Houston Rap: Photographs by Peter Beste

Sinecure Books — October 15, 2013 | Comments (20)

Exclusive Pre-sale: Houston Rap book with slipcover, 2LP, DVD, 45, Bag.
Update: Worldwide shipping.


Houston Rap (Sinecure Books) is an immersion into the everyday life of the Houston Hip Hop community. This hardcover 272 page book features the photography of Peter Beste who spent 9 years documenting the culture alongside writer Lance Scott Walker. The book is edited by Johan Kugelberg who also worked with Peter on his previous book True Norwegian Black Metal (Vice) which to date has sold through 8 editions.

Houston Rap profiles noted artists such as Bun B of UGK, Z-Ro, Willie D of the Geto Boys, Paul Wall to name a few sharing their reflections on the lives of departed legends such as DJ Screw, Pimp C, and Big Hawk.

The book also features community leaders, rappers, producers, businessmen, and family members, all providing an astonishing and important insight into a great American cultural narrative.

The Slipcased Exclusive version consists of Houston Rap hardcover book housed in a limited slipcase, packaged alongside a Fat Pat/DJ Screw 7-inch.

The Deluxe Bundle is the book housed in a limited slipcase, a Fat Pat/DJ Screw 7-inch, a Fat Pat “Ghetto Dreams” DVD, the Houston Rap Tapes (a companion book of interviews) and DJ Screw’s musical opus, All Screwed Up, pressed to wax as a 2LP for the first time ever.


  1. great photos, but i’m still conflicted about a culture based on the celebration of drinking morphine

    Comment by screwston wallace — October 15, 2013, 12:28 pm
  2. / its codeine not morphine bra bra

    Comment by YungLeanDOer — October 15, 2013, 12:30 pm
  3. codeine is made from morphine bra bra

    Comment by JP — October 15, 2013, 12:40 pm
  4. everybody calm down

    Comment by m.p. cee — October 15, 2013, 1:02 pm
  5. ..And drink some codeine

    Comment by Palmala Handerson — October 15, 2013, 1:08 pm
  6. ^^haha

    Comment by D.D.S — October 15, 2013, 1:43 pm
  7. wow $150US before shipping outside of US for the deluxe edition and no t-shirt just a tote bag thats maybe $10 , i am sure the DVD and extra LP’s and 7inch are good but $100 extra not sure about that

    Comment by spedstyle — October 15, 2013, 1:45 pm
  8. “Codeine is also demethylated by reaction with pyridine to synthesize morphine, which can then be acetylated to make heroin (diacetylmorphine)”

    Comment by YETI — October 15, 2013, 1:56 pm
  9. Hi,
    Do you ship aboard by any chance? I am in the UK, could you contact if it is possible!
    Thanks a lot.


    Comment by jordan — October 15, 2013, 2:02 pm
  10. Shipping to UK? Doesn’t seem to work…

    Comment by JJ — October 15, 2013, 2:02 pm
  11. Jordon, JJ – we ship worldwide.

    Comment by Rappcats — October 15, 2013, 2:24 pm
  12. I think some of you non Texas fools are misunderstanding the point of this book. I fear the day Texas youngsters don’t grow up bangin screw and dreaming candy paint.

    Comment by Texas boy — October 15, 2013, 4:26 pm
  13. All Screwed Up on vinyl!? Come on, that alone is worth it!

    Comment by TX Boi — October 15, 2013, 6:05 pm
  14. All screwed up on vinyl makes it totally worth it. This shit looks awesome. My goal in life is to one day have the complete library of grey tapes.

    Comment by BigSkree — October 15, 2013, 7:01 pm
  15. Shut up and take my money$$$

    Comment by Card-1 — October 15, 2013, 11:11 pm
  16. Hi! I’m tryin to buy this bundle. But it doesnt let me. I live in Spain. Is it possible to get it here?? thanx!

    Comment by Iker — October 16, 2013, 12:53 am
  17. No UK shippy shippy. All a bit pony…

    Comment by Piz — October 16, 2013, 3:52 am
  18. Looks incredible! Never thought I’d see a book on the Houston Screwed Up Click rap scene. Really amazing part of 90s hiphop, and music in general. It’s interesting how the original southern hiphop has rubbed off on the rest of the rap community, and it still shows today!

    Comment by Joel nobody — October 16, 2013, 11:55 am
  19. I banged Screw… in the back of his van. It’s what he died from. Anal prolapse I mean.


    Comment by Russell Anthony OSborn — October 16, 2013, 12:52 pm

    Comment by gEEchieDan — October 18, 2013, 12:51 pm

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