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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. 

T. Boone Wins At Twitter

Jan 21, 2013 By Jason Cohen

What does energy magnate T. Boone Pickens tweet for fun when there's no Oklahoma State game? Would you believe, he throws down against rapper Drake? 

The Slow Life and Fast Death of DJ Screw

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

He was one of the most influential cultural figures in Texas—–a generous godfather to a generation of rappers, an entrepreneur of Houston's mean streets, the master of a scene fueled by codeine cough syrup and hip-hop beats. When he overdosed in November at the age of 29, it was easy to dismiss him as yet another musician who succumbed to his own success. But his story is more complicated than that.

Money in the Making

Jan 20, 2013 By Joe Nick Patoski

Houston’s new movers and shakers don’t hang with the Wyatts or Sakowitzes. They’re Eightball, Scarface, Lil’ Keke, and the other power players of the city’s rap music scene.

Home Girl

Jan 20, 2013 By Michael Hall

Most people from Dallas who make it big in the music business get out of town as soon as they can. “That’s what celebrities do,” Erykah Badu says. “I never wanted to be a celebrity.”

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…

Yo, Y’all

Feb 1, 1991 By John Morthland

Carrollton’s Vanilla Ice is the country’s coolest rapper, and several other Texas acts are hot on his heels.