Joel Salazar

  • Blogs

    July 24, 2014

    Win Free Tickets To See Dallas Hip-Hop Documentary "We From Dallas"

    You won't hear much about the work of underground rappers from Dallas in the broader context of hip-hop history, but that's only because most people don't know where to look. We From Dallas, a documentary made by local music scene figures Joel Salazar, Teddy Cool and Islam Sesalem, seeks to tell the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in Dallas this Weekend: February 28 - March 2

    Spring is here and what better time to kick out the cobwebs? I personally like to ring in the season with a good deep house cleaning, lots of "Let's Dance"-era David Bowie records, and of course some good live music. This weekend presents plenty of opportunities to get your feet moving and blood pum ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 10, 2014

    Help Crown & Harp Fill its Jukebox with North Texas Artists

    If you arrived in Dallas from Mars and wanted to pick one place to learn about local music, a smart tour guide might send you to the Crown and Harp on Lower Greenville. There, you'd find an increasingly dense schedule in the pub's two unassuming rooms of North Texas artists of all stripes. So it mak ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2014

    With Help From Icons Like Spinderella, Joel Salazar is Building a New Home for Hip-Hop

    Few symbols in Joel Salazar's life hold more meaning than a set of turntables. "Música, Daddy! Música!" his 2-year-old daughter, Natalia, yells at least once a day. And when she does, her father is happy to oblige her. Salazar stops whatever he's doing and sets two chairs at his decks. Together t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2013

    Joel Salazar's Too Fresh Productions Brings Back the Battle Tonight

    Joel Salazar is well-known in Dallas hip-hop, from his early days MCing at the now-closed Royal Rack on Lower Greenville to his current role as co-producer of We From Dallas, the upcoming documentary about the history of Dallas hip-hop. And the founder of the newly formed Too Fresh Productions (he' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2013

    We From Dallas Hip-Hop Documentary Trailer: Watch

    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 comprehen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2012

    Video: DFW Cypher Raps About Sneakers

    DFW Cypher's past videos have been experiments in location and lyrical synergy: Give a random group of emcees a beat, take them out of the studio or club, and make them collaborate, whether it's in the kitchens or atop the bridges of Dallas. In the process, they've discovered a wealth of talent for ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Poor Vida's Third Annual Elements of Hip-Hop Drops Knowledge

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2012

    Poor Vida Closes In On a Documentary About Dallas' Hip-Hop History

    Dallas' Poor Vida Productions have been longtime supporters of not just Dallas hip-hop, but Texas as a whole, consistently grabbing and repping talent from every part of the state. For about a year now, they've immersed themselves in tracing and reconstructing the history of Dallas hip-hop, and are ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 20, 2012

    Dallas and Houston Swap Spit Tonight at Green Elephant

    Tonight at Green Elephant, Poor Vida Productions sets off another installment in their Get Your Own series, which brings Houston hip-hop acts to Dallas for one night of synergy. Poor Vida's Joel Salazar says the showcase's aim is simple: "Over the last year I've been traveling down to Houston, worki ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2010

    Night Moves: Three More Memorial Day Parties...

    Ray and Peter Lek​The Lek Brothers were very, very busy this Memorial Day Weekend. Along with their Friday efforts, they charged through sleep and Red Bulls for "Spring Affair" at Samuel Grand Park in East Dallas with DJs Scott Phrenetic and Brett Johnson. That was way too hot.Next, and indoors, t ... More >>