Brandon Caldwell has been writing about music and news for the Houston Press since 2011. His work has also appeared in Complex, Noisey, the Village Voice & more.
05. ROB GULLATTE, Gullactic Vision Five years is a long time between projects. Rob Gullatte swore that he was retired, that he was done rapping but no rap retirement indeed rings true. He'd been preparing Gullactic Visions under watchful eyes, wai...
10. KYLE HUBBARD, All Good Things Come Kyle Hubbard wrote his masterpiece of an album mostly in the front seat of his car. It's been covered time and time again, but Hubbard's flow, that of a yeoman clocking in and clocking out from a bullshit nin...
15. EASY YVES SAINT, Don’t Panic Rapping ass Yves makes it a personal mission to be a step ahead of the next bar that comes out of his mouth. It is proficiency of the highest order and unlike Eminem meticulously peeling away how to rhyme words wit...
Last year either felt like the longest year ever or the shortest one, depending on your deposition. In the last four months alone, the city of Houston has witnessed a 500-year flood, a World Series win, a franchise quarterback arrive and a sn...
4 years ago | Concerts
The 4:44 Tour Jay-Z, Vic Mensa Toyota Center November 8, 2017 Expecting Jay-Z to be defiant, even at 47 is akin to asking a known superstar to go out and score 30 on a given night. It's what Jay-Z does. It's what he has done for the better part of...
4 years ago | Current Events
Vic Mensa is having a tough time getting through Canada because of fingerprint issues. A week before he plays the undercard to another round of Jay-Z's '4:44' tour dates, the 24-year-old Mensa is sarcastically enjoying the rigors of re-entering th...