As we're nearing the end of 2021, there's a new lineup of Houston talent that's preparing for a takeover as the new year commences. If the past is any indicator, the city's rising artists will continue to deliver powerful vocals, hard-hitting bars, and unmatched production. Week to week, it becomes clear that Houston is a bonafide hub for musical talent.
Here's the latest from Houston artists this week:
R&B recording artist Mallory makes a big return to music with her latest single, "305." The track, which was originally released in early July, tells a story of resilience and the aftermath of sudden switch-ups in relationships.
Paul Wall, Hall of Fame Hustler
The self-proclaimed "People's Champ" is back with a new album. Titled Hall of Fame Hustler, the new project marks a new peak for the Houston rapper and is a follow-up to his 2020 efforts, Subculture and Slab Talk. According to his latest Instagram post, the new EP features Houston rappers Z-Ro, Slim Thug, and Lil Keke.
NHO Nelly, "Rockstar"
NHO Nelly released her single "Rockstar." On the track, she raps about "sticking to the plan" and the road to success. Nelly showcases her versatility on the track with vocals and lyricism. The moniker "NHO," which stands for "nothing happens overnight" is representative of the collective's campaign to spread positivity and unity throughout the community.
Phyzikal Da King featuring Bun B "Hands On Da Grain"
Indiana rapper Phyzikal Da King teamed up with UGK's Bun B for their latest track, "Hands On Da Grain." The music video encompasses Southern car culture, with candy paint, swangas, and wood grain steering wheels throughout, and also features a skit where Bun B plays a car salesman. The song recently received a "chopped not slopped" treatment by OG Ron C.