University of Texas at San Antonio professor Marco Cervantes mixes history, activism, and hip-hop on his latest album.
Bushwick Bill Was One of Houston’s Most Provocative Rappers. A New Documentary Reveals the Man Behind the Outrage.
As one third of the Geto Boys, he pushed the boundaries of hip-hop. But the group’s lyrics often clashed with his own values.
Veterans and Upstarts Alike Are Optimistic That Austin Hip-hop Will Finally Get Its Due—Even During a Pandemic
Those who have long worked in the shadow of creative epicenters like Houston and Dallas believe Austin rap’s moment to shine is approaching.
Vampires and private investigators loom large in the Houston rapper's spooky new show.
‘Look Mom I Can Fly’ traces the rapper’s ascent and his efforts to elevate Third Coast hip-hop.
In a city where rap has long been overshadowed, a young artist steps into the spotlight.
Definitely one of the finer hip hop odes to Texas’s junior senator.
How the Houston-based writer went from ”this sounds super f—ing boring” to the author of a new book.
”Put your H's in the air if you with it, mane.”
The patron saint of Houston hip-hop took to Reddit to answer questions from fans about his Rice course, religion, Houston restaurants, what’s hot in Texas hip-hop, and more. Here are some of the highlights.
A new Papa John's commercial reveals that Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is every bit as good at rapping as he is at being an NFL general manager.
What does energy magnate T. Boone Pickens tweet for fun when there's no Oklahoma State game? Would you believe, he throws down against rapper Drake?
Texas A&M Sociology professor Reuben May writes and performs rap music as the character "Reginald S. Stuckey."
He was one of the most influential cultural figures in Texas—a generous godfather to a generation of rappers, an entrepreneur of Houston's mean streets, the master of a scene fueled by codeine cough syrup and hip-hop beats. When he overdosed in November at the age of 29, it was easy
Houston’s new movers and shakers don’t hang with the Wyatts or Sakowitzes. They’re Eightball, Scarface, Lil’ Keke, and the other power players of the city’s rap music scene.
Most people from Dallas who make it big in the music business get out of town as soon as they can. “That’s what celebrities do,” Erykah Badu says. “I never wanted to be a celebrity.”
The rapper, who Bun B calls "Houston's best-kept secret," threw out his notebook and recorded Double Dragon entirely freeform.
A YouTube video posted by Adair Lion, an El Paso-born rapper, has been viewed more than 100,000 times and was dubbed “The World’s First Pro-Gay Rap Song.”
Two local rappers are trying to change the the image of "the 409" with their song "Vidor Anthem," which has become a modest hit online.
The 29-year-old rapper has had phenomenal success with his own recordings and in collaboration with Chamillionaire, Mike Jones, and others. He has recently become president of the Texas chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences—the people who give out the Grammys—and is releasing his fifth album, Heart
As part of the rap outfit UGK—his partner was the late Pimp C—the Port Arthur rhyme veteran has earned many a peer admirer in the notoriously prideful hip-hop world. He is working on his second solo album, II Trill, and appears this month at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Conference
As part of rap outfit UGK—his partner was the late Pimp C—the Port Arthur rhyme veteran has earned many a peer admirer in the notoriously prideful hip-hop world. He is working on his second solo album, II Trill, and appears this month at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Conference and
Meet the senior class of what might be called Texas Music U. four up-and-coming acts that should graduate to the big time.
Carrollton’s Vanilla Ice is the country’s coolest rapper, and several other Texas acts are hot on his heels.