Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy is an Important Documentary for Houston Hip-Hop

Photo by Peter Beste The director of Bushwick Bill’s: Geto Boy documentary, Gregy Roman, was in tears at the Museum Fine Arts of Houston telling the audience how proud he was making this film. Despite how taxing the production was一mostly because gaining the Houston legend’s trust was no easy feat 一he couldn't be more pleased … Continue reading Bushwick Bill: Geto Boy is an Important Documentary for Houston Hip-Hop

The Greatest of All Players: An Interview with Lil’ O

Lil’ O calls his newest album, The Greatest of All Players, his magnum opus. The Nigerian-American Houston legend, whose career has spanned for over 20 years, seemingly gets better with age. In a genre that is considered a “young man’s game,” it’s easy for artists to fizzle out as the years go by, especially in … Continue reading The Greatest of All Players: An Interview with Lil’ O

From Cloverland to Orange Mound: An Interview with Lil Flip and 8Ball & MJG

Photo by Deon Egenti “This year Halloween fell on a weekend,” rapped the late Bushwick Bill in the 1991 Geto Boys smash hit, “Mind Playing Tricks On Me,” and this year marked a manifestation of his words. Sunday, October 31 marked the live concert of Lil Flip and 8Ball & MJG at Bar 5015, where … Continue reading From Cloverland to Orange Mound: An Interview with Lil Flip and 8Ball & MJG

Starting from Scratch: An Interview with Lance Scott Walker

Photo from Lance Scott Walker Hip-Hop in Houston has a very rich history. Houston possesses a special kind of Southern ingenuity一we’ve always been known for doing things ourselves, making something out of nothing, and making sure our voices were heard. From the early days of Radio Personality and Rap Pioneer, MC Wickett Crickett and Houston … Continue reading Starting from Scratch: An Interview with Lance Scott Walker

Acres Homes’ Finest: An Interview with God Body Bingo

Photo by Siddiq It’s July 12th, 2005, and Houston rapper, Slim Thug, has just released his debut album Already Platinum. It was a massive debut that gave the Northside legend major success and catapulted him to be one of the leaders of Houston hip-hop at the time. More importantly, it gave people from his neighborhood, … Continue reading Acres Homes’ Finest: An Interview with God Body Bingo

The Life and Legacy of Steven Anderson (Part 3)

If there’s anyone who deserves their flowers for their contributions to society, it’s Steven Anderson. Born and raised in Houston, TX, specifically in the Fifth Ward, Steven was known for many things. He was an activist, poet, rapper, brother, and friend to so many people. His presence made you gravitate towards him. He demanded your … Continue reading The Life and Legacy of Steven Anderson (Part 3)

The Life and Legacy of Steven Anderson (Part 2)

If there’s anyone who deserves their flowers for their contributions to society, it’s Steven Anderson. Born and raised in Houston, TX, specifically in the Fifth Ward, Steven was known for many things. He was an activist, poet, rapper, brother, and friend to so many people. His presence made you gravitate towards him. He demanded your … Continue reading The Life and Legacy of Steven Anderson (Part 2)

The Life and Legacy of Steven Anderson (Part 1)

If there’s anyone who deserves their flowers for their contributions to society, it’s Steven Anderson. Born and raised in Houston, TX, specifically in the Fifth Ward, Steven was known for many things. He was an activist, poet, rapper, brother, and friend to so many people. His presence made you gravitate towards him. He demanded your … Continue reading The Life and Legacy of Steven Anderson (Part 1)

Let’s Talk About It: Sexual & Pornographic Addictions within the Hip-Hop Industry

Hip-hop exists far beyond the music. The lifestyle of hip-hop as we know it has contributed to some amazing collaborations and innovations within the music industry. But today, I would like to highlight a much bigger, and darker issue that exists within hip-hop- addictions. Addictions come in many forms- drugs, alcohol, and sex. While they … Continue reading Let’s Talk About It: Sexual & Pornographic Addictions within the Hip-Hop Industry

The History Behind the Rhinestone Wrangler

Picture Courtesy of Peter BestePicture Courtesy of Peter BestePicture Courtesy of Peter Beste Houston's impeccable hip-hop history can be contributed to a multitude of people- but what about places? The Rhinestone Wrangler was the club that gave Houston rappers a platform for their music to be heard. Places like the Rhinestone Wrangler would hold more … Continue reading The History Behind the Rhinestone Wrangler

Politics, Ass & Self-Advancement: Uncle Luke’s Impact in Miami

Picture Taken from Miami New Times While we're all aware of twerking, bounce, or just plain shaking ass- everyone may not be aware of it's origin. By the early 80's rap was just about every corner of the United States. But what some people may not know is, is that hip-hop had strong origins rooted … Continue reading Politics, Ass & Self-Advancement: Uncle Luke’s Impact in Miami

Scarface, METRO and Homemade Lean Sno Cones: A Trip through Time with Beanie Sigel and Philly Freeway

Throughout the history of Hip-Hop, few emcees have reached the critical success of South Philadelphia's own Beanie Sigel and Philly Freeway. Ascending during a Post-Biggie era in Rap, both Beanz and Freeza have been able to carve a space for themselves alongside names such as Jay Z, DMX, Nas and Houston's own Scarface. While in … Continue reading Scarface, METRO and Homemade Lean Sno Cones: A Trip through Time with Beanie Sigel and Philly Freeway