When XXL revealed its Freshman Class of 2009 much of the hype went to Asher Roth, but it was B.o.B. who would see the most commercial success. In 2010 the Atlanta based rapper unleashed The Adventures of Bobby Ray on the world and quickly shot up the billboard charts with hits like "Nothin' On You," ... More >>
Bob Dylan is being sued. For supposedly being racist. Could the harmonica enthusiast born Robert Allen Zimmerman -- the man whose ejaculate created national treasure Jakob Dylan of the Wallflowers -- truly be a bigot? Sure, he could be. Or maybe his comment likening Croatians to Nazis was misinterpr ... More >>
A Royse City mother is claiming discrimination after being kicked out of the Grapevine Mills Mall Legoland for her body art, and she's using social media to win support from noted activists Travis Barker, Yelawolf and, of course, Busta Rhymes. As Mr. Rhymes would say, here's the scenario: On Sunday ... More >>
K. Flay Last Night: Grieves, Budo, K. Flay House of Blues December 14, 2011 Better than: Hip-hop in a suburban church. This suburban triple-header brought out a crowd of 150 or so to the Cambridge Room at House of Blues, and the almost exclusively white 20-something crowd was treated to a ... More >>
More or less the amount of Red Bull consumed at DC9 HQ on a daily basis.Do you guys like Red Bull? Because we here at DC9 really like Red Bull. We drink Red Bull all the time. Helps us keep up with the crazy hours of the gig. Red Bull, in our humble opinion, has always been "the best." Red Bull, ... More >>
iTz VaNiLla IcE, y'ALl!It's coming: This weekend, in a video starring Dallas' Own Rob Van Winkle (aka Vanilla Ice), the Insane Clown Posse announced the lineup for its annual Gathering of The Juggalos event, which this year will run August 11 - 14 in Cave-In-Rock, Illinois.What's kind of crazy, t ... More >>
I tell ya, Chris Brown's pattern of emotional breakdowns makes for some good drama. It's kinda like watching a show about cakes -- I don't really care about the cakes, I just want to see them fall over. Cakes and celebrities are similar in that way.Anyway, Brown's been complaining lately that we pra ... More >>
It's good to see that the love of my life, Rihanna, is still on the charts. At the tail end of last year, she showed up in a tame duet with Drake in "What's My Name" then ended the year appearing in the impressive Kanye track "All Of the Lights." But Ri just had to go whip me up again with a traumat ... More >>
We've got quite a backlog of CDs we've never gotten around to, so we're going to try to chip away at the pile with this regular feature. The plan: to take a few at a time and play each CD for as long as I can stand it.Buckcherry (Los Angeles, CA)All Night Long (Eleven Seven Music)You know when yo ... More >>
Waco rapper/producer Symbolyc One of Strange Fruit Project is one of Texas's most under-appreciated hip-hop talents, flying largely under the radar despite working with Erykah Badu, Little Brother and others. Seems he's kinda embracing his place in life right now, though: Yesterday, S1 released a ne ... More >>
Asleep in the Bread Aisle (SchoolBoy/SRC/Universal Motown)
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, February 11, 2009... That no talent ass-clown known as Paris Hilton apparently approached Sir Paul McCartney backstage at the Grammy's asking if he would consider doing a duet with her. I believe he answered by doubling over in laughter and ... More >>
With such a diverse roster on its bill, Projekt Revolution might be the closest thing out there to the old Lollapalooza days. Just ask Chris Cornell.
Never fear, we won't let the Academy Awards ignore sports
Slick Rick's battles are more than just verbal
Hi-Teknology 2: The Chip (Babygrande)
J Dilla died earlier this year at the age of 32. On Saturday, Dallas' hip-hop community turned out to pay its last respects. The career of J Dilla (born James Yancey) was illustrious, if tragically abbreviated. A solid and soulful Detroit beat wizard who produced seminal work with an impressive list ... More >>
The Documentary (Aftermath/G-Unit (Interscope)
Hip-hop rediscovers minimalism, thanks to a sea of surprisingly great singles
Is there a method to the madness of Atlanta's most bizarre rap duo?
Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.
"Big Steve" Shein ready to make his departure
Narc desperately struggles to prove its grit
Ghetto Fame-Us lost three members but gained much more
Welcome 2 Detroit (BBE)
Unwrapping our annual roundup of musical season's greetings--and beatings
The new Dr. Seuss adaptation is far more cynical than the Grinch ever was
Platinum records reward workaholic Cypress Hill producer Muggs
Singleton's bad mutha is just that, so shut yo' mouth
Yet another "new" disc from everybody's favorite pot smoker
Prince Paul used to be hip-hop's leading court jester. Now, he's dead serious.
Beatin' down hip-hop in 1998 like a stepchild
At 38, Public Enemy's Chuck D goes 'where no age has gone before'
In today's music business, tomorrow's revolution is yesterday's fad
Local band finds its way in the Big Apple