Houston Hip-hop

Despite Rising Gas Prices Houston’s Slab Culture Continues to Ride on

High gas prices have hit Americans' pockets everywhere, but slabs — and their owners — have held on in Houston.… Read More

August 10, 2022

Behind the Beat: Salih Williams on How Mike Jones’ “Still Tippin'” Elevated Houston Rap

Salih Williams — producer of Mike Jones, Slim Thug, and Paul Wall's "Still Tippin'," — is a criminally underrated musician.… Read More

May 26, 2022

A New DJ Screw Biography Attempts to Explain the Man Behind the Screw Tape

We spoke to Lance Scott Walker, the author of the thorough but breezy DJ Screw biography, A Life In Slow… Read More

May 17, 2022

Veteran “Wanna Be A Baller” Rapper Lil Troy Escapes Fierce Truck Fire in Texas

Escaping a 18-wheeler fire on a Texas highway, "Wanna Be A Baller" rapper Lil Troy is giving thanks after leaving… Read More

December 9, 2021

How Maxo Kream Turned Personal Tragedy into the ‘Weight of the World’

We spoke with Maxo Kream about the making of Weight of the World, paying tribute to his brother, his relationship… Read More

October 21, 2021

Megan Thee Stallion Speaks About Supporting Other Female Rappers: “I Just Don’t Give a Fuck About Competition”

In her new i-D cover story, the Texan rapper speaks about signing to Roc Nation, growing up in the South… Read More

November 18, 2019

Megan Thee Stallion Talks Pimp C, Her First Show & More with Nardwuar

The Houston rapper chats about her first freestyle and also gets gifted coveted items. Megan Thee Stallion gets the official… Read More

November 6, 2019

“She’s Just An Amazing MC”: Q-Tip Praises Megan Thee Stallion In New Interview

The A Tribe Called quest rapper and producer is a fan of the up-and-coming Houston rapper. Back in March, Megan… Read More

May 21, 2019