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Waka Flocka Flame

  • Blogs

    February 28, 2014

    Snow Tha Product at Warehouse Live, 2/27/2014

    Snow Tha Product Warehouse Live 2/27/14 Thursday night at Warehouse Live, I met Claudia Feliciano, a short, soft-spoken, wide-eyed Latina with a timid laugh. "Houston is one of the cities where I get the most nervous at, the others being Atlanta and New York City" she said while searching for an iP ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 1, 2014

    So, Is the New 93.7 FM The Beat Any Good?

    When KPTY Party 93.3 signed off for the last time in March 2009, who knew it would be almost another five years before the city of Houston would see another fully developed hip-hop/R&B station in its aerospace? In other words, hip-hop fans in the city have been longing for such a move since KBXX 97. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Waka Flocka Goes Deep: "I Rap About the Struggle"

    Recently the Aokify America Tour rolled into our great city, bringing with it one of the best shows of a year approaching its end. Rocks Off was able to speak to one of the tour's major acts, the larger-than-life, animated at all times rapper Mr. Waka Flocka. The following is the result of our brief ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Aokify America Tour at Bayou Music Center, 10/16/2013

    Aokify America Tour Feat. Steve Aoki, Waka Flocka & Borgore Bayou Music Center October 16, 2013 "Is the turn-up real tonight Houston, or what?!" That was the question posed by Israeli DJ/Producer Borgore in the middle of his extensive EDM set Wednesday night in Downtown Houston. For those who atten ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    The Best Concerts In Houston This Week: DJ Sun, Kid Cudi, Steve Aoki, Guitar Wolf, etc.

    DJ Sun The Flat, October 14 Now that some of the well-deserved publicity surrounding DJ Sun's first-ever full-length release, One Hundred, has subsided a little, his true accomplishment on the disc seems even more impressive. In the span of 70 minutes, he pours his 20-plus-year career as one of Ho ... More >>

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    September 10, 2013

    Upcoming: Charli XCX, Jay Z, Slayer, Cults, Houndmouth, Robert Earl Keen, etc.

    Black Milk: Sun., October 6, 8 p.m., $10 to $15. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. The Businessmen: With Blackmarket Syndicate, The Inanimate Objects, Dead to the World., Fri., October 4, 8 p.m., $8 to $10. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston, 713-862-3838. Charli XCX: With Ki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Trae Tha Truth's Birthday Party at House of Blues, 7/2/2013

    Trae Tha Truth's Birthday Party House of Blues July 2, 2013 The last time Trae took the stage for his birthday at House of Blues, his special guests included Jadakiss, Waka Flocka, Yung Joc and Lupe Fiasco. And since Trae is good at making friends and convincing inviting them to his party, the chan ... More >>

  • Music

    June 20, 2013

    He May Be Older, Healthier and More Responsible, But Paul Wall Is Still Tippin'

    Houston rapper and grillmaker Paul Wall is tippin' a little more responsibly these days.

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    June 19, 2013

    The Five Weirdest Rap Beefs

    Do you remember J-Kwon? If you don't, I'll remind you. He had a song called "Tipsy" back in 2004 that hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts. After that he dropped off the face of the earth (literally, for a while). Well, J-Kwon is back and he's having a big couple of weeks. First, Kanye West gave him a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2013

    Waka Flocka Flame Needs to Stay Away From EDM

    Electronic dance music genre is corrupting trap music, and this trend is driving me bonkers. It's worse than any country/rap collaboration ever made. The mix of electronic and/or dubstep and Southern rap music is not a good blend. It's gotten so bad that poor Waka Flocka Flame barely even knows he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2013

    Last Night: Baauer & Danny Brown at Fitzgerald's

    Baauer, Danny Brown Fitzgerald's April 09, 2013 At first glimpse, packing a horde of subjects into the throne room of the EDM version of Game of Thrones' King Joffrey shouldn't be hard. After all, Scoremore had pulled the feat off when hosting its grand-mansion SXSW afterparty spot, The Illmore. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 18, 2013

    Oh, You Mean There Is Actually A Game During NBA All-Star Weekend? (Plus, Can You Name The Rappers In Our Courtside Photo?)

    After a weekend of human gridlock at the Galleria, traffic snarls, bottles poppin', and all the parties you could handle, NBA All-Star Weekend in Houston came to a close on Sunday with the Western Conference defeating their Eastern foes 143-138, the Los Angeles Clippers' Chris Paul getting the game' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    Upcoming: Delta Spirit, GZA, John Legend, Guttermouth, Waka Flocka Flame, Etc.

    Akron/Family: Fri., Sept. 7, 8 p.m., $12/$17. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Alanis Morissette: Sun., Oct. 28, 8 p.m., TBA. Bayou Music Center, 520 Texas Ave., Houston. Balmorhea: Mon., Oct. 1, 8 p.m., TBA. Fitzgerald's, 2706 White Oak, Houston. Blaggards: Sat., Sept. 15, 10 p.m., $10. Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2012

    Top 6 Rap Songs That Criticize the USA

    Word to your mamas, sucka emcees. It's the Fourth of July (or, as the Native American guy that I went to college with used to half-jokingly refer to it, "The Most Fucked Up Holiday I Can Think Of... Why Don't We Just Go Ahead And Start Celebrating 9/11, Because That's Basically What This Is For Me") ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 25, 2012

    Sex and the Radio: A Weekend With 97.9 The Box

    For those who may not know, being a blogger and writer also means you sort of have to support yourself with a 9-5. Some chose teaching, others chose busting their ass at a prospective company. Somehow I chose to be a town-car driver. An entrepreneur, a goddamn transporter of people. There are perks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2012

    Last Night: Drake At Toyota Center

    Drake Toyota Center May 17, 2012 6:57 p.m.: Well, the plan was to be at Toyota Center by now to see opening act 2 Chainz, who has basically become the human form of an Internet meme. However, the school where I teach is having our athletic banquet tonight and I'm still here. So instead of being at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2012

    Upcoming: Avicii, Buxton, Down, The Knux, Nada Surf, Etc.

