Barre Baby

Remembering Houston Rapper Big Moe on His 47th Birthday

The former Screwed Up Click member was born today in 1974.

08/20/2021 By Shelby Stewart Edited by Amarie Gipson

Pump up the jam

New Music From Houston Artists This Week, August 20-22

This week's roundup includes a mix of electronic, rap, and R&B.

08/20/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Rising star

OMB Bloodbath Is Just Getting Started

This Houston rapper debuts 'Blood Sample' EP.

08/18/2021 By Shelby Stewart

Houston legends

Honoring Scarface's Album 'The World is Yours' 28 Years Later

Released today in 1993.

08/17/2021 By Shelby Stewart

The beard is back

James Harden to Host Exciting Weekend with ALife Hospitality

The former Rockets point guard will host a lineup of music artists and influencers in Houston this month.

08/16/2021 By Shelby Stewart

HOU Dat?

Celebrate 713 Day with Some of Houston's Brightest Rap Stars

Lil Keke, Paul Wall, and Slim Thug are all slated to make appearances during this July 13 celebrity-packed event at Rise Rooftop.

07/09/2021 By Carolina Larracilla

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

Read This Now

The Complicated Backstory of Bushwick Bill

A new book, "Why Bushwick Bill Matters," about the Geto Boys rapper's life is all substance, no sugarcoating.

06/14/2021 By Chris Vognar

Who we’re listening to 

4 Alternative Houston Hip Hop Artists to Follow

Escape your entertainment comfort zone. 

06/09/2021 By Carlos Brandon

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

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

Short, But Powerful

Dende’s In Case You Forgot I'm BLACK Tackles Race Issues with Grace and Tact

The latest release by the Houston rapper and singer distills big ideas into digestible art.

03/22/2021 By Carlos Brandon

True Colors

Rapper Uncle Tino Hopes to Educate and Lead

H-Town's up and coming Latinx lyricist talks new album "Colorfool" and fighting transphobia in hip hop.

03/17/2021 By Carlos Brandon

RIP

The Houston Rap Community Mourns Chucky Trill

The 33-year-old rapper was killed early Friday morning in Atlanta. 

03/05/2021 By Catherine Wendlandt

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

Sonic Storytelling

Houston's Fat Tony Goes Exotica on New Story-Driven Album

The new record, which dropped last month, is said to be a counterpart to the Third Ward native's February release, "Wake Up."

11/18/2020 By Brittany Cristiano

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

"Can't breathe when I got you on top of me"

Eminem Pays Tribute to George Floyd in New Single with Kid Cudi

The track, "The Adventures of Moon Man & Slim Shady," also takes digs at Drew Brees and anti-maskers.

07/10/2020 By Emma Schkloven

Underground talent

Meet the Houston-Based Rapper Making Multi-Layered Art for a Cult Following

Houston's Billyracxx found an audience for his conceptual rap projects on platforms like SoundCloud and YouTube.

03/18/2020 By Carlos Brandon