Friday, February 29, 2008

SXSW Announcement
Legends of Texas Rap

Fuze - Saturday March 15th - SXSW
1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Mr. Pookie & Mr. Lucci & the Stoney Crook Family (Dallas, TX)
12:50 a.m. – 1:10 a.m. - Kottonmouth Jesse (Dallas, TX)
12:20 a.m. – 12:40 a.m. - MC Fatal (Austin, TX)
11:50 p.m. – 12:10 a.m. – Grit Boys (Houston, TX)
11:20 p.m. – 11:40 p.m. - Mr. Mike of South Circle (Corpus Christi, TX)
10:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. - K-Rino & South Park Coalition (Houston, TX)
10:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. - Klondike Kat (Houston, TX)
10:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. - Point Blank (Houston, TX)
10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. -144 Elite (Houston, TX)
9:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. - Papa Chuk (Austin, TX)
9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. - Basswood Lane (Austin, TX)
8:30 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. - Lumba (Dallas, TX)
DJ for the night - DJ Wrecka (Waco, TX)

Another Two Serious Announcements coming tomorrow when we get a couple things sorted. But David Banner, GZA, Wale, B.O.B., a lot more gonna fall into place.

Also Clipse Friday night Emo's at the Biz 3 Showcase. Kid Sister, A Trak, Cool Kids and more.

Also Chromeo, Flosstradamus, Catchdubs and more at the Fools Gold Showcase Saturday at Volume formely Visions formerly Caribbean Lights.

It's goin' down. March 12th - 16th. Austin, TX.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

SXSW Initial Hip Hop Line Up (Subject to Change)

THERES WAY MORE TOO JUST WAIT I HAVE MORE! Fools Gold, Urb, lots of folks bringing that good this year...

This is not the final list. It's pretty complete but I have to add a lot of info like cities for a lot of these folks and some info and presenters and such. I'll also add addresses and all that to the next post and such, but for now take a look at this.

Also theres a couple more things in the works, and Saturday there's going to be two huge shows that I can't announce here. Yet. Not today but I'll change that and you'll have all the information at your disposal, but Saturday is going to be insane. Wait till you see. Anyway, here's where we are so far. Saturday night BIG shows about to be added.

Wednesday March 12th

Fuze – Bun B & The UGK Family Tribute to Pimp C
1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Bun B (Port Arthur, TX)
1:00 a.m. – 1:15 a.m. - MDDL FNGZ (Houston, TX)
12:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Vicious
12:30 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. - Hezeleo & Big Bubb
12:10 a.m. – 12:25 a.m. 17
11:50 p.m. – 12:05 a.m. - Bido & Toe
11:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. - Bankroll Jones
11:00 p.m. – 11:20 p.m. - Chalie Boy (Hearne/Calvert, TX)
10:30 p.m. – 10:50 p.m. - Gerald G (Austin, TX)
10:00 p.m. – 10:20 p.m. - Public Offenders (Austin, TX)
9:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. – Slykat (San Antonio, TX)
9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. - Circle G’z (Houston, TX)
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. and between sets – DJ Rapid Ric of Hot 93 (Austin, TX)

Habana Backyard – Stones Throw/Duck Down
1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Buckshot (Brooklyn, NY – Black Moon)
12:15 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. - Sean Price (Brooklyn, NY)
11:40 p.m. – 12:10 p.m. - Guilty Simpson
11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. - Percee P
10:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. - Kidz In The Hall (Chicago, IL)
9:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. - Rhettmatic (Replaces J-Rocc)
9:00 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. - DJ Logic

Molotov – R&B – The Bloom Effect, Smooth, Music World
1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - HEAVy
12:00 a.m. – 12:40 a.m. - Karina Nistal (Houston, TX)
11:00 p.m. – 11:40 p.m. - IB3 (Houston, TX – Music World)
10:25 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. - The Bamaz (Birmingham, AL – Music World)
10:05 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. - Lady Lux (Houston, TX – Music World)
9:20 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. – Jennifer Johns
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Choklate

Thursday March 13th

Buffalo Billiards
1:20 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - J-Davey
12:30 a.m. – 1:10 a.m. - Aloe Blacc
11:45 p.m. – 12:15 p.m. - Yazarah – Purple St. James
11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Kam (Houston, TX)

