University of Houston Libraries, Special Collections

Guide to the Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator Beste, PeterCollector Walker, Lance Scott
Collection Title Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection
Dates 1986-2014
Identification 06/2015-008
Physical Description 9.00 linear feet
Language of Materials English
Repository University of Houston Libraries M.D. Anderson Library 4333 University Drive Houston, TX, 77204-2000 URL: http://info.lib.uh.edu/ Email: rmrichardson@uh.edu Phone: 713-743-9229

Biographical Information:

Peter Beste is a documentary photographer originally from Houston and now based in New Mexico and New York City. In the early 2000s, he spent six years working on his book True Norwegian Black Metal, for which he photographed several Norwegian black metal bands. After that project, he brought this documentary approach back to his hometown to explore the development of Houston hip hop.

Houston Rap, published in 2013 by Sinecure Press, is the joint creation of Beste and Lance Scott Walker. The product of nearly a decade of work, it documents Houston’s hip hop community, particularly in the Third Ward, Fifth Ward, and South Park neighborhoods. Comprised of photographs by Beste interspersed with excerpts from interviews conducted by Walker, the book features a wide swath of rappers, producers, and other members of Houston’s hip hop community. The rappers run the gamut from the very famous, like Bun B and Geto Boys, to the virtually unknown. The photographs often show the subjects in unguarded personal moments, revealing a world very unlike what the public sees on album covers and promotional materials. The interviews provide further insight into the communities and stories described in the artists’ lyrics.

Lance Scott Walker is a journalist, and native Texan, who has written for many publications, including the Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, USA Today, and RollingStone.com. Extended versions of the oral histories conducted by Walker for Houston Rap can be found in its companion, Houston Rap Tapes.


Scope and Contents

This collection consists of materials related to the creation and production of the book Houston Rap, by photographer Peter Beste and writer Lance Scott Walker. These materials include digital photos taken by Beste, audio recordings and transcripts of interviews conducted by Walker, photo prints from the editing process of the book, exhibit prints of photos from the book, photo contact sheets, and dummy copies of the book. The collection also contains a significant amount of material collected by the authors from various Houston hip hop artists, including recorded music, t-shirts, towels, posters, promo cards, and other memorabilia. The collection is divided into four series: Digital Files, Houston Rap Production and Promotion, Hip Hop Promotional and Research Material, and Music and Video. An important note: many of the materials found within the Digital Files series contain subject matter that would fit into other series within this collection.


Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access:

Open for research

Conditions Governing Use:

Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, but copyright normally belongs to the creator of the materials or their heirs. The researcher has full responsibility for determining copyright status, locating copyright holders, and abiding by current copyright laws when publishing or displaying copies of Special Collections material in print or electronic form. For more information, consult the appropriate librarian.

Reproduction decisions will be made by Special Collections staff on a case-by-case basis. Patrons are responsible for obtaining permission to publish from copyright holders.

Physical Characteristics or Technical Requirements:

Digital archival materials can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact Julie Grob at jgrob@uh.edu for more information.


Access Terms

This Collection is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Corporate Name:
Screwed Up Click (Musical group)
South Park Coalition
Genre/Form of Material:
Interviews
Photographs
Promotional materials
Personal Name:
Beste, Peter
DJ Screw, 1971-2000
Walker, Lance Scott
Topical Term:
Hip-hop -- Texas -- Houston
Rap (Music) -- Texas -- Houston
Rap musicians -- Texas -- Houston

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation:

Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection. Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.


