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UGK (Band)

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    March 6, 2014

    The 20 Best Concerts in Dallas This Weekend, March 6-9

    Don't even talk to me right now, Dallas. Twenty notable concerts in the next four days? We don't have time for your problems, you need to figure out how to be at Childish Gambino and Bobby Patterson's birthday party at the same time. Oh, you didn't get a ticket to the Conan tapings? Cry me a river. ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    DJ Sober and PicnicTyme Are Booty Fade, Dallas' Newest Party Starters

    "BOOOOOO-TY FADE! BOOOOOO-TY FADE!" chants a mob of people in snapback caps, cardigans and cowboy boots. The Dallas-based DJ duo of Sober and PicnicTyme are just getting started under the tent at Thin Line Film and Music Festival's main stage. And then a speaker blows out. "Sorry for those technica ... More >>

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    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 >>

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    January 14, 2014

    Why Beyoncé Could Be a New Leader for Texas Hip-Hop

    Last summer, Houston's one-woman pop monopoly Beyoncé Knowles introduced the world to one of her grittier alter-egos with the unleashing of Third Ward Trill. With chopped-and-screwed rap deliveries, à la promotional single "Bow Down/ I Been On," fans received a taste of the hip-hop influences to f ... More >>

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    November 27, 2013

    How I Accidentally Became A Drug Dealer

    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. The biggest concern in my life recently is that every show on my DVR is the regular definition ve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2013

    It's Willie Nelson Week on DC9 at Night

    It's not every state that can claim a musical history as rich in innovators and legends as Texas, from Buddy Holly to UGK to Pantera. But Willie Nelson stands without equal as a folk hero: A man of humble, high-school-football-playing beginnings and a long resume of odd jobs and blue-collar struggle ... More >>

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    April 5, 2013

    I'm a Feminist who Loves Hip-Hop. Rick Ross and Other Misogynists Can't Change That.

    Rick Ross is having a rough week. The Maybach Music Group kingpin is currently being crucified by the media & women's interest groups all over the country, for a guest verse he gave on Atlanta rapper Rocko's new single, U.O.E.N.O. Featuring a hook from autotune boy wonder, Future, the song is perfec ... More >>

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    March 28, 2013
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    March 21, 2013

    Why SXSW is Worth it, Even if You Have No Plans and No Access

    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 >>

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    March 14, 2013
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    December 13, 2012
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    December 12, 2012

    Five Local Rappers to Watch in 2013

    As a city, we've been developing culturally and economically at a rapid pace over the last few years. Built around a scene of prominent weekly events like Beauty Bar's Big Bang Thursdays and Prophet Bar's Wednesday night open mic jam sessions, local rap artists get the chance to interact and network ... More >>

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    December 5, 2012

    Five Rap Albums That Changed the Game in 2012

    Before the storm of best of lists start hitting the blogs, I wanted to take a second to put aside the artistic merit aspect of the year in review, and take a look at what happened in the cultural landscape of rap music. Some of these albums were really good, some of them were really not, but all of ... More >>

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    October 5, 2012

    What The Hell Is Trap Music?

    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 >>

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    August 2, 2012
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    August 2, 2012

    The 100 Best Texas Songs: The Complete List

    100. Tripping Daisy, "Sonic Bloom" Before this album, the band had a grunge-pop affectation, but this song, from 1998's Jesus Hits Like the Atom Bomb, was more heartfelt than anything they'd done before. - Daniel Hopkins 99. Pleasant Grove, "The Plaque at 16ft" Bret Egner wrote "The Plaque at 16ft, ... More >>

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    July 27, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #59-40

    Best Texas songs, #100-80 Best Texas songs, #79-60 The Spotify playlist for songs #59-40 59. Tum Tum, "Caprice Music" For years, the Dallas hip-hop community's had a love affair with the Chevy Caprice Classic. Tum Tum's "Caprice Music" was an ode to that car culture, illustrating the unique trend ... More >>

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    July 26, 2012

    The Best Texas Songs of All Time: #79-60

    Best Texas songs, #100-80 The Spotify playlist for songs #79-60 79. Lift to Experience, "Falling From Cloud 9" From one of the best albums of any North Texas act in recent history, "Falling From Cloud 9" is one of the more accessible songs on 2001's The Texas-Jerusalem Crossroads. It's probably t ... More >>

