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Robert Earl Davis

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2013

    New Book Explores Houston Hip-Hop's Fertile Roots

    Ed. note: Before now, the history of Houston hip-hop has existed in the archives at Rice University (Swishahouse) and the University of Houston, as well as the songs themselves. But someone has finally written it all down in book form. Maco L. Faniel is a Houston native, hip-hop fan and graduate of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 24, 2013

    Houston's Best Concerts This Week: J. Cole, Leon Russell, NKOTB, Mac Miller, etc.

    J. Cole Venue TBD, June 24 J. Cole knew his new album Born Sinner was going to be one of 2013's hottest rap albums no matter what, so he had no problems releasing in on the same day as Kanye West's Yeezus. He even said as much on its track "Forbidden Fruit": ""I'ma drop the album the same day as Ka ... More >>

  • Music

    April 4, 2013

    Madman Across the Water

    Sir Elton John piano-pounded Toyota Center March 28.

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2013

    The Rocks Off 100: OG Ron C, Chopstar King of the Purple Dome

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there, too. See the entire Rocks Off 100 at this link. As co-founder of Swishahouse, OG Ron C has ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    History, Screwed and Chopped

    Julie Grob just made the U of H Library System a whole lot cooler.

  • Music

    December 30, 2010

    Still Standing

    A decade later, thangs ain't changed at Screwed Up Records & Tapes.

  • Blogs

    November 15, 2010

    DJ Screw: Remembering Him 10 Years After His Death

    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: Chris Ward, Chuckway, Kyle Hubbard, Brad Gilmore, Simple Success Not Invited: ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2010

    Deporting All WetWacks

    Houston's Mayalino swears a lyrical vendetta against fake rappers.

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2009

    Low Points Dominate the Decade for Houston's Latino Rappers

    ‚Äč 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 >>

  • Music

    January 12, 2006

    Bayou City Music Mindbender, Part II

    Another chance to test your knowledge of local lore

  • Music

    November 30, 2000

    One Last Spin

    Friends, fans and associates cope with the silence following DJ Screw's untimely death

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