Maco L. Faniel, a native Houstonian, is an emerging scholar, writer, speaker and advocate.
Maco’s book, Hip Hop in Houston: The Origin and Legacy examines the history of Houston’s hip-hop culture from its beginnings in the early 1980s to 1991. He explores the nature of Houston hip-hop to discover how it came about, why it’s notable, and what it reveals about the life experiences of urban young people in Houston during the 1980s. LEARN MORE ABOUT MACO
Rap-A-Lot Records, U.G.K. (Pimp C and Bun B), Paul Wall, Beyoncé, Chamillionaire and Scarface are all names synonymous with contemporary hip-hop. And they have one thing in common: Houston. Long before the country came to know the chopped and screwed style of rap from the Bayou City in the late 1990s, hip-hop in Houston grew steadily and produced some of the most prolific independent artists in the industry. With early roots in jazz, blues, R&B and zydeco, Houston hip-hop evolved not only as a musical form but also as a cultural movement. Join Maco L. Faniel as he uncovers the early years of Houston hip-hop from the music to the culture it inspired. PURCHASE HERE:
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