There was a time in Houston when “rap music” meant Rap-A-Lot, and that was it.For the better part of the decade, that rap label, led by James “Lil’ J” Smith (now known as James Prince), was at the epicenter of rap in the region.Read more
As an original member of DJ Screw’s Screwed Up Click and brother of fellow rhyme slinger Big Hawk, Fat Pat was a rising talent in the Southern rap scene and an undeniable force in the Houston community.Read more
On his debut, City of Syrup, rapper Big Moe mainly wants everyone to know that he doesn’t just drink soda laced with cough syrup — he bows down to it.Read more
The new book “Houston Rap,” makes it clear that by the time the city’s rap scene began attracting national attention, its roots were already strong.
Hood Rich, Max’s Candy Shop, 2006Read more