1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. – M-1 of Dead Prez
12:40 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Ryno and Slim Gutta (Austin, TX)
12:15 a.m. – 12:35 a.m. – Drojo (Corpus Christi, TX)
11:45 p.m. – 12:05 a.m. - South Bound (Austin, TX)
International Hip Hop
11:00 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Akala (London, UK)
10:20 p.m. – 10:50 p.m. – Killa Kela (London, UK)
9:50 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. – Lars Vaular (Bergen, Norway)
9:20 p.m. – 9:40 p.m. – A-Laget (Bergen, Norway)
8:45 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. – Dok Holiday (Austin, TX)
8:15 p.m. – 8:40 p.m. – PLA (Austin, TX)
8:00 p.m. & Between Set DJ Kurupt of Hot 93

1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Skratch Bastid (Montreal, Canada)
12:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Smalltown DJ’s
11:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. – Witnes (Houston, TX)
10:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. - Fourcolor Zack and Pretty Titty (Seattle, WA)
9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Squincy Jones (Houston, TX)
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – NaNaChill (Houston, TX)

Prague – Quannum
1:15 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Finale
12:30 a.m. - 1:00 a.m. - Tommy Guerrero
11:45 p.m. - 12:15 a.m. - Pigeon John
11:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m. - Lifesavas
10:15 p.m. - 11:45 p.m. - Honeycut
9:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. - Curumin
8:45 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. - Bing Ji Ling
8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. - ApSci

Scoot Inn – Def Jux
1:15 a.m. - 2:00 a.m. - Dizzee Rascal (London, UK)
1:00 a.m. - 1:10 a.m. - Newham Generals (London, UK)
12:45 a.m. - 12:55 a.m. – Jammer (London, UK)
11:45 p.m. - 12:30 a.m. - El-P (Brooklyn, NY)
10:45 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Del the Funkee Homosapien (Oakland, CA)
9:50 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Devin the Dude & The Coughee Brothaz (Houston, TX)
9:00 p.m. - 9:40 p.m. – Bisc1 (NY)
8:20 p.m. - 8:50 p.m. – Perseph1 (Houston, TX)

Volume – Kork Hip Hop
1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Living Legends
12:15 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. - Zion I
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. - Luckyiam
10:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. - C-Rayz Wallz & Kosha Dillz
10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. - Sleep
9:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. – Zeale 32
9:05 p.m. – 9:25 p.m. – Phranchyze
8:40 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. - Nosaprise

Friday March 14th

1:15 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Chingo Bling
12:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Mr. Capone-E
12:00 a.m. – 12:20 a.m. - Lil J da Mex Connect
11:30 p.m. – 11:50 p.m. - Lucky
11:00 p.m. – 11:20 p.m. – J. Kapone
10:40 p.m. – 10:55 p.m. - Jezufavio
10:20 p.m. – 10:35 p.m. - Stunta
10:00 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. - Coast
9:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. – Reyez
9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. – Da C.O.D.

1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. – Sway (London, UK)
12:15 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. - The Knux
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. - Doujah Raze
11:00 p.m. – 11:20 p.m. - Scavone
10:20 p.m. – 10:50 p.m. - A-Alikes
9:45 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. - Super Chron Flight Brothers
9:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. - Doomtree
8:30 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. - Thurogood Wordsmith
DJ’s for the Night – Superstar DJ’s

Volume – Strange Music
1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Tech N9ne
12:45 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Krizz Kalico & Kutt Calhoun
12:30 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. - Prozak
12:15 a.m. – 12:30 a.m. - Skatterman & Snug Brim
11:15 p.m. – 11:55 p.m. Dirty Wormz
10:45 p.m. – 11:05 p.m. - KB da Kidnappa
10:05 p.m. – 10:35 p.m. - Mac Lethal
9:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Grayskul
9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. - Intrinzik
8:30 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. - ATX Kriminalz

Saturday March 15th

SXSW at the Carver Museum
1165 Angelina St
Austin, TX 78702

11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

11:00 a.m. – Film Screening – I Love Hip Hop In Morocco
1:00 p.m. – Film Screening – Sling Shot Hip Hop (Palestine)

3:00 p.m. – Performance – World Trade (Bavu Blakes & Element 7D)

3:45 p.m. – Panel Discussion

Hip-Hop, Politics & The Politics of the Music Business

Chuck D once called Hip-Hop “Black people’s CNN.” Is it still today? Do today’s rap artists feel as though their hands are tied when it comes to speaking on social issues? Is it only about the party in 2008? Does the music business actively try to stifle the potential message? Are politics relevant in music? Do you care?


