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SXSW Music Review: KUTX – The Breaks
The state of local hip-hop
"...bought into the idea that Austin could be a hip-hop city, noncommercial University of Texas frequency KUTX 98.9 took..."

March 17, 2018 SXSW Post by Kahron Spearman

Rap Trio Third Root's Trill Pedagogy
Ultra-enlightened hip-hop crew set to school the Austin Music Awards
"...Jeff Henry) is one-third of Third Root, an ultra-enlightened hip-hop trio also fielding MC/poet/teacher Charles Peters (Easy Lee) and..."

Feb. 2, 2018 Music Feature by Kahron Spearman

Cold Lampin'
Sunday Sock Hop spinners launch a vintage hip-hop night
"...Saturday night offers little in the way of live hip-hop, but if you head to Hotel Vegas, you can..."

Sept. 20, 2013 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

The Reality of My Surroundings
The black rock discourse
"...that splits the bill between conventional black rock and hip-hop. The local band’s debut draws from early Roots but..."

April 6, 2009 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

I’m Yo’ Pusha
The Knux and Q-Tip clean out ears
"...with the Knux and the Cool Kids, and the hip-hop vet’s influence can be found at 3 Days’ beginning,..."

Nov. 19, 2008 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Can’t Another Brother Cook These Delicacies?
VH1's Hip-Hop Honors, recapped
"...The 2008 VH1 Hip-Hop Honors freight train rolled through Time Warner Cable’s broadcast..."

Oct. 9, 2008 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

'These Guys Make Dead Prez Look Like Soulja Boy'
Soul and hip-hop slingshot into the Eastside this weekend
"...Chuck D once called hip-hop the black CNN because the music gave a voice..."

May 7, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Yo, Babies
Hip-hop's next generation learns to beatbox
"...30 (holler!), and three decades after the birth of hip-hop, Rev Run is known more for his parenting skills...."

April 15, 2008 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

Pirate Utopia
The 0-2's "Temporary Autonomous Zone" for ATX rap
"...culture, Bey's "guerilla ontology" comes to life as the hip-hop signature of this garbage-strewn, Central East Austin block...."

Feb. 2, 2007 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

I Am a DJ
Austin's half-dozen hottest hip-hop DJs – out from behind steel wheels
"...Boiled down to its essence, hip-hop is nothing without a DJ. From break beats to..."

Feb. 6, 2004 Music Feature by Robert Gabriel

Fat Albert
Bill Cosby's animated kids get a live-action makeover.
"...wants to challenge the rough edges of young, black hip-hop culture, he’s going to have to come up with..."

Dec. 24, 2004 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Jennifer Alba's hoodrat find her inner Flashdance.
", and Alba’s Honey Daniels, a seeker after the hip-hop hoofer flame, divides her time between tending bar at..."

Dec. 5, 2003 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Tenth and Final SXSW Artist List
Action Bronson, Talib Kweli, a Blaze Foley tribute, and 196 more
"...programmers today release their final weekly list, which includes hip-hop iron chef Action Bronson, Black Star rapper Talib Kweli,..."

March 1, 2018 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

Faster Than Sound: A Month in Austin Rap
Three top-grade hip-hop albums emerged this fall. Let’s recap.
"...poetry circuit, Charles Stephens, aka Chucky Blk, pivoted to hip-hop two years ago. His most elegant project yet, Late..."

Dec. 13, 2019 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Gaspar Noé's acid freakout dance-a-thon teaches us that drugs are bad, m'kay
"...two dozen dancers have been auditioned to join a contemporary/hip-hop troupe that will tour the country and potentially even..."

March 1, 2019 Movie Review by Richard Whittaker

Battle rap comedy takes no prisoners
" ludicrously humorous, smart-alecky sneak attack on not only hip-hop’s over-the-top machismo and the linguistic contortions of rap itself,..."

Nov. 2, 2018 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

Sorry to Bother You
Sly sci-fi satire puts class, race, and selling out under the microscope
"...than Sorry to Bother You, the debut film from hip-hop artist-turned-filmmaker Boots Riley. I’ll pull out another old chestnut,..."

July 6, 2018 Movie Review by Josh Kupecki

Strange Days Await Ian Moore
Singer/guitarist premieres new single
"...single produced by Brownout’s Adrian Quesada and Bay Area hip-hop producer Jim Greer...."

Feb. 20, 2017 Music Post by Kevin Curtin

The Land
Teen skaters get caught up in the drug world
"...Executive-produced by hip-hop kingpin Nas, this debut feature from Caple Jr. follows..."

Sept. 16, 2016 Movie Review by Marc Savlov

De Palma
Director Brian De Palma reveals tales and insights from his career
"...has often been denigrated as a derivative stylist, a hip-hop hero of violent gunplay (Scarface), and a fashioner of..."

June 24, 2016 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Music Keynote 2: James Prince
Hip-hop mogul sets the record straight?
"...Rap-A-Lot Records, one of the most influential labels in hip-hop. To the C.V., South by Southwest now adds keynote..."

Feb. 9, 2016 Music Post by Kahron Spearman

The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed
Thirty-six rap songs, one for each year of hip-hop's life
"...the most important rap song from every year since hip-hop's birth in 1979 and dissect it – results in..."

Dec. 11, 2015 Music Feature by Thomas Fawcett

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Afrika Bambaataa
Minds were blown, booties shaken by day-one mixologist
"...Afrika Bambaataa manned the turntables Sunday afternoon. “This is Hip-Hop History Month!” Auditorium Shores thus received a lesson not..."

Nov. 9, 2015 Music Post by Tim Stegall

Fun Fun Fun Fest: Joey Bada$$
Young, fresh, Brooklyn MC ain’t sleep, sleep, sleeping
"...a love letter to the the golden era of hip-hop...."

Nov. 8, 2015 Music Post by Thomas Fawcett

ABCD 2 (Any Body Can Dance)
Bollywood dance-competition sequel.
"...of a couple of choreographers who win the World Hip-Hop dance championship...."

June 19, 2015 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

SXSW Q&A: Wyclef Jean
“I am the most famous Haitian in my century, right?”
"...Haitian hip-hop mogul Wyclef Jean, showcasing midnight tonight at Gatsby, ran..."

March 19, 2015 Music Post by Nina Hernandez

Take Me to the River
Memphis and Stax Records music artists from an earlier era mentor a younger generation in this ambient documentary.
"...barrier on the Billboard charts. For the rap and hip-hop artists who join this endeavor, such as Snoop Dogg..."

Sept. 26, 2014 Movie Review by Steve Davis

Begin Again
Agreeably phony movie focuses on a pair of unlikely partners drawn together by the promise of making music.
"...Dan has just lost his job at the Grammy-winning hip-hop label that he co-founded, unable to turn any of..."

July 4, 2014 Movie Review by William Goss

The Faces Behind the Beats
Thursday’s Flamingo Cantina Beat Battle puts mugs to the thuds
"...Hip-hop protocol pairs two individuals (and their posses) in a..."

April 30, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

Austin Mic Exchange Grows Up
Weekly series looks to expand in Austin and beyond
"...quietly crafted itself into one of the most well-structured hip-hop training grounds in town. The Austin Mic Exchange, a..."

Jan. 23, 2014 Music Post by Chase Hoffberger

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