Tha Centop Keeps His "Ear 2 Tha Streetz"

In March, Rocks Off posted the first installment of the 2011 Houston Underground Rap Awards (second installment coming next month, by the way). In it, Tha Centop, a talented, forceful rapper who had never even had his name typed by Rocks Off, took home two awards.

Now, similar to last week, when One Hunnidt was featured, we reached over to Tha Centop to learn a little bit about his background.

Centop originally had plans on parlaying football stardom into a college degree, but an injury pushed him out of that lane. Stuck with no way to release any form of art - football, or any sport really, is absolutely an artistic endeavor, unless David Carr is at the helm - he turned to music.

KEEP THE HOUSTON PRESS FREE... Since we started the Houston Press, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Houston, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Shea Serrano