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Radio One Inc.

  • Blogs

    June 23, 2014

    93.7's Beat Down Ups the Ante In H-Town's Rap-Radio Feud

    93.7 The Beat's H-Town Beat Down BBVA Compass Stadium June 20, 2014 Whether they want to admit it to one another or not, KQBT 93.7 The Beat and KBXX 97.9 The Boxx are embroiled in a war. A cold war, but a war nonetheless. Friday was just another skirmish in the longer battle, as 93.7 debuted the f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    Top Five Reasons Nine Inch Nails' New Track Sucks

    Ladies and gentlemen, I am a massive Nine Inch Nails fan. As an emo teenager, that was my band. Trent Reznor's angsty lyrics might fall short of the standards of an adult seeking intelligent explorations of the human psyche via pop lyrics, but no one seemed to understand my pain better other than Mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2013

    Houston's Top 10 Band Names

    For years now I have made a personal study of delving into the murky and sometimes macabre monikers our local bands have chosen. Now we shall have them compete for our pleasure. Here are the ten best band names in the city. 10. Holy Fiction Evan Lecker's spiraling, philosophical explanation behin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2013

    Artists Who Need Their Own Sirius/XM Channel Already

    I've had satellite radio in my life since Christmas. Nothing is better than falling asleep on the couch on a Saturday afternoon after a big fat lunch with Willie's Roadhouse playing; waking up every few hours to piss during a Ray Price cut and then falling back to sleep. What I love the most, besi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 18, 2011

    The Carpettes: Unsung UK Punks Back For The First Time

    ​Punk bands like The Clash have been lauded by critics and fans spanning across the globe, while other superb acts like The Carpettes have remained stuck between the cracks of history. This is almost tragic, since their blend of fine-etched, unblemished pop-tinged punk was just as riveting as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    Undisputed: Trae Tha Truth At His Realest On New Mixtape

    ​Trae Tha Truth has released his second mixtape of the year. It is called Undisputed and is a precursor to his forthcoming proper album, Street King. The tape is 24 songs of Trae doing what it is that Trae does: Rapping and being intimidating and hinting at what's to come on future products a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Memorial Day Furniture Sales

    What would your Friday be without Magnolia City Mixtape? Pretty bleak, if you're trying to keep up on all the local music here in Houston. Thankfully, we're here to make that last day of the work week just a bit better. Propain launched his music video for the Departure track, "Say I Won't." Dire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 15, 2011

    Upcoming: Billy Joe Shaver, Def Leppard, Stephen Marley, Etc.

    ​"20th Annual KTRU Outdoor Show" With Washed Out, Real Estate, Fat Tony, Young Mammals, Grandfather Child, The Tontons: Sat., April 9. Rice University. Billy Joe Shaver: Sat., June 18. Dosey Doe Coffee Company. Chingo Bling, DJ Ebonix: Fri., April 8. Bronze Peacock Room @ House of Blues. C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Saturday Night: Slim Thug, Z-Ro & J-Dawg At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco Torres​Slim Thug, Z-Ro, J-Dawg Arena Theatre January 22, 2011 Houstonians from the Northside, Southside and everywhere in between gathered at the Arena Theatre on Saturday night to celebrate two kings. January 17 was Martin Luther King Day, and the 19th was Southwest-side rapp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2010

    Trae Vs. The Box: No. 2 Local Music Story Of 2010

    Rocks Off is counting down the Top 5 local music stories of 2010 this week. We have already covered Lightnin' Hopkins, Meridian and Fitzgerald's. ​In 2008, eight people were shot at Trae Day, a day sanctioned by the City of Houston to honor rapper Trae tha Truth's philanthropic work with the ... More >>

  • Music

    August 5, 2010

    Train Keeps A-Rollin'

    Aerosmith expects first album in nine years.

