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The Sugarhill Gang

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    October 25, 2013

    The Pharcyde & K-OTIX at Fitzgerald's, 10/24/2013

    The Pharcyde, K-OTIX Fitzgerald's October 24, 2013 Hip-hop has evolved over the years of its existence more than any type of music in the same time period. Since the late '70s and early '80s, has moved from the simplistic beats and rhymes of Slick Rick and Sugar Hill Gang to the more provocative LL ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    Boogie Nights: How Surviving Disco Helped Me Understand EDM

    Some kid I know asked me if I ever plan to write an article about electronic dance music. I told him yeah, probably I would. I guess that seemed too cavalier an answer. He wanted to know if I had something against EDM. Naw, it's all right, I told him. What was I, he wanted to know, some kind of ... More >>

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    August 15, 2012

    Ask a Rapper: Bigg Fatts & Rap's 7 Best Food-Related Moments

    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? E-mail sheaserrano@gmail.com. ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012

    Rapper's Delight

    North Houston's shrine to old-school hip-hop may be the only bar of its kind anywhere.

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    April 19, 2012

    The American Bandstand (Extended) Hot 100

    Somehow it's hard to believe that Dick Clark was only 82 years old when he died after suffering a "massive heart attack" Wednesday morning in Santa Monica, Calif. (Since I managed to survive one myself, I've noticed that anytime someone dies of a heart attack, it's always "massive."). Despite his yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Six Dancing and Singing Toys for the Holidays with Video

    The holiday season has crept upon us once again. There is nothing kids love more than toys that can bust a move. Dancing toys have always made the list of hot commodities during the Christmas season. Even some adults are amused and intrigued by their favorite characters moving to the beat. Here's a ... More >>

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    September 22, 2011

    Top 10 Hip-Hop Album Intro Tracks

    ​Before iTunes and Amazon gave us the luxury of picking and choosing which tracks we want off an album, we had to buy the entire CD or cassette tape to listen to everything we paid for. The intro tracks are usually what help us decide if the album is something we were going to love start to fi ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Leroy Franklin, Maker Of First Texas Rap Record, Dies At 58

    Heavy Light Records​Leroy Franklin, who recorded what many believe is the first rap song in the state of Texas, died Monday in Austin, Franklin's label Heavy Light Records said. He was 58. Heavy Light owner Noel Waggener said the cause was cancer, which had just been diagnosed in December and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2010

    V-Zilla is Houston's Hip-Hop Monster on the Mike

    ‚Äč "The reason I want to be alone, is I'm tired of all the things that went wrong that would've went right if I had did 'em on my own." - Nas That quote is perfect for this story because Victor Gurrola, Jr., aka V-Zilla, was once the best rapper the world had ever seen who wasn't known by his own c ... More >>

  • Music

    January 14, 2010

    Federal Reserve

    This downtown bar is modest in everything but its whiskey selection.

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    May 8, 2009

    Heckler's Delight: Robin Thicke

    Who'd have imagined that Alan Thicke - he of Growing Pains fame - would sire a son who would grow up to be a multiplatinum R&B star? Not us, but we're sure glad he did. Robin Thicke's sultry vocal stylings are modern urban radio staples, with "Lost Without You" and "Magic" charting and dampening ... More >>

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    January 29, 2009
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    June 22, 2006
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    July 7, 2005
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    November 25, 2004

    Boxing the Rock

    Six of the year's best multi-disc sets (and one of the worst)

  • Music

    April 15, 2004

    I Want My Old-School Hip-hop

    How come there's no Pharcyde or De La Soul on the dial?

  • Music

    April 1, 2004

    Family Feud

    Hip-hop turns 25, and the battle lines are drawn

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    January 6, 2000

    Amplified

    All People Considered

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    August 26, 1999
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    February 12, 1998
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    October 23, 1997

    Rap Gets Puffy

    Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs fathers a return to hip-hop pop

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    October 9, 1997
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