Think Houston is all cowboys and oil men? Folks can have a lot of preconceived notions about what our city is all about, but this new book might change a little bit of that. “Houston Rap” by photographer Peter Beste from Sinecure Books chronicles the local rap scene providing a look into a world unknown by many Houstonians.
A description from the website:
“Beste spent nine years documenting the Houston, Texas neighborhoods of Fifth Ward, Third Ward, and South Park, which have grown to be hallowed ground for modern hip hop culture, possessing self-contained celebrities, entrepreneurs, support networks, and a micro-economy of their own.Houston Rap profiles noted artists such as Bun B of UGK, Z-Ro, Big Mike, K-Rino, Willie D of the Geto Boys, Lil’ Troy, and Paul Wall, alongside departed legends such as DJ Screw, Pimp C, and Big Hawk. The work also features community leaders, rappers, producers, businessmen, and family members, all providing an astonishing and important insight into a great American cultural narrative.”