Transparent – Pyrexx

Books & Covers become “Transparent” for Pyrexx Review by @Noonston The spiritual transformation of the artist known as Pyrexx, is a well documented one. Last year it might have seemed that the embattled MC was heading for the worst. After posting some disturbing videos to his Instagram and Facebook pages late last year. Many fans began to wonder if Pyrexx was spiraling out of control.  Their speculations may have been confirmed when the tattoo’d MC found himself back in the Harris County jail. Instantly the “Free Pyrexx” movement had begun… again. Benefits for his release were organized, his TBZ Gang made sure his name wasn’t forgotten, yet some had grown tired of Pyrexx antics. Many…

KB Da Mixbreed – Hard Times (Video Review by Noon)

KB Da Mixbreed pushes on despite “Hard Times” “Hard Times” may be an understatement in light of recent turmoil for Alvin Tx.  MC KB Da Mixbreed. A true journey men in Houston’s underground dating back to his features with Dope House Record alumni. Recently he’s worked with pro-skateboarding legend Chris Gentry’s Pro Ridaz Ent. While also functioning as an MC in local hip-rock hybrid The Population. Sound good right? Not so fast… Unfortunately things took a turn for the worst. Finding himself in the confines of the Texas State Correctional Department. After serving out the remaining time on his pervious parole sentence, the Mixbreed was released free to pursue life, liberty and happiness. Eager to…

Doughbeezy – SXSW Recap

By @Noonston Lesson’s in the art of Grind It never seems to surprise when the Southeast Beast releases new material. The guys kind of made a name for himself optimizing his own work ethic and hustle. So should we be surprised that even a month after SXSW the silver tongued mc still seems to make the most out his own experiences??? No we shouldn’t be surprised at all, after all this is what this guy does. Before Doughbeezy left Houston for his favorite city to perform in, Austin Tx. He took to twitter making the claim that this year he would prove he was the “hardest working artist in Texas”. Headwrecka director Lil Justin just…

This One Time At Rap Camp…

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“This One Time At Rap Camp”  Hollywood Floss pitches a tent for Houston Hip-Hop By Noon Welcome to Rap Camp a place where Houston’s best rappers and producers sit around the camp fire, roast marshmallow s’mores, tell scary stories and take hits from the peace pipe. No really let’s stop playing… well that peace pipe part might be true. A day after releasing a music video that premiered exclusively with the Houston Chronicle. You’d think your typical rapper would spend the day gloating in his own success and vanity. Nope not this artist, because this artist just so happens to be Hollywood Floss. Local MC and Houston Hip-Hop thespian known for his blue collar demeanor…

One Last Look (2013 Review by Noon)

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The homie Noon has joined forces with Optimo Radio to help promote the local scene. This is his 2013 Year In Review and we are happy to bring it to you. #IfItAintLocalItAintLive One Last Look – The 2013 “If It Aint Local It Aint Live” Year End Review   Now that we’ve had time to settle into the new year, we felt it appropriate to take one final look at the Houston year in Hip Hop.   2013 was a year of many great personal accomplishments for Houston’s top local talent and tragic losses that left us feeling incomplete exiting the cold December nights. Houston’s local talent pool landed on some of hip-hops largest platforms and we ran into a freshman class that may go down in…