Since early Saturday morning, the people of Dallas are momentarily retiring their auxiliary cables and tuning into not one, but two new radio stations, both specializing in a virtually untested format. As we reported Monday, both Boom 94.5 FM and Hot 93.3 FM made an unprovoked about-face early Satur ... More >>
When frequenters of K-Soul 94.5 FM tuned to its position on the dial this weekend, it was to only quickly discover that without warning, their destination for "the best old school and R&B" had been replaced by something a little bolder and less conventional by radio standards. The silent makeover of ... More >>
Collectively, a city sluggishly heads back to to its desk. Welcome to the working week. Your weekend is over, hopefully it was perfectly fun. (Well, unless you watched the Cowboys game.) But there is plenty more to be had by seeing live music. As per usual, a few great shows are plucked in here and ... More >>
Sometimes the only thing that's worse than a Monday is the Monday after a three-day weekend. Honestly, what does anyone have to look forward to now? Aside from, you know, some real summer heat finally starting to creep in. Fortunately the start of any new week in Dallas also means another new week ... More >>
[Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball who recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. ] On Monday night I watched the movie about TLC, the most important all-girl rap group of all-tim ... More >>
For those who may not be "down with the clown," the Gathering of the Juggalos is the largest convention of Insane Clown Posse fans in the world. This August marks the fourteenth installment, a five-day spectacle at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois. It's going on right now. Our sister paper in St. Louis is the ... More >>
Every year something happens that nearly prevents me from going to South by Southwest. This year was no different. A professional obligation on Thursday was threatening my travel plans, and I was considering giving it all up, joining in the chorus, of "It's too crowded," or whatever and staying in D ... More >>
In the DFW hip-hop scene, George Lopez has been doin' it and doin' it and doin' it, well, for more than 25 years. He's most famously known for running T-Town Music, his label and independent hip-hop outlet, since 1994, out of a bazaar in Pleasant Grove. He's deejayed since '83, and claims to have he ... More >>
Over the course of the past year, Jesse Porter, with the help of CoffeeMusicHub, has been an instrumental part of the local hip-hop scene, providing a platform for talented up-and-comers to flex their skills and gain the notoriety they need. We covered the scene back in September, but these days the ... 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 >>
Photos by Patrick MichelsRoss Williams, right, has been running right along with Ricky Williams through his football career, trying to convince the 1998 Heisman Trophy winner that he's his real father. Ross's brother Ray Williams, his daughters Patricia and Vernice and the rest of his family have jo ... More >>
Evander Holyfield attempts an unlikely comeback
Monday, October 17, at Hailey's
Check out the, uh, interesting artwork on Lift to Experience's debut album
Someone take the wheel, 'cause Cage don't know where he's going
Put on Travelin' Shoes and journey to a place where gospel meets rap
Starplex Amphitheatre, August 6
Prince Paul used to be hip-hop's leading court jester. Now, he's dead serious.
Beatin' down hip-hop in 1998 like a stepchild
1998 was not a very good year, but it's still worth the bother
Local rap label gets no love at home and takes its show on the road
Locked out and fed up, some NBA, uh, all-stars hoop it way 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.
At 38, Public Enemy's Chuck D goes 'where no age has gone before'