Los Magnificos 2008 bounces into Reliant Center Sunday.
Whip, ride, slab, some bit of street slang Rocks Off won't even hear for another eight months - cars are as essential to hip-hop as crossfaders and lyrics that rhyme. But no city's rappers place their wheels on a higher pedestal than Houston, so it's no surprise that Sunday'sLos Magnificos
auto show, sponsored by97.9 the Boxx
, features as many local rap luminaries as gleaming Cadillacs hopping all over the place. Get a load of this lineup: AJ, Kiotti & Wine-O, Chingo Bling, South Park Coalition, Gansta Nip, Botany Boys, Rob G, GT and Mista Madd - and that's just the first segment of performances.
Others scheduled to appear Sunday: Lils KeKe, Flip and O; Pokey; ESG; Slim Thug; Mike Jones; Paul Wall; Chamillionaire; Trae; Z-Ro and Scarface. Oh yeah, and Bun B. And a video tribute to Pimp C, Pioneer Award presentation to the Geto Boys and guest appearances by Dallas rhymesayers Quint Black, Fat Pimp, Damm D and more. And don't sleep on the second stage action: Cornbredd, Caddy Kartel, Killatantrum, H-Town Rydaz, Bad Habitz and... er... a male bikini contest. Yeah, baby!
The Texans visit the Cleveland Browns Sunday, by the way - so it'll be nice to see some real winners in Reliant Park. - Chris Gray
11 a.m. Sunday, November 23, at Reliant Center, Reliant Park (Fannin and 610). Tickets, $15, available through Ticketmaster.
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