I’m headed to Texas ya’ll. Already (that’s dope dallas slang for “affirmative”)! The South by South West Music festival is this week in Austin, Texas. I have a special kinship with Texas. Houston and Dallas artists and behind-the-industry workers have been my biggest mentors and advocates in this game of hip-hop. Scarface, Chamillionaire, Paul Wall, Z-Ro, Trae tha Truth, Slim Thug, The Grit Boys, Big Nik, Lil’ Flip, Yung Redd, Bun B, Pimp C, Big Moe, Big Hawk, E.S.G. …say mayne, hold up (screwed voice) …it’s just too many to name. Thank you all!
Texas is the state that produced great music and great music minds like J. Prince, the Honorable Tony Draper, Mike Watts and Hump, just to name a few. Even in hip-hop. Golden-era Texas has had major influence. Ron C and Nemesis were trendsetters that rattled trunks with obnoxious amounts of bass on the nine-O’s. The Doc who helped shape west coast music with N.W.A. and Dre is a Dallas son and DJ Premier my personal hip-hop hero is also a Texan (at least that’s the rumor and we sticking with it)!
I say all this to say: I love Texas! And this week I will be sipping lean, burning green and coming down on the scene in Austin. I perform Thursday with The Jacka, Mistah F.A.B., The Pack, The Grit Boys and Pill GTRGBBB! Congrats lil bruh! DJ Trackstar who did my Anger and Ambition mixtape is holding me down and I’m excited to do this show. I got my Sony Cybershot and flip cam with me to get pics and interviews with other artists. If you guys got any artist from Texas (and other places), producers, and whoever send the names and your questions in the comment section. I’ll be your man on the street and ask.
While we talking Texas it occurred to me that its been 22 years and Scarface is still going harder than his peers former and present he is truly and inspiration. Along with folks like DJ Screw and Pimp C, R.I.P. to both. Texas has made rap much better so please tell me who your favorite Texas rapper is and why along with ya questions! Fin! —It’s Bigga!
PS please include verses video links and other stuff since a lot of Texas artist will be new to some folks on the board.