David Banner – Jackson, MS
Salih Williams – Austin, TX
Chingo Bling – Houston, TX
Jean Grae – Brooklyn, NY
Tech N9ne – Kansas City, KC
M-1 of dead prez New York, NY
Davey D – Oakland, CA
Soren Baker – Editor of Source Magazine - Moderator

5:30 p.m. – Performance –

Friends – Flamin’ Hotz Night
Scottie B
White T’s White Belts
Curtis Vodka
Cobra Krames
Bird Petersen

Lady Bird Lake Stage
4:00 p.m.

Ice Cube
Talib Kweli
Jean Grae
Strong Arm Steady
Lyrics Born

Light Bar
1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Lower Life Form
12:00 a.m. – 12:40 a.m. - Black Mike & Chemistry
11:15 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. – Spear of the Nation
10:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. - Megaphone
9:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. - D.O.S.
9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. - Fat Tony & Dee Rail

Ninety Proof
1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Roxy Cottontail
12:00 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. – Team Facelift
11:00 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. – Lord T. & Eloise
10:15 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. – Josh Martinez
9:15 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. - Terp 2 It
8:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – Shina Rae

1:10 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Cunninlinguists
12:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m. - Camp Lo
11:45 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. - Blue Scholars
11:05 p.m. – 11:30 p.m. – Now On
10:35 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. – Buff 1
10:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – Scarub
9:30 p.m. – 9:50 p.m. - H.I.S.D.
9:00 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. - Cap D.
8:15 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. - Tee Double

Victorian Room at the Driskill
1:00 a.m. – 2:00 a.m. - Russell Taylor
12:15 a.m. – 12:45 a.m. - Melissa Young
11:30 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. - Miz Metro
10:30 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. - Bavu Blakes & the Extra Plairs
9:40 p.m. – 10:10 p.m. – Maya Azucena
8:50 p.m. – 9:20 p.m. - Renee Sebastian
8:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. - Rachel Brown

Sunday March 16th

DJ Jester (San Antonio, TX)
Looptroop (Sweden)
Timbuktu (Sweden)
Chords (Sweden)
+ MORE!!!!

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Got Drank???

Cuz I do...

It's the world's first anti-energy drink! Combining Rose Hips, Melatonin and Valerian Root with a great tasting beverage to um, well, create the world's first anti-energy drink.

I'm a lil scared, but not as scared as I am of the actual energy drinks. See, I need to "slow my roll," cuz I'm a total maniac inside. Energy drinks just jazz me the fuck up. It's also why I don't do cocaine (also, I'm not a squirrel).

Anyway, yeah I got that DRANK, what you need?

(P.S. Note the prescription bottle in the logo. The promo materials, which I will have on Monday, don't have the bottle on them.)

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

My First SXSW

(As most of y'all know, I recently moved to Austin to work full on for SXSW. I've been coming to SXSW and enjoying the fruits of its loins since 1991 I think, and I recently decided that I'll reflect on some of the finer times I have had at said conference and in the end possibly tie it in with a good report of what it's like to work here behind the scenes after 17 years of revelry. And such. I don't know, you might hate this story. But I don't so here it is. And it's all 100% true.)


It was 1991 and I had just moved to Houston from Erie, Pennsylvania a year and six months previous. I was 19 years old and booking tours for small punk rock bands, thinking I was on a path to a whirlwind life in the music business. Round about the first of the year, one of my good friends from my hometown decided that he was going to hop freight trains and travel around the country for a year or so, and asked if I would meet him in New Orleans for Mardi Gras. I said sure, and not really knowing what Mardi Gras was at the time, I showed up in town two weeks prior and crashed with a promoter friend of mine, Deborah Toscano from Devil Dolls (who incidentally is presenting a showcase at SXSW this year).

