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Master P

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2014

    Former NBA Player Joe Smith Raps Angry Reply to Justin Bieber

    Stardom is weird. I've interviewed hundreds of athletes and dozens of entertainers, and roughly 91.2 percent of the time (estimated), it seems like athletes want to be actors/musicians and actors/musicians wish they were athletes. The moral of the story is twofold -- 1) there are way too many ente ... More >>

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    June 13, 2013

    The Hottest Censored Album Covers, 1981-Present (NSFW)

    Longtime readers of Rocks Off might remember that back in 2009 we ran thorough look at censored album covers that spanned the years of 1966 to 1980, with two more recent covers at the end. Of course, album covers didn't stop being censored just as frequently after 1980, and the two examples in our f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Stick to Rhymin': Five Awesomely Terrible Acting Performances by Rappers

    In today's recording industry, it is essential to be multifaceted. How can you knock a person spiting ill bars over their own beat in the video they directed? Indeed, most rappers are exploring many different avenues and mediums these days. Some are actually finding additional success; while others ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    April 24, 2012

    Ask A Rapper: Big Boss E's Favorite Boss 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? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. T ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2012

    Coachella: Best Of Weekend 2, Day 2

    More fun in the desert from our friends at LA Weekly and OC Weekly -- ed. Saturday at Coachella meant tributes, tributes, tributes. From Levon Helms to Biggie, everyone got a shout-out. In between all that, some nasty partying and a little recreational drug use. Read our highly-trained writers as t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    Top 5 Musical NBA Players

    The NBA All-Star Game is coming up in a couple of weeks. There may not be any Rockets on the roster - even ex-Rocket/Knicks sensation Jeremy Lin didn't blow up in time to be added as a reserve - but musical names such as Kanye West, Rihanna (the halftime entertainment), Lenny Kravitz, Josh Groban, ... More >>

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    January 31, 2012

    Happy Gorilla Suit Day! 5 Music Videos for Celebrating.

    Today is National Gorilla Suit Day. We're not explaining it for you because something so magical needs neither intellectual discourse, nor to be held up against the scrutiny of skeptics who are clearly dead inside. Just accept it. Today is National Gorilla Suit Day, and all are commended to observe. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2011

    "And A S.W.A.T Team in a Pear Tree": Hip Hop Christmas songs

    ​Have you grown tired of hearing the same played out Christmas songs on 99.1 yet? Of course you have. Even if you avoid the radio, you hear the music at the grocery store, company holiday parties, even at bars you escape to in order to avoid holiday overcheer. It's almost depressing. Christmas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2011

    10 Rappers In The Guinness Book Of World Records*

    *At one point or another Marco TorresComing in at No. 10...​The Guinness Book of World Records has always been a fascinating and somewhat random thing to be a part of. Some people strive to be in the book to get noticed, while others get in the book completely by accident for good and bad th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    The Most Ridiculous Houston Rap Rumors Ever

    ​Earlier this week, Houston rapper Propain signed a deal with No Limit Records. Cool, except that he really didn't. See, and you likely didn't notice this because it's such a subversive part of the culture, but the environs of rap, themselves tedious and occasionally barbaric, are prime grou ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2011

    Last Night: Master P's Birthday Party At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marco TorresSilkk the Shocker (left) and Master P​Master P's Birthday/No Limit Records 20th anniversary party House of Blues May 1, 2011 Apparently, there is a limit after all... and that limit is 20 minutes. That is exactly how long Percy Miller, aka Master P, graced us with his p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Half-Price Deals At Cactus

    Another week, another teeming cup runneth over, full of local music news. Here's our latest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​This week's soundtrack comes from Roosh Williams, whose Common Struggles of a Modern Man album just dropped. Roosh also has a video for the track "No Hard Feeling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Placing Rappers With The Proper Charity, Because We Care

    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@gmai ... More >>

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    January 4, 2011

    Rap's Top Five Dedication 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 it to sheaserrano@gmai ... More >>

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    October 5, 2010

    Rocks Off's All-Star Team Of Rap Ballers

    hoopedia.nba.com​Basketball and hip-hop have crossed paths for decades. In the words of self-proclaimed No. 1 draft pick Drake: "I swear sports and music are so synonymous/ 'Cause we want to be them, and they want to be us." To mark the start of NBA training camp, Rocks Off assembled an all-s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    Rap's Top Ten Lyrical Blunders

    ​Most rap boasts revolve around three things: cash, chicks and anus - as it turns out, rappers love to brag about their ass a lot. But after years of bragging about the same three things, redundancy blurs the line between braggart and ridiculous. Even the best of the best MCs have succumbed to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2010

    Casting Scarface With Houston Rappers

    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 14, 2010

    Has 50 Cent Jumped The Shark?

