Is the "microblog" Internet phenomenon the next leap forward or just a tweeting waste of time?
?uestlove and company: Those who don't like our angriest album can step right off
An Icon returns to the stage after 14 years
Red Gone Wild
The Coup takes political rap to the next level
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party
Welcome to Jamrock
Wednesday, June 8, at HUSH, 15625 Katy Freeway, 713-330-HUSH.
Summertime concerts that will leave you sweating
The wonder that is Devin the Dude
Saturday and Sunday, April 23 and 24, downtown in an area bounded by Dallas, Rusk and Louisiana streets and Sam Houston Park. For information, call 713-654-8808.
Finally, someone figures out how to craft an interesting rock/hip-hop blend
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming, and dig this year's buried black-music treasures
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures
With underground hip-hop or mass-appeal club records, RJD2 is a stickler for details
Six of the year's best multi-disc sets (and one of the worst)
For the first time in Houston, Clear Channel makes a refreshing change
The New York Times misses the point in its attack on "rockism"
Another outpost of crap plops onto the Houston dial, as this open letter reveals
No Roots (Arista)
Friday, May 14
Okayplayer -- the Roots' home on the Net -- is more than just a Web site. For some hip-hop heads, it's a way of life.
Sunday, April 25
Murs 3:16: The 9th Edition (Def Jux)
Hip-hop turns 25, and the battle lines are drawn
Ludacris rankles the white pride of the National Alliance and Bill O'Reilly
Racket proposes a rock radio revolution. Clear Channel beats him to the punch.
Wednesday, November 19
The Soul Sessions (S-Curve)
Cody ChesnuTT sees rock and roll, and he wants to repaint it black
A gusher lay beneath the surface, but you had to drill deep
Blackalicious takes its sweet time moving from underground to overground
Jurassic 5 will help you remember hip-hop the way it oughta be
After a half-century of effort, local African-American artists are emerging to the forefront of the arts, both in Houston and nationally
The Philly R&B neo-soulstress defies simple definitions
...Only to wax again in a new locale
Common and Black Eyed Peas dare to raise the artistic standards of hip-hop
Soulfly's Max Cavalera draws inspiration from a most unlikely source: Bob Marley
Record companies to artists: "What have you done for me lately?"
The Roots makes rap come alive live