Detailed List of Contents

Digital files

This series contains all of the digital materials received from Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker, including digital photos, video, and interview audio files. Digital archival materials can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact Julie Grob at jgrob@uh.edu for more information.
Documentary Photos
This sub-series consists of nearly 25,000 files from a hard-drive belonging to Peter Beste. It includes thousands of documentary photographs, various versions of and promotional materials for the book Houston Rap, scans and photos of ephemera collected from Houston hip hop artists, and video and audio files. All of the materials in this sub-series are found within a top-level folder on the hard drive entitled “HOUSTON.” The sub-sub-series represent the second-level folders in the hierarchy, and the folders within each represent the third-level folders in the hierarchy. Sub-sub-series and folder titles are taken directly from the hard drive. Digital archival materials can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact Julie Grob at jgrob@uh.edu for more information.
HOUSTON EPHEMERA
This sub-sub-series contains photographs, postcards, and audio files collected from Houston hip hop artists, photographs taken of materials from the Hip Hop collections at the University of Houston, and other Houston hip hop ephemera collected by Walker and Beste.
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1 AL D STUFF
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2 CONVERSATIONS WITH CHOICE 2005
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3 EPHEMERA • OTHER HOUSTON
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4 KYU BOI STORIES
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5 MISC HOUSTON
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6 PHOTOS BY GONZO
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7 Poor recordings from 5th ward with willie d in 2004
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8 POSTCARDS
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9 SCREW TITLES
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10 UH COLLECTION
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11 WICKET CRICKETT SCANS
HOUSTON RAP BOOK
This sub-sub-series contains materials related to the production and promotion of the book Houston Rap.
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1 COVER IDEAS
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2 HRB PROMO • PRESS
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3 IN-PROGRESS EDITS
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4 • GONZO SLIPCASE
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5 • HOUSTON BOOK PITCH
HOUSTON VIDEOS
This sub-sub-series contains videos taken of members of the Houston hip hop community, usually either as part of an interview or for short promotional videos for the book Houston Rap.
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1 2011 HOUSTON RAP DROPS
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2 DEVIN BBQ VIDS
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3 Devin in the studio
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4 DEVIN SHOOT VID
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5 Early Dope E + Kyu Boi vids 2005 BY Christopher Rosales
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6 GANXSTA NIP PLAYS ME HIS NEW ALBUM AT THE CAR WASH
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7 GRACE VIDS
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8 HOUSTON VIDS 10 • 12
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9 REED LOUNGE VIDS
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10 Z-RO INTERVIEW
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11 • PETER BESTE ON NORWEGIAN TV
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12 • SCREWED IN HOUSTON
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13 • • HOUSTON RAP DROPS
• • HOUSTON DIGITAL
This series contains thousands of documentary photos taken by Peter Beste while working on the book Houston Rap.
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1 2007
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2 2008
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3 2009
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4 2011
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5 2012
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6 2013
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7 DAT BOY GRACE
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8 DEVIN BBQ
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9 DEVIN THE DUDE – COUGHEE POT
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10 DIGITAL RAW FOR RAP TAPES
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11 GANXSTA NIP
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12 K-RINO TRILOGY SHOOT
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13 Mike Jones XXL
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14 PAUL WALL XXL
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15 PIMP C PHOTOS
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16 REED LOUNGE
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17 SCARFACE XXL
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18 SCENIC RAW
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19 STRIPCLUBS
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20 TERRORISTS ALBUM SHOOT
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21 UGK XXL
•  •  HOUSTON FILM  •
This series contains thousands of documentary photos taken by Peter Beste while working on the book Houston Rap.
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1 HOUSTON RAP SLIDESHOW
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2 • HIGH RES SCANS
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3 • LOW RES
Interviews
This sub-series contains audio files and/or transcripts of interviews conducted by Lance Scott Walker with members of Houston’s hip hop community from 2005 to 2013. Each folder in this sub-series corresponds to a person who was interviewed and items within each folder represent audio files and transcripts associated with that person. Folders are arranged alphabetically by name, and folder descriptions were taken directly from an inventory provided by Beste and Walker. Digital archival materials can be accessed in the Special Collections Reading Room by advance request. These materials may require up to one week to access. Contact Julie Grob at jgrob@uh.edu for more information.
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1 Al-B a.k.a. Elite Albee (Royal Flush) Interview May 2012
Member of the pioneering Houston rap group Royal Flush, who first emerged as battle rappers at the legendary Rhinestone Wrangler nightclub and later went on to release two albums on Rap-A-Lot. Topics include the late rapper Pimp C and his seldom-discussed religious beliefs. telephone interview (May 2012) audio.
1 Al-B aka Elite Albee (LSW 05-25-12).mp3
2 interview - Al-B of Royal Flush (05-25-2012).pdf
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2 Al-D Interview 2010, March 2012
Brother of the late DJ Screw and member of the Screwed Up Click who started his career with Houston label Jam Down Records. interview (2010) transcript + audio; telephone interview (March 2012) audio
1 interview - Al-D The Lion (03-2012).pdf
2 interview - Al-D The Lion (2010).pdf
