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    October 22, 2014

    BeatKing, Gangsta Boo Renew Houston/Memphis Bond

    Since the inception of the New Houston Rap column, BeatKing has appeared more times than any other rapper. This may partly be due to his girth on the scene, how he fashions himself as a rapper who rarely wastes time when recording, and how nuanced he is in executing certain concepts in his head. Ca ... More >>

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    March 17, 2014

    Bun B's Birthday Celebration at Warehouse Live, 3/16/2014

    Bun B, Kirko Bangz Warehouse Live March 16, 2014 By the time big Southern rap impresario Bun B took the stage at Warehouse Live early this morning, there was a lot to celebrate. It was St. Patrick's Day, of course, but the occasion also marked the kickoff of the UGK star's "Trillest Tour" with Kirk ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    This Might Be the Greatest Craigslist Ad Ever Written

    You ever read a Craigslist ad that was too good to be true? Then you saw the product being offered, right there in your face, and come to find out you were being offered something that was less than advertised. Doesn't that just piss you off? Well, we were hipped to one Craigslist poster who's sell ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Creating Bun B's Ultimate Trill Album

    In a way, hearing the words "Bun B" joined together with "new album" should make people throw rice in the air. It doesn't necessarily meet with the same amount of fanfare in 2013 as it would have in 2005, say, but that's only because the idea of Bun B in 2013 is vastly different from the one in 2005 ... More >>

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    July 2, 2013

    My Block: Houston Rappers' Five Best Neighborhood Shout-Outs

    To hear others tell it, Houston is the fattest city in America. It's the ugliest. It's the most mosquito-ridden, hellishly hot metropolis in the country. All of these people who don't live here and know nothing about us sure can't keep our name out of their mouths. Where I come from, we call those ... More >>

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    November 5, 2012

    Saturday Night: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at House of Blues

    Macklemore & Ryan Lewis House of Blues Bronze Peacock Room November 3, 2012 When he was in grade school, Seattle-born rapper Ben "Macklemore" Haggerty thought he was gay. He was artistic, kept his room tidy, and his uncle was openly homosexual, so he did what any ten-year-old boy would do: He freak ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Saturday Night: Action Bronson at Numbers

    Action Bronson Numbers September 22, 2012 After working hundreds of concerts over the last three years, most of them being rap and hip-hop shows, I feel like if I've seen one rap show, I've seen them all. The rapper arrives late, takes the stage past midnight, gives respect to Pimp C and DJ Screw, ... More >>

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    July 20, 2012

    Dustin-Prestige, The Niceguys Help Us All Grow Cooler

    Here's a way to say some new rap music is good without talking directly about it: There are a few different categories that emails from rappers/friends of rappers pretending to be publicists/publicists are separated into. As it is: Category 1: Yeah Fucking Right Reserved for aggressive spammers ... More >>

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    June 7, 2012

    Bun B: The Trill OG Crosses The Gumball 3000 Finish Line

    After leaving the Gumball 3000 afterparty in Las Vegas, I made it back to my hotel at about 4:30 a.m. The plan was to sleep for a few hours, then head to Los Angeles, where the rally was set to arrive at the finish line on Hollywood Blvd. Originally, I was going to hitch a ride with one of the Gumb ... More >>

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    May 16, 2012

    A GAY ISLAND??: The Best & Worst Facebook Responses To Bun B Supporting Gay Marriage

    When President Barack Obama said in an interview last week that he supported same-sex marriage, it lit up the Internet with discussion. The dialogue split between those championing the president's words, and his detractors damning him (again) for going against what they saw as biblical and social no ... More >>

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    January 19, 2012

    The Space City Beat Battle & The Best H-Town Producers Ever

    Despite a venue conflict, the championship edition of the Space City Beat Battle will go on Saturday evening at the Mercury Room. If you've never been to one it's almost like watching a ritualistic rite of passage where cocksure arrogance and chest pounding reign supreme. Sample based producers who ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    Tips For A Successful NYE from David Anderson, Houston's Party King

    Remember that one awesome party, the invite-only one with the open bar that was sponsored by a liquor company, where everyone was beautiful and hip, and you got to mingle with Big Boi or Pharrell Williams or Bun B? Either you do remember, because you wish that every party you attended was half as am ... More >>

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    December 27, 2011

    Rap Round Table: The Ten Best Discussions of the Year

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Welp. Ya heard? That's that. It's the last week of 2011. That's cool. Or shitty. Whatevs. No matter. Right here, right now, we're going to take a qu ... More >>

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    November 10, 2011

    An Opaque Review of Drake's Take Care

    ​[Note #1: Drake's Take Care leaked this past weekend. We didn't download it illegally, that's for certain. But if we had, here's the review we would've written.] Listen to this while you read this. Thanks. Drake's Take Care. Lilly. Dander. Cotton. Wine, cheese, grapes, crackers. Bubble bat ... More >>

