Erykah Badu at Good Records on Saturday, April 18 Happy belated birthday, Bill Wisener! The owner of Bill's Records on Lamar Street celebrated his 65th birthday and National Record Store Day with the eccentric First Lady of Neo-Soul and Dallas-native Erykah Badu (among others) at Good Records.  ... More >>
Who should fear the reaper this year?
And now it's time for the "I love you like a fat kid loves cake" memorial Worst Lyrics of 2008, March Madness-style tournament, this year a terrifying mélange of appalling oral-sex requests, bargain-bin philosophies, grammatical atrocities, and cringe-inducing pillow talk. To elevate the drama, I p ... More >>
Los Angeles band Woven play an interesting mixture of electronica and rock. Though they explore a wide variety of sounds, they generally combine unique, dark electronic textures and heavy two-drummer percussion into straightforward poppy rock songs. After the band's 2003 album, 8 Bit Monk, Wov ... More >>
T.O.S.: Terminate on Sight (G-Unit)
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?
Included: Freddie Mercury, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline
Saggy pants reveal much more than underwear
Never fear—we've got your Halloween mixtape here
We love it when you call us Big Poppa
Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006
Hell Hath No Fury (Jive)
In Scarface, slinging yayo is the name of the game
Tuesday, May 23, at Gypsy Tea Room
Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years.
Saturday, December 17, at the Dallas Convention Center
The artists of Oh6 turn assassination into comic revelry
Thursday, November 3, at Galaxy Club
We pick out the best undiscovered albums so that you don't have to
Friday, May 13, at Smirnoff Music Centre
Friday, May 6, at the Granada
The Foundation (Rap-a-Lot/Asylum)
The Documentary (Aftermath/G-Unit (Interscope)
Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 2 (BMG)
Crunk Juice (TVT)
A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry
Jay-Z previews his latest opus, The Black Album
Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.
Prince Paul's latest concept record attacks lame commercial hip-hop--by co-opting it
Now that's what I call music
Plus: On Top of the World, True Colors, Miller on a Mission
Hip-huh? Antipop Consortium doesn't expect you to get it at first.
With so many other things to ask Le Tigre about, who's got time for music?
The D.O.C. is ready to take on the world. And he's bringing Dallas with him.
Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 2 (Rawkus Records)
Selected Notes on Music, 2000
Is Russell Simmons' 360HipHop.com the best hope to bring hip-hop culture onto the Internet?
Eminem's mind-blowing Marshall Mathers LP promises to spark feverish free-speech debates
U-God's solo album is only the latest in a series of Wu-Tang Clan misfires
Starplex Amphitheatre, August 6
Carl Stephenson on Beck, the Geto Boys, trip-hop, and the fine line between dream and reality
"The D.O.C." returns with a new record and a score to settle