Conscious Rap

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    Distant Gig Alert: KRS-One To Perform In Dallas, And This Time It's Official

    Minc Lounge in Exposition Park is following up on its Halloween Kool Herc performance by bringing another old-school hip hop icon to Dallas. KRS-One will perform at minc Thursday, January 22, along with Channel Live, according to Vigilante Music Group's Greg Barrett. The January 22 show is not the f ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    The Roots

    Tuesday, June 17, at House of Blues

  • Music

    June 21, 2007

    KRS-One and Marley Marl

    Hip Hop Lives (Koch)

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Verbal Seed

    Friday, February 23, at Gypsy Tea Room

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    It's All in the Music

    The evolutionary ?uest of the Roots

  • Music

    July 27, 2006

    Cut Chemist

    The Audience's Listening (Warner Bros.)

  • Film

    March 2, 2006

    Get Down With Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party

  • Music

    September 15, 2005


    Wednesday, September 21, at Hailey's

  • Music

    August 25, 2005

    Little Brother

    Thursday, August 25, at the Gypsy Tea Room's Ballroom

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Antibalas Afrobeat Orchestra

    Saturday, September 18

  • Music

    August 26, 2004

    Brand Nubian

    Fire in the Hole (Babygrande)

  • Music

    July 8, 2004

    Steal These Albums

    The 10 most radical hip-hop albums of all time, featuring Public Enemy, NWA and...Mos Def?

  • Music

    May 20, 2004

    Okay, Player

    Rap has always been about community. Now the community is online.

  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Wake Up!

    A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Fade to Black

    Jay-Z previews his latest opus, The Black Album

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Bad Rap

    Prince Paul's latest concept record attacks lame commercial hip-hop--by co-opting it

  • Music

    January 16, 2003

    Hip-Hop Hooray

    Final Friday's growing fan base sends showcase to a larger venue

  • Music

    November 7, 2002

    The Thin Line

    Jurassic 5 knows the difference between hip-hop and rap

  • Music

    October 3, 2002

    Slugging It Out

    Atmosphere's MC Slug speaks to everyone by talking about himself

  • Best of Dallas

    September 26, 2002

    Best Live Music Venue

    Gypsy Tea Room

  • Music

    April 18, 2002

    Nowhere Fast

    Blackalicious takes its sweet time moving from underground to overground

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Pop is Dead

    Hip-huh? Antipop Consortium doesn't expect you to get it at first.

  • Music

    July 26, 2001

    Foxy Brown

    Broken Silence (Def Jam)

  • Music

    May 3, 2001


    The Sneak Attack (Koch Records)

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Way Out

    For Hydroponic Sound System, mixing hip-hop with everything else is just Routine Insanity

  • Music

    January 18, 2001

    Various Artists

    Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 2 (Rawkus Records)

  • Music

    January 11, 2001

    Open to All

    Black Eyed Peas hope they're luckier in 2001 than they were last year

  • Music

    August 3, 2000

    De La Soul isn't dead

    Rumors of De La Soul's imminent demise are proved untrue with the Art Official Intelligence series

  • Music

    March 2, 2000

    They got it like that

    Rap music, electronic music -- no matter what it is, the Jungle Brothers can do it

  • Music

    December 30, 1999

    Tell me when it's over

    The world might not be coming to an end, but maybe it should be

  • Music

    June 17, 1999
  • News

    February 1, 1996