Houston Rap Tapes is the companion book to Houston Rap, by Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker, an immersion in and documentation of the Houston Hip Hop community in neighborhoods such as Fifth Ward, Third Ward, and South Park. Houston Rap Tapes features in-depth oral histories conducted by Walker, with exclusive interviews with producers and MCs such as Bun B., Willie D., Paul Wall, Z-Ro, Big Mike, DJ DMD, K-Rino, Salih Williams, and Lil’ Troy, accompanied by a selection of Beste’s black and white photography. There are also creation myths told by old school masters like MC Wickett Crickett, and Rick Royal, as well as the life stories of an assortment of radio and club personalities, impresarios, ex-pimps, former drug dealers, and members of the community.
Edition of 500 copies |272 pages | 8.7” x 11.4” | Hardcover with Slipcase |
Edited by Johan Kugelberg| Designed by Will Cameron| Published by Sinecure Books| NY | 2013
Houston Rap is an immersion into the everyday life of the Houston hip hop community. This hardcover 272 page book features the photography of Peter Beste who spent 9 years documenting the culture alongside writer Lance Scott Walker. Houston Rap profiles noted artists such as Bun B of UGK, Z-Ro, Big Mike, K-Rino, Willie D of the Geto Boys, Lil’ Troy, and Paul Wall, alongside reflections on the lives of departed legends such as DJ Screw, Pimp C, and Big Hawk. The book also features community leaders, rappers, producers, businessmen, and family members, all providing an astonishing and important insight into a great American cultural narrative.
Edition of 500 copies |272 pages | 8.7” x 11.4” | Hardcover with Slipcase |Edited by Johan Kugelberg| Designed by Will Cameron| Published by Sinecure Books| NY | 2013