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Mya (Singer)

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2012

    Ol Dirty Bastard: 6 Reasons We Sure Miss That Guy

    Ol' Dirty Bastard of the Wu-Tang Clan is the only rapper to use his welfare card as an album cover; and the only rapper to take America along with him as he used the card to pick up his welfare check. Ol Dirty Bastard was a breakout star on the Wu-Tang Clan's debut album, Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 8, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Tickets Sold to the Astros Home Opener...a LOT More

    ​In the land of MCM, it's always Friday and there's always a treasure trove of local music news. That's because we happen to structure it as such, but make no mistake, we've got a full truckload for everyone this week. However, in what might be a MCM first, we don't have an actual mixtape fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    Dr. Seuss' Top Five Hip-Hop Disciples

    ​In honor of Dr. Seuss' 106th birthday last week (March 2), Rocks Off's present to you is the most Seussical rappers of all time, MCs who excel at the art of poetic rhyming and whimsical wordplay. Their rhymes constantly remind us that Dr. Seuss could have been a platinum rapper in this lifeti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2010

    Remember Z-Ro's Crack?

    Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. ​Z-Ro Crack (Rap-a-Lot, 2008) Crack was the first of Rother Vandross's drug-themed albums, foll ... More >>

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    June 25, 2010

    Z-Ro Smacks Out On Disappointing Heroin

    ​So, here's one for you: Z-Ro's highly anticipated Heroin album, the junior LP in his line of drug-themed efforts, has apparently been released. No press release, no Twitter tweets, no radio spots, no nothing. It's just out. You can cut that up any way you see fit, but it doesn't matter. Because ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: An Osmond Is Crowned

    ​Sunriiiiiise, sunset Sunriiiiiise, sunset Swiftly flow the days You guys, I can't believe we've come so far together. We've had so many ups and downs, so much laughter and so many tears. When I began the season of Dancing With the Stars, I was but a boy, but now, I am a bitter, wizened ma ... More >>

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    November 24, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Nearing the Finish Line

    ​Do you smell that? That potent mixture of stardust, flop sweat, and desperation? It's like burnt cinnamon and broken dreams. And it can mean only one thing: The final week of Dancing With the Stars. The show's whole pointlessness was driven home in Tom Bergeron's opening narration, when he ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Suck It, Maxim Model!

    Kelly Osbourne gives her best "suck it, you model bitch" pose.​This is it. The ninth week of Dancing With the Stars has now come and gone. Only now do I understand the bittersweet joy of watching a baby grow up. This week's pointless encore command performance was Mya's salsa, which had earn ... More >>

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    November 17, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: The Light at the End of the Tunnel

    ​You guys! YOU GUYS! We're closer to the end of Dancing With the Stars than I'd thought! The grid at Futon Critic only had the show running through next week, the 24th. And then, like manna from sequined heaven, Tom Bergeron confirmed at the top of last night's competition ep that next week wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Puppet Theater of Doom

    Goodbye, sweet douchebag. Fare thee well.​It's the eighth week of Dancing With the Stars, and I think we all deserve a warm thanks for making it so far. Although really, most of you aren't watching the show and only read these blog posts with a sick fascination to see if I've actually snapped ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: A Grotesque Carnival of Human Misery?

    It's NOT Donny Osmond!​Holy flurking schnit! It's week eight of Dancing With the Stars, which for those who don't know is when the rubber made of stardust meets the road made of awesome and the car of dreams speeds off into, um, Kickassville. I'm just kidding; the show's still incredibly borin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Gridiron or Iron Chef, Your Times Have Come

    Last night was the seventh elimination round of this season's Dancing With the Stars, and the second one to see two people go home. I guess at this point in the season the gimmick is starting to wear off? In which case, why not just have fewer contestants to start? Then again, when 16.4 million pe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Go Home Already, Irvin

    A heated competition where anything's possible and the winners are usually juicing: That's right, folks, it's the seventh week of Dancing With the Stars. Let's do it! This week saw another double-dance night -- one individual, one team -- to be followed by another double elimination. And I know ... More >>

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    October 28, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: The Michael Irvin Conspiracy

    His partner may or may not be the devil. Just look at those eyes!​Last night's Dancing With the Stars results show kicked off in an even more insanely dramatic fashion than normal. The montage of clips from the competition ep featured fireball cuts and blood and heavy metal! It's like Stephen ... More >>

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    October 27, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Hey, Mambo!

