So there's a new radio station in town, KQBT 93.7 The Beat. ("Radar Love" can now be heard exclusively on 106.9 The Eagle.) These upstarts claim to be the home of H-Town's real hip-hop and R&B. That tagline remains far from proven, naturally, but the station did take a big step toward owning it this weekend by lending its name to the star-studded "Welcome to H-Town" concert at Arena Theatre.
When you put on a show featuring a headlining set by the group that put Houston on the hip-hop map -- Scarface, Bushwick Bill and Willie D, the legendary Geto Boys -- people tend to take notice around these parts. But even if that weren't enough to pique our interest, the celebration also included sets by all-star H-Town hitmakers Z-Ro, Paul Wall, Slim Thug and Lil' Keke, offering up the promise of cough-syrup classics galore on the Arena's revolving stage. For hardcore fans of Houston hip-hop, it was a lineup only a simp could skip.More »