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Last week, Young Thug released a new song called “Power.” The Atlanta rapper is ascendent — as Tom Breihan noted in his Album Of The Week review, Young Thug’s new Barter 6 makes a “full-on rap-star leap” — but he’s just one of many in the game to employ and embrace the word “thug.” Some… More »

In his industrious resolve to deliver Houston hip-hop to the widest possible market in the mid-2000s, rapper Mike Jones assumed the role of carnival barker. The carnival, though, was Mike Jones himself. He yapped his name on every track he could, usually prefaced by a “Who?”, and doled out T-shirts emblazoned with his cell phone… More »

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MICK + Leon Bridges’ Coming Home To Texas Mixtape Combines His Songs With Houston Rap Classics

Leon Bridges is a neo-soul revivalist straight out of Fort Worth whose debut album Coming Home felt like it was taken whole cloth from an…
Caitlin White | September 1, 2015 - 5:47 pm

Beyoncé – “I Been On Remix” (Feat. Bun B, Scarface, Z-Ro, Lil Keke, Willie D & Slim Thug)

A couple of weeks ago and absolutely out of nowhere, Beyoncé released the absolutely badass and aggressively weird single "Bow Down/I Been On," on which…
Tom Breihan | March 29, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Trae Tha Truth – “I’m From Texas” Video (Feat. Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Kirko Bangz & Bun B)

Houston rap's moment in the national spotlight started sometime around January 2005 and ended sometime around December 2005, but all those guys are still around,…
Tom Breihan | August 21, 2012 - 9:56 am

Big K.R.I.T. – “Me & My Old School” Video (Feat. Lil Keke & Slim Thug)

For a new version of "Me & My Old School," an ode to ancient gas-guzzlers from Mississippi rapper/producer Big K.R.I.T.'s album Live From The Underground,…
Tom Breihan | August 13, 2012 - 4:03 pm

Slim Thug – “Can’t Stop” (Feat. Curren$y)

On his latest track, the thunder-voiced Houston rap veteran Slim Thug tries out the sort of hazy, organic stoner-rap beat that New Orleans weed-rap king…
Tom Breihan | November 3, 2011 - 3:40 pm