I know this is hard, trust me. This weekend's options seem almost endless. Between 35 Denton's four-day lineup of hundreds of musicians, and other major names like Eels and Andrew W.K. rolling into town, it feels like you'll never sleep again, right? Well, that's probably true--at least for now--but ... More >>
Friday, February 8, at The Prophet Bar
The xx Wednesday, February 13, and Thursday, February 14, at The Granada Theater Achingly hip Londoners the xx have a two-night stay at The Granada this week, meaning twice as many Dallasites will be swept away by songs from their now-ubiquitous debut album and the recently released Coexist. We're k ... More >>
10. The Idea of Beautiful, Rapsody The black mamba of super producer 9th Wonder's Jamla Records team reached a new pinnacle in her career, and in her evolution as an artist this year. Sprinkled with collaborations from Big Remo, BJ the Chicago Kid and Childish Gambino, Rapsody takes us on a journey ... More >>
Das Racist, Danny Brown, Despot, Fat Tony Sons of Hermann Hall October 29, 2011 Better than: losing your buddies at the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. Brayden OlsonDas Racist The three members of Das Racist stepped up to grace Sons of Hermann Hall's' blue-curtained stage at just about ... More >>
Aesop Rock, Rob Sonic, DJ Big WizGranada TheaterSaturday, December 5, 2009 Better than: studying for an essay exam.Gloria LevarioAesop Rock--a little less live than you'd expect?Easily one of the most eccentric and talented wordsmiths in the world of hip-hop, Aesop Rock has been giving undergroun ... More >>
Rob Viktum hates paparazzi. Thanks to his work with former Def Jux artists Hangar 18 and others, area beat maker, producer, and DJ Rob Viktum's got a resume most area producers would love to boast--hell, the guy even (kinda) remixed "Jenny's Song" for us back in September. So you know he's a good sp ... More >>
Thursday, September 25, at the Granada Theater
We try—with very little luck—to get to the bottom of why Del Tha Funkee Homosapien isn't touring with his old cats in Hieroglyphics
See, it is about who you know: When the (pretty kickass) independent hip-hop label Definitive Jux--home to El-P, Aesop Rock, Dizzee Rascal, Del The Funkee Homosapien, RJD2, Mr. Lif and more--was looking for a DJ to remix the recently released album from rap trio Hangar 18, local DJ and beatmaker Rob ... More >>
11th Hour (Definitive Jux)
I'll Sleep When You're Dead (Definitive Jux)
Abandoned Language (Ipecac)
Dallas hip-hop represents in our first-ever mixtape round-up
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon you've been jamming and dig this year's buried black-music treasures.
Indie hip-hop label Definitive Jux plays kingmaker for the underground
A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry
Bazooka Tooth isn't a fable. It's Aesop Rock's reality.
Keepin' it real? The Black Eyed Peas would rather keep it fun.
Fantastic Damage (Def Jux)