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Old 05-28-2011, 12:17 PM
 
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So what you really trying to say???!?! lol

Come one now anyone knows That since the 90s Atlanta has been a hot spot Black entertainment and Music. I work in the industry and That statment that was made was silly.

 
Old 05-28-2011, 12:18 PM
 
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LOL! Give Houston some credit.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 12:26 PM
 
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I wouldn't say Houston is known for nothing. Texas as a whole has a great black music scene. The most noteworthy export from the state is probably gospel, though.

Atlanta is very very industry oriented, which is why they'll stay at the forefront; not because there's necessarily more talent there.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 12:28 PM
 
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It seems like Houston has raw talent because y'all have some great musicians. Atlanta does too, but there needs to be a cease to all of those corny rappers that all sound the same.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 12:33 PM
 
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I wouldn't say Houston is known for nothing. Texas as a whole has a great black music scene. The most noteworthy export from the state is probably gospel, though.

Atlanta is very very industry oriented, which is why they'll stay at the forefront; not because there's necessarily more talent there.

This is accurate. Some gospel greats are from Houston like Kim burrell Yolanda Fred Hammond etc my favs.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 12:40 PM
 
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I didn't know Fred Hammond is from Houston.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 12:56 PM
 
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Come one now anyone knows That since the 90s Atlanta has been a hot spot Black entertainment and Music. I work in the industry and That statment that was made was silly.
I know what you meant; fully agree with you.

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I wouldn't say Houston is known for nothing. Texas as a whole has a great black music scene. The most noteworthy export from the state is probably gospel, though.

Atlanta is very very industry oriented, which is why they'll stay at the forefront; not because there's necessarily more talent there.
But it isn't though. Nothing I can think of. Well, TSU produces 32% of the black pharmacist in the country. I wouldn't say we're known for gospel; top 10, but we behind some other cities.

I will say though; one thing many people don't know is Houston was home to Peacock Records; it was there that Little Richards got his start before blowing up big. As well as Big Mama Thorton and many others. Houston was huge in Jazz and Blues.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 01:09 PM
 
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Fred Hammond stays in the Dallas area, but I thought he was from Detroit, though (???).
 
Old 05-28-2011, 01:15 PM
 
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He's from Detroit. I just checked it. However, Houston will be known for something in the black community.
 
Old 05-28-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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I know what you meant; fully agree with you.



But it isn't though. Nothing I can think of. Well, TSU produces 32% of the black pharmacist in the country. I wouldn't say we're known for gospel; top 10, but we behind some other cities.
If you're saying that Houston has never really been mainstream, then I agree with that. But being known for something doesn't necessarily mean you have to be the number one city for it. I don't know anyone who follows praise music that doesn't see Houston as one of the key cities. It's definitely a hub for the genre.

Southern rap is also somewhat in debt to Houston. Chiatldal has denied this on numerous occasions, but you would be hard pressed to find a credible southern rapper who doesn't cite UGK, Scarface, Geto Boys, or the Rap-A-Lot movement as a door opener for our region.

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I will say though; one thing many people don't know is Houston was home to Peacock Records; it was there that Little Richards got his start before blowing up big. As well as Big Mama Thorton and many others. Houston was huge in Jazz and Blues.
True. A lot of people don't know this.

Ray Charles also used to be based out of Houston.
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