Some of the founding members of longtime local rap stalwart Poor Vida Productions, have teamed up with Media 13 for a major project: This Summer, they'll screen the feature length documentary, We From Dallas. The film will tell an oral history of the Dallas hip-hop scene through a series of comprehe ... More >>
Consider the damn state of things when a songwriter with a decade-plus experience, in front of an adoring sellout crowd at the Granada Theater, says the following halfway through his set: "Alright, we're gonna do a Harlem Shake video."
Bob Schnedier pulled on a Luchador mask after he said it and i ... More >>
"Harlem Shake" is the No. 1 song in the United States of America this week, which means that now is your chance to listen to more than fifteen seconds of it. Baauer's meme soundtrack is the beneficiary of a Billboard rule change--YouTube views have been added to the Hot 100 calculations, joining phy ... More >>
I don't mean to get too weepy here, so soon after Valentine's Day, but I think this is true, and important: You never forget your first viral-video dance meme. I'm sorry, "Harlem Shake" partisans, but it's true. Whether it was "Call Me Maybe," all the way back in 2012, or "Gangnam Style," all the wa ... More >>
Fun Fun Fun Fest announced this morning that NYC hip-hop pioneers Run-D.M.C. will reunite for the November fest for the first time in a decade, with surviving members Joseph "Run" Simmons and Darryl "D.M.C." McDaniels.
The join a lineup including Rakim, Danny Brown, David Cross, Bob Mould and Agai ... More >>
In the native tongue of hip-hop heads, the notion of the Four Elements is as familiar as the boom-bap of an 808 drum machine. Allow us this quick primer for those who may be less familiar. Hip-hop culture is composed of four distinct disciplines, or elements, that together make up a rich and diverse ... More >>
[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 >>
Ray and Peter LekAnother Independence Day party for you. July 4th at the Green Elephant showcased a variety of Dallas' Hip Hop culture for Elements of Hip Hop presented by Rec Shop, Poor Vida and Vigilante Music Group. The style of acts and performances ranged from rap to reggae (see Ugly Lion, p ... More >>
This week's DC9er takes you behind the booth with Dallas-based, hip-hop expert DJ A1. Having been exposed to DJ culture at a young age (back in the day, he used to tag along with his cousin, who was a DJ at the time), A1 entered his first DJ battle at age 16--and he came in second place. Not too ... More >>
Justin Bua at 4th Wall Gallery.Even if the name Justin Bua doesn't ring a bell, chances are you've seen New York City-raised artist's work--most notably, his almost ever-present piece "The DJ." It's the image on which Bua made his name as a prominently hip-hop-centric artist, leading the way to his ... More >>