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Scarface (Rapper)

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    August 27, 2014

    Slim Thug Now Officially Owns Throwback Thursdays

    Want to know the weirdest thing about growing up? Trying to go back and finish something you started as a kid. There probably isn't anything more annoying and weird than watching your friends who are now parents take pictures of their kids on their first days of school. Doesn't matter the grade lev ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    The Mid-2014 Houston Rap Awards

    Houston rap has never been in a far more comfortable, and possibly profitable, place. Think about it: the city has two radio stations that both support local artists left and right, and the once-banished Trae Tha Truth is once more openly celebrated on the airwaves. At the same time, long-rising und ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    New Local Rap That Almost Soothes Rockets' Playoff Sting

    I lost bits and pieces of my life last week, no thanks to the Rockets. Plenty of tweets, curses and Jeremy Lin mistakes had me willing to punch my television and completely rage out in a music-blogger form of The Hulk. (The less said about the series' heart-stopping finale, the better. -- Ed.) How ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    93.7 The Beat's "Welcome to H-Town" Concert at Arena Theatre, 2/28/2014

    Geto Boys, Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Lil' Keke & Slim Thug Arena Theatre February 28, 2014 So there's a new radio station in town, KQBT 93.7 The Beat. ("Radar Love" can now be heard exclusively on 106.9 The Eagle.) These upstarts claim to be the home of H-Town's real hip-hop and R&B. That tagline remains fa ... More >>

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    November 1, 2013

    Los Flamin' Hellcats w/ Scarface at Worhals, 10/31/2013

    The Flamin' Hellcats w/ Brad "Scarface" Jordan Worhals October 31, 2013 The great thing about Halloween is that it gives people license to do things they otherwise wouldn't. For a lot of people on Thursday night, that means slipping into an alternate identity for the evening, like the Incredible Hu ... More >>

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    October 22, 2013

    The Seven Scariest Houston Rap Songs

    Rappers are scary. Some of them live in Houston. With Scary Season (aka Halloween) around the corner, we decided to visit some of the most spooktacular rap songs Houston has ever produced. No Halloween party is complete without these seven Houston rap songs.

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    October 7, 2013

    Texans-49ers: The 10 Angriest Rapper Tweets

    Plzzzzzzz throw another pick u bitch! so yo ass can be outta here! U FUCKIN WEAK LINK!— Countryraptunes.com (@OGRONC) October 7, 2013 Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of the people who like them are rappers. The In ... More >>

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    July 5, 2013

    Geto Boys at House of Blues, 7/4/2013

    Geto Boys House of Blues July 4, 2013 Just a month ago, the Geto Boys were scheduled to perform at the fifth annual Free Press Summer Festival. Black-and-white billboards had been plastered all over town for months, depicting the Houston-based trio of misfits turned hip-hop icons. Underneath the th ... More >>

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    July 4, 2013

    Bushwick Bill's Five Most Unhinged Geto Boys Verses

    The Geto Boys' performance at this year's Free Press Summer Festival was fun and all, but there's no question something was missing. Namely, a sawed-off, fun-loving sociopath by the name of Bushwick Bill, the diminutive, one-eyed rapper and dancer who's been an indelible element of the group's off-k ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    UPDATED Free Press Summer Fest: The Worst Things Inflicted Upon Us, 2013

    UPDATED (Monday, 2:05 p.m.). Regarding the bottled-water situation and prices, with comments from FPSF director Omar Afra. See "Water Rights" on Page 2. Geto Boys Get an "Incomplete" The absolute and definitive one goddamn thing I was truly looking forward to seeing at this year's festival was a re ... More >>

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    June 2, 2013

    Geto Boys at Free Press Summer Fest, 6/1/2013

    Geto Boys Free Press Summer Festival, Eleanor Tinsley Park June 1, 2013 One of this year's most anticipated FPSF sets by far on Saturday belonged to the Geto Boys, those 3rd Coast originators who put this city on the hip-hop map 25 years ago with their gonzo gangsta lyrics and attitude. A pre-fabri ... More >>

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    March 21, 2013

    Stick to Rhymin': Five Awesomely Terrible Acting Performances by Rappers

    In today's recording industry, it is essential to be multifaceted. How can you knock a person spiting ill bars over their own beat in the video they directed? Indeed, most rappers are exploring many different avenues and mediums these days. Some are actually finding additional success; while others ... More >>

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    February 15, 2013

    Last Night: All-Star Weekend Kick-Off Celebration at Warehouse Live

    Slim Thug, Z-Ro, etc. Warehouse Live February 14, 2013 If partying it up in the same building as a bunch of famous rappers sounds like a pretty good time to you, you're in luck: Every rapper in existence is in town for the NBA All-Star Game this weekend, and many of them are planning to have a few ... More >>

