Ah, the holidays, that time when you frantically try to figure out what exactly to give whoever you got stuck with in the secret Santa drawing. Maybe you got lucky and selected a music fan; maybe you think you want to give that music fan something that's not just the latest Pitchfork-blessed album, ... More >>
See also: The North Texas hip-hop sampler, 2012 1/2 edition Summer is coming to an end and for those of us in Texas, that means we get three months of non-90-degree days and the return of our beloved football. So, in the spirit of summer and all the mischief it brings, we present the five best rap ... More >>
At first glance, British pop star Rita Ora is a dead ringer for her Roc Nation label mate Rihanna. They may even have the same stylist as Beyoncé. I guess Hova and I have similar tastes, because I like these women all the same. Rita Ora's recent single "How We Do (Party)" sounds like this year's a ... More >>
In spite of what I think of some rappers, the truth is that most of them have something to contribute to the scene. Kanye brings good production chops and high class. Eminem has tight alliterative flows. And Drake... well, he's Canadian, which has to count for something, I imagine. To this end ... More >>
Friday, August 5, at Dada
I've been thinking for a while, trying to pin down what I like and loathe about Eminem's writing. I think I finally got it.
It's easy, sometimes, to forget who the greatest rapper Dallas ever spawned is -- especially when considering that, for the past 20 years, he's worked in a largely behind-the-scenes role, ghost-writing for other rappers and working closely as a mentor to genre luminaries Dr. Dre and Eminem.But, n ... More >>
Wednesday, December 29, at Granada Theater
Albums get delayed all the time. (Cue Chinese Democracy joke). Sometimes it's because of the close relation of creativity and procrastination. Other times, business overtakes art. More often than not, though, it's just a sheer mystery. So, in looking back at the year, we decided to think about al ... More >>
It may not seem like it, but N*E*R*D has been around for almost 10 years now, playing their genre-defying style of urban crossover rock. Featuring Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Shay Haley, the band brings its experiences from the mega-successful Neptunes and puts it into a unique rock experience ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, July 27, 2010...I thought hip-hop guys had people in their posse to do everything from roll joints to fetch dry cleaning...you would think Dr. Dre has someone who can remember to pay his bills.Really, Jon Bon Jovi was pissed because he wasn't on Fo ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, June 17, 2010...The Dr. Dre/Jay-Z "collabo" has leaked to the interwebs. From the sounds of it Dre has been listening to a lot of Paul van Dyk lately.Is Drake really "riot worthy?" Apparently some people think so...Thurston Moore is workin ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Wednesday, April 7, 2010...The full Lollapalooza line-up is out and it's pretty impressive.Looks like Dr. Dre and Kanye West are set to release albums this year. But, if Kanye's album really is gonna be called Good Ass Job, his title wins hands down.Jack ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, April 6, 2010...Dr. Dre picks the oddest places to announce his new songs...Further proof that actress/dancers don't need to become "singers."If God isn't a fan of auto-tune, he/she/it better hurry up and become one... fast.
DDTers Jason Wolford, EZ Eddie D and Jeff Liles The puke green exterior made the Mitchell Building in Deep Ellum look like a frightening industrial shop of horrors. Far from being accidental, that's by design -- the place was actually a weapons manufacturing facility during Word War II.In the ear ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Tuesday, November 24, 2009...Adam Lambert is a bit miffed that his lip-lock with his male keyboardist and head shoving of a male back-up dancer into his crotch was edited out of the west coast feed of last night's American Music Awards. Good to know ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, May 29, 2009... The latest installment of Dr Pepper's "Trust Me I'm A Doctor" campaign may be the only time we will get to hear anything off of Dr. Dre's long in-the-works Detox... for now. It's always nice to see how art and commerce come to ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Friday, January 9, 2009... If you have a lot of bandwidth and extra time on your hands you can download HD footage for Nine Inch Nails shows and make your own concert video! I should've joined the high school A.V. Club when I had the chance... I gues ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Thursday, January 8, 2009... The alleged final version of Eminem's Dr. Dre-produced, "Crack a Bottle" has hit the world wide interweb. It features Fitty and Dre, each contributing a verse. The reclusive rapper even takes a jab at himself in reference ... More >>
Your daily dose of national music news for Monday, January 5, 2009... A coroner found that Dr. Dre's son died of an overdose of heroin and morphine. Brian Warner Marilyn Manson wants Trent Reznor and ex-wife Dita Von Teese to testify on his behalf. Manson is being sued by his forme ... More >>
Noise is not for everybody. Some people hear a jackhammer on the street corner and promptly cover their ears; others hear a subsonic melody and random harmonic movement in the staccato repetition of mechanized machinery. “Industrial music” is the umbrella term used to describe artists who e ... More >>
Kingdom Come (Roc-A-Fella)
The Documentary (Aftermath/G-Unit (Interscope)
Fire (XL/Beggars) | D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat (Crunchy Frog/Mercury)
The D.O.C. is the best coach in the rap game
The Dallas Morning News says N.W.A. was "militant." The real answer? N.O.
Free All Angels (Kinetic Records)
The Eminem Show (Aftermath)
Wrapping up the North Texas New Music Festival; plus, The Beat turns one
The D.O.C. is ready to take on the world. And he's bringing Dallas with him.
1st Born Second (Interscope) / 8701 (Arista) / Godmusic (V2)
Selected Notes on Music, 2000
Platinum records reward workaholic Cypress Hill producer Muggs
Eminem's mind-blowing Marshall Mathers LP promises to spark feverish free-speech debates
Going steady with the singles of the summer
"The D.O.C." returns with a new record and a score to settle
Dre and Snoop Dogg, the boys who cried wolf, cancel yet another Dallas show
Can Interscope do for four local bands what it did for Nine Inch Nails and Snoop Dogg?