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    October 6, 2011

    UGK Ties Cost Atlanta School-Board Candidate Union Endorsement

    Circulating the hip-hop rags is a thought-provoking story about how Byron Amos, former vice-president of UGK Records, lost the Atlanta Federation of Teachers' support in his bid to sit on the Atlanta Public Schools Board of Education because of his affiliation with the label. "Hip-hop is unfairly ... More >>

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    October 5, 2011

    7 Musician Exes (Or Daughters) Who Should Write Tell-All Books

    7. Dita Von Teese (Marilyn Manson): Famed burlesque performer Dita Von Teese (above) met Marilyn Manson in 2001. He proposed in 2004, and the couple wed a year later. Von Teese filed for divorce when she couldn't deal with Manson's alcohol abuse and his extramarital affair with actress Evan Rachel W ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    New UGK/Big K.R.I.T. Song Holds Fast To That Wood​It's not quite up to Tupac-level proportions yet, but UGK keeps pouring out that prime Southern rap unencumbered by Pimp C's untimely December 2007 demise. The latest track, leaked by the Smoking Section this morning, is the expertly sculpted ode to steering wheels " ... More >>

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    February 23, 2011

    Rap-A-Lot's Prince Wants To Reunite Cash Money Family

    ​If you thought Rap-a-Lot had a solid outing last year with Pimp C's posthumous debut and Bun B's perfect Source score for Trill OG, wait till you see what J. Prince has lined up for 2011. The Houston label's Commander-in-Chief spoke to about his plans for the year. You can exp ... More >>

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    January 31, 2011

    Who Makes The Mt. Rushmore Of Houston Rap?

    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. cred​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Z-Ro, Chamillionaire, Lil Flip, E.S.G., Paul Wall, Fat Tony, A.D.D., Matt Son ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Last Night: Screwed Up Click At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marco TorresLil Keke​Screwed Up Click House of Blues October 14, 2010 8:19 p.m.: The doors opened for the show at 8 p.m. today, which is precisely why we plan on continuing to not be there until about 10 p.m. Fools no longer, we are. 10:00: Just walked in. Already saw a guy uniron ... More >>

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    August 20, 2010

    Trae's Can't Ban Tha Truth A Landmark Of Houston Rap

    ​There has not been, nor will there be, a rap album from Houston this year as entangled in storylines and ramifications as Trae's Can't Ban Tha Truth. Not even if he somehow manages to release The Truth, the LP that was supposed to usher him into the national spotlight but was pushed aside as ... More >>

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    April 30, 2010

    Paul Wall's Got Your iPhone Goin' Nuts

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. We'll incorporate the number five in there somewhere. Send tips to ​April 23, 2010. That was to be the most glorious day ... More >>

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    April 23, 2010

    Rocks Off Exclusive: Behind The Scenes Of Chamillionaire's "The Main Event" Video

    Photos by Matthew Keever​ As we walked into the warehouse off Commerce Street where a music video was scheduled to be shot for Chamillionaire's recent single, "The Main Event," Slim Thug pulled up. In style, we might add (above). We let the boss and his posse head inside first, then followed them ... More >>

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    March 12, 2010

    Five Spot: Five Obscure UGK Features, With Downloadable Links

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and, albeit sometimes awkwardly, tie it to a bit of Houston rap. It's five videos and occasional cussing. Send tips to ​Yo, maybe you heard, maybe you didn't, but there's some concerts an ... More >>

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    January 21, 2010

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 2: UGK's Ridin' Dirty

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to UGK Ridin' Dirty (Jive, 1996) ​When UGK first came into focus with th ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Aftermath: Goodie Mob at House of Blues, With a Completely Unexpected Bun B Cameo

    Photos by Marco Torres / Click here for a slideshow​9:25 p.m.: Standing in line to pick up tickets with the photographer, Bun B happens to walk up right behind us. (The Bun B Law of Inevitability is infallible.) I turn around and tell him hello and that we've spoken on the time several times ... More >>

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    January 15, 2010

    Filero Isn't Scared To Tell the Un-fairy Tale. First of a Two-Part Series.

