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

Dance

SonKiss'd Combines Hip-Hop and Contemporary Dance

Local Christian dance troupe pushes boundaries of the medium.

09/05/2014 By Adam Castañeda

Out and About

Slideshow: Houston Slab Parade & Family Festival

Thousands turn out to celebrate Houston's native car culture.

10/21/2013 By Peter Holley

Hustle Town Hard Times

Riff Raff Did 10 Days in the County Here in 2002

And here are the details.

09/20/2013 Photography by Peter Holley By John Lomax

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT

Sketches: Nick Greer on the Art of Performance (VIDEO)

After years of practice, a local musician learns to let go.

09/03/2013 By Peter Holley

That Other Level

The Geto Boys and Public Enemy Together, 25 Years Ago

The Geto Boys and Public Enemy together, 25 years ago, and other photos from the archive of former GBs DJ Ready Red.

08/28/2013 By John Nova Lomax

Hip-Hop

Old School, New School

This month, two tours offer a crash course in the evolution of hip-hop.

07/02/2013 By Craig Lindsey