Thursday, August 31, 2006


Download Last Nights Damage Control Here.

Man last night was insane. Louie Rankin was in the house and dropped a lot of knowledge though I did have to cut off his Kill a cha cha man all day song. Sheesh. C-Note from teh Botany Boys came thru and KB da Kidnappa from Street Military came through and talked about touring in Australia. Classic New Orleans Bounce producer Ice Mike was in the house talking about his latest album Do Em Dirty and politicking with New Orleans King Your Majesty of Kings of the Roundtable about his year in Houston 1 year after Katrina. That's toward the end and is a great conversation. Shit we had a lot of folks in the house, who else? Grit Boys... we played their incredible new single "Make Yourself Seen." I need to post that bitch up for yall hi quality. Get it in your mix. Shit, what else, I don't remember. Shit was thowed. It's all I know... DOWNLOAD IT ABOVE PLEASE DO NOT SIT AND STREAM IT!

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Advertisement of Sorts:
Do You Want Your Music Promoted in Europe?

Do you want to promote your music in Europe?

As you may or may not know myself, DJ Chill and DJ Rapid Ric are going to be in Europe from September 20 - September 29th doing HoustonSoReal parties in Oslo, Norway, Trondheim, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Amsterdam, possibly Paris and definitely London.

These will be some straight up Dirty South parties like Europe has never seen. At these parties I plan to give away mixtapes, cd singles, vinyl to DJ's, t-shirts, posters and copies of Ozone Magazine to everyone we see. And on days off we will be hitting up retail in all the cities as well as doing some radio appearances.

I realize that everyone can't go with us on this trip, but if you start really promoting now, maybe I can book your European tour next.

So look, most of you, especially in Texas, know my rep. I am not bullshitting here. I will charge you a nominal fee, and take your product to Europe to hit off tastemakers and potential fans. I'll bring you back photos and feedback at the end of the trip so you can see what I did to promote your artist/product.

Your fee will help pay for our travel and taxes on the promo items we will have to pay in every country we go to.

Also, to set the whole theme off right at these HoustonSoReal parties, we will be decorating the clubs with promo posters from artists from out here in the south. You know how we do.

So shit, I already know half you fools pay street teams a lot of money to do that shit in your own back yard.

You can pay me a lil something and I'll get your career kick started in Europe.

Let me know what you think.

Email any inquiries to matt at damagecontrolradio dot org and I'll get right back at ya.

This is an opportunity for you that you really shouldn't miss out on. Holler. You know I put it down.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006


I'm so far behind on the picture tip. Below though I'ma play major catch up here. First up is a set of photos from the Museum event I told you about a couple weeks back with Hydroponic Soundsystem, DJ Ayres and the Rhinestone Life. Peace to Kim and Cee Plus and the MFAH and Starbucks for turning out yet another great party. These museum events are the best thing to happen to Houston in eons. Anyway I drank way too much up in the VIP at this here thang thang so bear with me.


Proletariat fool. Don't miss out.

DJ Ayres on the escalator

Mr. Blakes just got a new job with ME Television. The 24 hour music station in Austin. Feel the funky real.

Chucky Sly - Hydroponic Soundsystem. Man they tore it down with Skin on the turntables and a nonstop cadre of Dallas' finest off and on the mic. Mr. Blakes, Chucky, Head Krack, Mes the Jive Turkey. Everybody got it poppin' man. But stupid me forgot my camera 4 blocks away in the trunk cuz we had eaten sushi beforehand and drank like fools with nothing but little itty bitty fish parts in our stomachs so I was gone off that delicate combo of Asashi and Sake and well, I got no live photos. Stupid.

Cuz like, I didn't want to miss their set and make an 8 block round trip for the camera.


Nancy Byron on phone telling people she's at the whitest event she has ever seen in Houston

Head Krack

Byrd SUC, Mr. Blakes

My boy Eric on the escalator

Byrd, Head Krack

DJ Ayres cold rockin' it

Gina from KPFT


New Granada

My wife plottin' with some dude

BUSTED and with my best friend too

Gracie Chavez will be playing at Proletariat this Thursday night with Roxy Oxy Cottontail and Stilletto at a special all female edition of Rock Box.
See Flyer Above.

Ayres with my boy Willie.

Grinch with Karina Nistal big time singer girl out here...

Kassandra again

Mr. Bristle


It was about now where things started to get real blurry...

Happy Birthday Melissa!

Yo - V.I.P.

So then a week or so passed and I had poison ivy and I flipped out on steroids and quit them damn steroids half way thru cuz I ain't fuckin' with that bullshit and then I got back on track and went to the Dub Car Show this past Sunday. Shit was pretty insane. Paul Wall, Chingy, Chamillionaire, Slim Thug & PJ with Rapid Ric, Mike Jones, and Jamie Kennedy all performed. I fuckin walked in and there's Jamie Kennedy and Stu Stone in front of a bunch of kids at a car show in Houston. See below.

Besides the relentless cacophony that is the echo chamber that is the Reliant Center, shit was all good. But it's seriously like the loudest event you'll ever attend.

They did have the foresight to bring Mattress Mack out to get the crowd hype and on their side.

Shit was wild. The "Rollin' With Bob Saget" video is admittedly pretty funny. Not sure if the cats out here were too up on it yet...

Brandi Garcia from 97.9 The Box and Rapid Ric

Stu Stone, Chingo Bling, Jamie Kennedy

Yung Red

Chris Johnson of Prodigy Management and Lil Sam SUC!


DJ Chill

If this truck didn't win something the whole shit is rigged. Look at this shit!

Willie D!

Me and Willie D

Yip. Yep. Yup.

PJ The Rap Hustler, Rapid Ric

Ric Jilla from Hammond, Indiana was in the house. Man I got there too late to see him and Cap One perform but it was good to see him. His new Pride of Indiana Mixtape is tight. But I want to hear this Legion album.

Kiara in the place

Stacy in the place


Rizoh of's Houston Blog!

Paul Wall!

Lil Keke!

Slim Thug and his son back stage

Load up the kids for the soccer match in this

Trae signed 10,000 autographs by my estimate throughout the day

Axsel of that Whut it Dew Familia y mas

Lazy K, Brandi Garcia


Wicket Cricket, Niq

Paul Wall signing autographs

Rapid Ric, Black Mike, Axsel

My boy Ashley Nichols was there with Jamie Kennedy. Dude is off the chain with it.

DJ Slice

Pink doo rag and pants down?

Niq, Grit Boys

ESG and...

Lil O...

Got on stage with Chamillionaire and did the Turn it Up Remix and Hard Not to Think About You. Shiiiiiiiiiit was off the chain.

They killed it so hard. Cham has a great show.

Nancy Byron and Rapid Ric in love

Cham and Lazy K being photographed by Brandi Garcia

Chamillionaire, Magno, Rapid Ric

Magno getting set to record the Yahoo Pass the Mic thang thang

Doin' it.

But really the throwdest booth at the Car Show was the Whut it Dew booth held down by DJ Eva and Rapid Ric himself peep the real.

And big ups to our new friends at INI Clothing in Norway mayne. They sent us a tight box of gear and here you can see Rapid Ric in a t-shirt hoodie combo thang thang.

Want to advertise on HoustonSoReal? Good. See you Thursday. (Monday - Labor Day - Rapid Ric live in NYC at Sway).