Posts Tagged ‘rap’

Is Dallas Cowboys RB Christine Michael The Next Emmitt Smith Or Marty B?

Jeff Prince
Dallas Cowboys fans are buzzing about running back Darren McFadden’s big Sunday in New York (29 rushes for 152 yards and a TD). But the national football experts are more excited about Christine Michael. Michael arrived i...


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...

Tornup (left) and DJ Berto G have become a force for socially conscious hip-hop in North Texas.

Tornup’s Righteous Rap

Along with DJ Berto G, this 22-year-old Fort Worthian is the anti-bling king.
Jimmy Fowler
Torry Evan Finley may be best known as bassist/frontman of the psychedelic sludge-metal band Spacebeach. The 22-year-old Fort Worthian also is a frequent presence at the Near Southside DIY space 1919 Hemphill, booking shows and...

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This Week in Hate Speech: Go Mustangs!

Kristian Lin
Sometimes, you need to behave like a virus to go viral. That’s the lesson provided to us this week by two white students at Grapevine High School, who recorded a rap song two years ago about lynching African-Americans, al...

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Rap Up that Lola’s Jay

Hip-hop finally has a home. For the past few months, Lola’s Saloon has been hosting shows by some of the most progressive underground rappers and beatmakers in North Texas and beyond on Wednesday nights. Before Lola’s, hip-...

Banging beats and instrumental melodies complement some wicked rhymes on this new collaboration.

The Truth on Tape?

A sparkling new collaboration manifests everything right — and wrong — in hip-hop.
How refreshing it was to see Dru B Shinin’ come onto the scene a few years ago. Here was this young, hungry rapper with an interesting backstory and a TCU diploma, pumping out songs and albums seemingly nonstop and also –...

Scotty Boy (front) and Renizance attribute most of their success to The Hustle.


Immortal Soldierz built a mini-empire on gumption … and thousands of CDs.
The two guys in Fort Worth’s Immortal Soldierz still make their living the old-fashioned way. Rappers Salvador “Scotty Boy” Vasilio and Hector “Renizance” Falcone call their business model The Hustle: They swagger up ...

Local rapper Kyeyote is recording his sophomore album, For the Love of Ballads, due out this fall. Vishal Malhotra

Here Fur Good

Chicago native and former drug dealer Kyeyote stalks the Fort’s rap scene.
Kye Harry, a Chicago native and relative newcomer to Fort Worth’s rap scene, got his stage name over a few lines of cocaine a little over a decade ago in his hometown. Harry was dealing the drug then, and a regular customer s...

Beats, Rhymes & Life: Rap Promoters

This hip-hop documentary is like butter.
A Tribe  Called  Quest came along in the  early 1990s, when hip-hop music was dominated by murderously petty feuds and aggressive braggadocio. In this environment, Tribe’s socially conscious brand of rap stood ...

Fort Worth Hip-Hop: On the Verge

With the help of some veterans, a crop of new hip-hoppers is building a viable scene.
CAROLINE COLLIER photos by anna routh
Though he was still a teenager, Six2 had already experienced how high life could take him and how quickly it could try to erase him. As he stood on a Hemphill Street corner looking to peddle a pocketful of crack one day in 1996...