Tuesday, April 19, 2005

H-Town Hip Hop

Fellow Houston ex-pat Kilian S. was kind enough to point out this article in Sunday's New York Times about the chopped-and-screwed sound of Houston rap and its slow, slurred rise to national prominence. The article also mentions Matt Sonzala's Houstonsoreal blog, which is a good place for bystanders to catch up on the latest happenings.

Despite DJ Screw's untimely cough syrup overdose in 2000, the sound he popularized is bigger than ever. Whether Houston will blow up like Atlanta, Miami and New Orleans remains to be seen, but when hometown acts can move 20,000 units in their own market, the long term viability of the local scene seems well-assured.

1 comment:

jennifer said...

Someday I would like to be a DJ Screw-style female rapper called Lil' Tussin.

Sort of like the Texas version of Biggie and Kim. That's how I roll...