On Our Shelves Now Published:
Sinecure Books, 2/2014
HOUSTON RAP TAPES is the companion to HOUSTON RAP, Peter Beste's
intimate photo book on this important hip hop culture. HOUSTON RAP TAPES complements Beste's photography with a series of oral histories
conducted by writer Lance Scott Walker. The book features exclusive
interviews with legendary producers and MCs such as Bun B, Willie D,
Paul Wall, Z-Ro, Big Mike, DJ DMD, K-Rino, Salih Williams and Lil' Troy,
alongside stories from old school masters like MC Wickett Crickett and
Rick Royal. The life stories of the Houston rap scene are also
represented by an assortment of radio and club personalities,
impresarios, ex-pimps, former drug dealers and members of the community.
Lance Scott Walker and Peter Beste spent nine years documenting the
most influential style in twenty-first-century hip hop and the vibrant
inner-city culture from which it stems.