Stream Lil Keke's "Aba IV" Album Feat. Paul Wall, Slim Thug & More
It's a good time for Houston rap, with the young guys -- Maxo Kream, BeatKing, Travi$ Scott -- making waves and the older generation staying as reliable as ever. That classic Houston sound never seems to sour. Original Screwed Up Click member Lil Keke has recently released his latest album, Aba IV. Though this post arrives a couple of days after the Oct. 7th release, the 13-track album is certainly worth checking out.
Paul Wall Shares Tracklist & Release Date For "The Houston Oiler"
Good news for fans of Houston rap. The reliable veteran who released "Sittin' Sidewayz" over 11 years ago will soon release his eighth solo album: The Houston Oiler. Set to arrive on Oct. 21, the album comes just over a year after his last album, Slab God, a showcase of sweet, syrupy production and boss-man talk designed to exemplify the Houston culture. The Houston Oiler is expected to bring much of the same appeal.
9 Ways Hip Hop Artists Have Reacted To Recent Violence
The fiber of the American people has been tested over the course of the last two weeks, in which four incidents of terrible violence have prompted wide-spread protests and rapidly deteriorating race relations. July 5: Alton Sterling is shot and killed at the hands of two police officers in Baton Rouge, Louisiana July 6: Philando Castile is shot and killed by a police officer in Falcon Heights, Minnesota July 7: Five police officers are shot and killed at a protest in Dallas. July 17: Three police officers are shot and killed in Baton Rouge, LA.
Stream Z-Ro's Album "Drankin' & Drivin'"
Z-Ro has been cranking out roughly an album per year for the past twenty years. Friday morning he delivered the 2016 contribution to his discography -- a new album called Drankin' & Drivin' which finds the Houston legend in rare form, snarling lines like "If you was struggling back in '97 when I started this/ And yo' ass still struggling in 2016, your hustle is garbage, bitch."
Stream Boosie Badazz' New Album "Thug Talk"
After releasing the full tracklist and artwork for his project Thug Talk just days ago, Boosie Badazz has made the full thing available for our collective streaming pleasure. It’s already his third release of the year, with at least two more on the way.
Stream E-40's "Choices (Yup)" Remixes Featuring 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, & More
Almost certainly E-40's biggest hit from the past year is his silly and infectious "My Dick"-esque anthem "Choices (Yup)." To commemorate the song's success, Forty Fonzarelli released a deluxe "Choices" remix bundle pack. The bundle features 5 songs, 4 remixes and the original. 40 busted out the big guns, scoring verses from fellow veterans 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, and Rick Ross as well as 20-something mainstays French Montana, Migos, and Kid Ink. One of the remixes is Houston centric, with verses from Slim Thug, Z-Ro, and Kirk Bangz.
10 H-Town Classics To Celebrate Houston Appreciation Weekend
Yesterday (May 19), Drake announced the schedule for the second annual OVO-run Houston Appreciation Weekend (HAW), which kicks off tomorrow (May 21) with a Bun B tribute event and ends Sunday (May 24) with a Drizzy/Future "Jungle" show and a Boosie Badazz after-party.
Slim Thug Shares "Hogg Life: The Beginning" Tracklist
Earlier this month, Slim Thug announced plans for a Hogg Life documentary and series of albums, with the first, Hogg Life: The Beginning, slated to arrived on February 3rd. Today, the H-Town mainstay has granted us a look at the first album's tracklist. 1. Hogg Life 2. All I Kno (feat. Propain) 3. RIP (feat. Z-RO) 4. 5K1 5. 55 (Z-Ro & M.U.G.) 6. Self Made (feat. Sosa Man) 7. Money Fever (feat. Sauce Twins) 8. Ignant "Gettin In"
Top 20 Rap-A-Lot Records Tracks
Rap-A-Lot Records was founded by James "J Prince" Smith in Houston, TX in 1986, during hip-hop's Golden Age, as well as the time when Gangsta Rap was slowly starting to gain prominence. Stereotypically, Gangsta Rap is viewed as vulgar, and can sometimes promote violence against women without any really basis or message.