When I came across this potentially real Craigslist ad yesterday, I was, of course, intrigued. Turns out, the Dallas-shot Trap House is a real show, at least on the Internet, and it's two episodes in. Dallas emcee Pikahsso, who was mentioned here last week for his appearance in DFW Cypher's latest ... More >>
With Dallas hip-hop experiencing a surge in popularity, it's refreshing that some of the former big dogs are coming out of the dark to join in on the fun.The A-Teem, the duo of Viz Walker and Jonathan "Fatz" Dangerfield, are bringing back what was a hip-hop staple in Deep Ellum for most of the Aught ... More >>
We already reminded you once, but what the heck, let's do it again: Sunday is Mother's Day. Remember it. Write it in permanent ink on your hand. Don't spend the next year in the doghouse with mom, because, really, moms rock. Now, onto some actual rock. As always, let's lead with the show's we'v ... More >>
Saturday, December 13, at The Door Dallas
Saturday, November 22, at the Double Wide
Saturday, September 6, at Club Dada
...or that's how it went down in my head. First, check Tahiti's very Nintendo-like take on Lil Wil's "My Dougie." Then hop over to Big Tuck's Myspace page and hear the newest remix to his fabulous "Not A Stain On Me," which features Paul Wall and Slim Thug among others. (There's a Dallas Remix to ... More >>
This past week was a big one for Booker T. Washington High School—and an abysmal one for local hip-hop
We caught up with Tahiti, the "T" in the recently split Dallas hip-hop group PPT, to get his version of the events that led to the breakup and to talk about his future as a musician. His take on the cause of the breakup isn’t significantly different than Pikahsso’s and Picnic’s. Take the thr ... More >>
We first caught wind that there might be trouble in PPT's camp last week, when a post over on the DFW Hip-Hop forum hinted at some troubles between the group's members (Pikahsso, Picnic and Tahiti). Then, this morning, came this note from Quick that all but confirmed it (guess it helps when two-thir ... More >>
Denglish (Idol Records)
Pikahsso, Picnic and Tahiti of PPT just posted their latest music video onto YouTube, and the Hal Samples-shot video version of the track "When We Was Kool" is flat-out phenomenal. Check it out: (It helps that it's a killer song, too.) The timing of this video's release is a bit weird, consideri ... More >>
You down with PPT? Yeah, you owe me.
Grown (Hardcore Casual)
Yeah, yeah, so we're a little late with this; never you mind that. What's more important is that two benefit concerts last weekend proved it's possible for totally different artistic scenes to come together for the sake of a great show, if you just tack the words "benefit" or "fundraiser" to the nam ... More >>
After years of the grind, PPT makes its own fate
The Healing (OM)
Haven't been to a local show lately? Keep your calendar clear for these seven stellar live acts
J Dilla died earlier this year at the age of 32. On Saturday, Dallas' hip-hop community turned out to pay its last respects. The career of J Dilla (born James Yancey) was illustrious, if tragically abbreviated. A solid and soulful Detroit beat wizard who produced seminal work with an impressive list ... More >>
Why any good concert would start tonight before 11 p.m. is beyond me, but hey, booking concerts weeks/months in advances can backfire on occasion. One of Dallas' most legendary bands (The New Year) will perform at one of Dallas' most legendary venues (Sons of Hermann Hall), and I can only hope the b ... More >>
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 >>
Until our corporate overseers pony up the cash for an elaborate, HD-ready, multi-angle camera rig, we'll have to concede defeat to the handheld camcorders at Texas Gigs. The latest in the site's ongoing video podcast series highlights this weekend's Final Friday concert at the Gypsy Tea Room. Once a ... More >>
Don't think Mark Cuban's hip-hop opinion means anything? Try telling that to PPT.
Saturday, April 8, at Rubber Gloves
Texas Gigs has pulled off one of the coolest local music contest ideas in some time with its Dallas Mavericks Playoff Song Contest. A little more than a month ago, the site posted an open call to any Dallas-area act to write, perform and record a theme for the Mavs' upcoming playoff run, which would ... More >>
Dallas Music Partners declare: "Give us your tired, your poor, your huddled musicians."
Wednesday, March 1, at the Darkside Lounge
Someone actually took our advice--hear why K104 Uncut is good for local rap
Deep Ellum is rattled by a murder, but Fair Park is shaken by something even bigger.
Dallas hip-hop represents in our first-ever mixtape round-up
The Dallas rap scene is good and plenty, so why don't more people know about it?
Once a year we find ourselves on the other side of the curtain. It isn't easy. It can be fun.
Artists' secret riders reveal true character, fascinating pickle relish fetish
Pre-music awards "awards"; praise for a Dallas photographer; and Band to Watch
Local musicians pick their favorite albums of 2004
The Birth of Whack (Self-released)
Wallpaper for the Soul (Minty Fresh)
Unnecessary but a hell of a lot of fun
Veteran cinematographer Conrad Hall will choose 'right' over 'special' any day
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.