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Mannie Fresh

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Four Houston Rap Producers You Should Hear Now

    To a small extent, Houston's musical sound jumps around time periods. Cultures. Genres. The spastic rhythm of zydeco mixes like watercolors when met with the hard bass guitars and screeching, amplified wails of rock. The blues drones on in sorrowful hints and glimpses of emotional reprieve. And Hous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2014

    Pimp C's Story Coming Soon to Bookstores

    The life of Pimp C is coming back -- in hardcover format. Julia Beverly, the former editor-in-chief of OZONE Magazine and noted documentarian of Southern hip-hop culture at large, is planning to release an biography on the late UGK rapper, who died in 2007. Currently untitled, the book comes with t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2014

    Making a Difference: Artists Who Have Share Their Wisdom

    "Joni Mitchell once said that singing, crying, and laughing all come up out of the same need. So, I think that's what art is for..." -- Erykah Badu A certain array of life questions are essential to one's own personal growth and development: who am I? Where am I going? What do I want to be when I g ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2013

    Is That All There Is?: Philosophy's Greatest Hits

    I love Queen, and the late Freddie Mercury had the best rock voice ever (in my opinion), so it pains me to say that some of music's worst thought-out lyrics are scrunched into the opening lines of "Bohemian Rhapsody." "Is this the real life?/ Is this just fantasy?", the song begins, but mere breath ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    Last Night: 2 Chainz at House of Blues

    2 Chainz House of Blues September 26, 2012 "It's ya birthday, It's ya birthday! Bad bitch contest, you in first place!" -- 2 Chainz At the #MadeInAmerica festival in Philly a few weeks ago, only two performers graced the main stage both nights. The first was Jay-Z, the mastermind and curator of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2012

    A Houston Rap-Related Shooting Timeline

    Most people will tell you that Houston rappers are overall a peaceful bunch, but people do carry guns. No less a beloved figure than Pimp C was caught after he got into an altercation at the Foot Locker in Sharpstown Mall; supposedly a policeman saw a gun under Pimp's coat during the fight, followed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Last Night: Red Bull Skooled Tour at Warehouse Live

    Check out our slideshow of last night's Red Bull Skooled Tour launch. "Excuse me while I get the turntables straight. Til then, let me help you get some pussy. This the "help you get some pussy hour"!" Before spinning a single record on the turntables, New Orleans' most noted producer/part-time em ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Somehow, Red Bull Has Become Very Important To Underground Rap In Texas

    A white guy, two black guys and a Mexican walk into a club. Harharhar. This coming Wednesday, February 1, Warehouse Live will host the inaugural show of the Red Bull Skooled tour. (If you've any concerns about the validity of the relationship Red Bull has rap, you're encouraged to read this, whi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    Top 10 Hip-Hop Album Intro Tracks

    ​Before iTunes and Amazon gave us the luxury of picking and choosing which tracks we want off an album, we had to buy the entire CD or cassette tape to listen to everything we paid for. The intro tracks are usually what help us decide if the album is something we were going to love start to fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    9 Musical Costumes Couples Should Avoid This Halloween

    Norman See/last.fmNice threads, but... yeah. Don't go there.​The other day, a friend of ours asked us for our opinion on some ideas for "couple costumes," as in Halloween, including Han Solo and Princess Leia. Ugh. Do you happy couples really start this early in September? Rocks Off thinks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Top 10 Louisiana Bands Of All Time

    ​Pardon the geographical pun, but besides Texas, our neighbor to the east may be the most musical state in these United States. And in terms of per capita, Louisiana, which ranks 25th in population to Texas' second, is probably second to none. Outside Nashville's Grand Ole Opry, the program m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Five Spot: The Hot Boyz Are Reuniting, Watch Your Knees

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Note: A regular reader passed along a story that interested us greatly, so fo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2009

    It's Trae Day... and Everybody's Celebratin'

    To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the City of Houston's proclamation of "Trae Day," the chairman and CEO of Houston's Assholes by Nature is throwing a giant block party from 3-9 p.m. in the parking lot of TSU Stadium at Cleburne and Tierwester in the Third Ward (or, appropriately enough, t ... More >>

  • Music

    May 7, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    Young Jeezy's Party Is Off the Heezy

    Jeezy and Manny Fresh get their picture took. It's 8:30 p.m. in a crowded studio and the Snowman is nowhere to be seen. It's his V.I.P. record listening party and I, the sole white dude, stick out like a sore thumb. As with any rap function, nothing is going as scheduled. Important people are sti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2006

    Young Jeezy's Party Is Off the Heezy

    Jeezy and Manny Fresh get their picture took. It's 8:30 p.m. in a crowded studio and the Snowman is nowhere to be seen. It's his V.I.P. record listening party and I, the sole white dude, stick out like a sore thumb. As with any rap function, nothing is going as scheduled. Important people are sti ... More >>

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    Frankie J

    Priceless

  • Music

    May 25, 2006

    T.I.

    King

  • Music

    November 10, 2005

    Bun B

    Trill

  • Music

    February 10, 2005
  • Calendar

    March 25, 2004

    Back to School

    Big Daddy Kane and friends revisit the era of the flattop

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Big Tymers and Lil' Wayne

    Friday, December 13

  • Music

    March 16, 2000

    Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?

    Ruff Ryders boast about boozing; Cash Money brags about billfold size. At least the rap's good.

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