Third Coast Wave: The Cougar’s staff picks on the best young Houston rappers
April 15, 2015
For Houston’s next generation of rappers, the throne is ready for the taking. We’ve highlighted four who have embraced the city’s hip-hop history while distinguishing themselves from the growing group looking to fill the city’s rap void.
Propain: The former college basketball player reached new heights when his collaboration with Rich Homie Quan “2 Rounds” extended his reach past Texas. Propain features a combination of complex lyrics and catchy flow not often found in Slab City. Expect your friends that live outside of the Loop to learn more about Propain in the next few years. What you should download: “Father’s Day” and “All Day” ft. Zero
Travis Scott: After getting his start as a producer on Myspace, Scott is becoming more popular as the man with the microphone. He is featured on “Company” off Drake’s recent project “If you’re reading this it’s too late.” But don’t doubt that he still has the production skills that got him noticed. He helped produce Rihanna’s recent single “B*tch better have my money. ” What you should download: “Skyfall” ft. Young Thug
Boston George: You’ve probably turned up to his local hit “Flicka Da Wrist,” but he’s more than just this regional hit. The record executive turned rapper has made a habit of making hit songs in the past few years. What you should download: “Greatness” ft. Rick Ross, Slim Thug and Rich Andruws
Sauce Twinz: “2 legited 2 Quited” has been a staple on the radio and in the club. Their chemistry on wax reminds many of Migos, another popular rap duo, and we foresee many club bangers in their future. What you should download: “93” ft. Doughboy
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