A couple weeks ago, we shared with you the music video for Dallas rapper Que P's collaborative effort with A.Dd 's Slim Gravy, a song called "Ain't No Mo Love," in which Que P bemoans, in rather incendiary manner, the lack of shared appreciation between hip-hop acts in town. Seems Que P is doing ... More >>
When Pigs Fly (Self-released)
After the passing of Freewill and DJ Frantic, there has been yet another death in the DFW hip-hop world, according to a post from Money Waters local female emcee Money420 over at DFWHipHop.com. Money420 posted the news that EZ Eddie D lost his son. Eddie has been a long-time supporter of hip-hop i ... More >>
Lower Greenville was on fire at the Observer Showcase
We hear ya, kids, and next year, the only three bands allowed to be nominated for Dallas Observer Music Awards are Faux Fox, Record Hop and Nouns Group. (Speaking of the latter, "All My Daughters Are Named After Wars" is both the second-best song title in the world and the third-best local song of t ... More >>
So, you wanna know how to get into the 74th Annual Dallas Observer Music Awards. It's simple: Just show up to the Granada Theater well before 8 p.m. on August 14, and a ticket will be waiting for you at will call. Yes, you. But, see, that assumes we won't run out between now and next Tuesday. So to ... More >>
This is s'posed to be fun, remember?
Time to Widespread the Love
The good, the bad and the crazy invade Austin
It wouldn't be South by Southwest without a heroic performance from our favorite local soul legend, Bobby Patterson. So, we've been trolling the SXSW Music site for the locals that made the cut. Until today we'd only heard tale of Hogpig and The Theater Fire, since, well, there'd been no official li ... More >>
Swalhaggin (Noir Sound Records)
Sam signs off
Belafonte touts an undercooked beef
At this week's Dallas Video Festival, local audio gets the spotlight treatment
Since the latest paper edition of Unfair Park hasn't reached newsstands around town just yet, here's a recap of a plug in the issue: I'm guest-hosting "Blog Radio" on Sirius channel 26 tonight, 9-11 p.m. CST, with Chris Cantalini and Danny Balis. Chris has invited us to make fun of songs that are re ... More >>
Get your recommended weekly allowance of three Dallas staples--down-souf hip-hop, cheeky alt-country and hot chicks
Even without having anything to drink, I barely remember what whizzed by last night. I think it was an awards show. Were awards given out? Nobody died, I hope? One of the Happy Bullets took a 4-foot dive from the podium after rushing the stage, I recall, but he seemed to be OK... Really, my first-ev ... More >>
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The Dallas rap scene is good and plenty, so why don't more people know about it?
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