Which Rapper(s) Should Headline Summer Fest 2012?

Categories: Rap Round Table

Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't the day after a gigantic local music festival, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.

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This Week's Panel: Trae, Wreck, Roosh Williams, Kyle Hubbard, Preemo, Mac, Lil O, hasHBrown

Not Invited: That shitty new Teen Wolf show on MTV.

This Week's Prompt: So now that it's over, question: Which non-local rap act would you like to see on the bill at next year's Summer Fest?

Trae: I'm still pissed they ain't get at me. But thanks to my big bro Big Boi, I still represented. And by the way, tell 'em I said Street King is on the way.

Wreck: Tupac.

Rap Round Table: We don't imagine that'd be a very good show. He'd just sort of lay there, probably. Get eaten by bugs and decompose and so forth.

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Big Boi and Trae tha Truth backstage at Summer Fest
Roosh Williams: I'm admittedly not too familiar with Summer Fest, but Atmosphere and Slaughterhouse would be awesome to see at a big event here. Blue would be great too, reasons being personal bias.


Kyle Hubbard: I'd really like to see Lupe Fiasco rock it. He's a high-caliber star, one of my favorite MCs and he has already has a strong Houston connection. Seeing "Hip-Hop Saved My Life" live in the H is like a religious experience.


Preemo: I'd have to say Busta Rhymes. Great performers and so far and few between; Busta rocks the microphone every time. Best live emcee I've seen.


Mac: West Coast rapper Messy Marv. [He] made a name for himself independently. In north Cali, he is equal to Z-Ro in H-town.


Lil O: Jeezy. He has a catalogue.


hasHBrown: Nobody. They need more local hip-hop acts on the bill.


Ed. Note: Odd Future.



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Eleanor Tinsley Park

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Gilliamonster1978
Gilliamonster1978

Doom tree or rhymesayers del the funky homosapien lupe fiasco kanye&hova sage Francis wugazi

Paris
Paris

Mac miller and wiz khalifa

Darby Pappas
Darby Pappas

Z-ro is definitely a crowd favorite. Slim thug is also. And don't forget Bun B.

KING
KING

"I'd really like to see Lupe Fiasco rock it. He's a high-caliber star, one of my favorite MCs and he has already has a strong Houston connection. Seeing "Hip-Hop Saved My Life" live in the H is like a religious experience." Nailed it. Throw in a Thugga cameo and it's a wrap. And obviously, Trae should be the headlining local rapper next year. And don't do him like Z-Ro - put him on the main stage. Please.

Dub
Dub

Asher Roth FTW

Halfwit
Halfwit

I also support Lupe, can bring a crowd and can rock it. Local acts are cool and all but if we want to make a name for our music festivals on a national scale we have to bring in artist on a national scale.

Marcofromhouston
Marcofromhouston

I can see Lupe drawing a large crowd and rocking an awesome show. Bun, Trae, & Slim could all support onstage.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Odd Future? Whatever floats your boat, I suppose. I don't think they would be a good fit, but then again I don't think they are all that good to begin with.

H_e_x
H_e_x

Bun B needs to come back. The stage Z-ro and Lil Keke was on had some weak sound so I couldn't hear them, but they were alright .Big K.R.I.T. would be a good addition. He put on a hell of a show when he was here.

Ill Liad
Ill Liad

Odd Future, Lil B, Yela Wolf, Wiz Khalifa, Mac Miller

Ill Liad
Ill Liad

Well honestly with the whole more local comments you can't bring everyone from Houston. Also you have to realize that tickets have to sell and the ones that were on Summerfest sell ticekts and have FANS!!!!!!! There is alot of talent in Houston but not everyone fits the ''TYPE'' of local artist that needs TO BE in Summerfest. Also you have to think about the ones that actually have been with and supported FreePress since day one, those artist will get picked first then others its the way shit goes deal WITH it!!!!! Also shout out to Optimo ''IF IT AINT Local IT AINT Live BITCH ''

Marcsmall
Marcsmall

Stay Local but go big. I think a Geto Boys reunion would be vey cool.

Optimo Ram
Optimo Ram

Peace 2 hasHBrown! thats real, we need more events like this supporting local artists! We got K-RINO The BEST rapper to exist in this realm of the universe and shows like this continue to pass up on the best lyricist and amazing show giver, and originator of the Houston underground scene. Then we have another 100 artists that are really talented and deserve to be up there too.. SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL ARTISTS!!!! STAND UP H-TOWN We Got All The Talent Right Here

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