    ​Holy crap, you guys! It's week six of Dancing With the Stars! I thought I'd be dead by now. Tom Bergeron's trademark breathless intro made it sound like the celebrities on this show have been at war or something instead of just wearing sequined shirts and soaking up some free press, but he di ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Damn That Michael Irvin!

    ​It's the halfway point of the season! Tom Bergeron said so! I wish he'd said that the night before, when I was glumly pondering how many more episodes this season would foist upon an innocent populace. But there you go: only a few left. Here's hoping someone gets really hurt. The opening cr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Do The Hustle!

    ​It's week five of Dancing With the Stars, but I don't know how many are left. I don't have the commitment to count the couples and do the math, plus there could be special eps or extra fillers or reunion shows or who knows what all. Basically, I know there's an end in sight, I just don't know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Bad Luck, Chuck

    If you watch this, you're going to need to explain yourself​The arrival of another Dancing With the Stars results show always fills me with a queasy mix of relief and dread. Relief, because it's only an hour long instead of two, and another couple will be eliminated, bringing us all that much ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Things Ain't The Same Without Delay

    Someone needs to find this guy a hobby...​I'll be honest: I didn't know if I'd be able to find the strength to soldier on now that Tom "Dazzle Me Dreamy" DeLay had left Dancing With the Stars. What light be light if Tommy be not seen? Now I finally knew what Jesse and Slater meant when they sa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2009

    Kick 'em While They're Down: The Worst Songs Ever Recorded For Charity

    Please take this thing away from me. Please.​ When Rocks Off received an email touting Sting's new MySpace charity video for the Prince of Wales' Rainforest Project, we almost chipped a fingernail hurriedly clicking on the link, which promised oodles of celebrities such as Olivia Newton-John, Rich ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Bidding Dazzle (and Debi) Adieu

    We'll remember the good times, Tom! Or something like that...​News broke yesterday afternoon that the unthinkable had happened: Tom "Dazzle Me Dreamy" DeLay -- former House Majority Leader, money launderer, and friend to the working man -- would be quitting Dancing With the Stars because of th ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Bidding Dazzle (and Debi) Adieu

    We'll remember the good times, Tom! Or something like that...​News broke yesterday afternoon that the unthinkable had happened: Tom "Dazzle Me Dreamy" DeLay -- former House Majority Leader, money launderer, and friend to the working man -- would be quitting Dancing With the Stars because of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Mr. Boomtown, On Directing Slim Thug And Mike Jones

    ​Most people in the world of music videos may not recognize the name Nahala Johnson, but lately, they've recognized his nom de film: Mr. Boomtown. The Port Arthur native (he now splits his time between Houston and Dallas) is a nominee for the BET Hip Hop Awards' Director of the Year. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2009

    Chatting With "Mr. Boomtown" About Directing Mike Jones, Slim Thug and More

    ​Most people in the world of music videos may not recognize the name Nahala Johnson, but lately, they've recognized his nom de film: Mr. Boomtown. The Port Arthur native (he now splits his time between Houston and Dallas) is a nominee for the BET Hip Hop Awards' Director of the Year. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Dazzle Me Steamy

    ​"Tonight is Latin night, and things are about to get steamy," Tom Bergeron intoned over the opening montage of last night's Dancing With the Stars. Half of that statement is true. This is week three, when the contestants sack up and start showing some real fire, or in the case of Tom "Dazzle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2009

    Dancing With the Stars: Dazzle Me Steamy

    ​"Tonight is Latin night, and things are about to get steamy," Tom Bergeron intoned over the opening montage of last night's Dancing With the Stars. Half of that statement is true. This is week three, when the contestants sack up and start showing some real fire, or in the case of Tom "Dazzle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2009

    Five Spot: Houston R&B Collaboration King Billy Cook

    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.This weekend, Bun B and Mya are shooting the video for "Show Me Something," th ... More >>

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    December 13, 2007
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    June 26, 2003

    Filling the Blue-Eyed-Soul Hole

    Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers

  • Film

    May 31, 2001

    Yes, It Can-Can

    The delightfully eccentric Moulin Rouge giddily juggles eras

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    March 11, 1999
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