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Creating Space for Queers in Hip Hop
LGBTQ hip hop festival addresses the queer elephant in the corner
"...today marks the official start of Austin’s first queer hip-hop festival. Aiming to be the largest festival of its..."

March 9, 2016 Qmmunity Post by Sarah Marloff

Civil Rights v. Hip-Hop
Martin Luther King v. Jay Z
"...Oprah’s Master Class, rap giant Jay Z postulated that hip-hop had done more for race relations than most civil..."

Jan. 20, 2015 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Austin Hip-Hop is Here
Austin's Mic Exchange creates a platform for local hip-hop artists
"...the electric and contagious energy of performers and avid hip-hop supporters...."

Aug. 7, 2014 Chron Events Post by Laila Karabash

Weird City Hip-Hop Canceled
Local festival’s second year is scratched out
"...kickoff, organizers have pulled the plug on Weird City Hip-Hop Fest. The cancellation comes as a result of poor..."

Aug. 31, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

SXSW Music Panel: The Hip-Hop Bubble That Popped Culture
Long ignored, the genre now takes industry to the next level
"...of the black dollar, and I’ve always felt like hip-hop is the musical extension of that,” Rebecca “Dimplez” Ijeoma..."

March 15, 2019 SXSW Post by Derek Udensi

Playback: Hip-Hop at Home With the Armadillo
Weird City Hip-Hop takes another strike, but Austin City Limits hits a home run in landing Kendrick Lamar taping
"...Weird City Hip-Hop Fest can't catch a break. Saturday's unrelenting rains washed..."

Oct. 30, 2015 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Hip-Hop Now Sucks?
What does that even mean?
"...“Hip-hop sucks nowadays” – you’ve seen it on various local..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Tests of Mettle in Austin Hip-hop
Stop passive-aggressive and aggressively-passive mediocrity
"...Austin’s rap scene is one of immense growth and..."

March 3, 2015 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Weird City Hip-Hop Festival: Dilated Peoples
Rakaa Iriscience: “People demand better, they’re gonna get better”
"...Photography, the Los Angeles trio co-headlines the Weird City Hip-Hop Festival on Saturday at the weekend’s headquarters, Empire Control..."

Sept. 25, 2014 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Weird City Hip-Hop Festival Re-Ups
ATX’s early fall classic serves up a sophomore swang and bang
"...The Weird City Hip-Hop Festival returns for a second year with a vengeance,..."

July 15, 2015 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

EMERGE: The Four Elements of Hip Hop – Right Here, Right Now!
Annual celebration of graffiti culture goes bigger this Saturday

April 22, 2015 Arts Post by Wayne Alan Brenner

Weird City Hip-Hop Live Shot: Guilty Simpson
Detroit MC calls it: “Weird City, first of many”
"...a strong, no-frills performance. Guilty brings Detroit and its hip-hop history everywhere he rocks a mic. Friday night at..."

Sept. 27, 2014 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Hip-Hop on the Verge
Austin finally cemented a scene, but who will break out nationally?
"...NickNack, Tee-Double, DJ Phyfteen, Gerald G. Through his weekly Hip-Hop Humpdays at the Mercury (now Parish), he and MCs..."

Jan. 16, 2015 Music Feature by Chase Hoffberger

The Next Generation of Austin Hip-Hop
Young rappers reinvent the most streamed genre in America
"...crowd, especially those sporting chains and wife beaters. One hip-hop pop-up showcased recently at a dubious strip mall in..."

Aug. 31, 2018 Music Feature by Clara Wang

SXSW Eco: A Better City Built to a Hip-Hop Beat
How architecture can be used to challenge injustice
"...group of architects subverting this status quo by merging hip-hop with architecture. Hip-hop, by its very nature, is "ephemeral"..."

Oct. 7, 2016 News Feature by Annamarya Scaccia

Weird City Hip-Hop 1.5
Organizers of canceled festival schedule a locally-focused makeup
"...Austin’s only dedicated hip-hop festival floundered this month when poor pre-sales and headliner..."