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3 Ashlei Mayadia
1 interview - Ashlei Mayadia (Fall 2013).pdf
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4 B-1 Interview 2010
Lesser known member of the South Park Coalition from Missouri City. Interview focuses on South Park and the scene surrounding it in the late '80s and early '90s. telephone interview (Fall 2010) transcript + audio
1 B-1 (LSW 10-2010).mp3
2 interview - B-1 South Park Coalition (10-2010).pdf
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5 Bamino a.k.a BAM Interview April 2012, May 2012
Houston entrepreneur and record producer who owns and operates Bam’s Auto Detailing in South Park, a community hub often talked about in Houston rap songs. He is the brother of Screwed Up Click member Mike-D, a.k.a. Bosshog Corleone. telephone interview (April 2012) audio; telephone interview (May 2012) audio
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6 Big Mike Interview 2011
Former member of Convicts and Geto Boys whose real success came as a solo artist in the mid-'90s. He was later involved in a criminal incident of arson involving a Rap-A-Lot Records location and was imprisoned for years, now free and making music again. telephone interview (Summer 2011) transcript + audio
1 interview - Big Mike (Summer 2011).pdf
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7 Big Tho November 2011
Strip club promoter who provided access to after hours spots. telephone interview (November 2011) transcript + audio
1 Big Tho (LSW 12-2011).mp3
2 interview - Big Tho (11-2011).pdf
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8 Born 2wice a.k.a B-2 Interview May 2012
Rapper/producer who was an early member of the group Royal Flush and is still an active producer. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 Born 2wice (LSW 05-30-12).mp3
2 text - Born 2wice (05-30-12).pdf
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9 Brooke Hi-10
1 Brooke Hi-10 (10-24-12).pdf
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10 Bun B Interview 2006, 2012
Port Arthur born and raised rapper who was one half of UGK along with the late Pimp C. One of the most popular rappers in Houston. interview (2006) transcript + audio interview by Peter Beste (2012) audio + video
1 Bun B (LSW PB 09-2006).mp3
2 interview - Bun B (05-29-12).pdf
3 interview - Bun B (2006).pdf
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11 Captain Jack Interview 2011
Important figure in Houston who has been an active MC and promoter in the rap community since the 1970s and is still part of the city's nightlife. He released one of the first Houston rap records with his single “Jack It Up” in 1984. telephone interview (Fall 2011) transcript + audio
1 Captain Jack (LSW 2011).mp3
2 interview - Captain Jack (Fall 2011).pdf
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12 Chingo Bling Interview April 2012
Latino rapper best known for his 2007 album They Can’t Deport Us All. telephone interview (April 2012) audio
1 Chingo Bling (LSW 04-04-12).mp3
2 interview - Chingo Bling (09-2012).pdf
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13 Chris Ward Interview May 2012
Younger member of the Screwed Up Click and also part of Slim Thug’s group Boss Hogg Outlawz. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 Chris Ward (LSW 05-01-12).mp3
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14 Cl’Che Interview 2010
Veteran rapper and notable voice in the South Park community in which her grandparents owned and operated the MLK Nite Club until Hurricane Ike destroyed it in 2008. telephone interview (Summer 2010) transcript + audio
1 Cl' Che (LSW 05-17-14).mp3
2 Cl' Che (LSW 2010).mp3
3 interview - Cl'Che (Summer 2010).pdf
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15 Cory Mo Interview 2007
Rapper/Producer who had at the time of the interview had already worked with UGK, Devin the Dude and Willie D before later relocating to Atlanta. telephone interview(2007) transcript
1 interview - Cory Mo (2007).pdf
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16 Craig “BBC” Long Interview 2008
Veteran MC, b-boy, artist, and promoter active in Houston since the late 1980s. telephone interview (September 2008) transcript
1 interview - Craig (BBC) Long (2007).pdf
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17 Creeplobama Interview May 2012
Part of the newer wave of Houston rappers and one of very few artists from Baytown. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
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18 Darryl Scott Interview 2007, May 2012
Houston DJ who started in the 1970s and pioneered the slowed down sound that DJ Screw would later adopt into his own genre. His mixtapes were the most popular in Houston's urban community throughout the 1980s. telephone interview (2007) transcript. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 interview - Darryl Scott (2007).pdf
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19 Def Jam Blaster
1 article - Def Jam Blaster (10-2014).pdf
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20 DeMo Interview October 2011, March 2012
The most popular Screwtape ever is June 27th, and it is Demo Sherman’s birthday tape. He is from Long Drive in South Park. telephone interview (October 2011) transcript + audio telephone interview (March 2012) audio
1 DeMo Sherman (LSW).mp3
2 interview - Demo Sherman (03-2012).pdf
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21 DenDen Interview 2005
Owner and operator of Straight Profit Records. interview (2005) transcript
1 interview - Den Den (2005).pdf
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22 Derrick D-Reck Dixon Interview 2013, April 2014
Owner and operator of Wreckshop Records, home of the late Fat Pat and the late Big Moe. telephone interview (2013) audio. interview (April 2014) transcript + audio
1 interview - Derrick D-Reck Dixon (04-2014).pdf
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23 D-Red Interview 2010
Producer and rapper for the Cloverland group Botany Boys. Conversations about DJ Screw and codeine cough syrup. telephone interview (Summer 2010) transcript + audio
1 interview - D-Red (Summer 2010).pdf
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24 DiamondNicque Interview 2011
Los Angeles transplant who is the promoter and manager for many artists in Houston. She worked closely with the late rapper Hawk. telephone interview (Summer 2011) transcript + audio
1 Diamondnique Jasmin Turner.mp3
2 interview - DiamondNicque Turner (Summer 2010).pdf
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25 DJ Chill Interview 2008, March 2012
Early friend of DJ Screw and still an active DJ all around Houston. Also runs a screen printing operation on the Southside. interview (2008) transcript + audio. telephone interview (2008) audio. telephone interview (March 2012) audio
1 DJ Chill (LSW 2008).mp3
2 interview - DJ Chill (2008).pdf
3 interview - DJ Chill (2009).pdf
4 interview - DJ Chill South Park (2008).pdf
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26 DJ Cipher Interview June 2012
Longtime Houston DJ and member of the radio collective Kracker Nuttz. Native of South Park. telephone interview (June 2012) audio
1 DJ Cipher (LSW 06-05-12).mp3
2 interview - DJ Cipher (06-05-12).pdf
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27 DJ DMD Interview 2011
