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H-Town MCs Freestyle Their Way. Lil Keke’s Off The Top Rap Is Far From Screwed Up (Video)

Houston, Texas veteran Lil Keke recently appeared on Sway In The Morning. A onetime protege of DJ Screw, this Southside MC has more than 20 years of stock in the game. A member of the Screwed Up Click, Keke made many of his cult-lauded singles like "Pimp Tha Pen," DJ... Read more

Delorean Is Swishahouse Certified, Alongside Slim Thug, Paul Wall & Lil KeKe (Video)

Houston's Delorean has been one to watch for some time now. He's lyrical, but true to his region's slang, style, and aesthetic. One of his true coming out moments is the "Picture Me Swangin' Remix." Here, Del' links with some H-Town royalty, including Screwed Up Click alum Lil KeKe, as... Read more

2000s Southern Rappers Square Off, As Mike Jones Will Battle Bone Crusher

Battle Rap continues to attract onetime major label stars. Following Joe Budden's challenging Hollow Da Don in July, and leading up to Keith Murray's competition against Fredro Starr later this month, two more established acts are entering the proverbial "Rap ring." Mike Jones, the breakout star of 2005's Houston Hip-Hop... Read more

Lance Scott Walker Compiles A 6-Hour, Completely Comprehensive Houston Hip-Hop History Mixtape (Audio)

Houston is one of those Hip-Hop scenes for which not every Head knows the whole history. While New York, the Bay, and L.A. have legacies that are commonly covered in documentaries, books, and television specials, H-Town is its own animal. Beyond the Geto Boys and Rap-A-Lot Records, there's a lot... Read more

Big K.R.I.T. & Slim Thug Let Their Trunks Wave Alongside Boston George (Video)

In the post-UGK era, does anybody make better songs about cars (or for cars) than Big K.R.I.T.? In his glass-house with the bowling-ball swirl, Meridian's finest keeps the anthems going, the bass thumping, and those soulful grooves that jam at red lights and the open road. Slim Thug is another... Read more

Stalley’s Trunk Waves In Houston In The Swangin’ Remix With Chamillionaire, Bun, ESG, Lil Keke & Trae Tha Truth (Audio)

From Beyonce to Stalley, everybody loves a Houston remix. Maybach Music Group's Stalley aligns some of H-Town's finest with his remix to "Swangin'." Already with Scarface on the O.G. version, Stalley recruited platinum stars Bun B and Chamillionaire, as well as highly-respected indie MCs ESG, and the Screwed Up Click's... Read more

Yelawolf Enlists Paul Wall For Some Trunk Muzik Hustling That Works On Two Levels (Video)

"Hustle" has become such a Hip-Hop cliche. Ever since Ricky Rozay's breakthrough 2006 single, everybody's hustling and/or a hustler, but everybody's looking for dividends. Both Yelawolf and Paul Wall have entered the scene (five-plus years apart, at the mainstream level) focused more on style than pushing the hustling envelope. For... Read more