Slick Rick

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2014

    11 Things That Need To Happen At My Funeral

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. Earlier this week, I went to the funeral of a person that I cared about. While I am of course hap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 18, 2013

    The V Best Songs In GTA Radio History

    As I sit here in work my mind drifts from matters such as job responsibilities to more jovial pursuits such as murder, car theft, and the endless slaughter of pedestrians. Yesterday saw the release day of the biggest game of the year. Aping the inanities and cliches of radio DJs was one of the seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2011

    Last Night: Black Star (Mos Def and Talib Kweli) at House of Blues

    Black Star, Playdough, Topic House of Blues September 7, 2011 Better than: being blown away by a firearm. Mike BrooksMos Def in Erykah Badu's "Window Seat" ride post-show.​ Although each has enjoyed a remarkable solo career as one of the most important names in hip-hop today, Mos Def and Talib K ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2010

    Fun Fun Fun: "Weird Al" Gets This Party Started, Nerd-Style

    "Weird Al" Yankovic's "Dare to be Stupid" was as close to Devo as Fun Fun Fun Fest-goers will get this weekend.​As cool as the lineup for Fun Fun Fun Fest today and tomorrow may be, the Friday night kick-off party was clearly for the nerds--former and current. Chris Hardwick was intended to be the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 30, 2010

    Giveaway: A Free Pair of Tickets To Fun Fun Fun Fest

    ​Back at the beginning of the month, we shared with you all the very impressive lineup for the fifth incarnation of Austin's Fun Fun Fun Fest, which is set to take place on November 6, 7 and 8 in Waterloo Park, down in that pretentious city about three and a half hours south of here.This year's ed ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2010

    Listomania: The 30 Best Songs About Genitalia

    The Caddyshack soundtrack is slightly phallic.​If Cee-Lo wrote the greatest song of all humankind with "Fuck You," which has sufficiently taken over the Internet this week, then Meat Loaf certainly deserves a firm No. 2 spot for his own masterpiece, "California Isn't Big Enough (Hey There Girl)," ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2010

    Fun Fun Fun Fest Announces Badass 2010 Lineup. Included On It? Dallas' Own Power Trip.

    ​The folks who run Austin''s Fun Fun Fun Fest have made it clear: Heading into their fifth year of operation, they aren't planning on slowing down their ever-growing momentum. Quite the opposite, actually: The fest is ramping up to seriously challenge ACL as Austin's premiere fall fest.Seriously: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 15, 2010

    Last Night: Erykah Badu at Verizon Theatre

    Erykah Badu, B.o.B., Janelle MonaeVerizon Theatre in Grand PrairieJune 15, 2010Better than: standing 20 feet tall.The Lady of White Rock Lake​For a good five minutes at the start of Erykah Badu's two-hours-and-20-minute visual and aural onslaught at Grand Prairie's Verizon Theatre last night, ther ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 12, 2010

    Good Friday: Nouvelle Vauge Postponed, Vic Chesnutt Tribute Canceled, But You've Still Got True Widow, Louis Moholo-Moholo, The J.C. Experience, American Werewolf Academy, Baruch The Scribe, Collin Herring and More

    ​Aside from the snow, the big story this weekend is, of course, the NBA All-Star Game and the musicians, celebrities, models, gold-diggers and hookers swarming the city. This week's cover story tells you why this is such an important weekend for Dallas' mainstream-leaning hip-hop artists, and the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 10, 2009

    Last Night: Estelle and Solange at House of Blues

    Estelle, Solange House of BluesMarch 9, 2009Better than: Catching up on the TV shows backlogged on my DVR.As someone who admittedly knows very little about Solange's singing career, I just have to say: The girl gives it her all. Her black-suited, shaggy-haired band played a particularly funky rendit ... More >>

  • Music

    October 4, 2007


    Ultimate Victory (Chamillitary/Universal Motown)

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Amy Winehouse

    Back to Black (Island)

  • Music

    February 22, 2007

    Verbal Seed

    Friday, February 23, at Gypsy Tea Room

  • Music

    December 14, 2006

    Old Schoolin'

    Slick Rick's battles are more than just verbal

  • Music

    January 2, 2003

    End Hits

    Now that's what I call music

  • Culture

    October 24, 2002

    True Dat

    A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev

  • Music

    September 12, 2002

    Multiple Artists

    Our writers clean out the CD bin

  • Music

    May 13, 1999

    Free Radish

    Mercury Records will be making a huge mistake if it doesn't release Sha Sha

  • News

    November 12, 1998

    Beat 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.