Free Press Summer Fest is a little more than a month and a half away, but even though the already-packed festival lineup has been released, more names are getting added, including a Swishahouse trio that kick started the second Houston rap surge in 2005.
Paul Wall, Slim Thug and Mike Jones himself have been added to the bill in a supergroup informally dubbed "Welcome to Houston," along with Houston mainstays Devin ihe Dude, Z-Ro and Port Arthur's own Trill OG, Bun B.
"We wanted to do something special we haven't done before, that has never been done before: Bring some of our favorite hometown heroes on stage all at once for one historic performance," FPSF said in a press release.
Each of the six men have various ties to the success of Houston's rap scene on a national level in the past two decades, and recent efforts have put them right at the precipice for another run. Jones told XXL in January that he was working on finishing a new album. Slim and Bun recently remixed their 2005 "3 Kings" record for a Rockets playoff anthem, at the request of Rockets general manager Daryl Morey.
Tickets for this year's FPSF, also featuring headliners Lauryn Hill, Wu-Tang Clan, Jack White and more are available at the FPSF website.
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