Hardcore Rap

  • Blogs

    April 20, 2009

    Weekend Roundup: Erykah Badu, Dove Hunter, Jimmy Buffet, Johnny Hiland Band, 50 Cent and Fall Out Boy

    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 >>

  • Music

    March 19, 2009
  • Music

    January 15, 2009


    Kaleidoscope (Self-released)

  • Music

    January 8, 2009

    Our annual Death Pool: Which artists will croak in '09?

    Who should fear the reaper this year?

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Worst Lyrics of 2008

    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 >>

  • Music

    August 7, 2008


    T.O.S.: Terminate on Sight (G-Unit)

  • Music

    July 17, 2008

    Money Talks

    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?

  • Music

    March 20, 2008

    10 Artists We'd Resurrect for Easter

    Included: Freddie Mercury, Hank Williams and Patsy Cline

  • Music

    November 8, 2007

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

    Saggy pants reveal much more than underwear

  • Music

    October 25, 2007

    Satan's Playlist

    Never fear—we've got your Halloween mixtape here

  • Music

    September 20, 2007

    50 Cent

    Curtis (Shady/Aftermath/Interscope)

  • Music

    August 30, 2007

    Living Large

    We love it when you call us Big Poppa

  • Music

    December 28, 2006

    Snap to It

    Comeback kids, rhymin' Limeys and songs about partying defined Hip-Hop Nation in 2006

  • Music

    December 21, 2006


    Hell Hath No Fury (Jive)

  • Home Entertainment

    November 9, 2006

    Coke Dreams

    In Scarface, slinging yayo is the name of the game

  • Music

    May 18, 2006

    Ice Cube, Tha Dogg Pound, Clipse

    Tuesday, May 23, at Gypsy Tea Room

  • Home Entertainment

    March 30, 2006

    Spray-On Soul

    Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years.

  • Music

    December 15, 2005

    Jingle Jam 2005

    Saturday, December 17, at the Dallas Convention Center

  • Culture

    December 1, 2005

    Pirates of Conspiracy

    The artists of Oh6 turn assassination into comic revelry

  • Music

    November 3, 2005

    The Dwarves

    Thursday, November 3, at Galaxy Club

  • Music

    September 15, 2005

    CD Source

    We pick out the best undiscovered albums so that you don't have to

  • Music

    May 12, 2005

    Snoop Dogg, the Game

    Friday, May 13, at Smirnoff Music Centre

  • Music

    May 5, 2005

    Bowling for Soup, American Hi-Fi

    Friday, May 6, at the Granada

  • Music

    February 24, 2005

    Geto Boys

    The Foundation (Rap-a-Lot/Asylum)

  • Music

    February 3, 2005

    The Game

    The Documentary (Aftermath/G-Unit (Interscope)

  • Music

    December 16, 2004

    Wu-Tang Clan

    Disciples of the 36 Chambers: Chapter 2 (BMG)

  • Music

    December 9, 2004
  • Music

    January 1, 2004

    Wake Up!

    A year-end rant or rave for the rap music industry

  • Music

    November 20, 2003

    Fade to Black

    Jay-Z previews his latest opus, The Black Album

  • Music

    August 21, 2003

    N.E.R.D. Alert

    Chad Hugo and Pharrell Williams plan for the revenge of the N.E.R.D.

  • Music

    June 19, 2003

    Bad Rap

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

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    End Hits

    Now that's what I call music

  • News

    September 26, 2002


    Plus: On Top of the World, True Colors, Miller on a Mission

  • Music

    April 11, 2002

    Pop is Dead

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

  • Music

    February 28, 2002

    Tiger Trap

    With so many other things to ask Le Tigre about, who's got time for music?

  • Music

    November 8, 2001

    Forgot About D.O.C.

    The D.O.C. is ready to take on the world. And he's bringing Dallas with him.

  • Music

    September 20, 2001

    Out & About

    Snoop Dogg

  • Music

    January 18, 2001

    Various Artists

    Lyricist Lounge, Vol. 2 (Rawkus Records)

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Out & About

    Snoop Dogg

  • Music

    December 28, 2000

    Five for Fighting

    Selected Notes on Music, 2000

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Hop online

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

  • Music

    June 8, 2000

    The other F-word

    Eminem's mind-blowing Marshall Mathers LP promises to spark feverish free-speech debates

  • Music

    December 9, 1999

    Wu-Tang forever?

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

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Out Here

    LeAnn Rimes

  • Music

    August 5, 1999

    No Limit Tour

    Starplex Amphitheatre, August 6

  • 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

    January 25, 1996

    Dead man rapping

    "The D.O.C." returns with a new record and a score to settle