The Scene: Featuring Park City Blues by MC Lyro

Part of my frustration with music on the local level is that more than half of the really great music is ignored. It is easy to get a speckle of notoriety in one of three ways. Make watered down stuff that strippers and club women can dance to. The men will pay attention to this […]

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The Art of The Mixtape: Why your project is in the trash instead of the dashboard.

After attending an event last night presented by 713Entertainment at the Vida Lounge, a very nice and respectful artist was handing out his mixtape and introducing himself. In attendance was Maddie who is a writer for Spotlight Junkie, Yahoo! and Houston Trend. She is very cool and one of the few music reviewers who actually […]

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Is 16 months too long? Bigg Fatts/ @FattyHaddy releases 2nd project #Appetizers

To say that Bigg Fatts has been anything short of busy since releasing his first publicized mixtape in June of 2012, would be a lie. Fast Food did an amazing job of setting the stage for this Houston lyricist to share mics with the veterans of underground Houston hip-hop and tour reginally sharing his gifts. […]

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Is Gay really the new Black in the Entertainment Industry?

When Frank Ocean walked out of the closet and ran into the arms of the paparazzi, he was welcomed, embraced and actually gained more recognition. The metro-sexual male has become a common figure in the public spotlight even in musical genres that are more masculine in nature such as hip-hop. People like P-Diddy and ASAP […]

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Why Rapper’s Should Bring Barbie Dolls: Industry Real

I am a firm believer that people learn many of their life-long people skills in elementary at recess. For example, nobody wants to play with the kid who whines, avoid the kid who throws dirt and don’t step on anyone else’s sand castle. These basic rules of survival are carried with us forever but there […]

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My openly biased list of favorite artists…

I mentioned that I was going to write my own list of favorites a while back but I never really sat down to hack it out but in the mists of working with DJ SkratchN’Snyf on the mix for Tuesdays’ TrueSole Radio Show, I realized there were certain people that my music tastes tend to […]

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Is There A Such Thing As Too Supportive?

We have all witnessed it. Artist A gets on stage and the crowd is loving him and enjoying the performance but then someone in the crowd begins screaming “That’s my nigga right there! That nigga is the best out! Go nigga go! Yes nigga yes! Do it nigga do it! This nigga can rap and […]

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Kendrick Lamar gives advice to up and coming artists.

We don’t have to say much because he will do the talking… DEMOS — Kendrick Lamar: “Connect With The People” by DemosDocumentary

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Killa Kyleon claims love for ATX but Austin rapper King Solo calls BS!

So it’s that time of the year where everyone has Austin fever as they head to the Texas capital for SXSW. Killa Kyleon shared his excitement to touchdown in the city on Instagram. While many would take a statement like this coming from a Houston artist as a true compliment to the city, Austin artist, […]

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I Bet You Think This Blog Is About You

  An arrogant man is either blind or foolish –Me (It’s deep though huh?) Yesterday I had a conversation with a clown who told me a joke. My first reaction was to laugh (which I did full heartedly) but on second thought I realized it was more sad than funny. I am all about confidence. […]

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