713 Throwback: KPRC 2 sports reporter shows he’s ‘H-town down’ rapping Paul Wall’s ‘Still Tippin’ live on air
In light of 713 Day, we wanted to bring back one of our in-house 713 tribute of KPRC 2 sports reporter Ari Alexander rapping his favorite verse of a Houston classic, “Still Tippin” by Rapper Paul Wall.
H-Town vs NOLA: Red Bull SoundClash concert returns with battle of the bands-style competition
It’s going down in H-town with the return of the Red Bull SoundClash concert series, which will feature a battle of the bands-style competition between some of the “baddest” groups from Houston and New Orleans, Red Bull announced Thursday.
‘All Screwed Up’ aims to untangle the legacy of Houston icon DJ Screw
NEW YORK – When DJ Screw started trending in August, it wasn’t because of newly discovered music or a coordinated effort by his devoted fans. “They don’t know that this ‘trend’ came from a very important person to our culture.”“All Screwed Up” combines biopic film elements with animation to detail the early years of Screw’s life before his “screwed” music technique exploded in Houston and spread throughout the South. The project will be released on www.allscrewedup.com for $99, which includes a commemorative giftset designed to look like an original DJ Screw grey tape filled with an “All Screwed Up” tribute cassette, a cassette player and other commemorative items. Born Robert Earl Davis, Jr., Screw began slowing down songs on the south side of Houston in the early 90s. So people know, ‘Hey man, you can come to Texas and do major things, major productions.’”The “slowed and reverb” controversy wasn’t the only time this year that DJ Screw got renewed attention.
Houston rapper Paul Wall talks new music, the Houston Astros, and infamous grillz
HOUSTON – There are certain people who are proud to call Houston home, and then there are people who are VERY PROUD to call Houston home…like rapper PAUL WALL. The Houston native, aka the People’s Champ, aka the Ice Man, is known for showing big love for his city, and now he’s back with some new music that definitely represents his H-Town roots. Last month Paul celebrated the fifteenth anniversary of his debut album, ‘The People’s Champ,’ by releasing a new album called ‘Subculture.’Along with the album’s release, fans can also get a special behind the scenes look at what it was like to record it by watching ‘Red Bull Studio Sessions: The Paul Wall Edition.’Watch as Lauren Kelly chats with Paul about his new music, cheering on the Houston Astros, his infamous grillz, and lots more.
What you need to know about the new testing site in northeast Houston
HOUSTON – As coronavirus numbers continue to rise in the Houston area, a new testing site opened Saturday in northeast Houston. The “For The People” COVID-19 testing site is located at 3000 Jensen Drive. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee partnered with musicians J. The free testing site is open to the public. Jackson Lee is urging anyone who has taken part in recent marches or protests to get tested for the virus.
Houston rappers, lawmakers and activists host ‘Slab Ride’ to protest the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery
Running for Ahmaud Arbery had evolved to riding for him. More than 50 slab riders took to the Houston streets Saturday afternoon to ride for justice for Arbery’s death. Organizers said the ‘Slab Ride’ was to protest hate and violence against Black people. Riders completed two loops around 610, commemorating the 2-mile run Arbery made before being killed. and Real Beauty Real Women.