Houston-based Latin artists you should know
When it comes to music, Houston is known for a multitude of genres: blues, hip-hop, folk and even country. One genre that often floats under the radar, however, is Latin music. The community is not sound specific, but a catch-all genre for the range of different styles that are native to its region.
Houston’s contributions include the music of Tejano, as well as the Spanish trap artists from the city’s past, like the late Selena Quintanilla Perez and South Park Mexican. Today, several artists carry the torch of Latin music in the city of Bayou.
Here are 7 Houston artists you should listen to in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.
Mexican-American rapper Bo Bundy is one of the emerging stars of Latin trap. Signed to Rancho Humilde, the rapper is from the Northside of Houston and gained ground for his single “Mi Barrio”, released last year. Bo Bundy has since connected with other emerging Houston bands such as Maxo Kream and Le $.
The Pasadena-based Tejano / norteño Obzesion group was formed in 2004 and has managed to stand the test of time. Obzesion received wide attention thanks to his latest single, “Mi Trokita Cumbia”.
Known as “the youngest tío of them all,” rising lyricist Uncle Tino flexed his melodic muscles on his latest album, Colorfool. The multi-talented artist challenges the status quo of what should be considered a traditional “Houston sound”.
Doeman Dyna takes inspiration from Spanish raps from Houston’s past like Lil Bling and South Park Mexican, but leads the new wave of the subgenre. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the rapper released his Brown soul album.
Bombón is a tropical bass group mixing sounds from South and Central America, entirely made up of DJs. The popular conglomerate made an effective crossover, having worked with Houston artists like Fat Tony.
Singer Esteban Gabriel leads the charge for urban corridors, the fusion between rap and traditional Mexican music. A graduate of Texas Southern University, the sound of Gabriel is aimed at a bicultural, Mexican-American audience. Merging his pride in Latin culture and Houston, Gabriel released a song called “Tirando La H” (Throwing the H).