Drake already has Toronto locked down with his annual OVO Fest, and now the YMCMB rapper is celebrating another one of his favorite cities — Houston, with a concert series he's dubbed Houston Appreciation Weekend.
Drizzy posted the news on his Instagram account early Monday morning, writing, "Houston Texas! Dates Coming Soon..."
Houston Rap Tapes is the companion to Houston Rap, Peter Beste's intimate photo book on this important hip hop culture. Houston Rap Tapes complements Beste's photography with a series of oral histories conducted by writer Lance Scott Walker.
The book features exclusive interviews with legendary producers and MCs such as Bun B, Willie D, Paul Wall, Z-Ro, Big Mike, DJ DMD, K-Rino, Salih Williams and Lil' Troy, alongside stories from old school masters like MC Wickett Crickett and Rick Royal. The life stories of the Houston rap scene are also represented by an assortment of radio and club personalities, impresarios, ex-pimps, former drug dealers and members of the community. Lance Scott Walker and Peter Beste spent nine years documenting the most influential style in twenty-first-century hip hop and the vibrant inner-city culture from which it stems.
When this song dropped back in 1998 it set Htown on fire! Lil' Troy had a hit and didn't even rap on it. Instead, it featured Yungstar, Fat Pat and Lil' Will (Hawk was on the album version). This song helped Sittin' Fat Down South reach platinum status.
GT Garza has a hit with Slab (Slow Loud And Bangin), produced by Trakksounds and Albie Dickson. You may have heard it on Htown radio as it's reached number 1 on the countdown. Find it on The Legacy of Ritchie Valens available on iTunes and Google Play.