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The translucent white curtains fell as Ari Lennox took the stage in Houston’s House of Blues while the sold-out crowd began to roar. Dreamville’s first lady released her successful debut studio album Shea Butter Baby back in 2019 and made her return in 2022 with her long-awaited sophomore project age/sex/location. The album was one of […]

It’s official! The ATL invaded the HOU at the Bayou Music Center last Thursday night with the Smino x JID Luv Is 4ever tour. Smino and JID fans collided to create an atmosphere you have to be there to experience fully. Each of these three artists gave their all to captivate the audience through their […]

Lil Yachty is back but in a different format. The return of Lil Boat after two years comes in the form of a new genre-bending album, Let’s Start Here. If you aren’t already familiar with the positive Atlanta flair that Lil Yachty brings, this album will offer insight as an adaptation to his previous self and […]

Spanning a nine-day period (March 10–19) and showcasing hundreds of artists, South by Southwest (SXSW), is by far the biggest festival in Texas. SXSW offers a unique opportunity to explore the worlds of Film, Music, and Comedy with parties, awards, screenings, showcases, and special events all over Austin. The Music portion of the event will […]

After a breakthrough year and a Grammy nomination, the Memphis rapper Glorilla decided to hit the road with the Anyways, Life’s Great Tour. To tag along, she brought her friends: Aleza, Slimeroni, K Carbon, and Gloss Up. These performers created such an electric party environment that you had to be there to understand! As soon […]

On January 29, 2023, BabyTron performed to a sold-out crowd in the Bronze Peacock room at the House of Blues, with supporting acts ShittyBoyz and Da Boii. After his latest project release, Bin Reaper 3: New Testament, BabyTron took this project on the road with the BIN REAPER TOUR.  With vibrant and fast-paced energy, the […]

This past Saturday, (Jan. 21) Beyoncé made her return to the live stage. After taking a four year break from the stage, the global icon performed an exclusive one hour performance at the luxury hotel Atlantis The Royal Dubai. Though short and extremely tricky to gain access into, Beyoncé still managed to cash out a […]

On December 7, Coog Radio sat down with Jarvis Kinney, a local Houston rap artist and a fellow Coog. We got a chance to speak about his early musical memories, the Houston rap scene, and his future as an artist. Jarvis recently dropped two projects that are filled with songs for a good time so […]

Joji, a Japanese singer-songwriter recently released his third album on November 4th called Smithereens. After listening to his album, I would consider it to be a tribute to his losses and triumphs in love. The album is divided into two sections with the first being his ballads while the other is labeled as lo-fi music. […]

After dropping his last album DAYTONA in 2018, Pusha T released his awaited album It’s Almost Dry in April 2022. The album was executively produced by Ye and Pharrell Williams, and has star-studded features like JAY-Z, Lil Uzi Vert, and Kid Cudi. Virginia’s own Pusha T put on an amazing show at Houston’s House of […]

After a two-year hiatus, BLACKPINK comes back with their second studio album labeled BORN PINK. Debuting in 2016, the South Korean girl group was created by YG Entertainment, composed of members Jisoo, Jennie, Rose, and Lisa. Their music is categorized as a combination of pop, EDM, hip hop and trap. The Korean K-Pop girl group […]

After a two-year hiatus from music events and parties in a city where jazz was invented and Mardi Gras takes precedence over daily responsibilities, the city of New Orleans seemed to finally be able to breathe again. The spark of life returned to the French Quarter this spring when our creole neighbors fostered a festival […]

To be completely honest, this article has been a long time coming. Apollo XXI has been one of my favorite albums for quite awhile now–although it did take me several months to fully appreciate it. It’s an uncommon blend of funk, neo-soul, R&B, jazz, and indie rock elements, and it often takes first-time listeners a […]

I’ve always loved the rap and hip-hop style of the 90’s and 2000’s. Sadly, I’m too young to have gotten to party to these classic song , but I have more than a few home videos of me and my sister as kids dancing to some of the songs featured on this list. I decided […]

Let’s dive into “your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper“, MF DOOM‘s album, track by track. Daniel Dumile, aka MF DOOM, remains one of the greatest figures of 90’s-2000’s hip hop. With his creative lyrics, dedication to small labels, and collaborations with producers such as Madlib, it’s no surprise his influence extends even to artists such as […]

An homage to his home city, Big Sean drops Detroit 2. Let’s take a look at the album!   Big Sean‘s latest album, Detroit 2 was released just a few weeks ago. Let’s dive into it and while I’m letting you know what I think about the record, I’ll explain why Big Sean is to be […]

Portland superstar releases his newest work, Limbo. There is something that needs to be said about Aminé: He is as underrated as they come! Not only did he start off his career with an absolute banger in “Caroline”, but he has done nothing but produce bangers since. “Spice Girl”, “REDMERCEDES”, even “Dr. Whoever” were all […]

I hope you’re prepared for a warm front in the next few weeks, because YBN Cordae is on tour and bringing the heat to Houston on February 27th! That’s correct! YBN Cordae will be in town at the end of the month in order to perform tracks from his new Album The Lost Boy! The young […]

The past few years have seen Post Malone skyrocket to the top of the rap world. Since 2016, the rap artist has gone from near anonymity to one of the biggest names in rap and hip hop music worldwide. Born in Syracuse, NY, but raised in Grapevine, TX, the 24-year-old rapper burst onto the scene […]

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 came to a halt when he was held in Austria on sexual assault charges of […]


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