via Freddie Gibbs's Instagram (@freddiegibbs)

Freddie Gibbs has not had a cakewalk of a career by any means. After being dropped from Interscope in 2006, he joined Young Jeezy’s CTE World, only to leave in 2013 to form his own label. In 2016, his career …

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via Danny Brown's Instagram (@xdannyxbrownx)

Who can forget the old Danny Brown? Between his crooked teeth, permed afro, and that iconic laugh, Danny Brown was absolutely unique. His music was captivating and inventive. Although he has since cut his hair and fixed his teeth, Danny …

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Victoria Mousa

SALES, an Orlando-based indie pop band, is currently on their spring tour of the south. I had the pleasure of attending their Houston show at White Oak Music Hall on Thursday, April 4th. Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih, the permanent …

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via SALES Facebook Page

SALES is an independent minimalist pop band from Orlando made up of Lauren Morgan and Jordan Shih. After releasing their first full-length album, Forever & Ever, last summer, they are treating their southern fans to a tour that will be stopping in Houston …

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Rap is indubitably one of the most misunderstood and slandered genres of music. With many people refusing to move past the profanity and raw lyricism to understand an artist’s intent, rap songs that contain beautiful poetry and make important statements …

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While the hip-hop community tends to overlook women in the industry by separating them into their own category, female rappers in the nineties sat at the forefront of the genre. They set precedent for equality universally, and exemplified a liberation …

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By Parnia Razi

After spending the previous day at the Astroworld Festival, I was more than ready for a relaxed night of great music. And, that is exactly what I got at The Internet’s concert at House of Blues Houston on Sunday, Nov. …

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If you are ever in need of entertainment, get yourself to a Tech N9ne show because you will surely be satisfied. Between moshers, devil costumes, synchronous barking, and crazy fast verses, there is never a dull moment. Tech N9ne performed at The …

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Lance Scott Walker via @lanceswalker

Lance Scott Walker is the Houston rap historian. Between three books, Houston Rap, Houston Rap Tapes, the newly released Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop, and a radio show, Lance Scott Walker has dedicated his life to chronicling the people …

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Tyler, The Creator is from Ladera Heights, California and founded his hip-hop collective, Odd Future, in 2007. He first gained notoriety when Odd Future released their first mixtape in 2008. While Tyler has always been provocative, his use of homophobic …

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LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 09: Ella Mai attends the 2018 American Music Awards at Microsoft Theater on October 9, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic)

If you managed to get through this summer without having “Boo’d Up” permanently engraved in your brain, you probably get your sustenance from vintage vinyl and avocado toast exclusively. “Boo’d Up” will capture you by your feelings and throw you …

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Negro Swan is the fourth studio album by Dev Hynes under the moniker “Blood Orange.”  The production of Negro Swan is completely unique, yet it feels oddly familiar. After doing some digging, I found that Dev Hynes has actually done production for …

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Art by Kamau Haroon

  Between doing his own production and having extremely successful albums with little to no features, J. Cole‘s name basically speaks for itself at this point. After releasing the album art by Kamau Haroon or “Sixmau” for KOD, what would be his …

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After three years of regularly listening to Leon Bridges‘ debut album Coming Home, I was beyond excited to finally catch him in concert. The Fort Worth native’s velvety vocals and 60’s soul feel will have any music fiend singing along to his …

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