Awready Hip-Hop Conference: A Screwed Up History – The Origins of Houston Hip Hop
The conference introduced the public the Houston Hip Hop Archives Network which includes the DJ Screw Collection and Swishahouse Arhive, a partnership developed by the Center for Engaged Research and Collaborative Learning and the University of Houston Libraries for preserving the artifacts of Houston hip-hop.
Homegrown label Rap-A-Lot Records, hard-edged groups like the Geto Boys and Street Military, and the diverse artists of rap collective South Park Coalition gave Houston a hip hop scene that was independent and uncompromising.Panelists discuss the emergence of Houston on the musical map in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
Panelists: K-Rino, Willie D, Steve Fournier, Ricky Royal
Interview on KPFT Radio, “The Interchange Show” with Lawrence Payne
Interview with Rocko Narvios of Pride of Place
Interview on Fox 26 (Houston)
Interview on ”A Closer Look” on KTSU The Choice 90.9 FM
Panel discussion on the thematics of Robert Hodge’s work with particular emphasis on the context of the South and references to music. Speakers included Robert Hodge, Regina Bradley, Me, Josie Pickens, Jawaad Taylor, and Uche Wogwugwu
Interview on Houston Public Media with Eddie Robinson on KUHF Radio (88.7, Houston’s NPR Station): Interview about Houston rapper, Slim Thug’s use of a sermon from televangelist and Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church, Joel Osteen, on his song called, “CHUUCH.”
Podcast Interview with Australian based Genre Cult about Houston Hip Hop (Click on the image below to listen to Episode 13 – Chopped and Screwed)
Roots of Houston Hip Hop Panel:
Moderated by Jason “DJ Flash Gordon Parks,” in conversation with myself and Lance Scott Walker. This was part of THE HISTORY OF HOUSTON’S MUSICAL SOUL event of the Annual History of Houston Conference.