Nay Hound- Rapper

Rapper Nay Hound is currently rocking the underground scene in Alabama but is originally from Long Island, NY. You can tell he still rocks with NY because when FYI Houston caught up with Nay Hound, all of his biggest musical influences were straight out of the Empire State.

Tragedy from the loss of his first-born son pushed Nay Hound to take his music more seriously and push himself to a whole different level. Nay Hound struggled through that time but now strives to go further for his son. Be sure to keep your ear to the streets for the release of Nay Hound’s next project entitled Pain.

Follow Nay Hound on Instagram @nayhound_

Grrl Garage Group Invades HOUSTON Jan 21st


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The Darts (US) are taking their Phoenix-and-Los-Angeles-based girl gang on the road across the US for the first time, beginning with the southern states in January 2017. Listen to The Darts’ debut album –  just released in December 2016 on Dirty Water Records (UK) –  here.

“I’ve always wanted to be in an all-girl band, with badass girls who are, first of all, awesome musicians,” says singer/organist Nicole Laurenne. And the key there is “badass”. Because this ain’t elevator music. This band is more heavy and aggressive sounding than any of the ladies’ previous bands – which include The Love Me Nots, Motobunny, Zero Zero (Nicole), The Two Tens, The Dollyrots, Thee Outta Sites (drummer/singer Rikki Styxx), The Love Me Nots, Casual Encounters, The Madcaps (bassist/singer Christina  Nunez), and Brainspoon (guitarist/singer Michelle Balderrama). What this is, basically, is just good ol’ fashioned Stooges-meets-Trashwomen kind of rock’n’roll, purposely left a little rough around the edges, with a certain old-school punk feel and, most of all, a good-time vibe.

The band formed in early 2016 when, after watching each other’s bands from the sidelines for years, Nicole and Michelle decided it was high time to write some songs and put together the all-girl supergroup of their dreams. With twelve songs ready, Californians Rikki and Michelle recorded their tracks in Los Angeles and Arizonans Nicole and Christina then tracked their parts in Phoenix. Arizona producer Bob Hoag (Flying Blanket Recordings) did the mix, resulting in an album full of garage riffs, girl-group harmonies, heavy fuzz bass, Farfisa organ, pounding drum fills, and all-around lo-fi-turned-hi-fi goodness.

Their song “Take What I Need” powered its way into regular rotation on Little Steven’s syndicated radio show, The Underground Garage, and the band got a surprise shout-out from author Steven King via Twitter. Just two months after playing its first live show together, The Darts signed to esteemed trash-rock British label Dirty Water Records – and released a DIY music video – in December 2016. The band will tour Europe and release its next record this summer 2017.


JAN 14 PHOENIX Valley Bar
JAN 18 EL PASO Lowbrow Palace
JAN 19 SAN ANTONIO Limelight
JAN 20 AUSTIN The Blackheart
JAN 21 HOUSTON Notsuoh
JAN 23 AUBURN DeRailed
JAN 24 NASHVILLE Springwater
JAN 26 DALLAS Three Links
JAN 29 PHOENIX Rebel Lounge

Get in touch with The Darts (US) at for media requests, guest lists, booking info, and promo copies on MP3 or vinyl.

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“The Darts ‘Take What I Need.’ Very cool.” – Stephen King, author
“The Coolest Song In The World [‘Take What I Need]” – The Underground Garage (SiriusXM Radio)
“The talent in this band is off the charts.” – 50thirdand3rd (FL)
“Visceral, unhinged..One of my favorite tracks of the year.” – Phoenix New Times
“A raucous first EP.” – Arizona Republic 
“The best new band I have seen in quite awhile.” – John Carlucci,The Underground Garage
“A knock-out punch.” – Rich’s Rants n Raves (Las Vegas)
“The best girl band in the universe.” – Blog Da Buzzo (Brazil)
“Exciting, dark..A sweltering sound that consumes all of your garage rock desires.” – Java Magazine
“Oh yeah, Nicole Laurenne does it again!” – Genya Ravan, Chicks and Broads / The Underground Garage
Best 50 Singles By Phoenix Bands 2016 – Phoenix New Times
Top 20 EPs By Phoenix Bands 2016 – Phoenix New Times

Taz Da Realist is BACK with NEW VISUALS to vibe to…

Female artist TazDaRealist is back with some new heat for the streets. She introduces her latest visual ‘The Intro’ which is another lyrical masterpiece. We first introduced her to you in April 2016, and she is keeping true to her word in not letting up and working hard until everyone knows her name. Check out her visual and let us know what you think.

