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

🔥🔥🔥

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

Dance

SonKiss'd Combines Hip-Hop and Contemporary Dance

Local Christian dance troupe pushes boundaries of the medium.

09/05/2014 By Adam Castañeda