Back when he was in high school, New Orleans rapper Dee-1 was working at a local Circuit City store when Lil Wayne came in and ordered a TV. Dee ended up installing the goggle-box into Weezy's car. These days, Dee himself works closely with Mannie Fresh, the architect of the classic Cash Money sound ... More >>
As a member of Krazy Kids Radio and the Ri$ky Bizne$$ Crew, local DJ Ant-1 is known for playing a broad variety of music, including '90s hip-hop and even the burgeoning trap music genre. Originally from Daly City, home to DJs like Shortkut and DJ Chicken Skratch, Ant-1 began his career in 1996 after ... More >>
Trombone Shorty plays Friday and Saturday at the Fillmore.
"I've been hearing hip-hop music since I was born." So says Trombone Shorty, the brass-playing band leader who grew up in the Tremé district of New Orleans' 6th Ward and has already amassed a Grammy nomination for his debut jazz albu ... More >>
Das Racist performs tonight at Ruby Skye.
Das Racist wants to be taken on its own terms. Sort of. The Brooklyn-based trio consisting of Himanshu "Heems" Suri, Victor Vazquez, and hypeman/ "spiritual advisor" Ashok Kondabolu has spent more time discussing the group's motivations, identity, and ... More >>
Method Man joins the crowd.The Smoker's Club Tour with Method Man and Curren$y
November 2, 2011
Better than: Curling up at home with a bong and a Snuggie.
My moshing days never really began, but they should have been over about half my life ago. Still, as the bruises from Meth ... More >>
Lil Wayne's family-friendly fun.Lil Wayne
Friday, September 2, 2011
Better than: Rap shows without fireworks and fake gunshots
"I apologize to the parents who brought their kids because of the cussing," said Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr. at the end of a nearly two-hour ... More >>