Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History Of Bayou City Hip-Hop
(University of Texas Press — October 15, 2018)

Foreword by Willie D

New Edition from University of Texas Press features more than 20 new interviews broken up into sections with long introductions, album art, maps, and dozens of new photographs from dozens of photographers.

Included are new interviews with Scarface, Slim Thug, N.O. Joe., Lez Mone, Def Jam Blaster, B L A C K I E, Lil' Keke, Snapp of The Niyat, Kay of The Foundation, Icey Hott of Street Military, DJ Domo of Geto Boys, 380 Dat Lady, DJ Styles and Rob Quest of Odd Squad/Coughee Brothaz, with voices from the newer generation like Cal Wayne and OMB Bloodbath.

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Houston Rap Tapes
(Sinecure Books — February 28, 2014)

Photographs by Peter Beste
Edited by Johan Kugelberg and Michael P. Daley
Foreword by Willie D

Houston Rap Tapes is the companion to Houston Rap, Peter Beste's intimate photobook on this important hip-hop culture. Houston Rap Tapes complements Beste's photography in a series of oral histories conducted by writer Lance Scott Walker. This book features exclusive interviews with legendary producers and MCs like Bun B, Willie D, Paul Wall, Z-Ro, Big Mike, DJ DMD, K-Rino, Salih Williams, and Lil' Troy, alongside creation myths told by old school masters like MC Wickett Crickett and Rick Royal. The life stories of the Houston rap scene are also represented here by an assortment of radio and club personalities, impresarios, ex-pimps, former drug dealers, and members of the community.

Out of Print – but you can order from Sinecure Books as part of their Deluxe Bundle



Houston Rap
(Sinecure Books — November 25, 2013)

Photographs by Peter Beste
Edited by Johan Kugelberg
Introduction by Bun B

The Houston, Texas neighborhoods of Fifth Ward, Third Ward, and South Park have grown to be hallowed ground for modern rap culture, possessing self-contained celebrities, entrepreneurs, support networks, and a micro-economy of their own. Photographer Peter Beste (True Norwegian Black Metal) and writer Lance Scott Walker spent eight years documenting the most influential style in 21st century hip-hop and the vibrant inner city culture from which it stems. Houston Rap, edited by Johan Kugelberg, profiles noted artists such as Bun B of UGK, Z-Ro, Big Mike, K-Rino, Willie D of Geto Boys, Lil' Troy, and Paul Wall, alongside reflections on the lives of departed legends such as DJ Screw, Pimp C, and Big Hawk. The book also features community leaders, rappers, producers, businessmen, and family members, all providing an astonishing and important insight into a great American cultural narrative.

Out of Print – but you can order from Sinecure Books as part of their Deluxe Bundle