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Houston Indie Rap Artists You May Not Be Aware Of

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If you’re looking for new Houston indie rap artists, then look no further. This article will introduce you to four emerging talents in the area: Bloodbath, BBY Kodie, and Cactus Jack apprentice. Check out their new singles and albums, and find out which ones will get your attention. There are also some great new Houston hip-hop albums that will make you want to buy them. Listed below are some Houston indie rap artists that you may not be aware of.

J.L.J

J.L.J just dropped a new album The Introduction and it’s gaining a lot of exposure worldwide. His single, Keep It Krunk is blazing hot. It’s so hot he charted on iTunes in the UK in the top 15 in Hip Hop/Rap. If you haven’t already done so take a listen on all major platforms including Apple Music, iTunes, Spotify, Tidal, Amazon, and more.

Cactus Jack apprentice

The new Houston indie rap artist, formerly known as Cactus Jack, is making waves with his latest album. Born Jacques Webster, the young rapper and artist grew up near Houston. He recently donated $100,000 to the Workshop Houston, a nonprofit organization that helps give kids artistic opportunities. Scott represents his hometown well. He has even been granted the key to the city. In this way, his music will be a constant reminder of his hometown.

Bloodbath

The Houston rapper is known as OMB Bloodbath, which stands for Only My Brothers. His name is a play on her name, Alexandra Nicks, who started rapping at age nine. As she grew older, she began selling her CDs at school and began rapping over Chi-Raq beats. She is now signed to Love Renaissance, a label in partnership with Interscope Records.

Born in Houston, Bloodbath was discovered at age nine and quickly became popular. In 2016, she went viral with her “SoGoneChallenge,” which challenges people to spit verses over her hit song. In 2017, Bloodbath released her “Nothing But the Moon” series of mixtapes, featuring her own hard raps over hit tracks. The third volume of “Nothing But the Moon” dropped in April, and her latest EP, “A Few Forevers” was released in September.

HVN

While most rappers in his generation have been making their mark on the underground, HVN is one of the few who are redefining the form. HVN was born in Pearland, Texas and rapped during his teenage years. His first album, Welcome to Heaven, was released in 2020 and featured the Young Thug-assisted “Backhand.” HVN’s meteoric rise has seen him appear on Don Toliver’s Life of a Don and open for BROCKHAMPTON’s 2022 tour. Now, he’s making waves with his new EP All Girls Go to Heaven.

The Houston native’s musical roots go beyond rap. His early struggles with sickle cell anemia led him to undergo brain surgery. His early struggles with sickle cell anemia have helped him develop his style and sound. He has since been a staple in the Houston hip hop scene, earning the attention of Kevin Abstract, Virgil Abloh, and Taco Bennett. But before anyone gets too excited about HVN, there is more to this Houston rap artist than meets the eye.

BBY Kodie

BBY Kodie is one of Houston’s rising indie rap artists. He’s hailed as Houston’s answer to Drake. Born in Louisiana in 2000, Kodie was raised by his biological mother’s sister and her husband. He moved to Houston at age two and began playing shows, including the now famous Halloween ones. He’s now part of the Raven House collective, which is helping to usher in a new sound for Houston. The upcoming project is inspired by a mix of Houston pioneers while nurturing innovation.

The album, titled “Children,” features lyrics by Kodie and has a video that referenced Caravaggio paintings. The video portrays the Last Supper and the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ, and is reminiscent of Rembrandt and Carravagio paintings. The song is a tribute to the artist’s parents, who often suffered abuse at the hands of other indie rap artists.

Teezo Touchdown

Despite his Houstonian roots, Houston indie rap artist Teezo Touchdown is not your typical hip-hop star. Born in Beaumont, Texas, the rapper possesses a cult following and an awe-inspiring talent for writing music. The Beaumont native is a brilliant mind who wouldn’t settle for anything less than perfection. As part of his artistry, Teezo has tapped into his passion for music.

The newest single, “Technically,” is among his catchiest to date. The video sets the scene in a garage that is outfitted to resemble a restaurant, and the rapper performs the song on the center table. The catchy refrain of “girls in Houston are 10’s,” makes the video a perfect match. The Houston indie rap artist has become an internet sensation and is set to headline Summerfest in September.

DJ Screw

DJ Screw, who is a pioneer of screw music, was one of the pioneers of Houston rap. He came from a rough background, growing up in a family of ten children. His parents divorced when he was a young child. Inspired by Breakin’, he began scratching records and defacing them with screws. After DJ Screw’s breakthrough in Houston, the crime rate dropped by 20 percent in the area.

His story is not unique – it is part of an urban subculture where young black men struggle with drugs and violence. Yet, there is a distinctly Houston spirit present in the south side. It is the place where incredible creativity, powerful dreams, unrelenting capitalism, and a long wildcatting tradition collide. Screw’s mixtapes feature a wide array of Houston MCs, from Big Hawk to the Botany Boyz.

DJ Screw’s direct sales method

If you’re looking for a way to promote and sell your rap music, look no further than Houston-based DJ Screw. In his first few years of success, Screw poured his energy into making hundreds of mixtapes, selling them directly to fans and the general public. The tapes were recorded in his home studio or in the trunk of his car and were commissioned by friends and complete strangers for their own listening and bumping pleasure. Screw’s cousin, Screwed Up Records, released more than 300 mixtapes with a direct sales method, and even distributed them through street vendors, otherwise known as bootleggers.

As Screw built a strong fan base and community, he also promoted independent rap artists through direct sales and his own branded cassette tapes. His MCs were a diverse bunch, including Big Hawk, Trae Tha Truth, the Botany Boyz, and E.S.G., all of whom he had worked with before. However, he hasn’t endorsed drug use, despite being an OG MC who grew a huge following through his direct sales methods.

Tobacco Ryan

Tobacco Ryan, a Houston indie rap artist, is a rising star who began recording music at the age of nine. He also dabbled in film writing and photography while searching for his purpose. In 2017, he released his debut album, “Writer”, and two music videos. Both videos highlight Tobacco Ryan’s diverse style. In “Blackmance,” he reveals the trials of Black romance, while in “Extra,” he shows a softer, outgoing side.

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