that the idea of the II Trill rapper getting hurt under the lights is almost inconceivable. But apparently that's what has happened. Allhiphop.com is reporting that Bun, whose presence will no doubt be missed at toni ... More >>

  • Music

    May 6, 2010

    How Low Can He Go?

    Ludacris escorts female MCs into hip-hop's boys-only club, but it's a bit gross.

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2010

    Bun B Joins Gumball 3000 Rally; Nirvana Chopped And Screwed

    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. Mark C. AustinNosaprise at the 2009 Houston Press Music Awards Showcase​ Single of the Week: "Start Today," Nosaprise Wire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 1, 2010

    Turning The Screw: Guerilla Foco Clan, Z-Ro, Devin, Lots Of Bun, Kid Cudi, Juvenile 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: "Reflection," Guerilla Foco Clan Wire to Wire Of course, the universe spun out of control this week. De ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2010

    Turning The Screw: Chamillionaire, Bun, Trae, Mystikal, Swizz Beats, The Game, Tila Tequila, Maury Povich, Jay Electronica 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: "Creepin'," Chamillionaire feat. Ludacris Wire To Wire Cham's Major Pain tape is supposed to be release ... More >>

  • Music

    December 3, 2009
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    September 11, 2009

    Five Spot: A Crap N.O.R.E. Track Reminds Us of Bun B's Better Days

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com.Marco Torres​ Yesterday, N.O.R.E. released "Set Trip," a wispy, "Look How Tough I Am," available-via-Internet tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2009

    In Honor of Michelle Obama and "Shortsgate," the Best Ass Songs of All Time

    In a year when the biggest news stories aren't about war or the environment but a mentally unbalanced woman having a litter of children and the death of a creepy pop singer who hadn't put out a decent album in 25 years, it should come as no surprise that so many people would be up in arms ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2009

    The Distillery: The Cool Kids' "Going Fishin'" mixtape

    Photo by Hryck. Chuck "Chuck Inglish" Ingersoll (Michigan) and Antoine "Mikey Rocks" Reed (Illinois) - the Cool Kids, to you - may qualify as the 00s' biggest teases. Since 2007, they've unleashed a cavalcade of individual tracks and mixtapes, massaging Internet buzz into a sort of droning hum: 80s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2009

    Dave Wrangler Mauls Animal Collective, Stands Up Ludacris

    Houston mash-up master Dave Wrangler recently remixed Animal Collective's "My Girls," from the Brooklyn buzzmongers' brand-new Merriweather Post Pavilion, for German Web site Byte.fm. It's something of a hit - "Since I put it out, I've had numerous inquiries for DJ bookings all over the country ... More >>

  • Music

    December 18, 2008
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    December 8, 2008

    Turning the Screw: T-Pain & Friends, Pimp C, Asher Roth, Kanye vs. Colbert, Q-Tip, Suge Knight, Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Young Jeezy, Paul Wall 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: "Chopped and Screwed" Lil' O, T-Pain and Ludacris Wire To Wire Matt Sonzala et al. paid tribute ... More >>

  • Music

    November 27, 2008
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    October 27, 2008
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    October 9, 2007
  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    Devin the Dude, Ludacris, Murs

    My favorite rapper's favorite rapper

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2007
  • Music

    March 1, 2007

    Song Title Scrabble

    Mixed-up monikers

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Juvenile

    Reality Check

  • Film

    July 21, 2005

    Boyz N the Studio

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

  • Film

    May 5, 2005

    We're No Angels

    In Paul Haggis's Los Angeles, good and evil Crash into each other

  • Music

    April 21, 2005

    ...And Justice for All

    Rock's prime offenders face the music

  • 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

    January 13, 2005
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    November 4, 2004

    Blizzard of Oz

    Dubya, Ashlee and Bill O'Reilly have spun Racket's mind into the twilight zone; also, two local retro-cool institutions bite the dust

  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    On Da Lingo

    Tracing Houston roots in three omnipresent hip-hop terms

  • Music

    April 8, 2004

    Cee-Lo

    Cee-Lo Green... Is The Soul Machine (Arista)

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Family Feud

    Hip-hop turns 25, and the battle lines are drawn

  • News

    March 25, 2004
  • Music

    March 4, 2004

    Unfair and Unbalanced

    Ludacris rankles the white pride of the National Alliance and Bill O'Reilly

  • Music

    October 23, 2003

    Ludacris

    Chicken & Beer (Def Jam South)

  • Music

    September 11, 2003

    The Neptunes

    Clones (Star Trak/Arista)

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