How the groundbreaking Nigerian-Houstonian rapper has gone viral—and why his art matters.
The Houston rapper assumes a ”hot girl” persona as she turns the tables on chauvinist hip-hop posturing.
Houston rap is now world-famous, but the city's less-famous trail rides have birthed a new style.
The patron saint of Houston hip-hop took to Reddit to answer questions from fans about his Rice course, religion, Houston restaurants, what’s hot in Texas hip-hop, and more. Here are some of the highlights.
How did rapper Bun B become Houston’s unofficial mayor?
The days and nights of the hardest-working Nigerian American in Houston hip-hop.
ScoreMore is a boutique promotion agency in Austin—“For students, by students”—betting a fair amount of money on young talent and what it considers to be the next big thing.
Will the eye injury he says he suffered as a bystander in Drake and Chris Brown's alleged New York nightclub brawl stop him from playing for France?
Texas A&M Sociology professor Reuben May writes and performs rap music as the character "Reginald S. Stuckey."
The Houston rapper's 2006 smash hit, “Ridin,’” is the soundtrack for a new Volkswagen television spot.
This time, Armie Hammer, who played the Winklevii twins in The Social Network, was (allegedly) busted with "special" sweets.
Houston rappers Slim Thug, Bun B, and Paul Wall released a tribute to the Cougars before last week’s game. Let’s just say the song has fared better than the football team.
After two decades of sluggish albums, ZZ Top has returned to raunchy, bluesy form. And the little ol' band from Texas owes it all to a hip-hop anthem from the streets of Houston.
On collaborating with Rhymefest and Kanye West and more.
On his new album, Trill O.G.; his late partner, Pimp C; and more.
Two thousand five will always be remembered as the year that Texas hip-hop finally got its due. Sure, Houston’s Geto Boys were already considered rap legends, and Port Arthur’s UGK, through Jay-Z’s smash hit single “Big Pimpin’,” had already introduced the world to “them Texas boys comin’ down in candy…
Whether or not Erykah Badu is the Billie Holiday of hip-hop, her uplifting songs and soulful singing are winning fans from coast to coast.
Two local rappers are trying to change the the image of "the 409" with their song "Vidor Anthem," which has become a modest hit online.
The rapper takes a marijuana bust in the same place that tripped up his good friend Willie Nelson.
The 29-year-old rapper has had phenomenal success with his own recordings and in collaboration with Chamillionaire, Mike Jones, and others. He has recently become president of the Texas chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences—the people who give out the Grammys—and is releasing his fifth album, Heart…
As part of the rap outfit UGK—his partner was the late Pimp C—the Port Arthur rhyme veteran has earned many a peer admirer in the notoriously prideful hip-hop world. He is working on his second solo album, II Trill, and appears this month at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Conference…
As part of rap outfit UGK—his partner was the late Pimp C—the Port Arthur rhyme veteran has earned many a peer admirer in the notoriously prideful hip-hop world. He is working on his second solo album, II Trill, and appears this month at Austin’s South by Southwest Music Conference and…
Is there a place in the genre for hip-hop influences? Houston pianist Jason Moran thinks so.
Hot CDs Thanks to her auspicious debut, Baduizm (Universal), 25-year-old Erykah Badu is being billed as the hip-hop Billie Holliday, which may be a bit—how do you say?—premature. But working with jazz and hip-hop all-stars and singing originals that are definitely more intimate than gritty, the silky-voiced South Dallas native…