Austin

Vanilla Ice may have thought the pandemic was the perfect time for him reemerge back on the scene, but after fans gave their response to his upcoming concert he quickly saw he was not a vibe. Earlier this week the 90's rapper best known for his 1989 hit "Ice Ice Baby", took to Instagram to announce he was bringing the 90s back to Austin with a concert, despite public health officials advising the public to stay home.

A rash of bombings in Austin, Texas may come to an end after a white 24-year-old suspect in the matter blew himself up after SWAT team members descended upon his vehicle on the side of the road. Investigators managed to track the unnamed suspect to a hotel outside the city before making their way to […]

A fourth bombing in Austin, Texas appears to be the work of a serial bomber, and Black residents in the state’s capital are anxious after two Black men were killed while another pair were injured in previous attacks. The latest bombing seriously injured two white men in their 20’s, but that hasn’t eased rumblings that the […]

Breaion King, a schoolteacher in Austin, Texas, was pulled over by police for a routine traffic stop in June of last year. In a recently obtained dash camera video, King, a Black woman, is violently arrested and thrown to the ground twice which has sparked an investigation by the Austin Police Department.

David Joseph was shot and killed in North Austin, Texas on Feb. 8 by Austin Police Officer Geoffrey Freeman, this after he arrived at an apartment complex in response to a disturbance. On Monday, Officer Freeman was fired by the APD during a press conference after it was determined he used excessive measures during the […]

President Barack Obama and J. Cole will be the special guests of a Democratic National Committee fundraising event during SXSW weekend in Austin, Texas. The event will be hosted by will.i.am and Will “Whurley” Hurley of Honest Dollar.

Talicia Kiavonna Morrison fights dirty—very dirty. The 20-year-old Texas resident gauged out another woman’s eye during a fight, last weekend.

A Tribe Called Quest made news last week after it was announced they would be joining the iconic Prince as part of Samsung’s Next Big Thing private party and show. After the performance, Q-Tip, Phife, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi talked rocking out at SXSW 2013, future projects and more. 

Snoop Dogg made his first SXSW appearance as Snoop Lion, headlining the Cashmere Agency’s “LIONFEST- A celebration of ‘Reincarnated’”  at VICELAND. The Lion rocked a crowd of 2,000 fans to debut reggae/dancehall influenced songs, off his forthcoming Reincarnated release.

Kendrick Lamar‘s rise continues as the Compton, Calif. rapper will headline an exclusive launch party for culture and lifestyle magazine Mass Appeal at this year’s SXSW festival. Co-sponsored and hosted by Pharell Williams’ BBC Ice Cream imprint, K.Dot will be joined by some of Hip-Hop’s best and brightest.

Billboards posted in cities around Texas are causing controversy for calling Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. a Republican, and urging Black people (who do not belong to the party) to make the switch. Appearing in Dallas, Austin, and Houston, the political advertisements were put up by Black Republican group, Raging Elephants, and reads  “Martin Luther King, Jr. was […]

Some audiences just don’t get Dave Chappelle. The comedian performed at The Paramount Theatre in Austin, Texas Tuesday (June 19), and things didn’t go so well. Booking the show at the last minute, and performing to a sold out crowd of 1,250 did little to ease the tension in the room. Despite being instructed not […]