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Today’s Trending Traxx pick by Young Jas is YBN Cordae’s single “Have Mercy” with a double video release! Watch the first video of Cordae caught in a warped cartoon world and the second video of Cordae in a dark motel drama.

Today’s Trending Traxx pick by Young Jas is Lil Nas X‘s viral hit “Old Town Road.” After being taken off of the Billboard country charts, people are now debating whether the song is country or rap or maybe country-trap. Regardless of genre, watch Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” visualizer video because it’s a BOP.

Today’s Trending Traxx pick by Young Jas is “i” by Lil Skies. Watch Lil Skies “i” video for the first song off his latest album “Shelby” below:

Oooweee! Sauce Walka stops by The Madd Hatta Morning Show to discuss whether or not he’d sign to Roc Nation, responding to internet trolls, being one of the more controversial artists out of Houston, reveals he had a $5 million deal from Universal that he turned down and more! “A deal is still on the […]

Remember the time Big Draco came up to the box and challenged J Mac to a freestyle contest? Join Our Text Club To Get The Latest Music, Entertainment, Contests And Breaking News On Your Phone. Text BOX to 24042 to join! Way before he had “The Biggest Comeback of 2018,” Soulja Boy hit the 97.9 […]

Let us rewind on the whole Lauryn Hill vs. Robert Glasper saga, shall we? Glasper came on the Madd Hatta Morning Show and decided to tell Hatta and company about his experiences in the industry. Of course, the biggest name from this? Lauryn Hill. Glasper told Hatta about Hill, “She likes to take credit so […]

On this segment of Access Houston, KG Smooth welcomes the executive director of Capital IDEA Houston, Michelle Paul. Capital IDEA Houston’s mission is to lift working adults out of poverty and into living wage careers through education. Michelle tells us about the Career My Way: I Choose program at Capital IDEA Houston and let’s us […]

This segment of Access Houston, KG Smooth welcomes, for the first time on the program, Khaliah Guillory CEO of the KOG Company and founder of the Cynthia A. Guillory Foundation. Khaliah introduces us to her foundation, which honors her mother. We also talk about the World Day event that the foundation is involved in. Thank […]

Kendrick Lamar stopped by the Madd Hatta Morning Show and showed why he is one of the most lyrically gifted emcee’s of all time. Sign Up For Our Newsletter: Our very own Freestyle King J-Mac challenged the Compton rapper to a duel and asked him to do it over H-Town‘s favorite beat. This wasn’t going […]

Jhené Aiko is returning to Houston for 97.9 The Box’s Spring Fest on Thursday March 29 headlining Spring Fest presented by MetroPCS. Life for Jhené has been pretty dope in the past few months. She released a lengthy album, Trip in September as well as a short film of the same name. The Grammy-nominated “Sativa” singer […]

KG Smooth welcomes back Sylvester Brown from the Black Heritage Society, along with Ivy Okoro to tell us about the 40th Annual “Original” MLK Parade & Holiday Celebration.  The theme for this year’s parade is “Keeping The Dream Alive” and they are also back with the Second Annual MLK Jr. Taste of Houston.  Not to […]

Continuing the conversation with Young Black Authors, Corey D. Wallace and Christopher Bonners. Part 2 continues the dialog of these young men talking about writing their own book about their lives. They also touch on the importance of having younger people expressing their story through literature, instead of trying to rap. Next, KG welcomes Alissa […]