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2010

    Confirmed: Trae And The Box Both Drop Lawsuits

    Marco TorresBrandi Garcia and Trae at last week's Trae Day​Saturday, reports began popping up that Trae tha Truth, recent celebrator of Trae Day/Houston Press cover man/upcoming HPMA special guest, had dropped his suit against Radio One and The Box. Though no one from Trae's side has been avai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2010

    Trae's Lawsuit Against The Box Appears To Be Over

    ​Apparently the long, dramatic saga of Houston rapper Trae's lawsuit against local radio station 97.9 The Box has come to an mysterious and abupt end. Fox 26 News reported earlier today that Trae and his legal team have dropped the suit they filed back in May that alleges The Box put a ban on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    DJ Brandi Garcia Addresses Box Dismissal At Press Conference

    ​As Rocks Off mentioned in last week's Trae feature, DJ Brandi Garcia, long a fixture on the Houston airwaves and one of the city's most beloved radio personalities, was recently fired from KBXX 97.9 FM, The Box. Though speculation was that she fired for playing a record that featured a verse from ... More >>

  • Music

    June 24, 2010

    Out of the Box

    Banned from KBXX 97.9, Trae tha Truth takes his case courtside.

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2010

    Rap Goes To College: 5 More Possible Hip-Hop Professors

    ​Rice University just got a lot more... trill. Never thought you'd hear those words in the same sentence? Yeah, us too. But as hiphopdx.com reports, you just might be seeing a lot more "Diamonds and Wood" and "Front, Back & Side to Side" in the Rice University parking lot. That's because B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 16, 2010

    DJ Brandi Garcia Fired From The Box

    ​The Trae vs. The Box saga continues. Late Monday night a source close to the situation sent word to Rocks Off that Brandi Garcia, DJ at The Box for the past decade, had been terminated. Victor Vital, Radio One's defense attorney for the Trae lawsuit, confirmed the firing Tuesday afterno ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2010

    Judge Denies Trae's Injunction Request Against The Box

    ​Simply put, the task before Trae seems illogical. No hip-hop artist has ever walked into a courtroom and essentially forced a radio station to play their music. Then again, no other hip-hop artist has a day named after him in his own city. Interestingly, it was the unfortunate events that occurre ... More >>

  • Music

    May 13, 2010

    Love, Shelby

    Shelby Lynne smolders on Tears, Lies, and ­Alibis.

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Trae's Attorney: The Box "Going Beyond Legal Bounds"

    Chris Gray​ Trae the Truth and his attorney officially announced this morning they are filing suit against local radio station 97.9 the Box, its parent company Radio One and several station staffers for "business disparagement, conspiracy and tortious interference" they say has resulted from the B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2010

    Rocks Off Requests Trae On The Box

    ​At this morning's press conference announcing Trae the Truth's civil lawsuit against 97.9 The Box and its parent company Radio One (see previous entry), community activist Deric Muhammad asked the media present to call the station and request Trae's music. Rocks Off asked our rap writer Shea Serr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Trae Filing Suit Against 97.9 The Box Parent Company, Staff

    ​Publicists for Trae the Truth sent out a press release this afternoon with the news that the Houston rapper will hold a press conference tomorrow morning to announce he is filing a civil suit against 97.9 The Box parent company Radio One, as well as several staff members of the station, alleging ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    97.9 The Box Declines Comment On Trae Situation

    ​After a couple of days of phone and email tag, Rocks Off was finally able to get in touch with Terri Thomas, program director of 97.9 The Box, regarding the highly rated urban station's reputed ban on everything associated with local rapper Trae tha Truth - songs, mixtapes, in-studio appearances, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    More Visual Proof of Barack Obama's Presidency

    For those of you who still can't believe America has a new President, we've loaded up several more batches of photo documentation. Click each pic below to load up the corresponding slideshow. Inauguration Day Crowds in Washington, D.C. Radio One Inaugural Ball for Barack Obama at House of Blues ... More >>

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    November 4, 2004
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    October 14, 2004
  • Music

    September 30, 2004

    How Long, Oh, Lord, How Long

    Another outpost of crap plops onto the Houston dial, as this open letter reveals

  • Music

    April 10, 2003

    Weapons of Mass Distraction

    At Miami's Winter Music Conference, P. Diddy blows up dance music while the U.S. blows up Iraq

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