Deborah’s grandfather had left her a huge house when he passed, and said house became a flophouse for wayward punk rockers like myself. In fact I think by the time Fat Tuesday came around, there were about thirty of us there. But at the moment it was just me, my boy Mike, Jason - a roadie for NOFX, and Deborah and a bunch of her hot girlfriends. (Who would grow to hate us fairly quickly. Well, not Jason, anyway.)

You’ll see where this all ties in, in a minute.

So over the course of two weeks in New Orleans, we met a lot of people, including another promoter named Mary X. When we first met she told us about her HUGE Fat Tuesday event she was preparing for with headliners, L-7 and a few local bands. One of her openers had just canceled and in a drunken stupor I informed her that Mike and I had a band, and we would love to open up. Not sure where the name came from, but we told her we were called the Magnum 440 Honeybuns and we would be glad to open up.

For some reason she let us, I’m still not sure why.

By the time Fat Tuesday came around, we had recruited a bass player and a drummer, wrote a song about a homeless dude named Red and his old lady Catherine, who we had spent a couple days with down to the Quarter, and raided all the girls closets for things to wear on stage. Somehow we convinced the second band of the night to let us use their equipment and we got on stage dressed like homeless transsexuals. I remember that I had a pink bra on under a ripped Public Enemy t-shirt, a fishing hat and some stretchy pink and purple leggings on. Yeah, I was New York hipster dude fifteen years early, I know.

Mike had on some crushed velvet pants and no shirt or shoes and when the lights came on the stage he ripped into a raging version of “Smoke on the Water,” whilst our rhythm section just plodded away in some sort of 4/6 time or some shit and I rolled on the floor thinking I was Nick Cave.

All this lasted about 8 minutes. I fell off the stage, Jason NOFX dude started a pit, about half the crowd went outside to smoke, we said Thank You, Good Night and went off to find Donita Sparks to see if she thought we rocked. (Donita Sparks will be performing at SXSW this year as well, though I am sure her memories of this particular evening are not as vivid as mine).

O.K. Enough about New Orleans, this is about SXSW.

So we leave New Orleans and go back to Houston where we are informed of a huge music festival going down in Austin just a week or so later. Mike decided to stay in Houston and on Day one of SXSW 1990, we got back in my small Toyota Station Wagon and headed for Austin.

At the time, I had no idea what SXSW was. I had no idea what 6th Street was. I didn’t know there was a University called “Texas,” all I knew was that it was going down and we were going to be there.

It was like Mardi Gras all over again. The streets were packed, I think back then you maybe even could drink on the streets (I know we did), and to me SXSW was like the ultimate playground. We somehow found a schedule and decided that our first show would be the hip-hop showcase at what I think at the time was called The Sanitarium, though maybe it was Hip-Hop City, now known as Elysium.

We walked in at probably 7:55 p.m. with the first act going on promptly at 8:00. I’ll never forget this moment as it was quite possibly the worst show I had ever seen (save for the one we had just done ourselves a week or two prior in New Orleans).

It was a white rapper from Houston named Jeff Romeo. I had never heard of the dude, almost couldn’t believe he existed. He came out in a bright green and white parachute OUTFIT with a fluorescent green biker cap with the bill flipped up and proceeded to kick his ultra nasal raps while three black dudes danced behind him. Yes, dudes.

At one point he said to the crowd – that consisted of me, Mike, my friend Rich, the stage manager, sound man, and possibly his parents – “Y’all know this white boy can ROCK too right?” And of course we yelled “HELL YEAH!” At this point, the dancers had run backstage behind the curtain for a costume change. As the opening, sampled, guitar riffs kicked in, the trio of dancers emerged from behind the curtain in Bon Jovi wigs, strumming little plastic ukulele’s and banging their heads in unison.

It was then that we decided to walk outside and smoke a joint in front of the police station. After that we went back into the club and saw MC Overlord who I think also had male dancers, but killed it, and later that night I fell in love with the Cooley Girls.

Also later that night we realized that we had no place to stay, so we headed out some road, possibly 290, pulled over and slept in the car.

