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Lance Scott Walker is a native of Galveston, Texas and has written for Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Red Bull Music Academy, Complex, Texas Monthly, Los Angeles Review of Books, Vice, Thrillist, Fader, Southwest Review, The Wire [UK], Wondering Sound, Free Press Houston, 002/Local Houston, OutSmart, Texas Music, GOOD, Dazed And Confused, NewType USA, Orlando Weekly, Portland Mercury, San Diego Fahrenheit, USA Today,, and Vinyl Me, Please. He is author of the books Houston Rap (Sinecure, 2013) and Houston Rap Tapes (Sinecure, 2014), both collaborations with photographer Peter Beste, as well as Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop (University of Texas Press, 2018), and DJ Screw: A Life In Slow Revolution (University of Texas Press, 2022), and was a contributor to Slowed and Throwed: Records of the City through Mutated Lenses (Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2021) and Jason Shelowitz's The Rap Quotes Coast to Coast (Dokument Press [Sweden], 2019). Walker has spoken at The University of Houston, Texas State University, Houston Museum of African American Culture, The City College of New York, Houston Community College, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, The Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles), Prairie View A&M University, and The Contemporary Austin's Jones Center at the Texas Book Festival. He has been a featured speaker at South By Southwest and at conferences for the Houston History Alliance, The City of Houston Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and a selected archive of his oral histories is hosted in the Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection at University of Houston Libraries Special Collections. He has been interviewed in Washington Post, Los Angeles Review Of Books, Texas Standard, Vice, The Source, Houston Chronicle, XXL, Houston Press, Sabotage Times [UK], The Wire [UK], HHV (Germany), Rolling Stone, Texas Observer, Rap Genius, Morgenbladet [Norway], The Gap [Austria], DigBoston, Passion Of The Weiss, Wine And Bowties, and Tidal, and has appeared on NPR, Pacifica Radio, Houston Community College TV, KRIS6TV Corpus Christi, Red Bull Radio, NTS Radio London, BBC News, and on radio shows and podcasts around the world. Walker is the host of Houston Rap Tapes Radio and the live writers series Evil Hour Evening Reading. He runs Ojet Studios in New York.