    311, Slightly Stoopid: Sun., July 15. Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, 2005 Lake Robbins Drive, Spring. .38 Special, Blackberry Smoke, Folk Family Revival: Sat., May 19. Sam Houston Race Park, 7575 N. Sam Houston Parkway W., Houston. "3rd Annual Disco Green Electronic Music Festival": Sat., May 5. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2011

    8 Hip Hop Collaborations We'd Like to See in 2012

    If we learned anything from hip-hop collaborations in 2011, it's that beef ain't what's hot anymore. Gone are the days where an argument manifests itself into a 40-minute mixtape or a DVD. The shelf life for fresh rap beef is approximately 24 hours. Not even two days ago, Twitter was flooded with tw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    The 12 Best Remakes of Hip Hop and Pop Songs by Heavy Bands

    ​Rock bands covering music in a different genre can sometimes be a sensitive subject. You have people that love both genres separately but then there are fans who prefer their music to be a bit blended. Punk Goes... is a series of compilation albums that feature punk rock artists covering m ... More >>

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    September 28, 2011

    Sex, Money & Other Ways To Guarantee Urban Radio Airplay

    A cursory glance at the year-to-date urban radio chart reaffirms an age-old music industry adage: Sex sells. You can see the Top 10 at the bottom of this post, but first let's talk about a few of the chart's recurring themes. Sex Sells: Miguel's "Sure Thing" occupies the top spot with 86,785 spins, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    If Not Rapper, What Job Would You Want To Have?

    Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday Rocks Off will have some of them hear discussing issues relevant to their culture. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Fat Tony, Preemo, Chingo Bling, Kane, Thu ... More >>

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    June 30, 2011

    Five Plot Points From 5200, Z-Ro's Latest Tape

    ​About two weeks or so ago, Roel Osteen released 5200, a grab-bag mixtape of various clips of music that have appeared elsewhere online. It's a mostly fun tape. Notes ahead. One bulleted point for each of the fingers on his right hand. #PayingHomage The best song on the tape is "Southside Gr ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011

    Last Night: Trae Tha Truth At House Of Blues

    Photos by Marco Torres​See Pimp C's mom, Lupe Fiasco and more take the stage with Trae Tha Truth in our slideshow. Trae Tha Truth Street King CD release feat. Jadakiss, Waka Flocka, Yung Joc, Yung Quis, Lupe Fiasco & Pimp C's mom House of Blues June 28, 2011 10:16 p.m.: So here we are again. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2011

    Eminem Vs. Gaga; Nicki Minaj Vs. Britney: Who Wins?

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

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2011

    Zoo Station: A Noah's Ark Of 75 Animal Songs

    And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee ... More >>

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    May 31, 2011

    Saturday: Jack Freeman & Radio Galaxy At The Breakfast Klub

    Photos by Shea SerranoJack Freeman (left) and Montana​Jack Freeman (feat. Montana), Radio Galaxy The Breakfast Klub May 28, 2011 12:30 p.m.: Jack Freeman, local R&B wunderkind, attained "I Need To Listen To Whatever This Guy Sends Me As Soon As He Sends It To Me" status* last year when he rel ... More >>

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    May 6, 2011

    More Local Music News Than Fighting Navy SEALs

    It's not every week that Arcade Fire returns to the suburbs whose ennui inspired a Grammy-winning album, but it is every week that we bring a brimming local music roundup for all of our Rocks Off readers. Without further ado, we present the latest installment of Magnolia City Mixtape. ​Hot of ... More >>

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    April 22, 2011

    Exclusive: Chamillionaire's New Major Pain Is Not Universal

    ​Earlier this week, Chamillionaire, still glowing from being free from the tyrannical grip of Universal Records, released Major Pain 1.5. Thursday afternoon, he was polite (or politic) enough to take a few minutes to talk about the tape. The notes from the conversation and the tape are kind ... More >>

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    March 23, 2011

    Last Night: Das Racist At Fitzgerald's

    Photos by Jim Bricker​Das Racist, Fat Tony, Simple Success Fitzgerald's March 22, 2011 With tickets at the door a surprisingly steep 18 bones, Fitzgerald's was packed tighter than we expected Tuesday for the extensive, diverse lineup featuring Queens, N.Y. weed/joke-rap duo Das Racist. Before ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    November 29, 2010

    What Do Rappers Read?

    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. Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​This Week's Panel: Bun B, Chingo Bling, The ARE, Kyle Hubbard, Rob G ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Rap's 10 Most Hated People Of 2010

    ​Hatred is a popular sport in hip-hop. Players of this sport include everyone from fans to peers. There's no specific reason for loathing. Sometimes, being the best in your league is an egregious enough crime to inspire a strong dose of vitriol. Here are the 10 most hated hip-hop artists of 20 ... More >>

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