Thanks to some really dope people in our city including Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, The Waxaholics and most importantly great artists, Hustlegrade has the pleasure of taking our submission emails to the stage!
If you are looking for something to do this weekend, come out to the Summer Edition of the All Access Art Show on Friday, May 12.
Hustlegrade got the chance to ask one of All Access's founders, Tajay Byrd, a few questions.
Hustlegrade got lucky enough to receive these amazing shots of Curren$y and J.I.D. during their performance at The Munchies Picnik courtesy of one of our favorite (and most talented) photogs, Jarele Taylor.
Oh hey, it's Sunday huh?
Enjoy the eighth volume of Submission Sundays and come back next Sunday for more.
These are artists from and/or based out of Houston, Texas that you need to get familiar with. Now.
While the headline may suggest this will be a piece focusing on "More Life", the purpose is rather to steer those who have voiced their dislike for the album to something they may enjoy more.
Let's get to the music.
First of all, yes we are aware that today is not Saturday. But, keep reading.
Our own Justina Hay had the chance to get up with Houston's own Papa G, who happens to be a feature artist in our CLASS ACT, to find out more about his Squalla Saturday, find out what it is, below.
Time for Sunday Service. Er, we mean, Submission Sundays!
Enjoy the seventh volume of Submission Sundays and come back next Sunday for more.
SUBMISSION SUNDAYS: VOLUME 7
Enjoy the sixth volume of Submission Sundays and come back next Sunday for more.
Yesterday, Martellus Bennett released the I'm Not A Rapper But Some of My Friends Are EP.
Enjoy the fifth volume of Submission Sundays and come back next Sunday for more.
Also, feel free to submit any and everything dope to us via email@example.com
Anyone who doesn't understand the benefit of Twitter is not using it right. A little while back, some tweets crossed paths and Joe Hova came across my timeline. Blah, blah, Joe is dope. Not only does Joe post and support a lot of great indie music from his website, www.joeshovasmf.com, he also utilizes his platform and experience to offer advice to artists.
Few artists are as transparent and as genuinely funny as Jack Freeman. While many have become familiar with his outgoing personality and soulful, classic sound, Jack’s story of leaving the football field for the stage is one that few may know. Hustlegrade got the opportunity to talk with Jack about where he is at in his career and how it all came to be.
In February 2017, Rocky Banks released a project that featured 47 minutes of pure greatness. "Trust In Banko" is the realization of that potential in music form.
Houston foodies, rejoice: Houston Black Restaurant Week is BACK, in a much bigger way for 2017!
On Sunday, April 9 the Hustlegrade team and four Houston based artists will be at Alley Kat for the first installment of Submission Sundays Live!
You may not be familiar with Erva Carter but, now is the time to get to know her. The 24-year-old Texas native will be a force in the music industry before you know it.
Hit the Hollywood Hills with the Fresh LXRDS and stunt a little bit. Or a lot. Freezer features plenty of icy jewelry, blunts and hanging out of convertible tops.
If you need some dope bars and great visuals in your life today (and who doesn't) go watch Doeman's newest video, No Limit '91.
Every Sunday, the Hustlegrade staff will be posting submissions.
Enjoy the fourth volume of Submission Sundays and come back next Sunday for more.
We also have something cool to announce but we will get to that after the submissions....
Front Row Houston was an idea inspired by New York Fashion week. Witnessing firsthand the fashion trends in New York they undoubtedly knew that Houston had the ability to be the next fashion forward city.
Soon enough, you will see the name Wolfe de Mƈhls everywhere. If you are late to the party, welcome. We have put together a playlist featuring some of Wolfe's dopest releases.
I been waiting for you for the whole week. I been praying for you, you're my Sunday Candy...
Enjoy the third volume of Submission Sundays and come back next Sunday for more.
Houston native Coby recently released "For Now Until Then", an 8 track project that ventures through the reality of the ups and downs that come with being an artist and more than that, a person.
One of the dopest duos you know, Houston based NTheClouds released visuals for their newest track "Chill Day" and it is everything we could hope for.
Happy Sunday, y'all.
Every Sunday, the Hustlegrade staff will be posting submissions. Enjoy the second volume of Submission Sundays and come back next Sunday for more.
This Sunday, we have a special exclusive!
In February, Houston's own DeLorean released "Take Me Back" and once again proved himself a lyrical force to be reckoned with.
Every Sunday, the Hustlegrade staff will be posting submissions.
Enjoy this week's volume of Submission Sundays and come back next Sunday for more.
Also, feel free to submit any and everything dope to us via firstname.lastname@example.org!
March 4, 2017 marked the official launch of Hustlegrade and true to form, we had a pretty dope celebration.
Houston musicians are showing out big time in Austin at South By Southwest. Clink the link below to see details regarding shows featuring Houston based musicians on Thursday, March 16.
Take some time to catch a show by an artist you may have never heard of or seen live.
South By Southwest is coming to a close but TONIGHT is a great night to get out and support some of Houston's own. Check out these events, you are sure to enjoy them. Tons of talent involved. While it will be a task to choose between showcases, we are all here for options.
South By Southwest is in full swing, already. The next few days mark the most important and valuable time in Austin for artists, specifically indie artists. Often large festivals with so many people in attendance can be overwhelming. Hustlegrade spoke with people who represent different facets of the music industry to gain their insight and advice on making the most of your time at SXSW as an artist.
Native Mo City rapper Jay-Von sent Hustlegrade a "Before The SW" playlist that features an array of artists from Jay-Von himself to Chance the Rapper.
If you are looking for something dope tonight in Houston, look no further than The Aviante Music Xperience!
Justina walks us through her insights on the latest controversial film, "Get Out".
Salma Ekambi's intimate idea about celebrating things our peers within the diaspora are doing in the modern day has grown The Black History Project into a movement. Read her own words about the origin and purpose of the event.
Instead of inundating you with a ton of album reviews or song descriptions, we put together a list of music for you to simply listen to and enjoy. We also encourage everyone to go check out the artists below and add them to your radars and playlists.
Learn about NDSTRY NGHT, a weekly, open forum event aiming to create a legitimate platform for up and coming artists started by Donnie Houston.
Our team decided to have a last minute gathering where we invited other creatives to come kick it with us & have fun with 5-minute photoshoots with our creative director Rod. Check out the stills and be looking for future Sunday Shindigs.
Usually a project with 16 tracks gets stale halfway through. On the contrary, Hogg Booma's most recent release "Turn Up 4 A Bag" is high quality throughout it's entirety. Quite a feat.
Nineteen year old El Paso native, Khalid released his debut album "American Teen" this week and listen, it is amazing.