Texas Rap Community Unites For Historic Unity Concert

Houston’s 97.9 The Box (KBXX-FM) has recruited some of the biggest artists in the city’s musical history to present fans with a one of a kind celebration of the city’s contribution to Hip-Hop culture over the years.

The station, which is set to hold it’s annual Los Magnificos Custom Car Show & Concert on Sunday, November 23, will take advantage of the event to take a stance towards unity with a “Best of Texas” themed concert.

The historical show, which will also celebrate the state’s continuing musical legacy, will bring together every major Texas Hip-Hop act, achieving something that has yet to be offered to the fans: a day of unity and peace in Houston’s Hip-Hop community.

“Houston area artists are putting their differences aside to pay homage to the many musical contributions that have shaped the sound of southern Hip-Hop” KBXX Program Director Terri Thomas told AllHipHop.com. “The idea was to do the event that everyone always talked about but no one has ever pulled off. There has never been an event in Houston that unified the Hip-Hop community: Swisha House, Rap-A-Lot, Screwed Up Click…all the major artists will be participating, plus some folks that were instrumental early on.”

The confirmed line up of artists includes stars like Scarface, Chamillionaire, Bun B., Slim Thug and the Boss Hogg Outlaws, Trae Tha Truth, Z-Ro, Mike Jones, Paul Wall and Lil’ Flip.

The bill also leaves room for regional successes like Kiotti, Lil’ Keke, Chingo Bling, Big Tuck and Fat B, Big Pokey, and ESG, Texas artists who are spearheading the next surge of the Hip-Hop movement.

Also scheduled to perform are pioneers the Botany Boys and Street Military, as well as Wicket Crickett, Wino, Sex Fiends, GT, Mista Madd, Lil’ O, Quint Black, Fat Pimp, Lil Will, Damm D, and Trapstars.

“This show with Houston's finest is long overdue,” exclaimed 97.9’s veteran morning show host Madd Hatta, who has been an integral part of the city’s music scene and will be one of the event’s MCs.

“Houston artists have represented Hip-Hop for more than two decades,” Madd Hatta noted. “These artists have contributed to the world and created an economy in Houston unheard of in most cities. Bringing the pioneers together with the new generation of Hip-Hop and paying respect to these trailblazers at this time in history makes it even more relevant.”

In addition to the performances, the “Best of Texas” show will take time out to recognize the contributions of the Screwed Up Click, Swisha House, Wreck Shop and Rap-A-Lot families and present the Geto Boys with a coveted Pioneer Award.

The Los Magnificos Custom Car Show and concert will be held at the Reliant Center in Houston on November 23 from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm.