Where to begin? #raptwitter had a big day yesterday, with big stories breaking left and right. From a Foxy Brown hoax to a pseudo-Big Tymers reunion, here are your biggest hip-hop news stories of the week:
Yesterday started off with a shocking report of Foxy Brown dishing out some pretty wild alleg ... More >>
It's a little strange, but I don't know what's happening with all of the show announcements that have been pouring in this week: Limp Bizkit, Matchbox 20, Goo Goo Dolls and Kid Rock? It feels like 1999 all over again.
Well, in 2013 news, Good Records just announced a kick-ass local lineup for Reco ... More >>
100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom"
Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins
99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft"
Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>
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59. Tum Tum, "Caprice Music"
For years, the Dallas hip-hop community's had a love affair with the Chevy Caprice Classic. Tum Tum's "Caprice Music" was an ode to that car culture, illustrating the unique trend ... More >>
Over the course of the past year, Jesse Porter, with the help of CoffeeMusicHub, has been an instrumental part of the local hip-hop scene, providing a platform for talented up-and-comers to flex their skills and gain the notoriety they need. We covered the scene back in September, but these days the ... More >>
Steve VisneauPlay-N-SkillzFor two years now, Juan and Oscar Salinas, the Dallas-based production duo known as Play-N-Skillz, have publicly and repeatedly claimed that they had never received payment for their work on the 2009 Grammy-winning T-Pain and Lil Wayne collaboration, "Got Money," from L ... More >>
[Editor's Note: On Thursday night, Ben Westhoff, a frequent contributor to our print edition and a sometime contributor here on DC9, will be stopping by Cliff Notes in Oak Cliff for a reading and signing session to promote his new book, Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Souther ... More >>
Weezy F. BabyLittle Wayne emerged from Rikers Island late last year. Now, owing to the terms of his probation, he must lay off drugs and liquor for three years or return to prison. And, by all accounts, he's kept kosher. And yet something doesn't quite sit right. For the man who once composed a l ... More >>
Big ChiefA little more than two years has passed since we openly wondered if Big Chief, long one of Dallas' premiere underground street rappers, has what it takes to be the Next Big Thing out of the Dallas hip-hop scene. Now, though, it seems as if we're closer to our answer. The ever-prolific Ch ... More >>
Mattie StaffordAlonzo Mourning lines up a shot. For a whole slideshow from this event, click here.Zo & Magic's 8-Ball ChallengeCentennial Building in Fair ParkThe red carpet walks kicked off at 7.30 p.m., with Mourning's appearance leading the way.
Early attendees were held in a "reception ar ... More >>