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  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Last Week's TLC Movie Is Already a Damn Classic

    [In his new column, Houston's award-winning goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Better put on your shoes, because your socks are about to be blown off -- ed.] Last Monday night I watched the movie about TLC, the most important all-girl rap group of all time. It came on VH1. I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    New Book Explores Houston Hip-Hop's Fertile Roots

    Ed. note: Before now, the history of Houston hip-hop has existed in the archives at Rice University (Swishahouse) and the University of Houston, as well as the songs themselves. But someone has finally written it all down in book form. Maco L. Faniel is a Houston native, hip-hop fan and graduate of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2013

    Celebrating July 4th And The 20th Anniversary Of Lex Luger BodySlamming Yokozuna

    On this, the 237th birthday of the good ol' US of A, we turn our attention to Mount Rushmore, not so much in a literal sense, but in a metaphorical sense. These days, the term "Mount Rushmore" isn't used so much to refer to the actual South Dakota monument celebrating Presidents Washington, Jefferso ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Things We Learned from the Vince Young Outside The Lines Feature

    Since falling out of favor with the Tennessee Titans in 2010, Vince Young's slide to the bottom of the quarterback food chain has been precipitous and eventful. The highlights include: - Backing up Michael Vick in Philadelphia in 2011 and pronouncing the Eagles a "Dream Team," a hex on that franchi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 18, 2012

    Top 10 Interesting Things From Ice-T's The Art of Rap

    Friday night, Ice-T's new hip-hop documentary The Art of Rap opened in theaters nationwide. I went and watched it at the AMC Studio 30 at Westheimer and Dunvale. Here are ten things from the movie that are interesting and one thing that will be picked over: 10. Grandmaster Caz Is Ruthlessly, Seaml ... More >>

  • Music

    April 19, 2012

    Rapper's Delight

    North Houston's shrine to old-school hip-hop may be the only bar of its kind anywhere.

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2012

    10 Things We Learned At The Awready! Houston Hip Hop Conference

    The much-anticipated Awready! Houston Hip-Hop Music Conference was held Wednesday at the University of Houston, drawing in academics, screwheads, and media alike. The conference is a joint venture between the University of Houston Libraries and Rice University's H.E.R.E. Project (Houston Enriches Ri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2011

    Friday Night: Smoker's Club Tour with Curren$y, Method Man, Big K.R.I.T. and DZA at Warehouse Live

    Photos by Marco TorresMethod Man​The second annual Smoker's Club tour, which kicked off October 12, finally landed at Warehouse Live's ballroom Friday night with bountiful billows of smoke. One of the Smoker's Club tour mantras is "Bring your lungs." A line was still wrapped around the buildin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    15 Songs That Changed My Life: The Intern's Tale

    The less antisocial among you know that talking about music is one of the best icebreakers there is. To get to know our staff a little better, Rocks Off will periodically be asking them to share a few songs that helped to shape their musical tastes - and character. We start with our youngest member, ... 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 >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    The Curious Case of the People's Champ

    Paul Wall is neither a cartoon nor an asshole.

  • Music

    March 4, 2010

    Nightfly: Hip Movement

    Dance reigns supreme at salsa institution Club Tropicana.

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    Trae's Son Lil Jared Joins tha Family Business

    This iced-out lil' playa is Lil Jared, 8-year-old son of Houston rapper and Assholes by Nature ringleader Trae tha Truth. By his own admission, Jared has been "wreckin' the mic ever since I was two," and even has his own adorable little Assholes by Nature chain. Although he's already appeared in sev ... More >>

  • News

    May 29, 2008

    Pop Quiz with UH President Renu Khator

    New UH president, same commuter school

  • Music

    March 6, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 7, 2007

    Download: Pimp C, 1973-2007

    A quick note: This isn't by any means a definitive Pimp C playlist. Over on the XXL blogs, Noz is doing an amazing job unearthing all manner of Pimp-related rarities, and you owe it to yourself to dig a little deeper and check it out. 1. Solomon Burke: "Got to Get You Off of My Mind." Preview/Buy f ... More >>

  • Music

    June 29, 2006

    Chillin' with tha Eskimoz

    We have a Whatachat with the guys behind the fast-food rap video

  • 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

    September 30, 2004
  • Music

    July 15, 2004

    On Da Lingo

    Tracing Houston roots in three omnipresent hip-hop terms

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Bling Thing

    A hip-hop summit preaches what it doesn't practice

  • Music

    December 4, 2003

    Hip-hop, Tejas

    Latinos take on rap music and make it their own

  • Music

    October 2, 2003

    Brown Suga Suga

    Roots reggae, doo-wop, Tom Petty -- and bales of ganja -- fuel Baby Bash's Latin rap

  • Music

    June 26, 2003

    David Banner

    Mississippi: The Album (Street Records Corporation/Universal)

  • Music

    June 6, 2002

    Snoop Dogg

    Saturday, June 8

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Rocker Robbery

    The theft of his trailer capped a bad week for John Evans

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Business Versus Pleasure

    Lil' Troy keeps on ballin', on CD and video, at least

  • Film

    June 8, 2000

    Going, Going, Gone

    Someone take the wheel, 'cause the filmmakers don't know where they're headed

  • Music

    June 1, 2000

    E-Goth

    Blending electronica sounds with goth attitude, Kathodik Musik Rekords has struck on a unique market

  • Music

    January 6, 2000

    Platinum Dreams

    Local Latium Records rides pop Latin wave to success

  • Music

    December 2, 1999

    Rappies

    The age of rapping movies in Houston is now

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Local Rotation

    Local Music Reviewed

  • Music

    July 1, 1999
  • News

    May 6, 1999

    Roll Over, Selena

    And tell Emilio the news

  • News

    June 11, 1998
  • Music

    April 16, 1998
  • Music

    March 26, 1998
  • Music

    March 12, 1998
  • Music

    February 12, 1998
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