Ten Things You Have to Explain to Non-Houstonians

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Houstonians love to brag about their town. But there are misconceptions about every city, whether they regard food, politics or transit.

Here are 10 things Houstonians have to tell misinformed out-of-towners:

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Z-Ro is one of many Houston rappers influenced by DJ Screw.

10. DJ Screw's influence lives on.
Even though he died almost a decade ago, Houston rappers like Bun B and Z-Ro never stop repping DJ Screw.

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15 comments
twaynewren
twaynewren

Sorry, I've never heard of DJ Screw.  I know this means my life is a cultural wasteland and I was not even aware.

Michael Sasser
Michael Sasser

Not so sure any of that actually needs explanation. If you read comments before the article.... Save yourself time and skip the article.

FattyFatBastard
FattyFatBastard topcommenter

This is a big swing and a miss.  In my 40 years I've never had to explain any of these things to my out of town friends.  All these and you can't mention the food scene?

Xavier Balderas
Xavier Balderas

that lame rapper "z-ro" is not from Houston dimwits... hes from missouri city and his music is trash...

Aldo Aceves
Aldo Aceves

Thanks Houston Press, you've done it agai....Zzzzzzzzzzz

rasclot123
rasclot123

Not sure if non-Houstonians care about any of this.  Let me call my friend in denver and tell them our mayor is gay.

Dagan Elizabeth Manahl
Dagan Elizabeth Manahl

Disappointing...so many great (and unusual) things about Houston were overlooked in favor of the same old fried foods and tired horse-riding jokes. You can do better Houston Press.

Rob Schwettmann
Rob Schwettmann

Yeah, people always look at me with wow when I tell them I'm a native Houstonian. Damn proud of it too!

h_e_x
h_e_x

His most famous song is about being from Missouri City, everyone, and I mean everyone, already knows that. 

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