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    November 19, 2014

    Dallas Hip Hop Needs a Unified Sound to Get National Attention

    The most popular rapper to have ever come from North Texas is one Robert Matthew Van Winkle. You probably know him as Vanilla Ice. This is nothing short of equal parts silly and embarrassing. Vanilla Ice is the Psy of the '90s and "Ice Ice Baby" is hands down the "Gangham Style" of those times. Drop ... More >>

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    April 14, 2014

    More than Drinking and Sexing: 'Mad Men's' Characterization of Hip-hop

    Characteristically, Mad Men bleeds hip-hop. On the surface you may think, "Of course it does, the characters smoke a lot, they drink like there's no tomorrow, and to them sex is more casual than a handshake." And while that's part of the story, it's a little bit deeper than that. Skydiving into its ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2013

    Justin Timberlake, Josh Groban, Devin the Dude and More Top Show Announcements

    Yesterday we unleashed the beast of information that is Justin Timberlake coming to town. For those of you who are fans and who haven't yet heard, commence pants-shitting. Now on to other business! Let's not forget about Alpha Rev, Devin the Dude and more; specifically Josh Groban, who has been keep ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #79-60

    Best Texas songs, #100-80 The Spotify playlist for songs #79-60 79. Lift to Experience, "Falling From Cloud 9" From one of the best albums of any North Texas act in recent history, "Falling From Cloud 9" is one of the more accessible songs on 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. It's probably t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2012

    SXSW Coverage Ahead. Plus, We're Sponsoring 50 Cent, Big K.R.I.T. and More

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    December 28, 2011

    10 Albums To Not Overlook In 2012

    In case you're already blinded by the golden aura of 2012's major releases -- The Shins, T.I., Soundgarden, Nicki Minaj, Mumford & Sons, Muse, Sigur Ros -- we want to make sure you don't forget about some other sure-to-be-top-notch albums that will see release next year. They may not shine on the iT ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    News and Notes: [Daryl] Reunites, ZZ Top Gets Covered, Badu Gives Birth (Kinda) and More!

    That two-year-old listening to KKDA-104.5 FM K104 in Dallas (local tie!) in the clip above is cooler than all of us. But we've got some cool news to share about some artists with local ties -- among them Erykah Badu, ZZ Top, Kelly Clarkson, [Daryl], Teenage Cool Kids and Big hud -- so that's a start ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    20 Years Later: The 15 Best Albums of 1991

    ​In last week's edition of our regular feature, The Conversation, Pete Freedman and Daniel Hopkins debated on whether 1991 or 1994 was the greatest music year of the '90s. It was an interesting read for sure. And, since this week marks the 20th anniversary of the release of both Nevermind and The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2011

    Erykah Badu Responds to D.O.C.'s Comments On Their Relationship, Future Reality Show

    Erykah Badu and The D.O.C.​ In last week's print edition, we ran a piece by noted hip-hop scribe/LA Weekly music editor/longtime Observer contributor Ben Westhoff that plays catch-up The D.O.C., perhaps Dallas' greatest hip-hop export -- and greatest hip-hop curio -- of all-time. It was a great pi ... More >>

  • Music

    January 20, 2011
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    June 4, 2010

    The Problem With... Katy Perry's "California Gurls"

    ​Every few years, we all hear songs about California that define that state for a few years until the next. Back in the '90s, it was Tupac and Dr. Dre's "California Love." Last decade, it was "California" by Phantom Planet. Hell, there is a laundry list of iconic songs about the state.Katy Perry's ... More >>

  • Music

    May 27, 2010

    Devin the Dude

    Friday, May 28, at the Granada Theater

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2009

    Whitt's End: 10.16.09

    ​Whether you're at the end of your rope or merely the end of your week, welcome to Whitt's End: *According to my very unscientific research conducted on this very blog over the last two years, the most sensitive, whiny, irrational folks on Earth are: 1. Ticket P1s; 2. Right-wing Republicans; ... More >>