    Filero holds the Pioneer trophy he won at the 2009 Texas Latino Rap Awards.​This could be our most controversial Latino rap blog yet, or the first of many. We really don't know yet. We can tell you what we do know. We're 16 stories in and just starting to scratch the surface of the dynamics of Hou ... More >>

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    January 7, 2010

    The H-Town Countdown: We Interrupt This Countdown to Bring You Some Basketball/Rap Metaphors

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to​You know how at the end of each American Idol season they drag the fin ... More >>

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    December 31, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 4: UGK's Too Hard to Swallow

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email UGK Too Hard to Swallow (Jive, 1992) ​How cocksure is Bun B? The first time ... More >>

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    December 21, 2009

    Low Points Dominate the Decade for Houston's Latino Rappers

    ​ Sunday, Rocks Off crept down Little York on the "Nawf" side of H-Town to scope out Northside rider Big Cease's video production of "So Off the Chain," featuring Dat Boy X of Dallas and Houston's Lucky Luciano (above). Sure enough, Houston's underground scene was in full effect to provide support ... More >>

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    December 17, 2009

    It Was What It Was

    Amid a wash of national phooey, plucking Houston rap's pivotal 2009 moment is easy.

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    December 3, 2009

    $13 at Bar-B-Que Blues

    Photos by Justine Schmider​Where: Bar-B-Que Blues, 5404 Almeda, 713-533-1230What $13 gets you: No beef but a lot of meat and a pink lemonade.On this beautiful day, before the big snow storm arrives, we thought we'd travel to the Third Ward for some lunch at Bar-B-Que Blues. We'd been to the ... More >>

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    August 20, 2009

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 23: K-Rino's Time Traveler

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to "So you was God posing as Satan doing an imitation of God acting like S ... More >>

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    May 29, 2009

    Five Spot: Flying the Mddl Fngz

    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 Fngz is a hard hitting (and totally texter-friendly) rap group that forme ... More >>

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    May 20, 2009

    The Last Roundup: A Birthday Blog, Mic Skills, Listenlisten, UGK, Riff Tiffs and More

    Happy birthday, Houston's Most Hated! They're celebrating next Saturday at Numbers with The Juan MacLean, Switzerland's the Field and a bunch of local DJs. has a nice chat with local MC Mic Skills, mostly about his new album Defiant. We Wore Masks caught the freshly reunited Blink-182 (Woo ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    March 13, 2009

    Five Spot: Pimp C Was Pretty Good

    Welcome back to Five Spot. Every Friday, we'll examine a recent bit of music news and list five reasons why it's either brilliant or dumb-assed. Send tips to So we were reading this Bun B interview the other day, and among discussions of how the final UGK album is p ... More >>

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    November 21, 2008

    Los Magnificos: Like a Live H-Town Mixtape

    Los Magnificos 2008 bounces into Reliant Center Sunday. Bun B Whip, ride, slab, some bit of street slang Rocks Off won't even hear for another eight months - cars are as essential to hip-hop as crossfaders and lyrics that rhyme. But no city's rappers place their wheels on a higher pedestal than ... More >>

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    October 9, 2008
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    July 30, 2008
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    July 21, 2008

    Turning the Screw: Ozone Awards, Destiny's Child, Soulja Boy, K-Fed and More

    Welcome to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. From here on out, we'll attempt to bring you new music, news and other tidbits related (at least somewhat) to rap and hip-hop. Look for it Mondays around noon. It probably won’t rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingl ... More >>

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    May 29, 2008
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    February 12, 2008

    Houston: Still Scoring Points With the Pharmaceutical Crowd

    Hopefully you’ve already read – and, most likely, commented on – Shea Serrano’s blow-by-blow account of last Friday’s Bun B concert at Warehouse Live . He wasn’t the only media wag in the house, though. No less than The New York Times sent one of its two chief pop music critics, Kelefa S ... More >>

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    February 11, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Bun B, Poison Girl, Katie Pell and Hockey

    Valentine's Day is right around the corner, and we'll be sharing all kinds of love this week. But you don't know where you're going till you know where you've been, or something like that, so let's look back over the weekend real quick Bun B at Warehouse Live The King of the Trill brought along ... More >>

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    February 10, 2008

    Two Nights Ago: Bun B and Other Members of the UGK Family

    The Return of the Trill Warehouse Live February 8, 2008 Better than: The first time you pulled off that dance move from House Party where you hold onto your right foot with your left hand and then jump over it with your other leg. Download: "Pocket Full Of Stones," "Front, Back..." and "One Day" ... More >>

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    December 27, 2007

    Music Deaths

    The Greil Marcus Rock Death Meter returns

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    December 10, 2007

    Undertaker Update for Pimp C and Rory Miggins

    As everyone knows by now, the Grim Reaper feasted on the local music scene last week, first claiming Grammy-nominated rapper Pimp C Tuesday, then beloved Local Charm owner Rory Miggins Friday. Funeral arrangements for both have now been set. The Beaumont Enterprise reported today that Pimp C’s fu ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    July 26, 2007

    Lost in Rotation

    Rounding Up Recordings by HPMA Nominees

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    November 17, 2005

    On Da Lingo, Part II

    Confused by what all our hometown rappers are talking about? Were here to help.

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