Growing up in Killeen, Texas you learned very quickly that our style and culture is a lot different from other regions.

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DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS

Our slag and southern draw. is different, which isn’t a bad thing in my opinion. The state of Texas has a lot of cultural influence on a lot of things in hip-hop that some people aren’t even aware of. Here are 5 Texas hip hop cultural influences of Texas.

 

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SCREW DONE ALREADY WARNED ME!

Growing up in Texas screwed music was I way of life, the originator and creator of screwed music Robert Davis change the style of music by simply slowing down the music . Robert Davis would slow the music down so an audience could get a better experience with the music get a when sipping a certain popular drug call promethazine.

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TEXAS FROM THE SOUTH

Every city has its own style of dance, Chicago has the famous footwork New York is known for the Highland shake in Texas we have the southside. Southside is a simple dance you wave your hands and rub your head and move side to side Herschelwood creator rapper artist  Lil Keke presented the Southside dance in the early 90s, and Texas has been south-sidin ever since.

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LET ME SEE YOUR GRILL

 

When you want to show how much money you had, unlike other cities we didn’t buy expensive cars we bought expensive grills. Grills are definitely something Texas is responsible for I can remember being a little girl listening to Nelly featuring rapper Paul wall grills and knowing that the world would finally look at Real’s in another light, it would no longer be something that looks dirty or ghetto but instead something expensive.

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SWANG AND BANG

Earlier I mentioned we didn’t purchase expensive cars, which is true, instead, we would purchase old school big body vehicles and turned them into our version of luxury vehicles known as “slabs”. Slabs are usually a car whose body is wide like a Crown Vic, Fleetwood Cadillac, or maybe a Buick roadmaster. Once you are on a slab you would get a style of the rim called 84s which has chrome sticking out on each end of your Car we called this big body swanging and banging.

 

 

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WHAT ABOUT THEM COWBOYS?

Last but not least, and definitely not my favorite you can’t step foot in the state of Texas and not hear someone talk about the Dallas Cowboys. I don’t care if you hate the Dallas Cowboys I don’t care if you love the Cal Dallas Cowboys, but you will respect the Dallas Cowboys! Texas has really mixed emotions when it comes to America’s team but please do not mistake that with true Texans who love Their Cowboys. The quickest way to get into a fight in Texas, is definitely disrespect the Cowboys, I’m a Saints fan and I know better!

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