Bayougraphy

James Prince Has Made It

Houston's hip-hop mogul on respect and success.

10/22/2018 By Gwendolyn Knapp

It's Lit

Travis Scott Announces Inaugural Astroworld Fest at NRG Park in November

The Mo City rapper is conjuring the nostalgic spirit of his (and our) beloved AstroWorld for a new festival that promises to be a wild ride.

08/10/2018 By Abby Ledoux

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Scenes From Houston's JMBLYA

We may have missed Cardi B, but headliner J. Cole blew us away.

05/09/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Switcheroo

An Eleventh Hour Lineup Change for JMBLYA: T.I.

After a last-minute cancellation, the Grammy-nominated rapper will take the place of Kevin Gates.

05/04/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Hip Hop

Young Thug Is Taking Cardi B's Place at JMBLYA

The Texas hip-hop festival, in Houston on May 6, sees a last-minute lineup change as Cardi B cancels all summer tour dates due to pregnancy.

04/26/2018 By Abby Ledoux

White Iverson

Post Malone Is Coming to The Woodlands

The 22-year-old Grapevine rapper headlines the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion this summer.

02/21/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Festival Season

Here's the Full JMBLYA Music Lineup

J. Cole will headline the traveling Texas hip-hop festival, which hits Houston on May 6.

02/14/2018 By Abby Ledoux

DJ in Chief

Barack Obama Listens to Travis Scott

The former president's 2017 playlist includes not one, but two Houston artists.

01/05/2018 By Abby Ledoux

Trill City

Gucci Mane, Tory Lanez Team Up with H-Town Legends for Spotify’s RapCaviar Live

When it comes to hip-hop in Houston, real recognize real.

12/11/2017 By Abby Ledoux

Houston Funk

OG Shyne Brings Her Flows to Houston's Anti Party

Phife Dawg's biggest fan talks about her influences ahead of a Saturday show.

06/30/2017 By Camilo Smith

Generation Next

Ugly God Represents Houston as Newest Member of XXL Freshman Class

The hip-hop kingmakers have chosen one of Clutch City's very own.

06/21/2017 By Arman Badrei

Higher Learning

Rice University Adds Rapper Pimp C's Archives to Hip-Hop Collection

Along with former rap partner Bun B, Rice professor Anthony Pinn is preserving Pimp C's work for future generations to study.

02/13/2017 By Camilo Smith

#BARS

Battle Rap Is Alive and Well in the Bayou City

A handful of Houston promoters continue to push one of hip-hop's oldest art forms.

01/18/2017 By Camilo Smith

Essay

Boom 92: A Eulogy

A farewell to the format-upending radio station that changed Houston—and the nation—in its two short years on the air.

01/10/2017 By Shondrika Cook

Airwaves

Boom 92.1 Is Dead, Replaced by Radio Now

Despite initial raves, the classic hip-hop radio format Houston pioneered had short success.

01/05/2017 By Katharine Shilcutt

Ice House

Beyoncé’s Father Builds a Brand-New Girl Group

With Blushhh Music now making the airwaves, Mathew Knowles wonders if destiny can strike twice.

10/24/2016 By Sarah Rufca Nielsen

Picks

Top Things to Do This Weekend: April 22-24

Fort Bend Theatre plays The Jungle Book Kids, hip-hop group Salt-N-Pepa at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion, Houston Ballet Academy presents spring showcase, San Jacinto Day Festival and Francofonia at MFAH.

04/20/2016 By Marianella Orlando

Dance

Into Thin Air

SonKiss'd mixes hip-hop with rock climbing in adrenaline–fueled performance, Moving Mountains.

11/23/2015 By Nick Esquer

Rap

Reality Don't Get Old: The Geto Boys on Musical Longevity

The pioneering Houston rappers embark on a new tour, coming to House of Blues this month.

05/31/2015 By Justin Mitchell

picks

Top Things To Do This Weekend: April 3–5

Featuring Talib Kweli, John Biggers and the Dance Salad Festival

04/01/2015 By Michael Hardy