Port Arthur born and raised DJ, producer, and rapper who wrote the 1998 hit “25 Lighters,” and later became a Christian minister in Houston. telephone interview (Summer 2011) transcript + audio
1 DJ DMD (LSW Summer 2011).mp3
2 interview - DJ DMD (Summer 2011).pdf
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28 DJ Domination a.k.a. DJ Domo Interview 2007
Longtime DJ for Geto Boys, Scarface, and Devin the Dude. interview (2007) transcript
1 interview - DJ Domo (2007).pdf
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29 DJ Gold Interview 2011, 2012
Lesser known member of the Screwed Up Click who now promotes a strip club on the South side of Houston near Missouri City. telephone interview (October 2011) transcript + audio. telephone interview (March 2012) audio
1 DJ Gold SUC (October 2011).mp3
2 interview - DJ Gold (10-2011).pdf
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30 DJ Grayface
1 DJ Grayface (LSW 06-19-12).mp3
2 text - DJ Grayface 06-09-12.pdf
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31 DJ Oakcliff
1 text - DJ Oakcliff (06-2012).pdf
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32 DJ Styles
1 article - DJ Styles (01-2015).pdf
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33 Dope E. of The Terrorists Interview 2007, 2010
Legendary Houston rapper and producer who is a founding member of the South Park Coalition and the early Rap-A-Lot artists The Terrorists. He has produced tracks for many Houston rappers over the years, and still makes records — now from his home base of Austin, TX. Also uses the alias Murdoq. telephone interview (Summer 2007) transcript. telephone interview (Fall 2010) transcript
1 Dope E (October 2010).mp3
2 interview - Dope E (2007).pdf
3 interview - Dope E (2010).pdf
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34 Dougie D Interview 2007
Member of the group Guerilla Maab with Trae tha Truth and Z-Ro. interview by Peter Beste (2007) transcript
1 interview - Dougie D (2007).pdf
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35 Enjoli Parker Interview March 2012
Female rapper who was a part of DJ Screw’s Screwed Up Click. telephone interview (March 2012) audio
1 Enjoli Parker SUC (LSW 03-23-12).mp3
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36 E.S.G. Interview 2005
Louisiana-born rapper whose career took off with the 1995 hit "Swangin' & Bangin'." Member of the Screwed Up Click and a big player in the squashing of the Northside/Southside war that plagued Houston throughout the 1990s when he reached out to collaborate with Northside rapper Slim Thug. E.S.G. stands for "Everyday Street Gangsta." interview (2005) transcript
1 interview - E.S.G. (2005).pdf
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37 G-Dash Interview 2006
President of Swishahouse Records. interview (2006) transcript
1 interview - G-Dash (2006).pdf
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38 Hollywood Floss Interview December 2012
One of a newer wave of Houston. telephone interview (December 2012) audio
1 interview - Hollywood FLOSS (12-2011).pdf
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39 Icey Hott Interview April 2012
DJ and producer from the group Street Military. Interviewed along with longtime collaborator Mr. Baldhead, who appeared in the Vice documentary "Screwed In Houston" in 2007. telephone interview (April 2012) audio
1 Icey Hott (LSW 04-02-12).mp3
2 interview - Icey Hott 04-02-12.pdf
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40 Jazzie Redd
1 Jazzie Redd (LSW 05-2012).mp3
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41 Justice Allah Interview October 2010, November 2011, March 2012
Rapper and radio host who is a powerful voice in the Houston community. Member of the South Park Coalition and the group The 144 ELiTE along with K-Rino, Dope E and Ashlei Mayadia. Hosts the radio program Friday Eve along with Optimo Ram. telephone interview (October 2010) transcript + audio. telephone interview (November 2011) transcript + audio. telephone interview (March 2012) audio
1 Justice Allah (LSW 2010).mp3
2 interview - JusTice AllaH (10-2010).pdf
3 interview - JusTice AllaH (11-2011).pdf
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42 Kathy Payton Interview March 2012
Fifth Ward developer and community planner. telephone interview (March 2012) audio
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43 Kay-K Interview 2007
Rapper and member of the Screwed Up Click who is the only living member of the original Dead End Alliance (DJ Screw, Fat Pat, Hawk). telephone interview (2007) transcript
1 interview - Kay-K DEA (2007).pdf
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44 KB Da Kidnappa Interview 2011
Original member of the group Street Military. telephone interview (Summer 2011) transcript + audio
1 KB Da Kidnappa (08-2011).mp3
2 article - KB Da Kidnappa (10-2011).pdf
3 interview - KB Da Kidnappa (Summer 2011).pdf
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45 Klondike Kat Interview May 2012
Early member of the South Park Coalition and unofficial member of Street Military interviewed soon after being released from prison. telephone interview (May 2012) transcript + audio
1 Klondike Kat (05-23-12).mp3
2 interview - Klondike Kat (05-23-12).pdf
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46 K-Otix (Micah Henderson and Damien Randle) Interview 2008
Damien Randle and Micah Nickerson of the group K-Otix (which also featured The ARE) on writing the “George Bush Doesn't Care About Black People” song. telephone interview (Summer 2008) transcript
1 interview - K-otix (2008).pdf
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47 K-Rino Interview 2006, October 2010
One of the earliest rappers in Houston and founder of the South Park Coalition. Member of the groups C.O.D. (with Dope E) and The 144 ELiTE. One of Houston’s most prolific rappers. interview (2006) transcript + audio. interview (October 2010) transcript + audio
1 K-Rino (09-2006).mp3
2 interview - K-Rino email (2005).pdf
3 interview - K-Rino home (2005).pdf
4 interview - K-Rino VBS (2006).pdf
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48 Kuwait Interview 2007
Southside rapper who gave us a tour around South Acres. interview (2007) transcript
1 interview - Kuwait (2005).pdf
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49 Kyu Boi Interview 2007
Member of South Park Coalition who was close to DJ Screw. One of our first tour guides into the Houston communities. interview (2007) transcript
1 interview - Kyu Boi (2005).pdf
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50 Lil' Keke 2006
Pioneering member of the Screwed Up Click from Herschelwood who came up alongside Fat Pat. His biggest hit is "Southside," based on a dance that was one of many created by him and Fat Pat. interview (Spring 2006) transcript
1 interview - Lil Keke (2006).pdf
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51 Lil’ O
1 interview - Lil O (2005).pdf
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52 Lil' Randy Interview 2010 2012
Mixtape DJ who guested with Screw and is one of the only DJs still using Screw’s method of making tapes. telephone interview (Fall 2010) transcript + audio. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 Lil' Randy (2010).mp3
2 Lil' Randy (LSW 04-30-12).mp3
3 interview - Lil Randy (Fall 2010).pdf
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53 Lil' Troy Interview September 2010, May 2012
