When it comes to music, Houston is known for a multitude of genres一blues, hip-hop, folk, and even country. A genre that often floats under the radar, however, is Latin music. The community is not specific to one sound, but a catch-all genre for the array of different styles that are native to its region.
Houston's contributions include Tejano music, as well as Spanish trap from artists of the city's past, like the late Selena Quintanilla Perez and South Park Mexican. Today, there are multiple artists carrying the torch forward for Latin music in the Bayou City.
Here are 7 Houston artists you should listen to in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Mexican-American rapper Bo Bundy is one of Latin trap's emerging stars. Signed to Rancho Humilde, the rapper hails from the Northside of Houston and has gained traction for his hit single "Mi Barrio," released last year. Bo Bundy has since connected with other rising Houston acts such as Maxo Kream and Le$.
The Pasadena-based Tejano/norteño group Obzesion was formed in 2004, and has managed to stand the test of time. Obzesion has received widespread attention from their latest single, "Mi Trokita Cumbia."
Known as "everyone’s youngest tío," rising lyricist Uncle Tino flexed his melodic muscle on his latest album, Colorfool. The multitalented artist is challenging the status quo of what is to be considered a traditional "Houston sound."
Doeman Dyna draws inspiration from the Spanish rap acts of Houston's past like Lil Bling and South Park Mexican, but leading the subgenre's new wave. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the rapper released his Brown Soul album.
Bombón is a tropical bass group blending together sounds from South and Central America, comprised entirely of DJs. The popular conglomerate has made an effective crossover, having worked with Houston artists like Fat Tony.
Singer Esteban Gabriel is leading the charge for urban corridos, the fusion between rap and traditional Mexican music. A graduate of Texas Southern University, Gabriel's sound is aimed at a bicultural, Mexican-American audience. Merging his pride in both Latin and Houston culture, Gabriel released a song entitled “Tirando La H” (Throwing the H).