  • Music

    June 12, 2008

    The RZA as Bobby Digital

    Thursday, June 12, at The Loft

  • News

    January 17, 2008
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    November 14, 2007

    DFW Hip-Hop Feels the Vibe

    Cheer up, Big Tuck -- you're in Vibe! In case you missed this when it appeared on DC-9 at Night yesterday, Jeff Liles has posted to the original item some thoughts about Dallas' musical standing elsewhere. And, he has a question for our Friends. The latest issue of Vibe, which isn't online, has a ... More >>

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    November 13, 2007

    Dallas Hip-Hop Happenings in Vibe

    Cheer up, Big Tuck -- you're in Vibe!The latest issue of Vibe, which isn't online, has a regional round-up of hip-hop's most happenin' scenes -- and Dallas is included. But it's good news-bad news stuff -- isn't it always when Vanilla Ice crops up in the second freakin' graf of a short, short piece ... More >>

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

    Dooney da Priest's Fight Against Sagging Pants Won't Work

    Saggy pants reveal much more than underwear

  • Music

    June 1, 2006

    My Treasure

    Colleyville's the Rocket Summer hides Jesus in sharp emo-pop melodies--and a major label deal

  • Music

    March 30, 2006

    Odds & Ends

    Dallas Music Partners declare: "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled musicians."

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    March 3, 2005

    Burt, Back Around

    Fall in love with Bacharach

  • Music

    December 9, 2004

    Gwen Stefani

    Love, Angel, Music, Baby (Interscope)

  • Music

    November 25, 2004


    Encore (Aftermath)

  • Music

    October 30, 2003
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    October 2, 2003

    Mary J. Blige

    Love & Life (Geffen)

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    July 17, 2003
  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Joe Budden

    Joe Budden (Def Jam)

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Bad Rap

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

  • Music

    May 29, 2003

    Electric Six | Junior Senior

    Fire (XL/Beggars) | D-D-Don't Don't Stop the Beat (Crunchy Frog/Mercury)

  • Music

    March 27, 2003

    Bottle the Spin

    The "40 best artists making music right now?" Nah.

  • Music

    February 20, 2003

    50 Cent

    Get Rich or Die Tryin' (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

  • News

    January 23, 2003

    Beat the Rap

    Suburban cops to kids: Turn that rap stuff down

  • Music

    June 13, 2002

    Raphael Saadiq

    Instant Vintage (Universal)

  • Music

    June 6, 2002


    The Eminem Show (Aftermath)

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Pop is Dead

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

  • Music

    February 7, 2002

    Gimme Some Mo

    Corn Mo makes an appearance on Total Request Live

  • Film

    November 15, 2001

    In the Screening Room

    For the Deep Ellum Film Festival, the third time's the charm

  • Music

    November 1, 2001

    Consider This…

    Even music journalists have ethics

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Music: Response

    You may only know him from Madonna's Music, but Mirwais has been around for years

  • Music

    July 20, 2000

    Free for y'all

    Bronco Bowl's Four Plans From Outer Space

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Hop online

    Is Russell Simmons' the best hope to bring hip-hop culture onto the Internet?

  • Music

    June 22, 2000

    Flanagan's wake

    VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed

  • Film

    December 30, 1999

    Blurred vision

    What will 1999 be remembered for -- Malkovich's head or Cartman's ass?

  • Music

    December 23, 1999
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    December 9, 1999

    Wu-Tang forever?

    U-God's solo album is only the latest in a series of Wu-Tang Clan misfires

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    November 11, 1999
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    August 27, 1998
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    May 7, 1998

    The Truth is out there

    Erykah Badu profits from her role as soul music's last, best prophet

  • News

    April 24, 1997

    McFugue, no cheese

    Beethoven and the Dead European Males clean up a notorious street corner

  • Music

    December 7, 1995
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