Some rappers happen to be thoughtful, intelligent people. Every Monday that isn't the day after a gigantic local music festival, Rocks Off will have some of them here discussing issues relevant to their culture.
This Week's Panel: Trae, Wreck, Roosh Williams, Kyle Hubbard, Preemo, Mac, Lil O, hasHBrown
Not Invited: That shitty new Teen Wolf show on MTV.
This Week's Prompt: So now that it's over, question: Which non-local rap act would you like to see on the bill at next year's Summer Fest?
Trae: I'm still pissed they ain't get at me. But thanks to my big bro Big Boi, I still represented. And by the way, tell 'em I said Street King is on the way.
Rap Round Table: We don't imagine that'd be a very good show. He'd just sort of lay there, probably. Get eaten by bugs and decompose and so forth.
Roosh Williams: I'm admittedly not too familiar with Summer Fest, but Atmosphere and Slaughterhouse would be awesome to see at a big event here. Blue would be great too, reasons being personal bias.
Kyle Hubbard: I'd really like to see Lupe Fiasco rock it. He's a high-caliber star, one of my favorite MCs and he has already has a strong Houston connection. Seeing "Hip-Hop Saved My Life" live in the H is like a religious experience.
Preemo: I'd have to say Busta Rhymes. Great performers and so far and few between; Busta rocks the microphone every time. Best live emcee I've seen.
Mac: West Coast rapper Messy Marv. [He] made a name for himself independently. In north Cali, he is equal to Z-Ro in H-town.
Lil O: Jeezy. He has a catalogue.
hasHBrown: Nobody. They need more local hip-hop acts on the bill.
Ed. Note: Odd Future.
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