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

Let’s Give Memphis Some Much Needed Credit

While we give a lot of credit to Atlanta for originating the "trap" sound that we know and love, there's another city that gets criminally overlooked in the industry as a musical powerhouse- Memphis, Tennessee. While I'm a huge proponent of saying that Texas has influenced most sounds of today, 90's and early 2000's hip-hop … Continue reading Let’s Give Memphis Some Much Needed Credit

Curren$y Spitta: The Mixtape King

Weed, Lowriders, Sneakers, & Mob Flicks. The industry is infiltrated constantly with artists who sell themselves to their labels- making music that "the listeners want to hear." In addition to that, we also have artists who constantly infiltrate the market with sub-par music, just to say that they've put something out. Spitta is the exception … Continue reading Curren$y Spitta: The Mixtape King

OutKast: One of the Most Revered Duos in Hip-Hop

I'm a die hard Southern Hip-Hop fan. A Country Rap Tunes Connoisseur, if you will. So while I'll forever ride behind the duo that is Underground Kingz, I want to talk about a different Southern rap duo- OutKast. The pair, having joined forces in high school, looked up to other artists in Atlanta that came … Continue reading OutKast: One of the Most Revered Duos in Hip-Hop

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

For The City: What Geto Boys Did for Houston

Coming out of Houston's notorious Fifth Ward (The Bloody Fifth) was an area in Houston that was stricken with drugs, and poverty. This is where Southern Hip-Hop founds its voice. Houston's rap style, and most of southern rap overall was dirty, gritty, and most of all, real. The style was rooted in reality rap because … Continue reading For The City: What Geto Boys Did for Houston