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Last year, the underground Houston music scene was teeming with would-be break-out potential. It didn't matter what genre you pointed out, it seemed like someone in it was on the verge of "breaking."
This year, barely a third of the way through, it looks like the city is already beginning to assert itself outside of the Beltway. In rap alone, besides gaining coverage in national magazines, guys like Kirko Bangz -- whose "Drank in My Cup" officially landed atop the Rhythmic Charts at No. 1 -- Doughbeezy, Rod-C, JayTon, Marcus Manchild and more have been seen on MTV and/or BET.
A new name to add to that list: the melodic, ready-made R&B songstress Varrie V.
Early this evening, she will make an appearance on BET's 106 & Park (5 p.m. Houston time). We reached out to ask her about it, as well as battle-rapping and awful sunglasses. You know how that goes. Keep it moving.