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    November 9, 2012

    Happy Birthday, Mr. Scarface: 10 Gift Ideas for H-Town's Finest

    It's Scarface's birthday, y'all. What, you didn't get him anything, either? Thank God. The humiliation of letting Houston's most lyrical, most respected and all-around best MC turn 42 without handing him something to unwrap was hitting us pretty hard, but since you dropped the ball, too, maybe we do ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2012

    Texans-Packers: The 10 Unhappiest Rapper Tweets From Sunday's Loss

    Houston has a professional football team. They are called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them. Some of those people are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media. One is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of those people are rappers. Rocks Off perused Twitter duri ... More >>

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    October 9, 2012

    Texans-Jets: The 10 Best Rapper Tweets From Monday Night Football

    Houston has a professional football team, called the Houston Texans. A lot of people like them; some are rappers. The Internet has several forms of social media; one is called Twitter. A lot of people use it. Some of them are rappers. Like last week, we perused Twitter during Monday night's game a ... More >>

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    September 28, 2012

    Last Night: Scarface & Digital Underground's Shock G at Warehouse Live

    Arts, Beats & Lyrics feat. Scarface, Shock G, DJ Lord, Clyde "The Funky Drummer" Stubblefield & Mansions on the Moon Warehouse Live September 27, 2012 How to guarantee a successful event: Step 1: Select an appropriate venue to accommodate your guests. Step 2: Diversify your guest list to include ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2012

    New Music From Scarface, Nas, Trae, Kirko Bangz, Bun B, Slim Thug, Paul Wall, Z-Ro... In 2 Songs

    Let's not dance around this too much. Two songs came out Thursday that you need to hear. The first inexplicably comes via DJ Khaled, rap DJ/producer/screamer/barterer. His new album(!?) comes out this August, which respectable Houstonians will be strong-armed into purchasing because it includes gu ... More >>

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    August 6, 2012

    Back On My Block: Celebrating 10 Years of Scarface's The Fix

    Ten years ago today, Scarface broke through nationally for good with The Fix. His work with the Geto Boys had made him a cult favorite, making his story of being better than amazing to put Houston on the rap map. The Diary; Mr. Scarface Is Back rank as Nos. 3 and 6 on Rocks Off's list of the Top 25 ... More >>

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    July 3, 2012

    Rap Round Table: Who Is the Greatest Movie Villain of All Time?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: E.S.G., Marcus Manchild, Renzo, Kyle Hubbard, Purple Bastard, Preemo, Mic Skills, Mac, more. Not Invited: Michael Myers, becau ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2012

    Rap Round Table: What Is Scarface's Best Album?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Each week, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. This Week's Panel: Preemo, O.N.E., Medicine Girl, Renzo, Yung Truth, Chane, Scooby, Kane, Kyle Hubbard, Mac, more. Not Invited: The man who cried ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Willie D & Scarface Reunite For Trayvon Martin Tribute

    Last month, Rocks Off talked to Bun B, who has been one of the rap community's most vocal and visible supporters of Trayvon Martin, the teenager who was shot to death in Florida February 26, and who has sparked a national debate over the role the hooded sweatshirts known as "hoodies" popular with hi ... More >>

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    February 21, 2012

    Marcus Manchild Tells VIBE -- And The Nation -- How To Be Trill

    It's always nice to see local artists making national headlines, especially when they haven't a) killed someone; or b) died. It's even nicer when that artist is someone with whom Rocks Off has worked in the past. That's why when combing our social-media feeds, Rocks Off was pleasantly surprised to ... More >>

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    October 18, 2011

    The Six Best (Or Worst) Rapper Name Changes

    ​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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Top Five Movies That Influenced Hip-Hop Culture

    ​Rappers love to imagine their lives as movies. They see bits of their lives on the big screen and turn to those cinematic treasures to help them make sense of their immediate environment: "If Tony Montana can rise to meteoric heights, so can I; if Frank Lucas can make it out of the game alive ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Top 6 Most Underappreciated Hip-Hop Albums, By Le$

    This Week's Rapper: Le$ (pronounced "Less," though it's way more fun to call him L-E-dollar sign) This Week's Topic: Underappreciated albums, mixtapes, songs, etc. Last year, Le$ released a very good mixtape called The Beautiful Struggle. It was almost entirely overlooked. So, we asked L-E-dollar ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Say My Name: Bands Named After Actual, Real People

    Punk Rock Elite​This Friday would have been Z.Z. Hill's 76th birthday, but the popular Texas bluesman passed away in 1984 from a heart attack. Most people only know who the late soul crooner is through his connection to ZZ Top. The moniker of that little ol' band from where we are sitting righ ... More >>

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    September 16, 2011

    Recasting The Geto Boys From Houston's Under-25 Ranks

    ​So here's how this happened: Thursday night, while prepping the next installment Houston Press Underground Rap Awards, which we were planning on featuring in this space at this exact moment, a side note for an award spiderwebbed into a way-too-long e-conversation with several people that wa ... More >>

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    August 15, 2011

    Rappers Onstage: Who's Dramatic Enough For Broadway?

