Houston Rap – Peter Beste x Lance Scott Walker Texas Tour
Recently released Houston Rap Book by Peter Beste made its debut at Boo-Hooray in New York. See a previous post on the Boo-Hooray release party/exhibition recap and information.
Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker have set out on a Texas Tour, kicking things off in Houston to promote the newly released book, Houston Rap. Don’t miss out on grabbing a copy of the book and get it signed while they are in the great state of Texas.
Nov. 29- (Black Friday) Houston, TX – PopShop at Silver Street Studios 12-8 pm w/ Macc Grace, L.O.S, & DJ DMD
Dec. 1- Houston, TX Cactus Music, 1pm w/ Johan Kugelberg, Bun B
Dec. 2- Houston, TX KPFT 90.1FM, The Groove, 11:30pm
Dec. 3- Austin, TX Farewell Books, 7-9pm w/ Dope E & DJ Chill
Dec. 4- San Antonio, TX BYOV at Hi-Tones, 8pm w/ DJ Chill
Dec. 6- Marfa, TX Marfa Book Co. 6pm
Houston Rap is an immersion into the everyday life of the Houston Hip Hop community. The book features the photography of Peter Beste who spent 9 years documenting the culture alongside writer Lance Scott Walker. The book is edited by Johan Kugelberg who also worked with Peter on his previous book ‘True Norwegian Black Metal’ which to date has sold through 8 editions.
The Houston, Texas neighborhoods of Fifth Ward, Third Ward, and South Park have grown to be hallowed ground for modern hip hop culture, possessing self-contained celebrities, entrepreneurs, support networks, and a micro- economy of their own.
‘Houston Rap’ profiles noted artists such as Bun B of UGK, Z-Ro, Big Mike, K-Rino, Willie D of the Geto Boys, Lil’ Troy, and Paul Wall, alongside reflections on the lives of departed legends such as DJ Screw, Pimp C, and Big Hawk.
The book also features community leaders, rappers, producers, businessmen, and family members, all providing an astonishing and important insight into a great American cultural narrative.
This is Peter Beste’s second major book of photography after his debut, ‘True Norwegian Black Metal’ which was also edited by Johan Kugelberg. Peter has exhibited his photography in the US, UK, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Spain, Colombia, Denmark, Japan, France, Canada, Netherlands, Czech Republic, and Italy. He has been featured in publications such as Visionaire, British Journal of Photography, Dazed & Confused, Vice, XXL, Vibe, Modern Painters, and Houston Chronicle.
Lance Scott Walker has written for Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Free Press Houston, OutSmart, Dazed & Confused, Fader, Vice, and USA Today. Walker was a featured speaker and moderator at the Houston Hip Hop Conference at the University of Houston in 2012.