Geto Boys

  • Blogs

    October 24, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, 10/24-10/26

    There's a ton of great shows to check out this weekend. If you love Lynyrd Skynyrd enough to head north to Oklahoma that's an option. If Oklahoma is way too much for you to handle right now Red Bull Sound Select is bringing Chevy Woods, Fat Tony, Sam Lao and Goldyard to The Prophet Bar for an extrem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Week, 10/20-10/26

    Sorry that the beautiful, beautiful weekend left you. It's sad, but the weekend will be back in a few days, so chill. You've got some serious clinginess issues. To tide you over, we've got a few shows to keep you company: Ne-Yo is stopping by the House of Blues, Gardens & Villa headlines a show at C ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 18, 2014

    The Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend 7/18-7/20

    If the past few days have been a little disorienting thanks to this polar vortex, then fear not: there are concerts coming to help us all make a little more sense of the world again. This weekend brings performances from folk legends, a trio of rockin' brothers from Texas, and a legendary Houston ra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2014

    Kessler Theater to Host Trees Reunion Party on July 11

    Next month, the Kessler will open its doors to hundreds of people in celebration of Trees, a music venue long revered for its contributions to the historic Deep Ellum community. As one of the neighborhood's earliest and most popular venues, Trees has been part of Dallas nightlife for over 20 years, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 14, 2014

    Why Beyoncé Could Be a New Leader for Texas Hip-Hop

    Last summer, Houston's one-woman pop monopoly Beyoncé Knowles introduced the world to one of her grittier alter-egos with the unleashing of Third Ward Trill. With chopped-and-screwed rap deliveries, à la promotional single "Bow Down/ I Been On," fans received a taste of the hip-hop influences to f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2013

    The 30 Most Disturbing Songs of All Time

    We recently noted some of the best clean versions of hip-hop songs, which got us thinking - what songs are so disturbing that they couldn't possibly exist as a clean version? Well, here you go. Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    The Six Best Concerts In DFW This Week, Including a Farewell to Zubar

    It's always sad seeing a good bar or venue close its doors. This week we're losing Zubar, a Greenville Avenue bar that has hosted a lot of great DJ residencies and some pretty phenomenal reggae, house and hip-hop sets in its nearly 17-year span. On the bright side, they're throwing a massive party ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2013

    I Had Phone Sex with My Friend's Boyfriend. Help, Willie D!

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! DITCHED Dear Willie D: I got a little problem. My girl and I was supposed to hang out this weekend. I was really looki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2013

    Ask a Geto Boy: Is It Wrong For Parents to Smoke Weed With Their Kids?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! LOVING ORANGE COUNTY Dear Willie D: I'm a newly single divorcée with lots of time and money on my hands. After dating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2013

    Dallas' Glen Reynolds Sings on the New Talib Kweli Album. Listen to His Solo Album Now.

    Glen Reynolds certainly has a lot of momentum behind him these days. He recently released his second solo album, Breakbeat Ice Beneath Me, but this time, he's using the moniker of Grey. While the album is a departure from the Weezer-meets-XTC vibe of his earlier material, it certainly represents whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Ask Willie D: Kids Today are Out of Line Because Adults are Spineless

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! LONG DISTANCE LOVE FADING Dear Willie D: I'm in a long-distance relationship with a good man, but the miles are starti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2013

    Ask Willie D: I'm a Pastor and I Cheated on My Wife. What do I Do?

    Welcome to Ask Willie D, where the Geto Boys MC answers reader questions about matters, in his own words, "funny, serious or unpredictable." Something on your mind? Ask Willie D! BOYFRIEND WITH BAD MANNERS Dear Willie D: My boyfriend behaves like he grew up in the sticks. Well, actually he did. H ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2012

    Ten of August's Best Music Photos

    August is typically the cruelest month, in terms of temperatures, lack of energy and things to do. Looking back through the blog, however, we certainly got our fair share of photo ops. Here are a few to remind you of the month that was.

