12 Songs You Need To Listen To When In Houston

Melody Landry

Houston has long been the focus of an independent hip-hop music scene. Other styles like hardcore rap, rock, blues, folk, and country music, have also influenced the music culture. Houston is home to many notable artists from Beyoncé Knowles to ZZ Top. Whether your driving through the city late at night or sitting in traffic, these songs will be your Houston soundtrack.

The Houston-born rock group’s song is one you will want to roll your windows to and blast!

This American R&B girl group whose members include, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams formed in 1990 in Houston, Texas.

Paul Wall is an American rapper from Houston. A song you might recognize of his is called “Sittin’ Sidewayz”.

This is a perfect song for late nights while cruising down the highway. He even throws a shoutout to Houston, Texas in this song.

DJ Screw was a main figure in the Houston hip-hop community and was the creator of the now famous chopped and screwed DJ technique. This technique has gone on to develop but you can hear the early stages of it in this song.

After Destiny’s Child’s split, Rowland released her debut solo album Simply Deep (2002), which sold 2.5 million copies worldwide and produced the number-one single Dilemma with Nelly.

This Houston-born singer provides the perfect anthem to a carefree night in the city.

The band formed in Houston back in 1995 and is best known for their single Hate Me. Their first album The Answers sold 5,000 copies in Houston alone.

Singer-songwriter and actress Beyoncé Knowles separated from her girl group in 2003 with the release of her solo album Crazy In Love and Houston fell crazy in love with it.

Yolanda Adams is an American Grammy- and Dove-award-winning Gospel singer, record producer, actress, and radio host from Houston.

This up-and-coming band combines, dance, synthpop, and rhythmic beats to form a unique sound. This music is perfect for dancing in your room or out with friends.

Tianna Hall is a four time Grammy recognized vocalist based in Houston. She worked professionally in musical theater for a long time but now focuses her craft on vocal jazz.

By Melody Landry

Melody Landry, a recent graduate from Full Sail University with a Bachelor’s of Science in Media Communications enjoys music, fashion, photography, and has a knack for different social media platforms.

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