Houston Music

Michael Artis: Director Would Shoot Video For Hologram Tupac

Each week, Rocks Off arbitrarily appoints one lucky local performer or group "Artist of the Week," bestowing upon them all the fame and grandeur such a lofty title implies. Know a band or artist that isn't awful? Email their particulars to [email protected].

A little horn-tooting: Last year, the Houston Press Music Awards were thoroughly successful. Thoroughly.. Barack Obama actually tweeted that they were better than the Grammys. For real. (Not for real, though.)

A little honesty: Still, despite the amazingness, there was one section of the Houston music scene that went unrewarded: The filmmakers. [I guess that means we have to add a "Best Video" category this year - -ed.]

This year though, it appears they're intent on making absolutely sure that a Best Video category gets added. And high among the list of potential nominees is Michael Artis, whose latest video for Slim Thug's "My Car" featuring Kirko Bangz and Doughbeezy, debuted on MTV this past Sunday.

We stole a few minutes from him to ask about it, as well as Ivan Drago and, of course, Hologram Tupac. Onward.

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Shea Serrano