Houston may not always get the credit it deserves in the music industry, but the Bayou City is where many trends emerge. And in most instances, the city is a breath of fresh air, serving as an influence to a somewhat mundane musical landscape. From Don Toliver's homage to his hometown on Life Of a Don to Thomas Csorba getting back to his country roots on From The Jordan and Robert Glasper channeling his classic gospel roots on "Shine," the H-Town influence is heard across many genres.
Scroll ahead for new music from Houston artists this week.
Robert Glasper, featuring D Smoke and Tiffany Gouché "Shine"
The pianist and producer released a new single from his forthcoming project, Black Radio 3. Glasper enlisted D Smoke and Tiffany Gouché for the song, making for a relaxing and refreshing track.
Hundros, Bassrob & Siddiq, Well Connected
Three Houston representatives join forces for a collaboration project, Well Connected. The rap EP features smooth and jazzy influences, offering a Blaxploitation-esque feel.
Thomas Csorba, From The Jordan
Americana artist Thomas Csorba gives us an inside look at what love looks like through his eyes on his five-track EP, From The Jordan. He pays homage to both his wife and his deceased grandfather to show listeners how important family is.
Brittney Balma, For Me
The new album from the Houston songstress is a compilation of songs that provide healing, love, and inspiration. For Me describes the different phases of Brittney Balma's life that have made her who she is, from experiencing self-love to navigating growing pains as a young woman.
Rukus, "Black Jesus"
Rukus channels his inner consciousness on his single "Black Jesus" ahead of the release of his upcoming EP, Noir. In "Black Jesus," Rukus preaches the beauty of Black life.
Don Toliver, Life of a Don
The Cactus Jack affiliate has released his sophomore effort, Life of a Don and the new project doesn't disappoint. With features from Travis Scott, Kali Uchis and Baby Keem, the album channels early Houston nostalgia with tracks like "Swangin' On Westheimer" and "Get Throwed."