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Scarface (Rapper)

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    December 17, 2013

    Going Deep Underground With Houston Rap

    For all but the hardest of hardcore local hip-hop adherents, there are going to be a few unfamiliar faces in Sinecure Books' new Houston Rap chronicle. When photographer Peter Beste and writer Lance Scott Walker began the project nearly ten years ago, they set out to document not just the most famou ... 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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    July 1, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: Trae Tha Truth, Geto Boys, Freedom Over Texas, etc.

    John Egan The Big Easy, July 1 Earlier this year, John Egan competed at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, where the Houston kinda-acoustic bluesman advanced to the semifinal round of 28 -- so by that reckoning, Egan is one of the Top 30 solo acts of his kind in the world. "Perhaps I wa ... More >>

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    March 19, 2013

    The Best Hip-Hop at SXSW 2013

    I remember going to SXSW a few years ago without a place to sleep, less than $100 to spend, no agenda, badge, wristband, or RSVP. I bar-hopped up and down Red River, made friends, snuck into Stubb's, ate cheese pizza and drank Lone Star. After years of busting my ass as a music photographer and wri ... More >>

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    December 3, 2012

    Bun B, Fat Tony, Niceguys Talk Up Houston to Vice's Noisey Blog

    Got eight minutes to kill? Of course you do; it's a Monday and you are anticipating 5 p.m. like it's nothing. You see, Noisey -- VICE magazine's pretty great hipster-music blog, which tends to pick up on a lot of different things just to be different (see having a label with Action Bronson) -- decid ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    Kirko Bangz Has a New Free Mixtape Out Right Here

    About a year and a half ago -- or maybe it was two years or 20? You get the point -- at some only mildly nice bar on 59, I watched a Kirko Bangz show. This was when "What Yo Name Iz" had gained strength regionally but not enough to produce any truly staggering results, and nothing remarkable happe ... More >>

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    May 25, 2012

    Yello Echo: Complicated Instigators Keep Disco Torch Lit

    Each week, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? E-mail their particulars to sheaserrano@gmail.com. Here's what you're about to walk in ... More >>

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    October 19, 2011

    Vintage Pics Of Destiny's Child, ZZ Top, Blue October & More

    Photo by Steve Harris/Compadre RecordsHayes Carll before he was old enough to shave... not that he ever has.​The other day, one of the Rocks Off Crew was rummaging around in the Houston Press office and came across a bunch of publicity stills for various musicians. Allow us to explain what th ... More >>

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    September 21, 2011

    Broke Down: A Playlist From The Middle Of Nowhere

    motiontowing.com​There are eight spark plugs in the Eddie Bauer edition of Ford's 2001 Expedition. Eight. And if one of them isn't working properly - if it becomes loose or stripped or a gremlin sneaks under the hood and gobbles it up (a common problem in Fords) - the whole car is pretty much ... More >>

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    July 6, 2011

    Forrest Gump & Other "Generation-Defining" Soundtracks

    ​The Forrest Gump soundtrack debuted on June 28, 1994, a week ahead of the film itself, which would go on to smash box-office records, win numerous awards and become one of the most beloved movies of the past 20 years. It is still endlessly quotable, emotional, and entertaining, and the soundt ... More >>

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    April 18, 2011

    Which Houston Rapper Would Make The Best Mayor?

    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. Slim Thug: "Me, of course." Photo illiustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Trae, Bun B, Slim T ... More >>

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    March 15, 2011

    Comic-Book Alter Egos For Top 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. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email introducingliston@gmail.com ... More >>

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    March 7, 2011

    Killa Kyleon's Epic T-Shirt, Mixtape & Video Party: A Report

    Photos by Larami Culbertson​Saturday afternoon, Authentik Music Group's most OMG figure hosted a release party for his new "Don't Mess With Killa" T-shirt that turned into a mixtape listening party that turned into a video shoot at Check Other Outfitters. Rocks Off went, hung out for some ti ... More >>

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    December 7, 2010

    Ramo: What Makes A Rapper "Fresh"?

