Which Houston Rappers Deserve Their Own Streets?
The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place - lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good - so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Have something you always wanted to ask a rapper? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This Week's Subject(s): Naming local streets after Houston rappers
Ask A Rapper: The question here is three-pronged: Which six Houston rappers deserve to have streets in town named after them, why do they deserve it, and where would those streets be? Got it? Cool.
Authentic Snoopy: First off, I'm an avid listener of the late Big Pun and could understand the push by his people to get him recognized in such a way. But when it comes to Houston artists, I'm honored to be able to give my two cents on such a topic. Scrutiny is somewhat expected due to other artist opinions. My list is in no certain order.
1. Scarface: He single-handedly put Houston on the map in the rap game during a time where Tupac and B.I.G. had the world focused only on the East and West Coast. With the Almighty J. Prince powering his movement, he opened the doors to the hip-hop scene in the city.
Street: MLK & Scarface Blvd (by Timmy Chan's).
2. Fat Pat: He has songs that we still jam today and gave Houston that funk feeling that mixed well with our slowed down style, i.e. "Tops Drop." He was ahead of his time and his loss was a major injury to our hip-hop scene.
Street: Running Parallel with Big Hawk St.* in 3rd Ward.
*This will make sense in two minutes.