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Houston Transplant Lizzo Stirs Up National Taste For "Batches & Cookies"

Say what you will about our music scene, Houston has served as a platform for the emergence of successful commercial recording artists from ZZ Top and Kenny Rogers all the way to Destiny's Child and Slim Thug -- and that dynasty may yet survive today.

Case in point: rising hip-hop Amazon woman Lizzo (aka Melissa Jefferson), who is currently amassing an impressive recognition as opening act for indie-adored singer-songwriter Har Mar Superstar and now making the online rounds with the video for her new single "Batches & Cookies."

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Leila Chemam-Alfaro