HOLD UP

Houston Hip-hop Legends Gather Together in Celebration of 713 Day

A night of all your favorite H-town influencers on one stage.

07/15/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Screwston

Listen to This Podcast That's Going Deep into Mysterious Life of DJ Screw

The third season of "Mogul," which is focusing on Houston’s own chopped and screwed pioneer, kicked off June 23.

07/02/2021 By Carlos Brandon

Newly Minted

Have You Seen Tobe Nwigwe’s New Ebony Digital Cover?

The Houston rapper also recently dropped a new, Juneteenth-themed track, "Passing Through."

06/21/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Who we’re listening to 

4 Alternative Houston Hip Hop Artists to Follow

Escape your entertainment comfort zone. 

06/09/2021 By Carlos Brandon

Arts in the Bayou City

ICYMI: New Plan Puts East End's Rich Arts & Culture Scene Front and Center

Plus, we've two poet laureates and a Pepsi-featured artist.

06/02/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Start of Summer

5 Things to Do in Houston This Weekend, May 28–30

We've got a hip-hop mega concert, the Rodgers & Hammerstein songbook, and a giant, crocheted bridge.

05/28/2021 Photography by Emma Schkloven

Welcome! 

So 50 Cent Moved to Houston? 

In a cryptic tweet Tuesday morning, the rap legend announced his big move to the Bayou City, plus a new TV show. 

05/04/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

Trill O.G.

Bun B’s New Radio Show Celebrates the Best of Southern Rap

“The 2 Trill Show” highlights classic southern hip-hop and the genre’s pioneering artists.

04/29/2021 By Adrianne Reece

Curtain Up

SPA Brings Live Shows Back with an A-List Lineup

This season's schedule includes visits from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Black Violin, David Sedaris, Jeff Goldblum, and so many more.

04/22/2021 By Emma Schkloven

Go Lay Lay Go

Nickelodeon's Next Superstar is a Houstonian

Here's what you need to know about 13-year-old rapper Alaya "Lay Lay" High.

04/08/2021 By Brittany Cristiano

Hot Stuff

D.I.O.S. Did It Themselves

Why H-Town keeps lining up outside the buzzy brand's new storefront.

04/08/2021 By Carlos Brandon

The Queen of Hotties

REVIEW: Megan Thee Stallion Gallops into Greatness with Studio Debut, Good News

"Hot Girl Summer" may be behind us, but that didn't stop the Houston native from spitting infectiously fiery bars on her long-awaited album.

11/25/2020 By Adrianne Reece

It’s happening, hotties

Megan Thee Stallion Is Bringing Us Good News on Friday

The release of the Houston rapper’s debut studio album is the cherry on top of her stratospheric year.

11/17/2020 By Adrianne Reece

Chopped and Screwed Review

Isaac "Chill" Yowman's Visual DJ Screw Tribute, All Screwed Up, Stays on Beat

The word “tribute” perfectly describes this project, which features a combination of scripted drama and animated cut scenes, as well as both classic and new Houston music.

11/16/2020 By Marco Torres

Chopped and Screwed Tribute

DJ Screw Visual Tribute All Screwed Up Dropping Soon

And we know how you can see it before its official release.

11/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Bangin’ Bass

Lil KeKe and Paul Wall Talk New Album and the Slab Culture That Inspired It

"Slab Talk", which dropped last week, is the first collaboration between the Houston hip-hop legends.

06/08/2020 By Carlos Brandon

Big Frame, Bigger Impact

Remembering Big Floyd

Recalling George Floyd's love of the Third Ward and contributions to Houston’s hip-hop scene

06/02/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Slow Ride

Two Decades After His Death, DJ Screw Lives On at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

CAMH's “Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City Through Mutated Lenses” celebrates the DJ's legacy.

03/02/2020 By Chris Gray

Stratospheric Soul

Nashville Soulster Devon Gilfillian Talks Busting Musical Boxes Ahead of Houston Shows

The Music City up-and-comer's debut album, "Black Hole Rainbow," dropped last month.

02/13/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Chopped and Screwed: TV Edition

All Screwed Up and the Current State of Houston Rap

Tobe Nwigwe and Isaac “Chill” Yowman discuss DJ Screw’s impact 20 years later.

02/07/2020 By Carlos Brandon