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    June 5, 2012

    Three Days at A-Kon 23: J-Pop, Boy Bands, Grown Men with Pacifiers

    See also: The fans of A-Kon. I don't really know why I asked to cover A-Kon, the annual anime convention in Dallas, other than I support like-minded people coming together to share a common passion, the exception being those who burn crosses and wear red arm bands. I had no idea what to expect fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2012

    2 Chainz - Main Event Center - 4/6/12

    2 Chainz Main Event Center Friday, April 6 Friday night, precipitous persona 2 Chainz arrived in a white stretch Hummer limousine, packed full of women and choice entourage at the Main Event Center. With a wingspan rivaling most NBA power forwards, 2 Chainz's menacing frame appeared not a moment to ... More >>

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    March 11, 2012

    Saturday's 35 Denton Review: Bun B, Best Coast, Rain and Rap

    Live your life like it's one in, one out. That's a motto I've started living by this weekend. Last night especially, as the rain upon Denton reached Biblical proportions. I imagined a scenario in which Denton flooded and hundreds of drunk, high fans were washed away in the most epic fashion. But the ... More >>

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    March 8, 2012
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    July 20, 2011

    Listomania: Top Ten Songs About Ingesting Cough Syrup for Leisure

    ​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 >>

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    February 6, 2011

    Last Night: Diplo and Cee Lo Green at the Axe Lounge

    Diplo, Cee Lo GreenAxe Lounge (normally Rio Room, formerly Suite)February 5, 2011Better than: hanging out in a lounge filled with Axe body spray. Fortunately, this sponsorship was in name only.All photos by Justin NamonCee Lo's appearance was short but sweet last night. Go here for a full slideshow ... More >>

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    December 11, 2010

    Last Night: Wu-Tang Clan At The Granada Theater

    Wu-Tang Clan; La the Darkman; A.Dd with Picnictyme, DJ Sober and Sore Losers; Rob Viktum and Jay ClippGranada TheaterFriday, December 10, 2010Better Than: Even the most optimistic fan could expect a hip-hop clusterfuck with AWOL members and a late start to be.Kevin TodoraCheck out more photos in th ... More >>

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    December 11, 2010

    Last Night: Wu-Tang Clan At The Granada Theater

    Wu-Tang Clan; La the Darkman; A.Dd with Picnictyme, DJ Sober and Sore Losers; Rob Viktum and Jay ClippGranada TheaterFriday, December 10, 2010Better Than: Even the most optimistic fan could expect a hip-hop clusterfuck with AWOL members and a late start to be.Kevin TodoraCheck out more photos in th ... More >>

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    November 10, 2010

    Watch: Play-N-Skillz Show Bun B Around Dallas For Trill OG's Latest Single, "Ridin Slow."

    Bun B​A few weeks back, on the same weekend when Dallas-based super-producers Play-N-Skillz were hosting auditions for their in-development MTV reality show, the Brothers Salinas also welcomed a Texas hip-hop legend and long-time collaborator to town. Turns out Juan and Oscar Salinas, who produced ... More >>

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    December 28, 2009

    Download: A-One And Sober Release D-Town-Heavy Mixtape For H-Town Sneaker Summit

    ​Following up on the Picnictyme-hosted mix for last summer's Kixpo sneaker exposition, DJs Sober and A-One put together a mixtape for last weekend's H-Town Sneaker Summit--and it features a handful of Dallas rappers on it (alongside Lil Wayne, Nas, Jay-Z, Cool Kids, Alicia Keys and more). Released ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    Year in Review: Way Down South With the Best Rap Albums of 2009

    Yeah, it stirred the Yankees to the World Series championship, but was there a more boring album this year than Jay-Z's The Blueprint 3? Perhaps it was a geographic thing; with a few exceptions like Raekwon and Kid Cudi, most of 2009's exciting, innovative rap records came from Southern artists. Sur ... More >>

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    February 26, 2009

    "Dallas Week" Continues On MTV.com With Too $hort and Bun B

    ...and as the above video in MTV's series of "Dallas Week" clips shows, they're both recording with Play-N-Skillz, who're currently working with Bun B on the final UGK album. But, aside from that, the video's kinda short (pun definitely intended) on Dallas ties. The accompanying story, however, expl ... More >>

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