Yeah, it stirred the Yankees to the World Series championship, but was there a more boring album this year than Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3? Perhaps it was a geographic thing; with a few exceptions like Raekwon and Kid Cudi, most of 2009's exciting, innovative rap records came from Southern artists. Sur ... More >>
Lots of clubs are taking the Thanksgiving holiday off, but Club Flow isn't one of them. First, the club will be the host of "A ColorFull, FunFull, ThankFull Thanksgiving Eve" party and North Texas Food Bank canned food drive Wednesday from 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Definition DJs, Enforcer DJs, DJ XP and ... 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 >>
Congratulations are in order for Dallas-based production duo Play-N-Skillz, whose work on Lil Wayne's "Got Money" was honored, along with 12 other 2008 rap songs, as the tops in its genre at this year's ASCAP Rhythm & Soul Music Awards on Friday night.Granted, it was just one of four songs from ... More >>
Jesse HugheyBig Boi rocks Austin Music Hall Thursday night.Act: Big BoiPlace: Austin Music HallWhat it was like: Awesome. The set of the night. And yet the most frustrating. Big Boi did a couple of solo jams from his upcoming Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty. Otherwise the set was near ... More >>
Lil Wayne, T-Pain, Keyshia ColeAmerican Airlines CenterDecember 19, 2008 Better Than: Listening to a whole bunch of records in which T-Pain and Lil Wayne are just the featured acts. Check out our photos from the show here.As if, at any point over the course of this past year, there was still doubt ... More >>
Local artists make waves with D-Town Boogie, but the real test comes in 14 months
Thursday, October 16, at Granada Theater
Paper Trail (Atlantic)
The Message (Self-released)
Strange Fruit Project Presents: S1 Music Box (Spilt Milk)
Tuesday, August 12, at House of Blues
With Lil Wayne's latest single, Play-N-Skillz cements its reputation as a production team—and maybe Dallas' reputation as a source of hip-hop?
Anti-intellectual appeal and red-state focus are just the tip of what these two have in common.
The Cuban-American hip-hop star is eyeing a big future
Remembering a Down South legend
Ultimate Victory (Chamillitary/Universal Motown)
T.I. vs. T.I.P. (Atlantic Records)
H-Town's favorite Dirty rapper lives the diamond life
Friday, April 20, at Smirnoff Music Centre
Saturday, January 13, at the Majestic Theater
OutKast's Depression-era hip-hop musical has a loving respect for the old South
Enough of the sheltered columnists writing about the recent El Angel shooting. Hear what a real Dallas DJ thinks.
Friday, July 21, at Purgatory | Saturday, July 22, at Smirnoff Music Centre
Local musicians put the mikes down and pick up the pens to choose their favorite albums
Saturday, December 17, at the Dallas Convention Center
The People's Champ (Swishahouse)
Bavu Blakes is living proof that Scion and hip-hop don't result in a perfect mash-up
Already Platinum (Geffen)
The smash single "Still Tippin'" and his major-label debut have answered that question for the nation
Crunk Juice (TVT)
Nas no-shows; Lil' Flip is going to trial; and RIP, ODB
Snoop Dogg vs. Bob Marley? Ike vs. Courtney? Let the games begin.
What's crunk, what's bootleg and what do those words mean anyway?
Is there a method to the madness of Atlanta's most bizarre rap duo?
Speakerboxxx/The Love Below (Arista)
Straight outta Kentucky, the "Country Boyz" of Nappy Roots are on the rise
Blood is Thicker Than Water (AMC/Major Money Entertainment)
Timbaland and Organized Noize are making the music go bang, and rap radio's never sounded so good
Starplex Amphitheatre, August 6
Locked out and fed up, some NBA, uh, all-stars hoop it way down