FYI Houston Spring 2016 interview with Taz Da Realist

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Deus Lee Presents: Straight Bars No Hooks

Today’s music industry is filled with modern day shenanigans that even the 80s babies can’t stand to listen to. It’s as if the radio consistently plays dope nursery rhymes for elementary kids to sing along and dance to. Though there are a good number of people who enjoy where gangster rap and trap music have led us, there are a large number of listeners awaiting real rap to return; simply put, people want lyricism. We’ve heard all the cool beats, auto tune, and sing-song rap we can take. “Where is the content?!”, they exclaim.

Starting his music career with “The Project”, Kent Hadnot, also known as Deus Lee, experienced loads of support from back home family and friends, and in even bigger numbers, his college campus. Before grauduating from the University of Incarnate Word, he dropped his second mixtape, “The Project II: I Just Wanna Rap”. With noticeable progression, relevant content, and precious talent, Deus Lee has continued to improve and impress with his most recent project, “Straight Bars No Hooks”, #SBNH.
Deus Lee karate chops words in a way that provides a breath of fresh air to those who needed to be reminded that real artists, real music, and real lyricism still exist. He creatively composed a mixture of sounds and verses, literally no hooks, to express pain, reality, truths, and even fun times from his collegiate past. He paints verbal images and touches touchy topics willingly, demolishing devils as he delivers from the depths of his soul. It’s the type of music you enjoy listening to over and over to pick up punchlines and puns you didn’t catch before.
Deus Lee created half the beats, and wrote MOST of his music. He specifically included a freestyle with friends, as well as “Flow Style Jank” which in his terms means to freestyle until you fall off, then pick up where you left off. “It was never written, so it’s a flow style”, he joked. To make this short project even more special, he released the tape on Thanksgiving Day, his 24th birthday.
In addition, Deus Lee will be releasing visuals to accompany his bars and it won’t be long before he comes out with his next mixtape! Be on the lookout and get your SOUL FOOD in the meantime. Less than 30 minutes of killer word play, eloquent speech, and head bobbers, you can find “Straight Bars No Hooks” on Soundcloud, iTunes, Tidal, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play.
Listen on Soundcloud

Cee Won X releases new music & reveals upcoming Texas tour

Cee-WonCee-Won X is a political rapper, songwriter, dancer, and singer. He began performing as a hip hop dancer in 2008 and would go on to battle against many B-boy crews and compete in local jams across the Houston, Texas area for years. In 2013, Cee-Won X released his first demo as a political rapper and founding member of the alternative rap group Sons of the Tongue. Cee grew up surrounded by music, which he believes led him to feel like an artist by nature. His father, uncle, and grandfather were all professional musicians and he spent the mid-1990s on the road with his father’s band.

Cee-WonMuch like his father, Cee is a powerful singer who uses rock-influenced harmonies in his music to separate himself from many Houston-based rap acts. Cee is also a DJ who firmly believes in a “strictly vinyl” stance – meaning he doesn’t use any digital DJ equipment – and all music he uses is limited to the confines of his vinyl record collection. In 2015 Cee worked closely with producer Zachary Garren (formerly of the band Dance Gavin Dance) and released his eclectic album titled “The Excursion II: A Poet In the Land of Cruel Intentions,”’ in which Cee sings, raps, plays bass and guitar, and utilizes his DJ skills to make what many have considered an impressive work of honest art. He is praised for his energetic and engaging live performances where he often uses the opportunity in between songs to address to his audience issues of social justice and issues within hip hop culture.In July of 2016 Cee released a single for his song titled “World’s Gone Mad” on cassette through his own independent record label, Cee-Won X Music Group. Cee will be touring Texas and releasing an EP titled “Silence” in 2017.excursion-2

Download the FREE album “The Excursion II: A Poet In the Land of Cruel Intentions” Here

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Twitter: CeeWonX

1st Ladies Bar features new signature cocktails for fall at the upcoming Belles & Beaus Gala