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

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    August 23, 2010

    Saturday Night: Young Jeezy And Slim Thug At Arena Theatre

    Photos by Marco TorresSlim Thug​Young Jeezy, Slim Thug Arena Theatre August 21, 2010 8:34 p.m.: The PR people said that if the media wasn't here by 8:30, then they wouldn't be allowed in. So we got here on time. And now we want to die. Showing up to a Saturday night rap concert at 8:30 is lik ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Is Bun B's Trill OG Really Worth The Source's Highest Rating?

    Ed. Note: Unlike The Source, Houston Press style abbreviates "microphone" as "mike." ​Bun B's Trill OG has become the first hip-hop album to earn 5 mikes in The Source since 2005. In case you haven't picked up a copy of the magazine since the Clinton administration, here's a breakdown of its ... More >>

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    July 26, 2010

    Which Rappers Would You Fight?

    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. This Week's Panel: Fat Tony, Yung Redd, Candi Redd, Preemo, Ram of Optimo Radio Not Invited: Ganksta NIP, becaus ... More >>

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    July 8, 2010

    Bare Bones

    Lo-fi crushers Woven Bones would remake Pink Floyd's The Wall if they could.

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    June 4, 2010

    Perez Hilton Strikes Another Houston Rapper

    ​Well, it's Friday afternoon, and at this point Rocks Off is basically just counting down to 5 p.m. and whatever concert announcement for Dave Matthews, John Mayer or someone else we only marginally care about (and occasionally someone we actually do, like Van Morrison) inevitably shows ... More >>

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    May 17, 2010

    Z-Ro's Heroin Due Next Month... Maybe

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. ​Single of the Week: "I'm Hungry," Coota Bang Wire to Wire The "Dirty South" will be honored at this year's VH1 Hip-Hop Ho ... More >>

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    May 6, 2010

    Remember Bushwick Bill's Phantom of the Rapra?

    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. ​At the peak of his insanity, Bushwick Bill was the most ferocious of the Geto Boys. He was never a ... More >>

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    February 19, 2010

    Five Spot: Linking Jay-Z To Houston, And Not Through Beyonce

    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. Jay-Z is in town Monday. This is huge. Jay is the most commercially, mainstr ... 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 sheaserrano@gmail.com.​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 sheaserrano@gmail.com. UGK Too Hard to Swallow (Jive, 1992) ​How cocksure is Bun B? The first time ... More >>

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    June 30, 2009

    Ask a Rapper: Devin The Dude

    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 introducingliston@gmail.com ... More >>

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    May 7, 2009
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    January 1, 2009
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    December 1, 2008

    Turning the Screw: G.R.I.T. Boys, Scarface, Lil Wayne, The Kanye, Jay-Z, Shawty Lo, Superhead, Serius Jones and More

    Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to introducingliston@gmail.com. Thanks, homies. Single of the Week: G.R.I.T. Boys, "One Night Stand" Wire To Wire Scarface's latest - and, apparently, last - album ... More >>

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    October 23, 2008
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    September 9, 2008
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    August 21, 2008
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    July 3, 2008
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    January 17, 2008
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    December 13, 2007
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    November 14, 2007
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    May 24, 2007
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    November 9, 2006

    Coke Dreams

    In Scarface, slinging yayo is the name of the game.

  • Music

    April 6, 2006

    Scarface

    My Homies Part 2

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    October 20, 2005

    Best Beats from the Bayou

    H-town's top ten rap jams

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    May 5, 2005

    Mouth of the Dirty South

    The Geto Boys showed the nation hip-hop with real staying power

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    January 20, 2005

    In a Jam

    Houston Tsunami Relief offers some live aid

  • News

    January 22, 2004

    Bling Thing

    A hip-hop summit preaches what it doesn't practice

  • Music

    October 31, 2002

    Scarface

    The Fix (Def Jam South)

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    December 14, 2000

    The Empire Strikes Back

    The once-proud Rap-A-Lot rediscovers its fury with four new releases

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    November 26, 1998
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    October 1, 1998
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    April 16, 1998
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    July 24, 1997

    Can't Touch This

    Scarface hasn't simply weathered gangsta rap, he's conquered it

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    February 22, 1996
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    January 12, 1995
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