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H-Town's Underground Hip-Hop Scene Rises with Fetti's Commitment To Catching Every Moment On Camera

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RO: Where were you when you found out Pimp C died?

F: At my 9-to-5, working. There was a long silence and then a sense of disbelief. I can't put into words. It was just a sad time for me.

RO: If you could put any three Houston hip-hop artists together on a song, whom would you pair up?

F: Mookie Jones, Dante Higgins, and Gifted da FlameThrowa. It would bring positivity back into Houston hip-hop.

RO: If DJ Screw was resurrected from the grave and saw Houston hip-hop for what it was today, what do you think he would say?

F: I think he would respect artists for being themselves. I don't think he would say much, but continue breaking music like he has always done.

RO: How do you feel about syrup? It's our mascot, but it's taken so many of our artists. Should we continue to trophy the drug?

F: It's really sad that our city is known for bringing this drug to the forefront, but we can't rewrite the past. So now, we can only focus on the future of the Houston music scene, minus the "drank." If only we can strip the power of this drug from the lives of our artists, it wouldn't be considered a trophy.

RO: What's the first hip-hop track you've ever heard and how did make you feel?

F: It would have to be something from Afrika Bambaataa. That's when I truly discovered the elements of hip-hop.

RO: Do you ever get home after filming a show or an event and wonder, "Why in the fuck am I doing this?"

F: Yes. But I'm still only one year deep in the game. I'm certain that my hustle will be recognized all over the South as R.I.S.E. continues to move forward with progress.

RO: Why do you think UGK, being from Port Arthur, almost 90 miles away, was able to have such an impact on Houston hip-hop?

F: Their music represented the slow, melodic sound that screamed Houston. Not to mention they collaborated with almost every artist that was making noise in the '90s. And, working with DJ Screw was a very important part of the process in terms of their popularity in Houston.

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Rolando Rodriguez is the managing editor of RedBrownandBlue.com. Follow him on MySpace and Twitter.

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Contributor Rolando Rodriguez is the co-founder of Trill Multicultural.