    Photos by Marc Brubaker / Click here for a slideshow​9:24 p.m.: While waiting at the box office to get our tickets a kid walks up and asks, "Excuse me, how much are tickets?" He looks absolutely crushed when he hears that they're about $50. It's super sad to see. I mean, he just wanted to see ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2010

    Hip Hop Honors Doesn't Totally Embarrass The South

    VH1 honored the Dirty South for the 2010 edition of Hip-Hop Honors. We flew out there and sat in on the taping this past weekend. Or we Tivo'd it while we put our kids to bed and then watched it afterwards. One of those is true. Willie D​ 8:00 p.m.: Oh, good. Darrell from The Office is hosting to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2009

    Five Spot: Congratulations to Trae and His Family on the Birth of His New Son

    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.​In June 2007, we became papa to twin boys. It was wild. And they were so, s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Slim Thug & Lil Ray, Trae, Diddy, Necro, Master P, The Game, Beyonce/Lady GaGa, Drake, BET Music Awards, 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. Single of the Week: Slim Thug feat. Lil Ray, "Salute Me" Note(s): Yes, this is a remake of the same-named song from Fabolou ... More >>

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    October 6, 2008

    Turning the Screw: K-Otix, T-Pain, Bun B & Face?, Jay-Z & Coldplay, Master P, The Game, The Kanye, MF Doom 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: K-Otix, "Let Me Be Your Addiction" (feat. Michele Thibeaux) Wire to Wire Okay, We've got four ... More >>

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    August 18, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Nosaprise, (More) Trae vs. Mike Jones, Slim Thug & Devin the Dude, Jin, The Game, Kanye, GZA 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 Nosaprise (above), “All In The Family” Wire to Wire Trae > Mike Jones Slim Thug and D ... More >>

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    August 11, 2008
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    February 14, 2008

    Irie Time at Club Riddims

    Who or what the hell is Irie, anyway?

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2007

    Master P Makes the KKK Say “Ugh!”

    The opposing team stretches before the big game Master P, the former Phi Slama Jama benchwarmer recently in the news when his son Lil Romeo was offered a full basketball scholarship to USC, hit the blogosphere like the proverbial freight train this morning with his new video, “Gutta Time,” whic ... More >>

  • Music

    November 29, 2007

    Pro Athlete Musicians

    Athletes step off the field and into the studio

  • Music

    November 4, 2004

    Devin the Dude

    To Tha X-Treme (Rap-A-Lot)

  • Calendar

    September 23, 2004
  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Rhythm Room Boom

    Chicks who rock and Tourbaby take the Washington Avenue stage

  • Music

    July 25, 2002

    Cyber Phantom

    DJ Spooky is a friendly digital ghost, unless you happen to be Tricky

  • Music

    April 25, 2002

    Faith Evans

    Saturday, April 27

  • Music

    February 8, 2001

    Lil' Flip

    The Leprechaun (Sucka Free)

  • Music

    March 30, 2000

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviews

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Where Will They Be?

    A look at the rock scene in 2020

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Rotation

    Master P

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviewed

  • Music

    July 29, 1999

    Rotation

    American Analog Set, Snoop Dogg

  • Music

    June 3, 1999

    Rap Space

    Will hip-hop ever find a home in Houston?

  • Music

    April 22, 1999

    Whiggin' Out

    Avant-rock takes shape in the Afghan Whigs and its wild front man

  • Music

    March 11, 1999
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    December 17, 1998
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    October 29, 1998
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    October 22, 1998

    Action Incorporated

    Make way for Master P's low-end version of Hollywood

  • Music

    October 1, 1998
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    August 20, 1998
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    July 16, 1998
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    July 2, 1998
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    April 23, 1998
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