Rapper, producer and businessman from South Park's Dead End best known for his 1999 hit "Wanna Be A Baller." Had a well-publicized beef with the rapper Scarface, who first recorded with Troy as DJ Akshen and would later be accused by Troy of snitching for the government. Now runs a strip club on the East Side. telephone interview (September 2010) transcript + audio telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 Lil' Troy (LSW 05-01-12).mp3
2 interview - Lil Troy (09-2010).pdf
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54 LOS Interview 2011
Member of the Screwed Up Click and brother of Macc Grace a.k.a. Dat Boy Grace. telephone interview (Summer 2011) transcript + audio
1 Los of Screwed Up Click (LSW 2011).mp3
2 interview - LOS (Summer 2011).pdf
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55 Macc Grace
1 letters - Macc Grace (2008).pdf
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56 Matt Sonzala Interview May 2012
Writer, promoter and radio host with deep Houston roots now based in Austin. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 Matt Sonzala (06-2012).mp3
2 interview - Matt Sonzala (06-01-12).pdf
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57 MC Wickett Crickett Interview February 2010, December 2011
New York-born longtime Fifth Ward denizen responsible for bringing a lot of Houston talent to the scene by booking their first shows for them. His interviews form a big part of both books. telephone interview (February 2010) transcript + audio. telephone interview (December 2011) transcript + audio
1 MC Wickett Crickett (12-2011).mp3
2 interview - MC Wickett Crickett (02-10).pdf
3 interview - MC Wickett Crickett (12-11).pdf
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58 Mean Green Interview 2011
Host of numerous live radio broadcasts around Houston. Has been a fixture in the clubs since arriving in Houston in the early '90s. telephone interview (Summer 2011) transcript + audio
1 Mean Green (LSW 2011).mp3
2 interview - Mean Green (Summer 2011).pdf
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59 Meshah Hawkins Interview December 2011, March 2012
Best known as the wife of the late rapper Hawk, Meshah was a presence in the Third Ward community before his death and even more so after his murder in 2006. She is the mother of his two young sons. This conversation talks about Third Ward history. telephone interview (December 2011) transcript + audio. telephone interview (March 2012) audio
1 Meshah Hawkins (LSW 12-2011).mp3
2 interview - Meshah Hawkins (DEC 2011).pdf
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60 Mike-D a.k.a Bosshog Corleone Interview April 2012, May 2012
Member of the Screwed Up Click and the group Southside Playaz and close friend of the late Fat Pat and the late DJ Screw. Frequent collaborator of Z-Ro's. Brother of Bamino, a.k.a. BAM. Interviews conducted right after his release from prison for a piece by Walker for the Houston Chronicle. telephone interview (April 2012) audio. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 Mike-D SUC (04-02-12).mp3
2 interview - Mike-D (04-02-12).pdf
3 interview - Mike-D (04-27-12).pdf
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61 Mike Moe Interview January 2010
Founder and owner of Beltway 8 Records who started his label in Prairie View, Texas even though its focus was in Houston. He was able to turn the label into a profitable venture before exiting the business in 2010, right at the time of this interview, to making cooking (specifically barbecue) a profession. telephone interview (January 2010) transcript + audio
1 Mike Moe (LSW 2007).mp3
2 interview - Mike Moe (JAN 2010).pdf
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62 Robert Muhammad Interview December 2011
Muslim minister in Houston and longtime advisor to many of the people featured in Houston Rap and Houston Rap Tapes. telephone interview (December 2011) transcript + audio
1 Robert Muhammad.mp3
2 interview - Minister Robert Muhammad (Dec 2011).pdf
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63 Mr. Bling Bling Interview 2010
Southside car customizer who has operated a car wash in South Park for years. telephone interview (Spring 2010) transcript + audio
1 Mr Bling Bling (LSW 11-2010).mp3
2 interview - Mr Bling Bling (Spring 2010).pdf
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64 Murder One Interview 2008, 2010
Original member of the South Park Coalition. Longtime collaborator of K-Rino with a solo career appearances on most all SPC-related releases. telephone interview (2008) transcript telephone interview (2010) transcript + audio
1 Murder One (LSW 2010).mp3
2 interview - Murder One (2008).pdf
3 interview - Murder One (2009).pdf
4 interview - Murder One (2010).pdf
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65 Optimo Ram Interview 2011
Radio host who has emerged in the last five years and filled a big void with virtually around the clock Houston music and talk on the radio. telephone interview (Summer 2011) transcript + audio
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66 Pam Collins Interview June 2012
Longtime program director at Texas Southern University’s KTSU, where the early Houston rap radio show Kidz Jamm debuted in the early 1980s. telephone interview (June 2012) audio
1 Pam Collins KTSU (06-02-12).mp3
2 interview - Pam Collins Kidz Jamm (June 2012).pdf
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67 Paul Wall Interview June 2012
Wide-ranging interview with the white rapper who is rarely referred to as such. Topics include grills, blood diamonds, and performing for troops in war zones. telephone interview (January 2012) transcript + audio
1 Paul Wall (LSW 2011).mp3
2 interview - Paul Wall (Winter 2011).pdf
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68 Pharoah
1 letters - Pharoah (2008).pdf
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69 Point Blank Interview 2011
Chicago-born rapper who moved to South Park as a teenager and joined the Screwed Up Click. Later signed to Bigtyme Recordz. telephone interview (Summer 2011) transcript + audio
1 interview - Point Blank (2011).pdf
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70 Poppy of G.R.I.T. Boys Interview May 2007
Member of the group often to referred to as the younger brothers of the late rapper Hawk, who was shot and killed in 2006. This interview talks about the night of the murder. interview (May 2007) transcript + audio
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71 Rad Richard Interview May 2012
Former KPFT radio host who has been a punk/rap scene fixture in Houston since the late 1980s. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
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72 Raheem Interview 2008
The first Houston rapper signed to a major label, Raheem was an original member of Ghetto Boys before launching his solo career with A&M Records. Later signed to Rap-A-Lot. telephone interview (2008) transcript
1 interview - Raheem (2008).pdf
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73 Rashad Al Amin Interview 2012
Also known as DJ Troy Ski, he arrived in the city from Pittsburgh in the early 1980s and was a part of the early crews in the city before moving into the business side of things. Now involved in the sports industry. telephone interview (2012) audio
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74 DJ Ready Red Interview 2008
Original DJ/producer for Ghetto Boys/Geto Boys, who left the group in 1991 during the production of their platinum breakthrough album We Can't Be Stopped. telephone interview (Summer 2008) transcript + audio
