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Old 10-24-2014, 10:47 AM
 
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:57 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Correction D/FW does & its not by a large margin. Houston has the larger Pakistani population. We're splitting hairs now. They essentially cancel each other out its that close.

Now if we're talking Korean or Laotion populations, then yes, Dallas does blow Houston away...but that's where it stops.

Dallas is finally playing catch up to what Houston has had for many decades now in the diversity department. Houston was recently rated at the most diverse city in America even beating out NYC. Even Al-Jazeera reported on it worldwide.

Immigrants reshape Houston, America’s most diverse metropolis | Al Jazeera America

Word is getting out my friend.
You need to travel more. You dont seem to grasp what makes a city known on an international level.

Cities arent known for being diverse world wide. Cities are basically known for what they contribute to pop culture or history. The people who know Houston know them for things like "Houston, we have a problem" or from their education.

The truth of the matter is that a city like Houston or Dallas is going to be known for either that or because foreigners had to label it on a map, saw it on a map, saw it on TV in the news, or something basic like that.

Nobody is going to know Houston for its diverse population internationally. Think about our own population. Do you think Americans know Paris for its massive Indian population? Amsterdam for its massive Indonesian population or its large port? Does your average American know Houston or Dallas equivalent cities worldwide like Bogota, Lima, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, etc.? Your average American couldnt even label them on a map. They may have heard the names of the cities. They know they exist but thats about it. Nobody knows what those cities are known for specifically.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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You need to travel more. You dont seem to grasp what makes a city known on an international level.

Cities arent known for being diverse world wide. Cities are basically known for what they contribute to pop culture or history. The people who know Houston know them for things like "Houston, we have a problem" or from their education.

The truth of the matter is that a city like Houston or Dallas is going to be known for either that or because foreigners had to label it on a map, saw it on a map, saw it on TV in the news, or something basic like that.

Nobody is going to know Houston for its diverse population internationally. Think about our own population. Do you think Americans know Paris for its massive Indian population? Amsterdam for its massive Indonesian population or its large port? Does your average American know Houston or Dallas equivalent cities worldwide like Bogota, Lima, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, etc.? Your average American couldnt even label them on a map. They may have heard the names of the cities. They know they exist but thats about it. Nobody knows what those cities are known for specifically.
Houston IS known in Pop Culture...

Everyone who is anyone knows Beyonce & Destiny's Child. Hell even Jay-Z her husband raps about how cool Houston is on his platinum selling albums.

His latest hit "Tom Ford" is nothing but Houston. Every other word is "H-Town".

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Tom Ford - Jay-Z (Official Lyrics) - YouTube

"Chopped & Screwed Music" that was popular in Houston 20 years ago & continues to be is just now making main stream as if it were some new found sound or something. Miley uses it, Lil' Wayne uses it, & these new up & coming Rappers like Rick Ross jock it with "Everday I'm Hustlin".

Houston was about 20 years ahead of its time musically now everyone is catching on to that style. All these rookie artists think they're cool talking about drinking Codeine cough syrup now which was invented in Houston. I find it entertaining.

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Old 10-24-2014, 11:32 AM
 
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This summer we were in the Llandudno area of north Wales, UK - a tourist area, but not so much for Americans. I think we might have been the only ones there. Saying we were two hours west of Philadelphia didn't really register with them, or two hours north of Washington. Three hours from New York City seemed to do it, that area is about three hours from London. "Pennsylvania" registered better than Philadelphia, although perhaps because, as one older Welsh fellow put it, his great-uncle died in a mine in PA.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Houston IS known in Pop Culture...

Everyone who is anyone knows Beyonce & Destiny's Child. Hell even Jay-Z her husband raps about how cool Houston is on his platinum selling albums.

His latest hit "Tom Ford" is nothing but Houston. Every other word is "H-Town".


Tom Ford - Jay-Z (Official Lyrics) - YouTube

"Chopped & Screwed Music" that was popular in Houston 20 years ago & continues to be is just now making main stream as if it were some new found sound or something. Miley uses it, Lil' Wayne uses it, & these new up & coming Rappers like Rick Ross jock it with "Everday I'm Hustlin".

Houston was about 20 years ahead of its time musically now everyone is catching on to that style. All these artists think they're cool talking about cough syrup now which was invented in Houston. I find it entertaining.
Chopped and Screwed music is not known internationally. At all.

Beyonce is known a lot of places internationally but few would know to associate her with Houston.

Again, you have never left the US. Until you do, you wouldnt be able to grasp what is and isnt known interntionally about a city. I cant really explain it to you but its clear you dont know.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Upper East Side of Texas
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Chopped and Screwed music is not known internationally. At all.

Beyonce is known a lot of places internationally but few would know to associate her with Houston.

Again, you have never left the US. Until you do, you wouldnt be able to grasp what is and isnt known interntionally about a city. I cant really explain it to you but its clear you dont know.
Houston helped put Hip Hop/RnB & Texas on the map. Anyone who doesn't know its origins clearly doesn't know Houston.

How soon you forget about other RnB groups like H-Town who had hits back in the early 90's with "Knockin The Boots" that went to #1 on the charts & is still an RnB classic to this day.
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Old 10-24-2014, 11:56 AM
 
Location: Willowbend/Houston
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Houston helped put Hip Hop/RnB & Texas on the map. Anyone who doesn't know its origins clearly doesn't know Houston.

How soon you forget about other RnB groups like H-Town who had hits back in the early 90's with "Knockin The Boots" that went to #1 on the charts & is still an RnB classic to this day.
Heres what you dont understand, none of that is known internationally. None.
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Old 10-24-2014, 12:17 PM
 
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Houston IS known in Pop Culture...

Everyone who is anyone knows Beyonce & Destiny's Child. Hell even Jay-Z her husband raps about how cool Houston is on his platinum selling albums.
That's absurd. Cities aren't famous worldwide because musicians have a house there, or it's where they were born.

So Detroit is super famous because Eminem and Kid Rock were born there, live there, and are always giving reference to their hometown of Detroit? Of course not. It anything, Detroit is famous for the auto industry.

I didn't even know Beyonce lived in Houston. I thought she's always in NYC with Jay-Z and their kid. She had her kid in a NYC hospital. Don't like 90% of famous musicians live in LA or NYC areas?
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