The Boss Hogg Outlawz

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2014

    The Five Greatest Duos In Houston Rap History

    This past Saturday, Slim Thug decided to break plenty of hearts among Houston rap fans. He announced on Instagram that his King & a Boss album, that long-awaited disc between he and enemy-turned-BFF Z-Ro, wasn't coming out. Thanks to timing, the proposed project had lost a bit of its luster from wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    J-Dawg and Propain at Warehouse Live, 3/30/2014

    J-Dawg, Propain Warehouse Live March 30, 2014 Dallas can be a nice place to visit sometimes, especially in the springtime. The air is a little fresher up north, and the allergens a little less intense. After a few days spent relaxing and grilling outdoors with a few friends and family in Big D, tho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 23, 2013

    Le$ at Warehouse Live, 12/22/2013

    Le$, Cheldon McQueen Warehouse Live December 22, 2013 Le$, the prolific local rapper and Boss Hogg Outlawz affiliate, managed to cram one last big hip-hop show into Warehouse Live's studio room on Sunday night, and it really couldn't have come at a better time. The man who made his name with a mill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 17, 2013

    10 Swang-and-Bang Anthems for Sunday's SLAB Parade

    Just so you know, that low, persistent rumbling you feel in your gut this Sunday afternoon will have nothing to do with the Whataburger you pounded down at 3 a.m. the night before. It'll be the ultrasonic bass emanating from the popped trunks of 50 customized vehicles swangin' through Third Ward as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2012

    A Slew Of New Houston Rap MP3s That Don't Suck

    Here's a story. Back in late April, early May I had to fight through the most unwanted thing to anyone who owns a Macbook: A hard-drive fail. I'm sure we can curse Steve Jobs, Siri and the rest for making those short-ass chargers, but there's more headache than need be with a hard drive fail. So I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2012

    The 2012 Houston Press Underground Rap Awards: Vol. 1

    So, 2012 is 33 percent of the way done. And (thankfully) the antiheroes of Houston's Underground Rap World have been just as busy trying to make music being made in the rest of the country entirely obsolete as they were in 2011. Seems fitting then: Let's run through the first installment of the Ho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2012

    MUG Looks To Make Bricks Out Of Crumbs On New Mixtape, Money and Pain, At 1 P.M. Today

    That's MUG, the bruising fullback of the Boss Hogg Outlawz. Were you to place the members* of the BHO on an identity scale based on their characteristics and rap attributes (raptributes?), MUG would fall right in between the postmodern Le$ and the preternaturally ferocious J-Dawg. He is immediat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2011

    The 25 Best Rap Albums from Houston's Glorious 2011

    ​Counting down the 25 best local rap albums of ANY year is less than easy. Counting them down for this year, the most energetic, frenzied year for Houston rap since 2005, it is more than impossible. Rather: WAS more than impossible. After countless at-length conversations with those that know ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    The Top 25 Songs From Houston Rap's Glorious 2011: The Mixtape

    ​So here. These are the 25 best songs from Houston rap's glorious 2011. They've been pressed onto actual cassettes (not pictured above). We only made ten of them, because, fuck, it takes a long time. They are for sale ($600). And, as a way to honor the city's grey tape past while being entir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2011

    Y'all Musta Forgot: Le$'s Luminescent Settle 4 Le$ Vol. 2

    "I gotta stay paid 'cause I like fly shit." -- Le$, "Gangsta" There was this time where, on Twitter, Le$ remarked that someone -- a street tough, presumably- had told him that his shoes were ugly. He Instagramed the right one. It was an Ice Cream sneaker, an explosion of colors and ideas from prod ... More >>

  • Music

    November 24, 2011

    Thanks, Houston

    What we appreciate most this year.

  • Blogs

    November 24, 2011

    What We Are Thankful For This Year

    Like most years, 2011 has been...complicated. We've heard some great music, seen some killer shows and lost some amazing people. We also nearly lost one of our own. That's how it goes in this world and it's why the things we are thankful for take on added meaning as the year begins to wind down. Th ... More >>

  • Music

    November 10, 2011

    Rap Boom Reload: Coming Up

    Houston has some new rap possibilities

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2011

    Remember Mookie Jones' P.A.N.?

