BC’s Top 50 Fav Hip-Hop Songs of All Time (#20-11)

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Well, we’ve made it to the Top 20. This is where things got really difficult for me. I mean, each of these could easily be in anyone’s Top 10. Each one is a classic, in it’s own right, and you won’t be disappointed.

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Free Press Summer Fest – Saturday “Must-See” Acts

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We’ve broken down Free Press Summer Fest into two days of Must-See action! We’ve got a variety of acts from punk, pop, rock, dance and hip hop.

There may be a few set conflicts, but these are the best of the best if you’re looking for a crunk and twerktastic Free Press weekend!

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[Review] Geto Boys @ Emo’s East 1.26.2013

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14 years of patience and I FINALLY got to see legendary Houston hip hop trio and godfathers of Southern rap, Geto Boys. I can remember convincing my grandmother that she should take my brother and I to see Office Space in theaters (I was 12 and my grandmother was too sweet to think we would want to go to an “inappropriate” film). With artists like Ice Cube, Biz Markie, Kool Keith, and of course, Geto Boys, the soundtrack to that movie solidified my love for hip hop.

Though Willie D, Scarface, and Bushwick Bill are over 40, that didn’t stop them from bringing the house down at Emo’s East on Saturday night.

The show started off with each member coming out and performing some of their solo songs before they kicked it up a notch and tore up classic tracks like “Gangster of Love,” “Chuckie,” My Mind Is Playing Tricks On Me,” and, of course, “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangster.”

Willie D and Scarface even jumped off the set-list a few times to do some freestyles and beat boxes. But the best part of the night was Scarface’s awkwardly awesome facial expressions as he and Willie D tried to keep a leash on the incredibly drunk Bushwick Bill. Bushwick was downing Jagermeister and more or less stumbling around the stage, but, to my surprise, didn’t skip a beat when it came to his rhymes.

I would have hoped for better video and some good photos, but there was so much ganja smoke filling the venue that my Android camera was rendered almost useless. But here’s my video for “Damn It Feels Good To Be A Gangster,” any way.

Geto Boys 4 Life.

BC & Merch & Neiliyo Present: The Best of H-Town Mixtape!

OMGZ can you believe it?  BC and Merch have joined mixtape-forming forces with pop-rocker Neiliyo to create “The Best of H-Town Mixtape”!  All of those crazy rappers that were born and raised in Houston, Texas and rap about their southern upbringings are on this mix.  We got some old stuff and even added some newbies.  Make sure to add this to your summer beach cruising CD stash and share with all of your hip-hop lovin’ O.G.’s!

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Tracklist:

UGK feat. Outkast | “International Players Anthem”

Fat Pat | “Tops Drop”

Lil’ Flip | “Game Over”

Lil’ Keke | “Southside”

Paul Wall | “Break Em Off”

DJ Screw | “Cloverland (Botany Boys)”

Pimp C feat. Mike Jones, Bun B | “Pourin’ Up”

DJ DMD | “25 Lighters”

Bun B feat. Ying Yang Twins | “Git It”

The Hawk | “Haters Luv It (When You Down)”

Slim Thug feat. T.I., Bun B | “3 Kings”

Geto Boys | “My Mind Playing Tricks On Me”

Devin The Dude | “Jus Coolin”

Lil’ Troy | “Wanna Be A Baller”

Chamillionaire feat. Lil’ Flip | “Turn It Up”

South Park Mexican | “High So High”

Mike Jones | “Mr. Jones”