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

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