Hip-Hop

5 Takeaways From Bun B’s Reddit AMA

Apr 1, 2015 By Dan Solomon

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. 

Did Slim Thug Curse the Cougars?

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

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.  

How Billy Gibbons Got His Groove Back

Jan 21, 2013 By Michael Hall

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.

Bun B

Jan 20, 2013 By Jeff Salamon

On his new album, Trill O.G.; his late partner, Pimp C; and more.

Chamillionaire

Jan 20, 2013 By Texas Monthly

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…

Voice of Amerykah

Jan 20, 2013 By John Morthland

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.

Vidor’s Hip-Hop Anthem

Feb 29, 2012 By Jason Cohen

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. 

Paul Wall

Jun 30, 2010 By Jeff Salamon

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…

Bun B

Mar 1, 2008 By Texas Monthly

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…

Interview with Bun B

Mar 1, 2008 By davidaherron

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…

The Rap on Jazz

Nov 1, 1999 By Jeff Salamon

Is there a place in the genre for hip-hop influences? Houston pianist Jason Moran thinks so.

CD and Book Reviews

Mar 1, 1997 By Texas Monthly

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…