1 DJ Ready Red (LSW 06-2008).mp3
2 interview - DJ Ready Red (Summer 2008).pdf
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75 Rapper K Interview 2010
South Park Coalition rapper who has been a lifelong friend of the rapper K-Rino. telephone interview (2010) transcript + audio
1 Rapper K (LSW 2010).mp3
2 interview - Rapper K (Fall 2010).pdf
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76 Ricky Royal Interview May 2012
Founding member of Royal Flush and one of Houston's early battle rappers. He now hosts a radio show in Dallas under the name Coco Budda. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 interview - Ricky Royal (05-22-12).pdf
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77 Robert Earl Davis, Sr. “Papa Screw”
1 interview - Papa Screw (2006).pdf
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78 Romeo Poet Interview May 2012
Early Northside rapper who went to high school with Willie D at Forest Brook and later became known as a formidable battle rapper and joined the group Royal Flush. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 Romeo Poet (LSW 05-15-12).mp3
2 interview - Romeo Poet (05-15-12).pdf
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79 Russell Washington Interview 2011
Owner and operator of Bigtyme Recordz, the first label to sign UGK, which has operated out of King’s Flea Market in South Park for over two decades. telephone interview (Fall 2011) transcript + audio
1 Russell Washington (October 2011).mp3
2 interview - Russell Washington (October 2011).pdf
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80 Salih Williams Interview 2007
Austin-based producer who created the beat for the breakthrough Houston hit “Still Tippin’,” which touched off the mainstream explosion Houston experienced in 2005. telephone interview (Spring 2007) transcript
1 interview - Salih Williams (2007).pdf
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81 Savvi Interview March 2012
Underground rapper who leads the group known as H.I.S.D. (Hueston Independent Spit District), some of whom are Houston area teachers. Also a member of the group The Hue. telephone interview (March 2012) audio
1 Savvi (LSW 03-17-12).mp3
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82 Shorty Mac Interview 2008, March 2012
One of DJ Screw's oldest friends and a Smithville, TX native (DJ Screw's hometown). Important interview subject in Houston Rap and Houston Rap Tapes. telephone interview (Winter 2008/2009) transcript + audio. telephone interview (March 2012) audio
1 interview - Shorty Mac (Winter 2009).pdf
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83 Showtyme Interview 2011
Rapper and promoter from Houston's Third Ward. telephone interview (Summer 2011) transcript + audio
1 interview - Showtyme (2011).pdf
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84 Slim Thug Interview 2013
Northside rapper who was featured on the breakthrough track "Still Tippin'" along with Mike Jones and Paul Wall. telephone interview (Spring 2013) transcript + audio
1 article - Slim Thug (06-2013).pdf
2 interview - Slim Thug (04-11-2013).pdf
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85 Southside Playaz Interview 2006
Current incarnation of the group that originally featured Fat Pat, Mike-D and Mr. 3-2. Upon Fat Pat's death, his place in the group was taken by Clay Doe. Interview with Mike-D, Mr. 3-2, and Clay Doe conducted on the street outside of the original Screwed Up Records & Tapes. interview (2006) transcript
1 interview - Southside Playaz (2006).pdf
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86 Spacebunny Jefferson
1 Spacebunny Jefferson (LSW 06-04-12).mp3
2 interview - Spacebunny Jefferson (06-2012).pdf
Folder
87 Steve Fournier Interview May 2012
Legendary Houston DJ who helped rap music break through to the big clubs and started the nation's first rap record pool. Talks about being arrested for playing rap music in Houston nightclubs. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 Steve Fournier (LSW 06-2012).mp3
2 interview - Steve Fournier (06-01-2012).pdf
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88 T Farris Interview 2006
Swishahouse producer who started as an intern and worked his way up to having his own label under the Swishahouse umbrella. He was one of the architects of the 2005 Houston juggernaut. interview (2006) transcript
1 interview - T Farris (Spring 2005).pdf
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89 The ARE Interview 2007, May 2012
Producer from the group K-Otix who has since worked with stars as big as LL Cool J, Lone Catalysts, and Phife from A Tribe Called Quest. telephone interview (2007) transcript telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 interview - The ARE (05-05-2012).pdf
2 interview - The ARE (2007).pdf
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90 Thomas Kemper Interview October 2011
Car customizer who grew up in Houston’s Third Ward and now owns a shop in Austin. telephone interview (October 2011) transcript + audio
1 Thomas Kemper SLAB Customs.mp3
2 interview - Thomas Kemper-SLAB Customs (2013).pdf
Folder
91 Top Dog Interview 2007
Former pimp and member of the South Park Coaltion who has converted over to Christianity and now writes books. telephone interview (2007) transcript
1 interview - Top Dog (2007).pdf
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92 Trae tha Truth Interview March 2012
Part of the second wave of rappers to become part of the Screwed Up Click and longtime collaborator of Z-Ro’s. Member of the groups S.L.A.B., Guerilla Maab, and ABN. telephone interview (March 2012) audio
1 Trae Tha Truth (LSW 03-21-12).mp3
2 interview - Trae tha Truth (2012).pdf
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93 Will Strickland Interview 2012
Former Rice University DJ whose Friday night radio program Bass 9-1-7 Zone was pioneering in the Houston radio market. telephone interview (2012) audio
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94 Willie D Interview 2007, April 2010, December 2011, May 2012
One of the first Houston rappers. Battle rapper who turned solo artist and then joined Geto Boys, with a parallel solo career and short stint as a professional boxer, following in the footsteps of his uncle Melvin Dennis. interview 2007 transcript. telephone interview (April 2010) transcript + audio. telephone interview (December 2011) transcript + audio. telephone interview (May 2012) audio
1 Willie D (LSW 04-2010).mp3
2 interview - Willie D (03-2011).pdf
3 interview - Willie D (04-2010).pdf
4 interview - Willie D (2007).pdf
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95 Wood Interview 2008
Lesser-known member of the Screwed Up Click who tells a story of growing up with a mother addicted to crack and how he turned his and her lives around. telephone interview (2008) transcript
1 Wood SUC (LSW 03-2012).mp3
2 interview - Wood (03-17-2012).pdf
3 interview - Wood of the SUC (2008).pdf
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96 Z-Ro Interview September 2011
One of the most widely respected and prolific artists in Houston, and one of the biggest draws at Houston's massive rap clubs. Founding member of the groups Guerilla Maab and ABN and a member of the Screwed Up Click. interview (September 2011) transcript + audio + video
1 Z-Ro (LSW 09-2011).mp3
2 interview - Z-Ro (09-2011).pdf



