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

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 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

Under Ground Kingz: The Influence on Southern Hip-Hop

Picture taken from Vibe 90 miles outside of Houston, Texas lies Port Arthur (PA) Texas. Two hip-hop heads from PA became one of the most well-known groups in Texas, but their influence spread much further than the Lonestar State. Underground Kingz was a powerhouse rap duo that was made up of Bun B, and Pimp … Continue reading Under Ground Kingz: The Influence on Southern Hip-Hop

Put Some Respect on It: Louisiana Rappers Need More Credit

Today I was driving in my car, listening to Webbie's Savage Life, that dropped in 2005. I analyze music the best when I'm driving, so while I'm making my way to my destination, I realize that The Boot (Louisiana for those who don't know) has produced some of the best artists to grace the hip-hop … Continue reading Put Some Respect on It: Louisiana Rappers Need More Credit