Mookie Jones

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2013

    DeLorean at Warehouse Live, 10/1/2013

    Delorean, The Outfit, TX, Dewayne Jackson Warehouse Live October 1, 2013 "Cut that, I'm done," a visibly exhausted DeLorean said Tuesday night under the warm lights of Warehouse Live's studio room. He had sweated through his white T-shirt, and his eyes had scanned the room and began delivering indi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2012

    Le$ Keeps Perfecting Riding Music on The Struggle Continues

    The melting pot that is Houston hip-hop comes with so many different ingredients it should be considered musical gumbo. For example, the rugged cool of your favorite street records and that fake bravado you feel when you hear them in a car at maximum levels. You want to know how often I've cranked a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    6 Cool & Cheap Weekenders: Dinosaur Jr., Some Stones, Big K.R.I.T., Optimo Radio, etc.

    Dinosaur Jr. Friday, Fitzgerald's Dinosaur Jr. may be one of the most underrated indie-rock acts of the past 25 years. They weren't as sexy as Pearl Jam or as populist as Nirvana, but the music dripping from the instruments of the criminally-unsung J Mascis, bassist Lou Barlow and drummer Murph has ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2012

    The Anatomy of Mookie Jones' Mack

    In the annals of Houston rap, there have been plenty of pimps, gangsters, players and anything in between. But few actual macks. Yes, Max Julien has been the blueprint for many a player who wondered where the hell did Lil Keke get a long-haired Samoan from but Mookie Jones takes the entire aura of b ... More >>

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    December 30, 2011

    The 25 Best Rap Albums from Houston's Glorious 2011

    ​Counting down the 25 best local rap albums of ANY year is less than easy. Counting them down for this year, the most energetic, frenzied year for Houston rap since 2005, it is more than impossible. Rather: WAS more than impossible. After countless at-length conversations with those that know ... More >>

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    December 21, 2011

    The Top 25 Songs From Houston Rap's Glorious 2011: The Mixtape

    ​So here. These are the 25 best songs from Houston rap's glorious 2011. They've been pressed onto actual cassettes (not pictured above). We only made ten of them, because, fuck, it takes a long time. They are for sale ($600). And, as a way to honor the city's grey tape past while being entir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2011

    Review: Trakk Sounds Intervention

    ​Download that. It's Intervention, a compilation album from 21-year-old producer Trakk Sounds (with help from the MP3 site Tha Fixx). It's fun; all original tracks (16) with all original verses (60!). Sounds, who currently shares a studio with regional tastemaker Rapid Ric, worked on it for ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Remember Mookie Jones' P.A.N.?

    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 ​Mookie Jones P.A.N. (Self-released, 2011) Mookie Jones, as it were, is perfectly quixotic. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Delo, Propain, OG Ron C & More Usher In The Weekend

    Welcome, welcome. Recently, we were reminded that the third installment of the Houston Press Underground Hip-Hop Awards is but a scant couple of weeks away. Yip, yip. So, prepping for that, let's run through some music that maybe may have skipped past your ears. Let's go 4-3-2-1 style. Four Vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Upcoming: Aretha Franklin, Blink-182, Kyuss Lives!, Etc.

    ​Agnostic Front, The Mongoloids: Mon., Sept. 19. Walter's On Washington. Amon Amarth: Fri., Aug. 26. House of Blues. Aretha Franklin: Tue., June 14. Arena Theatre. blink-182, My Chemical Romance, Matt & Kim: Mon., Sept. 26. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion. Buxton: Fri., July 8. McGonigel' ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011

    Tighten Up

    Caps Piano Bar has had regulars dancing for 25 years.

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    March 29, 2011

    What Are The Best Houston Rap Songs So Far This Year?

    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, Propain, Devi Dev (97.9 The Box), Brad Gil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2011

    For Rappers, How Commercial Is Too Commercial?

    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 ... More >>

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    March 26, 2010

    H-Town's Underground Hip-Hop Scene Rises with Fetti's Commitment To Catching Every Moment On Camera

    ​So when a man beats you to your own video shoot, there's a problem. That's how we really took notice of 34-year-old Mikell Limbrick, the Trinity Gardens representer known to the streets as Fetti. When we filmed the Houston Press Mic Pass (now in its final stage of editing), which he got no invita ... More >>

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    December 16, 2009

    For Hip-Hop, Brown Could Be the New Black... or the New Wetback

    ​ For anyone following the Houston Latino rap theme as of late and are wondering why Rocks Off might be telling more of a cultural story than a hip-hop one with our artist profiles, it's because amongst the traditional hip-hop following in America, Houston's Latino rappers may very well be looked ... More >>