Houston Rap Production and Promotion

This series contains photo prints, contact sheets, proofs, and mock-ups used in the production of the book Houston Rap, along with exhibit prints, stickers, publications, and promo cards used to promote the book and its authors. The series is divided into three sub-series: Photo Prints and Contact Sheets, Book Mock-Ups and Proofs, and Houston Rap Promotional Materials and Publications. Additional materials relating to the production and promotion of Houston Rap can be found in the Digital Files series.
Photo Prints and Contact Sheets
Box Item
1 1 4” x 6” prints from Houston Rap editing process undated
Box Folder
2 1-7 Photo contact sheets undated
8-9 Signed and annotated 8” x 10” prints 2000s
Box Item
3 1 Klondike Kat with puppy, 8” x 10” print undated
2 Lil’ Flea with dog (from first ever Houston Rap shoot), 8” x 10” print undated
OVS_Box Folder
1 1 Photo contact sheets undated
2 11” x 14” prints 2000s
OVS_Box Item
2 1 Five 16” x 20” exhibit prints undated
OVS_Item
1 Thirty 24” x 36” framed prints
Note: These items are hanging in the Special Collections stacks on the West wall.
File_Cabinet Drawer
F 3 Three 30” x 40” contact sheets for Houston Rap
Book Mock-ups and Proofs
Box Folder
2 10 First dummy copy of Houston Rap undated
11 First unbound copy of Houston Rap Tapes undated
Houston Rap Promotional Materials and Publications
Box Folder
2 12 Peter Beste business and promo cards undated
13 Stickers for Houston Rap and Houston Rap Tapes undated
14 Spin magazine featuring Houston Rap story September 2005
15 Houston Rap spread in Dazed & Confused magazine November 2005
16 London Guardian featuring Houston Rap November 2013
OVS_Box Folder
1 3 Chicago Reader with Houston Rap cover story December 2013