1st Ladies Bar is an all-female mobile bar service that specializes in upscale events and signature drinks. What better way to combine specializations than throwing a fall ball and charity event to introduce their fall line of Signature Drinks?
The Inaugural Belles and Beaus Gala will take place at the Houstonian Hotel, on November 12th. On this glistening Saturday evening, attendees will get to experience the Harlem Renaissance in Houston: the Roaring 1920’s in 2016.
Belles & Beaus Gala
The theme allows for women to pull out their formal gowns, Tina Turner feathers, and Josephine Baker costumes. Men can keep warm in trench coats, as they carry brief cases, cigarettes, and cigars as accessories. The House of Chargois is one of the sponsors for this lovely event, offering many styles of elegance for men and women alike. People can even rent an outfit!
A percentage of proceeds will be donated to the YWCA Houston, dedicated to eliminating racism and empowering women. This charity was special to 1st Ladies Bar as they are owned by two black women who attended a predominantly white university. Their mission is for women to empower one another, and to collaborate rather than compete.
There will be live music, giveaways, fashion, and glamour as Houston’s Elite and Social Groups meet up for a formal dinner and dance in an elegant ballroom. This will be a fantastic night for networking and cutting a rug.
Tickets are $75 for individuals and $125 for couples. A small dinner plate comes with all ticket sales and there will be cash bars to taste each of the fall line of signature drinks created by 1st Ladies Bar. This event is the first of many to come and will also act as a precursor to a major move which 1st Ladies Bar will be announcing this upcoming year.

FYI Houston Fall 2016 Playlist features Cooley Kimble, Rock N Rolla, Burial Boyz & more!

Our fall 2016 playlist features some great music from artists featured in our entertainment section. Take a listen and make sure you follow the artists and download their music. Support the Underground!

Fall 2016


“I have something to say that’s positive, I truly want to help people with their journey in life through my music.” – Pierré D

Houston’s next hottest underground lyricist Pierré “Pierré D” Lindsay, was originally born in Houston and moved to Atlanta at the age of 5. Growing up in Atlanta, Pierré had no choice but to adopt the southern swag and lingo that gave him his lyrical delivery today. After graduating, Pierré started giving his music career 110%. His dad was a huge music head who kept his mind fresh and eager to explore different ideas, instead of just listening to what he was comfortable with during those times. Pierré became an artist to help people with their journey in life through his music. He managed to pick up numerous styles of legendary rappers in the game and mesh them with his own originality, being influenced by Biggie, Lil Wayne, UGK, and Out Kast, he developed his own unique sound.

“I have something to say that’s positive, I truly want to help people with their journey in life through my music.” – Pierré D

Pierré’s first time on a stage was at Club Numbers, courtesy of DJ Black D. His most memorable performance was his show at Warehouse Live. He is motivated by the support network of his family and close friends, who show unconditional love towards his career. This keeps him going through the good or bad. During his start, he struggled with confidence behind his career. Now he’s over confident from his fans feedback. Guests can expect to be entertained at his live performances, with uplifting, informative, and modern music tailored for all ages. His mixtape, “VE” (Vertical Elevation) should be on your radar.

Over the next five years, Pierré plans to transition to the business side of music. Lately, he has created a Houston-based tour for himself and a couple of other artists around the city, with plans on expansion across the country. Advice for the youth:

“Stop, make a plan and follow accordingly. Don’t get swayed by the images and lifestyles being projected to the youth today.” – Pierré D

Pierre D

Contact Pierre D:
Facebook: Pierre Lindsay
Instagram: @Pierre_ETC
Twitter: @Pierre_ETC

SINGLE RELEASE: Green and Brown by Susan Carol’ via



Houston, TX, October 28, 2015- Local Houston artist Susan Carol’ is releasing the first single off her upcoming EP Alchemy. The single titled Green and Brown was produced completely by Susan Carol’.

Green and Brown is a song for our generation to vibe to. Whether it is a night out on the town or just chilling with friends, it is a song that can jam through your speakers. Green and Brown will be available on Soundcloud and Youtube for free streaming.

Susan will release her EP Alchemy later this year and intends to prerelease two more singles in addition toGreen and Brown.

If you would like more information about this project, please contact Alex Kennedy at 281-932-3801 or at

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