The next morning, like 7 am-ish, we were awoken by the police, who searched our car but didn’t find the dime bag or so of schwag we had stashed, and we went to some overcrowded breakfast spot and sat for a few hours.

That night we hit up the Cannibal Club and saw Happy Flowers play to a bunch of people I would later learn were quite “famous” on the Austin scene. There was the chunky girl with long black hair and tattoos who would go to shows in her lingerie. I saw Gibby Haynes pass by, caught my first glimpse of Tim Kerr in person, and wondered aloud why there were so many shirtless, white boy funkateers in this town? Could it be something they put in the water?

I want to say that later that night we saw Tripping Daisy (after Happy Flowers, how ironic), who I always thought sucked, and then went out onto the street to figure out what we were going to do for a crash spot. See, we had no money and once again made no effort to find a place to stay. I remember standing on the corner of 6th and Neches, feeling a lil run down and mopey, Mike was straight up angry at the prospect of sleeping in the car again, and I was basically informing him that we really weren’t going to have much of a choice.

Then all of a sudden a girl walks up to me and says “HEY! Didn’t I see your band in New Orleans? Didn’t y’all open for L-7?” I said “Yeah, hell yeah that was us!”

We chatted for a minute about how awesome our performance was and how most of the people there probably just didn’t “get it” and she then asked me what we were doing for the rest of the night.

“Why we’re coming with you of course,” was my reply.

She knew of a party up by campus, so we followed her there and saw some band who was a little bit too influenced by the Butthole Surfers. It was late and we were in a residential neighborhood, so of course the cops came. They didn’t just come, they barreled in 20 deep shining flashlights and causing a ruckus. Not sure how, but we all made it out the backdoor and down the street to the girls apartment and she graciously allowed us to stay on her living room floor, as the band The Buck Pets were actually staying on her couches and in her room.

Got up the next morning and basically did the whole SXSW thing again. Drink for breakfast and keep the party moving till it stops itself. That night we came back to the apartment where the girl, a couple of her girlfriends and the Buck Pets were playing cards. We lit up a bunch of joints, and basically passed out with our local friends having a drunken, screaming argument about abortion rights (seriously).

This went on into the wee hours and obviously pissed off her downstairs neighbors because at 7 a.m. said neighbor turned her music on full blast and started bashing the ceiling hard with a broomstick. That actually didn’t wake me up, what roused me was the sound of our hostess exploding from her bedroom screaming “YOU BITCH!” She then ran downstairs, yanked a metal fence post from the ground and began smashing out all of her neighbors windows. Of course the police were called, and again we made our exit before having to deal with them.

SXSW was over and we headed back to Houston with a story to last a lifetime.

(Coming soon, why I'll always have love for Jim Testa, my favorite rock critic/writer dude/guitar GOD).

Friday, February 15, 2008

Story on

My first piece on!

Word to Steve Bloom.

And yes I think it's a conspiracy. Or a cover up. Or well, let not pull any punches here, I think it's murder.

Thursday, February 14, 2008


Thanks to Thomas Fawcett for the interview. It's goin' down.

Click here to read!

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

I've got a question

Why the fuck is congress dealing with rap music and steroid use in baseball? They should be working to legalize marijuana and finding new ways to give welfare and health care to 30-something slacker dudes who need it such as myself.

But no, they are talking about baseball. A gazillion dollar industry that in reality has nothing to do with whats really important in our world.

They some fools to me. I say let all athletes do all the drugs they want. Extend the baseball field to 10,000 feet from the plate to the home run wall. Give us something to watch, and quit worrying about who's who and what's what. Just stop.

You're wasting my time and tax dollars. Free Roger Clemens. Free us all. Legalize steroids. Fuck it.

Monday, February 11, 2008


Dude got picked up on some shit from his youth. I know the dude personally and he's a decent dude. Works hard on this music shit and has vision.

Not sure what the hell the deal is, but sounds like they're trying to railroad his ass. Surprise, surprise. If you got love for the dude, or for rap music in this city, come out and help with this dudes legal fees. It's not a game.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

From HoustonSoReal

And real talk, the people really came out for him, and of course Pimp.