Hip Hop Promotional and Research Material

This series contains T-shirts, posters, promo cards, photographs, correspondence, publications, and memorabilia collected by Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker from hip hop artists and other members of the hip hop community in Houston during their work on the book Houston Rap. It is divided into six sub-series: T-shirts and Towels; Posters, Poster Flats, and Promo Cards; Photographs; Correspondence; Memorabilia; and Publications. Scans and photos of additional materials collected by Beste and Walker from members of Houston’s hip hop community can be found in the Digital Files series.
T-shirts and Towels
OVS_Box Item
3 1 Paul Wall (The Peoples Champ 2005)
2 "Drank Up In My Cup" Codeine and Sprite
3 Z-Ro – Let The Truth Be Told (2005) *worn by Z-Ro
4 The Terrorists – Kar Bomb Threat
5 Rap-A-Lot Records logo
OVS_Box Item
4 1 Geto Boys – Mugshots (bootlegged)
2 What it Dew – Mountain Dew Logo
3 South Park Coalition logo
4 Ghetto Dreams Entertainment tank top
5 Texas Oil (syrup)
OVS_Box Item
5 1 Vintage 1980s HOUSTON 3/4 sleeves
2 E.S.G. Syrup T-shirt
3 Devin the Dude –Weed Leaf/Adidas Logo t-shirt
4 MACC GRACE T-shirt (Lil’ Thugs/Peter Beste collaboration)
5 South Park Coalition
OVS_Box Item
6 1 Young Self Employed
2 Paul Wall – money shirt
3 Chopped & Screwed Upper Playground shirt
4 “Keep Houston Dirty!” t-shirt
5 Lil’ Keke - Chunk up the Deuce +
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7 1 Mike-D Artist Official – "Osama Bin Leanin' – Bush Just Wants My Oil"
2 Pimp C Artist Official – Smoke Somethin' Bitch
3 UGK 4 Life
4 Algierz Money Bag
5 Quit Hatin' TX
OVS_Box Item
8 1 Screwed Up Records & Tapes towel
2 Billy Cook – Texas to Japan tour towel
3 Coughee Brothaz t-shirt
4 “Expensive Taste” t-shirt
5 “I [heart] Htown” t-shirt
OVS_Box Item
9 1 H TX t-shirt
2 “Get Unda Hawk’s Wings” t-shirt
3 Devin the Dude “Waitin’ to Inhale” t-shirt
4 William James Dennis ¾ sleeve t-shirt
5 Fat Pat hoodie
Posters, Poster Flats, and Promo Cards
File_Cabinet Drawer
F 3 Posters for various hip hop artists undated
OVS_Box Folder
1 4 Poster flats for various hip hop artists undated
Box Folder
2 17 Promo cards for various hip hop artists 2000-2014
18 Promo cards for various hip hop artists 2000-2014
Photographs
Box Folder
2 19 Photographs of various hip hop artists undated
Correspondence
Box Folder
2 20 Two letters written by Pharoah of Street Military while in prison to Peter Beste October, 2009, May, 2011
21 Letter written by Macc Grace while in prison to Peter Beste October 2009
Memorabilia
Box Folder
2 22 DJ Screw funeral program November 2000
Box Item
4 1 Grills by Paul Wall grill undated
2 Coughee Brothaz Zippo lighter undated
3 Lil Wayne lighter undated
4 Swishahouse car air freshener undated
5 Bun B car air freshener undated
6 2 Paul Wall Stickers undated
7 Screwfest all-access pass 2006
8 2 badges for Geto Boys for VH1 Hip Hop Honors June 3, 2010
9 Business cards for various hip hop artists and others undated
Box Item
5 1 Paul Wall bobblehead doll
Publications
Box Folder
2 22 Various articles on Houston hip hop 2000s
OVS_Box Folder
1 5-7 Various articles on Houston hip hop 2000s



Music and Video

This series contains audio and video recordings collected by Beste and Walker during their work on the book Houston Rap. It also contains a small number of handwritten lyrics. This series is divided into four subseries: Handwritten lyrics, Compact discs, Audiocassettes, and 45 rpm records. In addition to the items listed below, 22 DVDs, 4 VHS tapes, 180 compact discs, 17 audiocassettes, and 19 vinyl records were removed for cataloguing
Handwritten lyrics
Box Folder
2 23 Handwritten lyrics by DJ DMD for “25 Lighters” 2012
24 Handwritten lyrics by Justice Allah for “F.T.P” and “Love” 2012
Compact discs
Box Item
6 1-8 8 compact discs featuring various hip hop artists
Audiocassettes
Box Item
6 9-12 4 audiocassettes featuring various hip hop artists
45 rpm records
Box Item
6 13-18 DJ Screw/Fat Pat 7″ record included in Houston Rap deluxe bundle, 6 copies