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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks, homies.
"Lando," HISDWire to Wire
Scarface is remaking some ofKRS One's classic Criminal Minded
. And his mixtape we wrote about a while back will be released next week. And he has a full length in the pipeline as well. And we just creamed our pants. It's starting to look like theTrae vs. The Box storyline
is way more involved and rooted in precedent than anybody had anticipated. Crazy. Speaking of, the main criticism we heard re: Trae's video for "Inkredible" (which is still all over MTV) is that Ricky Ross's verse muddled the ending a bit on account of all the cussing. Here's what it looks likewithout all the curse words blotched out
.Here's DJ Premier talking about the late Guru.
For the first time in seemingly 100 years,Cham and Paul Wall reunited for a show in Houston
. Speaking of, guess who's getting half of the production for Paul Wall's new album?Yep. Travis Barker
. You had to have seen that coming.
Pepa (yep, from Salt-n-Pepa) said thatNicki Minaj is too young to have a message in her rhymes
. That makes sense. Perhaps if Minaj rapped more about pushing it, pushing it real good, she'd gain a bit more respect? Jim Jonsin, who had a pretty strong showing on Slim Thug'sBoss of all Bosses
,is suing Lil' Wayne
because he's yet to be paid for his work on Wayne's "Lollipop." (Tee hee.)50 is coming to town in June.
So is Erykah Badu. Double yippee. Kid Cudi says his new albumwill be more personal than his last one
, which is like an emo kid saying his poetry is going to be even more emo-y.
Keep the Houston Press Free... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Houston with no paywalls.