I ran out the back door at work round about 3:30 and hit the road to Houston. I expected the show to be big, but when I called Jeff Messina and he told me that the show had pre-sold more tickets than any hip-hop show ever at Warehouse Live, I knew shit was gonna get crazy.

Bun was in fine form. After short sets from a nice slice of the UGK Family - Cory Mo, MDDL FNGZ, Hezeleo, 17, etc - Bun B BLASTED onto a crowded stage and proceeded to rip through what seemed like every hit and feature he ever did in the past 15 years.

It's crazy cuz when you see the scene on stage (literally 250 people up there behind Bun) you'd think it would have been total chaos, but it wasn't. Everyone up there was there to hold down Bun, not just to be seen. Most of the folks up there were some of Houston's biggest and best artists, and I think every one of them got on the mic at one point or another.

The people really got their moneys worth. Trust.

Mama Wes - Pimp C's mother - was in the house. I can't imagine how she must feel, cuz while I thoroughly enjoyed every second of this show, one thing I kept thinking, and honestly getting a little angry about (I can't help this) was "Man, what if Pimp was up here on this stage too?"

It's still a mystery to me as to why UGK did so few shows. It's a moot point now and I am happy to say that I am one of the few people who got to see them multiple times. I should do a post someday about all the times I went to see UGK over the years. Like the time they played TSU in 1994 with Brand Nubian, The Odd Squad and Seeds of Soul. Or like when I went to see them in Baytown but the parking lot got shot up before the show could ever begin and I ended up ducking down the side of a bayou wall to keep out of range of all the bullets. That was probably 1993 or so.

Bandit of MDDL FNGZ

Know'm talm bout?

E Rock of the 5th Ward Boyz has a new project on the way, seen here with Z-RO!

ESG got up and freestyled and did Swang and Bang.

Slim Thug came out and killed it. They actually were a really great duo on that stage.

As evidenced by these photos

Kid Styles and GU

Chris Ward and Kyleon

Julia Beverly of Ozone Magazine in the house

Mike Jones came out and ripped it as well

Super photographer Jack Thompson in the house!

Zin and Melesa

Allison Pember - one of the founders of Flavor Magazine, now with Microsoft Zune. Is Bun B gonna teach you how to use your Zune Player? Stay tuned.

DEZ! Check this y'all. Dez - one of our local graf/design legends - designed a new bottle for Mountain Dew. Reception happening for the man Feb. 20th, location TBA.

But here's the info. No, this blog IS NOT brought to you by Mountain Dew, but I'm proud of the man so lets take this quick pause for his cause. You don't have to like it, but you gotta respect it. (It's like Pimp C is speaking through me now! I say that a lot these days.)

Honestly the commercial is pretty bad ass. Hats off to the man DEZ!

Now back to our program.

Brother J from X-CLAN WAS IN THE HOUSE! He's recording the new X-Clan album in Houston right now with my man Zin.

Gangsta Legends Willie D and Z-Ro


Oakclif gets the thowededed shirt award!


TJ Chapman

Wille D, C-Lean and Friends

MC Beauty

Mama and Big Monsta!

KB da Kidnappa



Cory Mo and Friend


J. Prince and his son with International Red in the back

KG Mosely and Friend

Coughee Brotha KB!

E-Rock and Jugg Mugg


This is a photo of Pimp C, DJ Screw and someone else. Can't see it all that well.

But I tried

And then these dudes

Stopped traffic.

Whew, what a night. The vibes were so right, the energy was electric, the sound was flawless, the flow was uninterrupted by any bullshit. It just went perfect and I hope Bun takes this show on the road. You should too.

Ever wonder why when Houston was at its peak there was never a Houston tour? I bet some of the big head motherfuckers who fucked that up two years ago would love to go do that now. Watch.

Anyway, Rest in Peace Pimp C. I don't personally believe the coroners report. I don't believe in Hollywood. I don't believe a lot of the shit that happens in this world. All I can say at this point is Rest in Peace Pimp, and Bun, I wanna watch you walk across that stage at the Grammy's tonight - hopefully early in the show so I don't have to watch all that other bullshit. But I already know how they do. Do they even show the rap award? I'll be watching.