Do Houston Hip Hop Artist Support Each Other?

Where does the unity behind Houston Hip Hop Artist stand? The support is overlooked in the music scene due to being stuck in a competitive stigma.

Hip-Hop is known to be a competitive genre of music, that’s a fact. The music industry in all is a tough bracket to be in however some of the most famous feuds to date have stemmed from aggressive rappers. Aggressive meaning hungry for success and wanting to be at the very top of the food chain.

It seems like there is only a small number of hip hop artist who excel to the top of the charts which may be the reason why we find rappers being so aggressive. But for Houston artist who are trying to reach a mainstream audience it may be a little different.

“I think Houston artist support each other, but to a certain extent such as one seeing an opportunity out of the other artist,” said the CEO of Amati fashion brand Shanel Gaskin.

The most recent collaboration we have seen is new artist Trill Sammy and IceyLife Dice Soho. Trill Sammy gained overnight success by getting major attention from his song “Trappin.” However, Dice has had his hand in the Houston music scene for a while and is just now getting the attention he deservers. Although the two have not officially declared themselves as a rap duo, the few songs they do have together have paved the way for them to become just that.

The stigma around Houston is, “no one supports each other in the city,” but the underground music scene is saying something completely different.

I’m sure you’ve seen Houstock plenty of times on your twitter time line behind a hashtag and even in some of your favorite underground H-Tine rappers bios. Houstock is collective of Houston artist, producers, videographers and more who vibe off each other and create the support Houston may has lacked in the past.
“I think because of how diverse Houston’s new era of music is there is selected support, not everyone is supporting each other but I think it will get to a point where unity will be more of a thing because everyone is peeping how strong the support system is in Atlanta and wants it,” said Chief Aleel

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