    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. Have something you've always wanted to ask a rapper? Email sheaserrano@gmail.com. Photo illustration by John Seabor ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2011

    Man on a Mission

    There's more to singer-songwriter Amos Lee than just his pitch-perfect voice.

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    February 8, 2011

    Five Signs A Rapper May Be In Jail

    ​When Scarface went vacationing in the iron city last October, no one seemed to notice. Everyone was stunned to later learn that Face had been in jail for three months. It got us thinking, what are some tell-tale signs that a rapper may be in the clink? 5. Static Twitter Page If a prominent ... 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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    December 24, 2010

    Houston Rap Year-End Odds And Ends

    ​We're seven days away from the beginning of the New Year. Let's make sure we go in there clean, shall we? Time to dump out the mailbag: First, stay tuned for our Top 10 Houston Rap Albums of the Year, coming Monday. Iceberg Slim of Screwheads Only traded emails with us while we put it togeth ... More >>

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    October 22, 2010

    Laying Odds On Rick Ross' Arena Theatre Show Sunday

    ​Ricky Rozay will come thundering into town this Sunday. This is a most excellent situation. Saying that Ross is only a little intriguing is like saying that his waistline is only a little oversized; he is perhaps the world's most interesting pseudo-thug. Lots of people went yo-yo when he was ... More >>

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    September 30, 2010

    Which Texas Rapper Would Make The Best Governor?

    ​In many ways, rappers are akin to politicians. They possess oratorical skills, walk around with a posse, and always say things they don't mean. With the 2010 gubernatorial elections little more than a month away, Rocks Off wondered which rapper might be best suited to lead the great state of ... More >>

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    August 3, 2010

    Casting Scarface With Houston Rappers

    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. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducinglisto ... More >>

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    July 1, 2010

    Remember Chamillionaire's The Sound Of Revenge?

    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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. Chamillionaire The Sound of Revenge (Universal, 2005) ​Boom. The Sound of Revenge. Remember ho ... More >>

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    June 8, 2010

    Hip Hop Honors Doesn't Totally Embarrass The South

    VH1 honored the Dirty South for the 2010 edition of Hip-Hop Honors. We flew out there and sat in on the taping this past weekend. Or we Tivo'd it while we put our kids to bed and then watched it afterwards. One of those is true. Willie D​ 8:00 p.m.: Oh, good. Darrell from The Office is hosting to ... More >>

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    June 1, 2010

    Is VH1's Hip Hop Honors Insulting Southern Rappers?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday (that isn't a national holiday) Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Chalie Boy, Hima Sn ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    "Hood Politician" Delo Chooses A Cabinet Of H-Town Rappers

    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. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email it to introducingliston@ ... More >>

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    April 2, 2010

    Grammatically Impaired Commenters Defend "Scareface" From Perez Hilton

    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. Send tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. ​On Monday, we linked to a video of Scarface talking with MTV.com about his forthcoming mixtape, a fairly not ... More >>

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    March 25, 2010

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Scarface's The Fix

    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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. Scarface The Fix (Geffen, 2005) ​The Fix is the seventh solo LP from Scarface, the album that h ... More >>

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    March 18, 2010

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Odd Squad's Fadanuff Fa Erybody

    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. Odd Squad, Fadanuff Fa Erybody (1994, Rap-A-Lot/Priority) ​The Odd Squad is what The Coughee Bros., n ... More >>

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    February 11, 2010

    The H-Town Countdown: Clearing the Table and Tying Up Loose Ends

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday. Or we were. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Well, it's over. We stretched it out just about as long as ... More >>

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    February 4, 2010

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 1: The Geto Boys' We Can't Be Stopped

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums have been released in Houston since 1989. We're counting down the 25 best of all time every Thursday - or we were. Got a problem with the list? Shove it. Just kidding. Friendship. Email it to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Note: With all due respect to Prince Johnny C, Raheem, K-9, ... More >>

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    January 28, 2010

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 1: Mike Jones' Who Is Mike Jones?

    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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. Mike Jones Who Is Mike Jones? (Asylum, 2005) ​Before you fire off some ... 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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. UGK Ridin' Dirty (Jive, 1996) ​When UGK first came into focus with th ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    The H-Town Countdown, No. 3: Scarface's The Diary

    Roughly 84,000 rap albums that 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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. Scarface The Diary (Asylum, 1994) ​Honesty time: Last week's post ... More >>

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    January 8, 2010

    Five Spot: The Kanye Is Not Going To Act Like A Dick In 2010... Until He Does

    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. ​We take in a ton of music each week... turns out that's actually a major p ... More >>

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    January 1, 2010

    Five Spot: So-Called "Kingofdasouth" T.I. Bursts Out of Jail

    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. ​In celebration of T.I. getting out of lockup early - does time travel fast ... More >>

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