Houston Press contributor Carlos Brandon is a freelance writer, blogger, and self proclaimed Houston hip hop historian. He contributes to various publications and can usually be found haggling with food truck cooks or talking politics on the METRO Rail.
4 days ago | Current Events
Let's face it, art scenes can be intimidating. Beyond the high profile museums you only visit with your out of town relatives (the ones who don't day drink), the deeper trenches of this, or any city's art community often feel as though they're inh...
12 days ago | Houston Music
"Labels are calling us now," Jeff Idehen explains, "asking how we manage to put these videos out every week, " Jeff is Tobe Nwigwe's childhood best friend. Though the pair would say they're brothers. Idehen, a Rice Business grad who quit a pr...
12 days ago | Bar Beat
Sake is a tragically misunderstood drink. It is not a spirit, as the infamous sake bomb would have you believe. Nor is it technically a wine, although it is commonly referred to as one. The process of making sake is perhaps most closely related to...
17 days ago | Pop Culture
Last week we finally got to see the trailer for Jonah Hill’s directorial debut, Mid90s. The project, which Hill wrote and directed, is the Superbad star’s homage to skateboarding culture and growing up in the '90s. At two minutes and twenty-one se...
18 days ago | Pop Culture
It took lifelong friends Daveed Diggs and Rafael Casal nine years to write and release Blindspotting. Between Digg's role in Hamilton and his burgeoning stardom in film and television, the writing partners found little time over the past decade to...
24 days ago | New Houston Rap
This may be the city of candy paint, sippin' lean, and bangin' screw, but the nature of art is progress, and the nature of progress is change. Houston's hip hop community today is dynamic, multi-layered, and light years beyond its original "choppe...