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Old 11-10-2016, 09:00 PM
 
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I enjoyed the segment with the Congolese family. The rest of it was pretty boring.
Even the part with Slim Thug?

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I can't believe they went all the way to Palacios and skipped Galveston.
I didn't understand the Palacios part either. It's not even in Houston's metro.
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Old 11-10-2016, 09:09 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Even the part with Slim Thug?
Yep. I had a feeling they would go there. The slab/screw culture is old news and hardly representative of black Houston these days, but Mr. Bourdain probably thought he discovered something "unknown".

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I didn't understand the Palacios part either. It's not even in Houston's metro.
The food at The Point looks incredible, though
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Old 11-10-2016, 09:15 PM
 
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Yep. I had a feeling they would go there. The slab/screw culture is old news and hardly representative of black Houston these days, but Mr. Bourdain probably thought he discovered something "unknown".
To be fair, though, most Americans don't know much about Houston (other than Texas stereotypes), so the Slab culture may as well have been new to them.
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Old 11-10-2016, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Fulshear, TX
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I thought it was really good. Going into the esl class at Lee high was a great touch. To highlight how large Houston is, I, who lives in Fulshear and works in the energy corridor, felt that I was learning new things about my hometown... from a show on CNN! Living on the west side, the only reasons for me to venture into town is to take the kids to the zoo. Otherwise, much of the content of the show Could have been in ... New York for all I know. God bless H-town!
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Old 11-10-2016, 09:25 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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To be fair, though, most Americans don't know much about Houston (other than Texas stereotypes), so the Slab culture may as well have been new to them.
Still not the best way to show the Houston of 2016. Ten years ago, sure.
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Old 11-12-2016, 01:02 PM
 
Location: Houston(Screwston),TX
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Still not the best way to show the Houston of 2016. Ten years ago, sure.
It's still apart of Houston's black culture though, sure it's much more to Houston's black culture then screw, lean and slabs. But maybe Slim Thug and whoever else contributed to that segment of the show should have did a better job of hipping him to other aspects of black culture in the city. Because anytime I've seen specials on black representation in Houston it's always that part of the culture. And it's always (Insert Houston rapper, Bun B,OG Ron C, Slim Thug,Paul Wall) showing this subculture to the world. I don't think you can fault Anthony Bourdain for that.
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Old 11-12-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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The slab culture, screwed up sound of the SOC (RIP DJ Screw and PIMP C) is all a part of the history of the Houston (I know UGK was from PA) sound. Ten years ago was not that long ago. If we are still championing NWA and the LA rap scene in the media then we can pay some homage to Slim Thug and all the people that put Houston on the map musically. Besides, I prefer the Houston sound (and most of the South; Memphis, too) to the whack attack we keep getting nowadays from the coasts with the exception of Kendrick and J Cole. It makes Houston unique and it makes us iconoclastic and we don't even care if others like it or not.

ASAP Yams, a past member of the Harlem based ASAP Mob, had a Screwhead tattoo on his neck, I kid you not, because that is how much he loved DJ Screw and how much he respected the Houston sound. A guy from NYC paying his respects to a Houston legend.

It is and will always be a part of the Houston rap scene. Besides Paul Wall, Slim Thug, Lil Keke, are all still making music. So how can anyone discount them as irrelevant? Just cus they're not in the main anymore? They never wanted us in the main to be begin with. I'll bump SCARFACE any day over a new rapper.
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Old 11-12-2016, 01:16 PM
 
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Almost missed a shout out to the most underrated Houston rapper ever: ZRO.
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Old 11-12-2016, 10:17 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I haven't gotten to Houston yet, but man this Mississippi episode is depressing as hell. What a way to make Mississippi look boring.
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Old 11-13-2016, 08:19 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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It's still apart of Houston's black culture though, sure it's much more to Houston's black culture then screw, lean and slabs. But maybe Slim Thug and whoever else contributed to that segment of the show should have did a better job of hipping him to other aspects of black culture in the city. Because anytime I've seen specials on black representation in Houston it's always that part of the culture. And it's always (Insert Houston rapper, Bun B,OG Ron C, Slim Thug,Paul Wall) showing this subculture to the world. I don't think you can fault Anthony Bourdain for that.
Sure I can. I'm disappointed he didn't dig deeper. Houstonians in this thread have said the same thing.

I will say that I'm glad a black owned barbecue establishment got some shine for once. They are far too often overlooked.
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