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Mic Skills

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2012

    Rap Round Table: Who Is the Greatest Movie Villain of All Time?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: E.S.G., Marcus Manchild, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, Purple Bastard, Preemo, Mic Skills, Mac, more. Not Invited: Michael Myers, becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Rap Round Table: Wu-Tang vs. N.W.A. vs. A Tribe Called Quest

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Mic Skills, E.S.G., Chingo Bling, D-Risha, Kiotti, Mac, Yung Redd, Damien Randle, Yung Truth, Fat Tony Not Invited: Whoever gav ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Which Houston Rapper Bet "Whatever" On the NBA Finals?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Mac, Mug, Killa Kyleon, TroubleSum, Propain, hasHBrown, Yung Truth, O.N.E., Chingo Bling, more. Not Invited: Steve Francis and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Rap Round Table: Dissecting The Best 2 Chainz Lines

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Delo, Chingo Bling, Brad Gilmore, Yung Truth, Mac, D-Risha, Kiotti, Chane, Mic Skills, TroubleSum, Killa Kyleon Not Invited: Fu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2011

    Rap Round Table: Who is Currently the Best Producer in Rap?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Slim Thug, Mug, Yung Redd, Delo, Preemo, Chane, Brad Gilmore, Herney the Great, Mic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Rap Round Table: Which is the Best Halloween-y Rap Song?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Slim Thug, Mug, Yung Redd, Delo, Preemo, Chane, Brad Gilmore, Herney the Great, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2011

    What Is The Best Bone Thugz-N-Harmony Song Ever?

    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. ​This Week's Panel: Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Medicine Girl, Mug, Delo, hasHBrown, Floss, Young Sensation, Mic Skills ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2011

    How Much Has Hip-Hop Affected Race Relations?

    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: Kyle Hubbard, Mic Skills, Snoopy, Kiotti, Chingo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Rappers Predict The Best & Worst Of BET's Hip-Hop Awards

    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. This Week's Panel: Preemo, Kyle Hubbard, Brad Gilmore, Medicine Girl, D-Risha, Kiotti, Chane, Renzo, Mic Skills, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2011

    What Is Jay-Z's Best Album?

    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, Slim Thug, Z-Ro, Chingo Bling, Chane, Pyr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Rappers Predict Texans' First-Ever Playoff Run

    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: Mic Skills, Kritikal, Young Sensation, Kiotti, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011
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    August 2, 2011

    Should Amy Winehouse & DJ Screw's Addictions Define Their Legacy?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday (or thereabouts), Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​Ed. Note: Although the results of Amy Winehouse's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    If Not Rapper, What Job Would You Want To Have?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Fat Tony, Preemo, Chingo Bling, Kane, Thu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2011

    Remember Simple Success' Smash and Dash EP?

    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. Photos by Sarah Levit​Simple Success opens up for Mac Miller tonight at Warehouse Live. They p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2010

    Phranchyze Crowned Houston's Freestyle King At Red Bull EmSee Contest

    Photos by RizohThursday's unanimous winner Phranchyze advances to the national Red Bull EmSee finals in Detroit.​Outside on Westheimer, a small crowd of young music lovers has gathered in front of Numbers. Before Rocks Off even makes our way into the building, we're immediately greeted by soul ... More >>

  • Music

    July 22, 2010

    Toy Story

    How Transformers led to underground MC Mic Skills's rap career.

  • Blogs

    June 7, 2010

    Mic Skills, Dirty And Defiant At Summerfest

    Photos by Mani Nezami via Flickr​ Summerfest's "Fancy Pants In the Bowl" stage served numerous functions this weekend, providing cover from the unforgiving sun, air-conditioning and cheaper drinks to those wearing the coveted pink wristband. But on Sunday, it served as shelter from the pouring rai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: A Bunch of Local Rap Types Pick Their Best H-Town Songs of the Year

    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

    August 28, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're Almost Broke

    Another Friday afternoon and Rocks Off is itching to leave, so let's get to it. Friday​Pop duo Adam & Lena play a free Cactus Music in-store at 5:30 p.m. Free beer, etc. Hurry, but if you miss them they'll be at Robusto's Cigar Lounge in Katy tomorrow night. House of Blues hosts a triple bill ... More >>

  • Music

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Things to Do This Weekend If You're (Almost) Broke

    ​Generationals, Floating Action. 5:30 p.m., Cactus Music. Free. Molly & the Ringwalds celebrate six years of "Time After Time" and "Livin' on a Prayer" at the Continental Club. 6 p.m., free. The Brilliance of Suffering, Vehement, Sinister Minister, A Cyanide Suicide, Based on Death, My Ending ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2009

    Distant Early Warning: Al Jarreau, Butthole Surfers, The Mars Volta, The Tragically Hip, etc.

    ​Al Jarreau: Fri., Dec. 11. Arena Theatre. Ben Danaher: Wed., Sept. 30. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Benjamin Wesley, Prairie Cadets: Sun., Aug. 16. The Mink. Black Crowes, Saving Abel: BEAUMONT., Sun., Oct. 18. Ford Park. Bone Thugs-N-Harmony: CHANGED Sun., Aug. 23. House of Blues. Brother Ali, BK- ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    Turning the Screw: Mic Skills, Foxy Brown, KRS-One, Eve, Do or Die, The Kanye, Erykah Badu, 5th Ward Boyz 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: "Criminal," Mic Skills Wire To Wire Foxy Brown, recently an indirect victim of the 50 Cen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2008

    Westheimer Block Party Map and Stage Schedule

    Click through for scheduled performers and stage times.

  • Music

    September 18, 2008

    White Swan Runs Red

    The Second Ward hardcore venue got a little too punk last month

  • Music

    February 14, 2008
  • Blogs

    October 31, 2007

    Go Find Something to Do, Dammit

    So I was sitting in the office writing up a list of new CDs to put you in a Halloween-type mood (email me and I’ll tell you what they were) when I thought, ‘Hell, with all this music tonight, there’s no reason to sit at home listening to CDs.’ Seriously, I know it’s Halloween and everythin ... More >>

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    February 2, 2006
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