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Friends, Admirers Gather at Rice to Celebrate Pimp C’s Trill Legacy

“Do you need help?”  Clearly I did. Not only had I foolishly worn heels, I’d parked on the opposite side of Rice University’s sprawling campus. As I searched for the Rice Media Center, a student offered to help, leading me to the building as we made small talk about the reason the city had come out in droves. A legend was being honored. “Pimp C is speaking tonight? He’s the one from UGK, right?” For a moment I was taken aback before reminding myself that even a duo as legendary…

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#FollowTheBandit: Kemah Boardwalk Inn Serves Up Luxury For the Holiday Staycation

Once Halloween creeps around the corner life seems to kick into overdrive as fun and spooky costumes quickly give way to the wonderful smells of Thanksgiving dinner. As many odash to the delights of wrapping your loved ones’ gifts and placing twinkling lights on Christmas trees. I’ve come to cherish December as a time to give thanks, as well as gifts to those not on the naughty list. Unfortunately, the magic of Christmas and its jolly fat Santa is largely gone by adulthood, and in its place you learn to…

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2016 Chicks With Class Holiday Brunch

Houston based organization Chicks With Class has quickly become a “tween” go-to resource for its commitment to promoting positive body image and personal development thanks to the hard work of its founder, Margo Baines. Baines explains that her passion comes from “The drive to show girls their ability to accomplish things. Work hard and do not give up. You’ll hear a million no’s but eventually you’ll hear that one yes.” Adding to their growing roster of empowerment based initiatives and events, the organization ended the year by proudly presenting “Chicks…

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James Blake Woos House of Blues With Seductive British Soul

I made a cardinal mistake on Saturday. A rookie move even, arriving just as doors were opening for James Blake’s long-awaited Houston stop on his The Colour In Anything tour. After finding a spot in the front I watched as the House of Blues quickly transformed into standing room only, as the crowd began playing the waiting game. But after waiting three years for the followup to Blake’s Overgrown, I figured a few more hours couldn’t hurt. “Are you a fan or did you come with someone?” Since pushing their…

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#SXSW2016: #Freshflow Gives Back At The Belmont

  For years, Austin’s annual South by Southwest festival has served as one of the largest of its kind in the nation. It’s famous for its music portion, a long standing stretch of bars and hotel spaces converted into stages and growing more like home for filmmakers willing to test their material before heading towards wider releases. It’s original charm was that SXSW gave independent and obscure talent the chance to reach new ears, thanks in part to the large crowds that invade the Texas capital each year. To be…

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Devi Dev, D Will, Mr. Boomtown & More Honored During Houston’s #30For30

On December 30th, Queen Bobbi, iYoVisuals and Wire Road Studios came together to present “30 for 30,” a toast to the cream of Houston’s entertainment crop, paying homage to a variety of creative professionals including publicists, producers, writers and more. At the center of the evening was Issac “Chill” Yoman, an integral part of Wire Road’s continued success. Addressing the packed studio, he stressed the importance of strengthening ties within the city explaining, “We know it’s competition everywhere, but we have to come together.” Bursting with local talent, Houston is once again becoming a focal…

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Trae Shines At ‘Tha Truth’ Listening Session

You really can’t ban the truth. It’s been a long road for ABN soldier Trae Tha Truth, but it’s a battle that he’s always been more than equipped to fight. Already considered a legend by Houston standards, he could have easily just accepted his place as the de facto Underground King of the Streets, yet it seems as if he’s destined for more. Since bursting out of Texas he’s evolved into an indie favorite; from the East to the West Coast, there’s a damn good chance he’s already worked with…

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Slim Thug Celebrates New Documentary At Royal Oaks Theater

It wasn’t until I moved to Houston that I was able to fully understood the grip that Slim Thug has on the South. After legends like UGK and the Geto Boys paved the way, Slim helped lead a new generation of Houston artists to mainstream success alongside Paul Wall, Chamillionaire and of course Mike Jones, who helped usher the city back to the forefront with the double platinum certified Who Is Mike Jones? Last Wednesday, Slim gave a select audience the opportunity to travel back time, briefly transforming the River Oaks Theater into a time machine…

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Recap: Common, Tanqueray Make Waves With Trunk Show

Fashion, music and business collided in Houston for the final stop on the Tanqueray Trunk Show tour; a six-city tour that gave select audiences a chance to witness dope performances and sound industry advice from a panel of veterans including the talented DJ M.O.S., Maxwell Osborne (head designer for labels Black Apple and Public School,) Ronnie Fieg (Kith) and Grand Hustle Records co-founder Jason Geter, also known as the creative management machine behind Iggy Azalea. Though typically only open for special events like weddings or corporate parties, Houston’s newly renovated…

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Common, Panel Shine At Tanqueray Trunk Show

Fashion, music and business collided in Houston for the final stop on theTanqueray Trunk Show tour; a six-city tour that gave select audiences a chance to witness dope performances and sound industry advice from a panel of veterans including the talented DJ M.O.S., Maxwell Osborne(head designer for labels Black Apple and Public School,) Ronnie Fieg(Kith) and Grand Hustle Records co-founder Jason Geter, also known as the creative management machine behind Iggy Azalea. Though typically only open for special events like weddings or corporate parties, Houston’s newly renovated The Astorian served…

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