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HOUSTON RAP TAPES

an evening with Lance Scott Walker > JULY 26


The Houston, Texas, neighbourhoods of Fifth Ward, Third Ward and South Park have grown to be hallowed ground for modern rap culture, populated with celebrities, entrepreneurs, support networks and a micro-economy of their own.

For Houston Rap, photographer Peter Beste and writer Lance Scott Walker spent nine years documenting the most influential style in twenty-first-century hip hop and the vibrant inner city culture from which it stems, profiling 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. Houston Rap Tapes, the companion book to Houston Rap, further explores and documents the community, providing an astonishing and important insight into a great American cultural narrative, and features in-depth oral histories conducted by Walker.
 
Lance Scott Walker is a native of Galveston, Texas and has written for FaderDazed And ConfusedViceUSA Today, and RollingStone.com among others. In 2007, he co-produced the VBS documentary Screwed In Houston along with photographer Peter Beste. He is also the host of Houston Rap Tapes Radio. 

an evening with Lance Scott Walker, author of Houston Rap Tapes
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Saturday July 26, 2014 > 8pm-9:30pm
FREE event > limited seating

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