  • Blogs

    August 23, 2012

    Ten Songs to Accompany Very Specific Dorm-Room Scenarios

    The first week of college is here, so the Observer staff is providing you with some tips to get your through the first week/month/year.See also: Six albums to torture your roommate with College dorms are small, which means two things: It's pretty impossible to escape certain situations that will i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2012

    Of Course Our Dream Edgefest Lineup Includes Ol' Dirty Bastard and Steely Dan

    With the 22nd annual Edgefest approaching this Sunday, we started to get a little cultural vertigo looking at the lineup: Garbage, Cake, Evanescence? The Black Keys are the big draw, sure, but it brought us back into that late '90s vortex, where the pants were wide and pop music was at its cavity-ti ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2012

    "Rehearsal Spaces Are Designed For the Kind of Bros Who Apply Band Stickers to Urinals" and Other Wisdom From Indian Jewelry's Tex Kerschen

    Some bands just like to be mysterious. Take Houston's Indian Jewelry for example. Although the band has been around for a little over a decade, very little biographical material is available. Various articles on the band list five members, but some list only two, and even then, pseudonyms are used. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Play Me Back Home: A Playlist For Rick Perry

    ​After what literally felt like four years, Rick Perry has finally ended his campaign for President, thrown his support at Newty G., and is returning to Texas. He said it best himself: "I know when it's time to make a strategic retreat." Ah, but he's given us so many amazing moments. Who co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2012

    Penny in the Fountain: Five Texas Bands We Wish Would "Reunite" This Year

    As it goes with many reunions these days, the news of At the Drive-in's reformation neatly coincided with the release of the Coachella lineup on Monday. And yes, people are excited. "One Armed Scissor" doesn't sound especially dated these days, and The Mars Volta's 26-minute solo weed jam revue was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2011

    Five Things Dallas Hip-Hop Could Learn From The Rest of The Dirty South Movement

    ​[Editor's Note: On Thursday night, Ben Westhoff, a frequent contributor to our print edition and a sometime contributor here on DC9, will be stopping by Cliff Notes in Oak Cliff for a reading and signing session to promote his new book, Dirty South: OutKast, Lil Wayne, Soulja Boy, and the Souther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2009

    Houston Cries For Pudge, Claims Its Music History Beats Dallas'

    ​Our ears were burning, so we went ahead and checked out what our counterparts at the Observer's sister paper in Houston, the Press, was up to on its music blog lately. And, sure enough, it's all Dallas all the time down in H-Town these days.(OK, not really, but two posts over the span of a week? ... More >>

  • Calendar

    January 22, 2009

    Don't Take Your Love to Town

    Get your asses to Bass Hall for Kenny Rogers

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    A Little Election-Themed Music To Get You By On This Important Day

    Consider this yet another reminder to get out and make your voice heard today--which, from the looks of it, isn't that hard to do, as early voting seems to have taken care of the worst of the lines out at the various voting locations. Oh, and consider this post something of a bonus, too. After the ... More >>

  • Music

    December 27, 2007
  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Satan's Playlist

    Never fear—we've got your Halloween mixtape here

  • Calendar

    October 11, 2007

    A Mighty Trio

    Folk legends play the Bass

  • Music

    June 28, 2007

    Patriot Acts

    Proof that George Bush doesn't have a monopoly on luvin' the U.S. of A.

  • Home Entertainment

    November 9, 2006

    Coke Dreams

    In Scarface, slinging yayo is the name of the game

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    Come Marching In

    New Orleans musicians in Texas overcome Katrina the only way they know how

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Geto Boys

    The Foundation (Rap-a-Lot/Asylum)

  • News

    July 17, 2003

    The Girl Who Played Dead

    The untold story of the 1990 bathtub shooting

  • Music

    September 12, 2002

    Straight Outta Left Field

    The Dallas Morning News says N.W.A. was "militant." The real answer? N.O.

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Totally Hits

    A great year for local music gets better

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Out & About

    Snoop Dogg

  • Film

    August 2, 2001

    Wasted Youth

    Like so many of its namesakes, Bully is a coward on the inside

  • Music

    March 8, 2001

    Way Out

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

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Beat down

    Dallas' hip-hop scene is more vital than ever, but you'd never know it: no clubs, no radio, no major-label deals. But the musicians, some of this city's best, refuse to give up.

  • News

    June 18, 1998

    Mr. Mellow

    John Wiley Price, the man who once toted a bullhorn in protests outside Mayor Ron Kirk's home, learns that it helps to have friends in high places

  • Music

    January 29, 1998

    The enchanted forest

    Carl Stephenson on Beck, the Geto Boys, trip-hop, and the fine line between dream and reality

  • Music

    September 4, 1997

    Wizards of Wu

    How Wu-Tang Clan won the world

  • Music

    April 6, 1995

    Dour times

    Portishead creates a sad poetic sound that separates dreams from reality