Sept. 21, 2015 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Top 20 Hip-Hop Artists at SXSW Music
"...Funkadelic funk, hippie rhymes, and mercurial samples, it welcomed hip-hop to the weird outliers...."

March 15, 2019 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Rapper Mama Duke Queers Up Austin's Hip-Hop Scene
With weekly performances and a new EP, nothing's stopping Kori Duke
"...work. That attitude has helped her win two Austin Hip-Hop awards: Artist of the Year and Female Artist of..."

Aug. 15, 2018 Qmmunity Post by Beth Sullivan

SXSW Music's Hip-Hop Hierarchy
From up-and-comers to rap royalty, 20 key sets to see
"...the Houston rapper born Bernard Freeman built a Southern hip-hop franchise with Trill (2005), II Trill (2008), Trill OG..."

March 16, 2018 Music Feature by Alejandra Ramirez

Playback: The King of Hip-Hop
MLK Day, ready-made for hip-hop, plus Fun Fun Fun Fest lands back at Auditorium Shores, and RIP Will Indian
"..."The connection between Martin Luther King and the hip-hop audience is pretty obvious," asserts local MC Bavu Blakes...."

Jan. 17, 2014 Music Column by Kevin Curtin

Hip-Hop Home of the Brave
B-boy provocateurs get organized this election
"...appearing on MTV by way of a Jadakiss video, hip-hop maintains itself as a forum for such questions as..."

Oct. 22, 2004 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

SXSW Panel Recap: New Jack Swing: The Renaissance of Hip Hop and R&B
Industry leaders Teddy Riley and Andre Harrell swap stories, advice
"...creator of the “New Jack Swing” sound, fusing R&B, hip-hop, and gospel, Riley produced smash hits for artists like..."

March 15, 2018 SXSW Post by Clara Wang

Weird City Hip-Hop Festival
"...Hip-hop fans Wilkins Renee and Drew DeGennaro outside Red 7..."

Sept. 29, 2014 Photo Gallery

Weird City Hip-Hop Live Shot: Phranchyze, Jean Grae, Homeboy Sandman
First-year fest sends home its vets with noodles for brains
"...Classics from her almost two decades of hustle engulfed..."

Sept. 28, 2014 Music Post by Nina Hernandez

Weird City Hip-Hop Live Shot: Austin’s Own
Grassroots local bill represents – raw, hungry
"...Rising to the challenge, a number of ATX hip-hop hopefuls brought a welcomed rawness and hunger to the..."

Sept. 27, 2014 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

Agrees With S. Moser on Hip-Hop
"...Oct. 3]. I completely agree. I absolutely cannot stand rap/hip-hop music (and to a lesser degree, pop music) and..."

Oct. 3, 2003 Postmarks

Mayor Adler in Hip-Hop Video About High School Math
“Mo’ Math Mo’ Money” features Elle G and SaulPaul
"...the mayor begins promoting his debut feature in a hip-hop music video, but that’s evidently the case this morning...."

Oct. 10, 2017 News Post by Chase Hoffberger

SXSW Music: Must-See Hip-Hop
Rap royalty and rising stars
"...11:50pm Helping usher in the re-emergence of golden era hip-hop lingo and aesthetics, Midwest duo TKC veered away from..."

March 17, 2017 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Six Hip-Hop Acts to See at ACL
Can’t-miss evening and afternoon acts keep the beats coming
"...fifth LP You’re Dead, a digital masterpiece mashing up hip-hop and his great uncle John Coltrane, Steven Ellison has..."

Sept. 27, 2016 Music Post by The Music Staff

Weird City Hip-Hop Live Shot: Dilated Peoples
Los Angeles triumvirate lets fly a headlining victory
"...Track after track reeled off before the triumvirate broke..."

Sept. 28, 2014 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

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