    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 ​Mookie Jones P.A.N. (Self-released, 2011) Mookie Jones, as it were, is perfectly quixotic. He ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2011

    Remember Marcus Manchild's Preseason 2?

    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 ​There are probably more than a few people who might argue that Marcus Manchild is the best rap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2011

    The Houston Press Underground Rap Awards, Vol. 3

    We are 75 percent of the way through with 2011, and somehow it is still unclear: a) Which underground rapper is having the best year; b) Which is the best underground rap song of the year; c) Which underground rapper has had the best verse of the year; d) Which underground rapper will land atop the ... More >>

  • Music

    September 22, 2011

    Midtown Throwdown

    Your guide to our very first Houston Press Best of Houston® BestFest.

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    Slim Thug's Boss Hogg Outlawz Not Sorry For Outlaw Wayz

    ​The Boss Hogg Outlawz, Slim Thug's stable of gorillas, have been dormant long enough. They are readying the newest piece in their Serve and Collect series, Serve and Collect 3. That tape, a proper album, will release August 30. In the meantime, you get the holdover Outlaw Wayz, which they're ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Dry Creeks In Texas

    It's time for another fabulous installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. We took last week off, as we were still recovering from the whirlwind of Free Press Summer Fest. Call us lazy if you will, but this week we've got a double dose of local music news to make up for it. If you're into rap videos, this ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011

    God-Fearing Gangster

    National buzz builds, but J-Dawg has already lived a rapper's life.

  • Blogs

    December 27, 2010

    Top 10 Houston Rap Albums Of 2010

    Of course it's on here. But where?​This, as you've (hopefully) read, was a standout year for Houston rap. In addition to the shuffling that went on at the tip-top of the food chain (Bun, Slim, Trae, Paul, Cham, Z-Ro, Devin and even Lil' Flip all moved spots on the Name The Best, Most Important ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2010

    Bun B, Rap Superhero, Feeds The Needy... And What Else?

    ​Bun B is many things: Beyond-influential rapper, college professor, entrepreneur and trillman (totally just made that word up). But above all else, he's long been recognized as a decent, caring and wise person. It's why any time his name is added in the tagline of anything good or worthwhile ... More >>

  • Music

    September 2, 2010


    Brooding folk for the Twilight crowd.

  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Remember Killa Kyleon's Natural Born Killa?

    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 Killa Kyleon Natural Born Killa (mixtape, 2010) ​Back in February, Killa Kyleon threw a pictu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2010

    J-Dawg is HataProof; Lucky Luciano Blows Candles At Zona Latina; Fort Worth Holds it Down for Latino Hip-Hop

    J-Dawg BHO CD Release Party 4-16-2010 from Hata Proof Films on Vimeo. Over the weekend, J-Dawg of the Boss Hogg Outlawz paid a visit to Hata Proof Records on the Northside for a CD release signing of his anticipated Behind The Tint, Vol. 2. You'll remember the piece we did on Big Cease and the multi ... More >>

  • Music

    April 15, 2010

    Before the Flood

    West Texan Ned Sublette reflects on pre-Katrina New Orleans in a new memoir.

  • Music

    January 28, 2010

    Anatomy of a Diss

    Breaking Curfew, Houston rapper MC Kane explains the protocol for putting people down.

  • Music

    January 7, 2010

    Electric Warriors

    Life's a gas for local glam-rock sensations Roky Moon & BOLT.

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2009

    Five Spot: Killa Kyleon's Purple Punch 3

    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 ​One of the guys that we always (usually) enjoy listening to is the ... More >>

  • Music

    August 6, 2009

    How High

    Stoner faves Method Man and Redman wage a battle of the blunts.

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2009

    Five Spot: J-Dawg, Z-Ro's Lyrical Match (Seriously)

    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​You know, prior to the three seconds of gunshots that unwound all the good ... More >>

  • News

    March 22, 2007

    Houston Hip-Hop

    Mike Watts and his stable of northside rappers take a southside legend's style to the masses

  • Music

    July 14, 2005

    Thug Life

    Slim Thug has paid the cost to be the Dirty South boss

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    The Whole Package

    Medicine Show is packed with talent, youth, and charm