My Personal Top 5 Old School H-Town Rap Vids
You'll only truly appreciate these if you're from Houston, since these were the songs we grew up with. But these vids are so ghetto that they should be enjoyable to everyone.
#5 Botany Boyz - Thought of Many Ways
I love this video, mainly because as a kid I played soccer at a field next to the basketball court in this video. There were never black chicks wearing Tommy Hilfiger and dancing in unison, though, when I played. A shame, really. Mo City, baby!
#4 Lil O - Back Back
This video is so bad that its GREAT. Somehow, Lil O has acquired Yoda-like powers and can blow up whole blocks of H-town with only his hands. Also notice the cracked out hoes that I guess are supposed to be hot. Gotta love rapping in front of a fake water wall too.
#3 Lil Keke - Southside
Any video that shows the Astrodome, an ice cream truck giving money instead of ice cream, and obese people dancing has to be Top 3. Also, the REAL water wall (its a big deal in Houston obviously). Transco Tower?
#2 Lil Troy - Wanna Be a Baller
The video is rather mundane but I personally think that this song is Houston's anthem. Last year I went to an Astros playoff game, and Jason Lane played this song before his at-bat. The WHOLE STADIUM knew the words and sang along. It was insane. You play this anywhere in the city, and people go nuts.
#1 Fat Pat - Tops Drop
This was the first rap song I ever loved. I was in the middle of my Soundgarden/Nirvana phase, when I heard this is my friend Chuck's car. I seriously had a "Hey wait a minute, this is awesome - I could really get into this" moment. The rest is history. As far as the video, I don't know if it gets more bizarre then those chicks dancing in the woods. That and the long intro where you never see Fat Pat's face (how artistic!) and you have #1.
And of course- RIP Fat Pat, HAWK, DJ Screw.