Last weekend I went to Raleigh, North Carolina for Hopscotch Music Festival. It was cool, and before I go on I want to acknowledge that there was plenty of cool to be found in Dallas/Fort Worth/Etc. music last weekend as well. There was a growing beer/music music festival featuring cool Cults and ... More >>
On July 8, actor Michael Rapaport's directorial debut, a documentary called Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of A Tribe Called Quest, will earn its release theaters in New York City and Los Angeles. Later that month, on July 28, the film will begin a run locally at Dallas-area Angelika Theat ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, March 10, 2009...It looks like biopics with hip-hop icons are now officially in fashion in Hollywood. N.W.A. is the latest hip-hop group to have a biopic based on its story. And it looks like Big Daddy Kane could be next.Former Richardson citizen a ... More >>
The GZA's touring the country, performing Liquid Swords in its entirety. You bet your ass you should care.
Allow me to preface this review by saying every Roots performance I've been to has been the best show I've ever seen. Last night's Hip Hop Honors tour kept the trend, but delivered a special dose of showmanship, because the Roots crew wasn’t there to play its own songs. The group wasted no time j ... More >>
Slick Rick's battles are more than just verbal
Tuesday, May 23, at Gypsy Tea Room
The Birth of Whack (Self-released)
Prince Paul's latest concept record attacks lame commercial hip-hop--by co-opting it
Jurassic 5 knows the difference between hip-hop and rap
Revolverlution (Slam Jamz/Koch)
Prince Paul used to be hip-hop's leading court jester. Now, he's dead serious.
Joshua Redman is a young lion primed to become a jazz king