Posts Tagged ‘hip-hop’
CharLe$: “I want to do hip hop for a living.” Photo by Andre Trujillo.

In Transit

Fort Worth rapper Lou CharLe$ has a new album and big dreams.
Eric Griffey
Lou CharLe$ is constantly on the move. Whether it’s touring, recording, promoting, or shooting videos, the TCU graduate can’t stay still for too long. His perpetual motion is probably something that was wired into his DNA. ...


Nice Major’s California Colors

Dimitrius Jones
Fort Worth-based rapper Nice Major’s California Colors is a sonic collage of West Coast-style synth, slow-riding beats, droning, mind-bending notes, and intricate rhymes with superior pop sensibilities. The production quality...


Krum’s Bare Knuckle Gospel

Jeremy Hallock
What a difference a name makes. The new joint by Tarrant County rapper Krum (formerly known as Playdough) and producer DJ Rob Viktum is a first-person saga of redemption, faith, and identity told over soulful, haunting samples ...

Le’Velle: “I don’t like to write anything without substance.” Photo by Armando Conde.

Le’Velle Rising

This Fort Worth rapper’s star has risen quickly.
At 20, Fort Worth rapper Le’Marr Warren — better known as Lyric Le’Velle — has drawn comparisons to J. Cole and earned Leon Bridges’ seal of approval with his increasingly confident live performances. Some of his lyri...

Solo Lucci. Courtesy of Solo Lucci

Solo Time

Solo Lucci is poised to be hip-hop’s next superstar.
Last month, Chris Brown’s seventh album, Royalty, debuted at No. 3 on the Billboard charts. When the R&B stylist’s label, RCA, started taking pre-orders a few weeks before the release date, the single “Wrist,” featu...


New Local Music

A Fort Worth rapper returns to the game while some Denton rockers come into their own.
Fort Worth Weekly
Before Fort Worth’s rap scene blossomed into the vibrant, talent-rich rhyme factory it now is, Smoothvega, a.k.a. Lorenzo Zenteno, stood atop the hip-hop hierarchy and looked poised for big things. The buzz around him was pal...


Street Smarts

Not too long ago, JLD was homeless. Now he’s playing a sanctioned SXSW gig.
Jimmy Fowler
When you ask 32-year-old Justin Derington to cite some of his biggest musical influences, he’ll rattle off names like Tom Petty, Kurt Cobain, and Stevie Wonder. Those artists have inspired generations of musicians, of course,...

Tarrant County rapper Doug Funnie's new album is poised to make him the nerdcore king. Locally, of course.

Doug Funnie’s Head in the Cloudz

Uh-oh. Is Rivercrest Yacht Club’s reign as the clown princes of North Texas hip-hop in jeopardy? MCs Heffminster de la Rocha, Generic, and DDS, with their killer rhythm section of drummer Lucas White (James Hinkle, Gunga Galu...

817 Hip-Hop Around the Clock

Anthony Mariani
The Fort Worth Music Co-Op recently invited rapper Dru B Shinin to host a hip-hop night at The Cellar (2916 W. Berry St. by TCU, 817-923-6116). The first event happened last week, and, according to Weekly writer Caroline Collie...

They Will Rhyme You, Phatzo

Jimmy Fowler
  This week’s ”Music” feature is a profile of former UTA students Gabe Pippen and Alan Nosellot. They’re better known to fans as Hammel and Briso, the incurably Teutonic and fatally sexy techno rappers known as LAZ...