Friday night, Ice-T's new hip-hop documentary The Art of Rap opened in theaters nationwide. I went and watched it at the AMC Studio 30 at Westheimer and Dunvale. Here are ten things from the movie that are interesting and one thing that will be picked over:
10. Grandmaster Caz Is Ruthlessly, Seaml ... More >>
Rap wasn't always like Lil Jon's yelling his famous "What!?" and "Okay!", or repeating your name over and over throughout the song like Houston's own Lil Flip.
Nowadays most see rap as lyrics telling a woman how to position herself or look for a man, rhymes about money and talk of toking up. But th ... More >>
Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't a national holiday, Rocks Off will have some of them discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Paul Wall, Damien Randle, Sam Sneed
Not Invited: Freekey Zeekey, for getting Dipset back together ... More >>
Careful there, Bun.Bun B jumps onstage at Houston-area hip-hop concerts so often that the idea of the II Trill rapper getting hurt under the lights is almost inconceivable. But apparently that's what has happened.
Allhiphop.com is reporting that Bun, whose presence will no doubt be missed at toni ... More >>
Welcome back to Turning the Screw, Rocks Off's weekly rap post. It probably won't rhyme, at least most of the time. E-mail tips to email@example.com. Thanks, homies.
Single of the Week: "Phony," K-Rino
Wire To Wire
Always good to read something from Bun B.
K-Rino had an album release part ... More >>
ZZ Top, alive and well in Grand PrairieCool photo, huh? That's the work of Cy-Fair native Stephanie Alexander, who now has one of the choicest jobs any music-loving camera hound could hope for - even if it is in Dallas: house photographer for American Airlines Arena, the ... More >>