Peter Beste - Houston Rap Book (Sinecure, 2013/2020)
SECOND EDITION. Includes 32 new pages of never before seen photos and text, Northside/Southside Houston maps, and a complete index of the
timeline and oral history of the scene. "Houston Rap is the second offering from Sinecure Books, after their debut Enjoy the Experience: Homemade Records 1958-1992. Hardcover, 272 pages, 130 gram matte photo paper, features color photography, oral histories, and a historical timeline. Includes a limited edition 7" vinyl record of DJ Screw's version of UGK's 'Tell Me Something Good' and Fat Pat's 'Tops Drop.'Houston Rap is an immersion into the everyday life of the Houston hip hop community.
This hardcover 272 page book features the photography of Peter Beste who spent nine years documenting the culture alongside writer Lance Scott Walker. The book is edited by Johan Kugelberg who also worked with Peter on his previous book True Norwegian Black Metal (Vice) which to date has sold through eight editions. The Houston, Texas neighborhoods of Fifth Ward, Third Ward, and South Park have grown to be hallowed ground for modern hip hop culture, possessing self-contained celebrities, entrepreneurs, support networks, and a micro-economy of their own. Houston Rap profiles noted artists such as Bun B of UGK, Z-Ro, Big Mike, K-Rino, Willie D of the Geto Boys, Lil' Troy, and Paul Wall, alongside reflections on the lives of departed legends such as DJ Screw, Pimp C, and Big Hawk. The book also features community leaders, rappers, producers, businessmen, and family members, all providing an astonishing and important insight into a great American cultural narrative.