In case there's any confusion: Da Mafia 6ix (formerly Three 6 Mafia) are not conscious rap. Twenty-three years into the crew's storied career and it remains one of Three 6's only constants. Lineup shifts, name changes, reunions, even death haven't changed that, but just in case, on new release 6ix C ... More >>
August is officially here. This means we're one step closer to the kids being back in school and the Texas Rangers being put out of the misery they call the 2014 season. But before we get to all that, how about we indulge in a little weekend fun? These are the best shows Dallas has to offer this wee ... More >>
Alright, folks, July is in its waning days. Starting Thursday it'll already be August, which is something we can look at a couple different ways. On the one hand, we could try and finish off this month strong. On the other hand, we could try and start next month off on the right foot. Or we could ju ... More >>
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. When I was 15 years old, I punched a boy named Justin Zapata in the mouth (it was an impish punch ... More >>
We recently noted some of the best clean versions of hip-hop songs, which got us thinking - what songs are so disturbing that they couldn't possibly exist as a clean version? Well, here you go. Artists choose to write shockingly upsetting music for a number of reasons: To express extreme emotions o ... More >>
By Rebecca Haithcoat You may have heard the term "trap music." You may even realize that what people are calling "trap music" today, which sounds a whole lot like dubstep, is not necessarily what people were calling "trap music" a few years ago. So, what the hell is trap music? Not too long ago, ... More >>
Wednesday, July 11, at Trees
Dallas rapper Miss TB's ladies anthem is what's up. The video was shot in Kiest Park a few months ago, and you can catch her live at Club Copa on July 4, with former Three 6 Mafia affiliate Gangsta Boo.
2011 remake has the moves to bridge generations and capture two demos.
Ahh, codeine cough syrup. It started off innocently enough, as a remedy for a sore throat. However, if it can get you high, people will use it to get high. And, if it gets you high, someone will at some point write a song about it. Purple drank, sizzurp, lean -- whatever you choose to call ... More >>
Steve VisneauPlay-N-SkillzWe've seen this coming for quite some time now -- that the Dallas-based, Grammy-winning hip-hop production dup of Play-N-Skillz was going to be taking things in a more electronic direction at some point.We saw it in the videos they've released, in their (highly successfu ... More >>
Saturday, September 13, at House of Blues
Anti-intellectual appeal and red-state focus are just the tip of what these two have in common.
Three's really a crowd with these old bandmates
What do Justin Timberlake and Thom Yorke have in common?
It's nice to know my good buddy G. Craige Lewis is alive and well, preaching the evils of hip-hop to the Japanese. I heard he hated my story on him, which I couldn't really figure out since every other e-mail I got about the piece came from some preacher who wanted to book him to smash up some Ja Ru ... More >>
The Academy--y-a-w-n--Awards desperately need a shot of sports
The People's Champ (Swishahouse)