Quickly, for those who don’t know, ZZ Top is a rock n roll band from Houston, Texas. They formed in 1969. The group consists of Billy Gibbons, Dusty Hill and Frank Beard. Their sound is deeply rooted in rhythm and blues. ZZ has released 15 studio albums and has sold over 50 million albums worldwide. In 2004 the band was inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Their new album, La Futura embodies the single Gotsta Get Paid, a reworking of the classic Houston rap song 25 Lighters, by DJ DMD featuring Fat Pat and Lil Keke. (more…)
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Lil’ Keke, of the S.U.C., is to the Houston rap movement, what a catalyst is to a chemical reaction. Lil’ Keke is selectively added to various projects. He helps those projects explode and then he disappears. For example, in 1997 DJ DMD dropped 25 Lighters (click to read the piece I wrote on it) with Lil’ Keke and the late Fat Pat. This song started the momentum for the Houston rap movement and is still one of the top Houston rap songs of all time. In 1998, he helped Houston turn that local momentum into national attention; he dropped the album, The Commission on Jam Down Records/Breakaway Entertainment. After that release, like a catalyst, he went away. He was briefly signed to In The Paint/Koch and a few other labels. Although he had success with all of his labels, he was absent from the spotlight until 2005-2006, when he signed with Swishahouse/TF Records. Soon after that, the Houston rap molecules began accelerating again. He dropped Chunk up the Deuce (2006)with Paul Wall and Bun B, Break’em Off (2007)with Paul Wall, and I’m a G ft. Birdman (2008)—each with well over a million views.
Additionally, in this great documentary called DJ SCREW: THE UNTOLD STORY, Lil’ Keke described the catalytic effects of his friendship with Fat Pat—“And I loved Pat man, he was an inspiration, kept me going, he kept me on my toes about rapping and I kept him on his toes.” H.A.W.K. described the same—Keke missed Pat because Pat brought the best out of him, Keke brought the best out of me [H.A.W.K.], he brought the best out of Pokey…”
(EDITORS NOTE) Belated but definitely well worth it.
June 27 is the 178th day of the year on the Gregorian calendar. So with 187 days left until the end of the year, it was only appropriate that Manchild, Delo, Propain, Le$, Kane, and Kirko drop a tribute song to the legendary June 27th freestyle, because they killed it. But let us not forget and give Yungstar’s version of the June 27th freestyle middle child syndrome. Although in the original version Big Moe indicates that the date June 27th is his friend D-Moe’s birthday, it is Yungstar’s version where D-Moe actually lays down a verse:
Verse 5: Album 1 of Yungstar’s Throwed Yung Playa, D-Moe tells us–
June 27th been said been stated/ coming through this thang and im feeling really lated/steady coming down /and boy aint nothing changed/cuz yes big D-Moe steady rolling on thangs…Trickin fools tryin’ play my click/ taking my birthday tryin’ to get rich/ and im gonna stress it cuz I aint Fake/ sit back and wait for these fools to try to hate/ and when they hate im there/ cuz im putting it in they face, trying paper chase/ they gonna lose the race/ we spraying fools like mace.