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[mtv] Houston's rap, hip-hop scene goes Unwired

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  1. Faos

    Faos Contributing Member

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    Houston's rap, hip-hop scene goes Unwired
    H Town's hottest stars get a chance to burn up MTV


    By MICHAEL D. CLARK
    Copyright 2005 Houston Chronicle

    "You watching, MTV?" Houston rapper Paul Wall asks at the beginning of tonight's concert show Nokia Unwired at Hard Rock Live.

    MTV won't be the only one watching as Wall and Slim Thug accompany headliner Mike Jones during the season premiere of the half-hour program. Hip-hop fans across the country will be tuned in, thanks to a landmark year for Houston rap that has broken it beyond regional constraints.

    This H-Town trio was an ideal combo to mark the return of the show formerly titled Hard Rock Live. Jones' major label debut, Who Is Mike Jones?, has sold 1 million copies, and anticipation for Slim's new record, Already Platinum (released Tuesday), and Wall's The People's Champ (due Sept. 13) is high.

    Jones, whose album sparked national notoriety for Houston's rap scene earlier this year, is the focus of tonight's episode.

    The show's announcer sums up the local vibe best before a commercial break, boasting that Jones, Wall and Slim will "show how Houston throws it down."

    Taped at the Hard Rock Live venue at the Universal Studios' CityWalk in Orlando, Fla., the five-song performance offers a quick sample of each artist's verbal skills.

    Jones' opens with Turning Lane and Back Then, two growling slams from Who Is Mike Jones? that show his success in finding the middle ground between harder rap styles of the '90s and the hook-laden choruses that made Eminem so hard to resist.

    Sittin' Sidewayz, Wall's current hit single is equally hooky, while Slim's I Ain't Heard of That, the centerpiece single of Already Platinum, is re-created just as it is on the disc with DJ scratches and backing vocals from veteran Houston "gangsta" rapper Bun B of UGK.

    Future episodes of Nokia Unwired at Hard Rock Live will feature Simple Plan (July 20), Good Charlotte (Aug. 3), Atlanta rap duo the Ying Yang Twins (Aug. 10), My Chemical Romance (Aug. 31) and alt-rock icons Weezer (Sept. 7).
    NOKIA UNWIRED AT HARD ROCK LIVE
    • Starring: Mike Jones, Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Bun B
    • Air time: 7 tonight on MTV
     
  2. tigermission1

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    UGK used to be great back in the mid-90's. I like Swishahouse, but my favorite one of the trio is Paul Wall, and they used to have that kid Chamillionaire with 'em and he was pretty good too. My favorite song for Swishahouse came out a few years back, I think it was called "In Love with my $", it has sick rhymes, and is pretty creative.
     
  3. Oski2005

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    Speaking of Houston rappers, I saw this thing yesterday morning about a guy here named Chingo Bling "the tamale king." Look him up, I was laughing the whole time. He wears the usual baggy shirt and basketball shorts, but instead of some nikes or addidas or whatever, he had on cowboy boots with nike swooshes.

    http://www.chingobling.com/
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  4. RocketMan Tex

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    I'm not too fond of rap, but Chingo Bling puts on a hell of a show. His raps are freaking hilarious.
     
  5. droxford

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    mmmmm...... tamales
     
  6. Truth

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    Yeaaaaaaaah, I'll be watching that. I'm trying to break in with those guys as a rapper we speak. Chingo Bling is funny, he actually has a radition light in his trunk to keep the tamales that he sells warm. True Story.
     
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    I like all three of these guys, but the chopped and screwed versions of their tracks are so far superior to the album versions. I always figured that would hurt the Houston scene in other markets since it's not like MTV and the radio play are going to play a whole lot of screwed ****.
     
  8. Faos

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    Houston Press had a cover story about Chingo Bling awhile back, but I cant't find it now searching their site.
     
  9. slickvik69

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    Chingo Bling is hilarious, and tamales rule. By the way there's an up and coming rapper named DEEP ;)
     
    #9 slickvik69, Jul 13, 2005
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