Onetime Houston MC Von Won reinvents himself as the city's premier hip-hop pastor.
There are a lot of pastors in Houston. Very, very few of them can rap. And only one of them is releasing an album this week featuring guest verses by Scarface, Bun B, Z-Ro, Paul Wall and Propain. That would be Vaughaligan Walwyn, a married father of four and the pastor of Legacy Church, a 300-membe ... More >>
Show you care this holiday season.
As the year comes to a close, we're taking some time to look back fondly on some of our favorite memories from the past 12 months. There were wonderful meals, exciting openings and heartwarming stories from some of our best chefs. And then there were all the scandals, the shocking revelations, the ... More >>
According to a lawsuit filed on April 25, Houston restaurant chain Timmy Chan's lost 80 percent of its business after a photo of a rat fetus in a dish of fried rice was posted to Houston Hip Hop News's Facebook page. Although Houston Hip Hop News claimed that the rat was found in a Timmy Chan's ord ... More >>
The Original Timmy Chan's on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (a.k.a. Timmy Chan's Chicken & Rice) may have only been inspected by the City of Houston Health Department once since November 2010, but that inspection didn't turn up anything that we'd call remotely offensive. And that Timmy Chan's on M ... More >>
There are a few things you should know about A$AP Rocky. He's a pretty motherfucker. His new album, Long.Live.A$AP, is at the top of the charts. And it might turn out to be the biggest Houston rap album of the year. Except that it's not really a Houston rap record at all, of course. A$AP Rocky is ... More >>
Ah, rappers and music videos. Some are vehicles for self-promotion, others are tools used to promote a message, a gaggle of asses or some good ol' wholesome debauchery. In the case of the Houston rap class, music videos are always eye opening glimpses into the future, either telling what a talent co ... More >>
Convicted child molester, wings and rice connoisseur Today we're covering everything from a hotel that caters to the 1 percent, or those who likely aspire to be in that class, to a fast food chain that caters to 100 percent of people who like wings and rice. Probably a good 25 percent of thos ... More >>
Photo by Chase Steely One thing Houston rappers are proficient in-besides rapping great-is eating well. Many of the more influential artists were/are big and fat: Fat Pat, Big Pokey, Big Moe, Big HAWK, Big Mello, and Big Steve. Even DJ Screw was a husky man. That's not to say that their wei ... More >>
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayThis Week's Panel: Bun B, Yung Redd, D-Risha, hasHBrown, Kyle Hubbard, Z-Ro, Kiotti Not Invited: ... More >>
There's one in every neighborhood: a restaurant that you pass by almost every day and think to yourself, "One of these days, I've got to try that place." But you never do. I'm not talking about famous restaurants you haven't visited; I'm talking about the kind of place that nobody talks about ... More >>
Last week was another light one for city health inspectors, who seemed mainly to nab the low-hanging fruit of their profession: chains and Chinese eateries with odd names. Subway (at 11936 Bellaire) was closed after an October 3 inspection found paperwork troubles and insect traps that thre ... More >>
Mike Watts and his stable of northside rappers take a southside legend's style to the masses
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