Houston’s Kyle Hubbard is not what would immediately jump to mind when asked to conjure up an H-town rapper but he has been a staple of the independent scene for years with the media accolades to prove it. Hence the premier of his latest visual, “This Is Houston” ft. T2 The Ghetto Hippie and Lyric Michelle by none other than the Houston Chronicle. Though not a slab swangin’, lean sippin’ caracature of Screwston, Kyle proudly represents his city to the fullest. This video alone features Hubbard, Lyric Michelle and T2 the Ghetto Hippie alongside various familiar landmarks, including Frenchy’s, The Breakfast Klub, Warehouse Live and The Safehouse and all of the shirts worn by Kyle sport Houston bands or come from the local brands 1836 Clothing Company & Forgotten Arts Clothing.
“Lyric, T2, and I don’t fit into the mold that is so often associated with Houston hip-hop, despite the fact we have all three been active members in the city’s hip-hop scene for years.
Lyric’s hook is dripping with Houston hip-hop stereotypes, but that it is delivered by a female emcee known for her poetic lyrics gives the whole thing a tongue-in-cheek feel. The verses delivered by T2 and myself are more on the nose with the entire concept. The juxtaposition between the hook/production and the verses is all very deliberate.” Hubbard tells the Chronicle.
Enjoy this parallel below and see if you agree, THIS IS HOUSTON!