By Wendell Champion
For those who are looking for the next hot Houston native rappers you have come to the right guy. I
am here to give you guys a little inside scoop on some up and coming teenage artist trying to hold it
down for H-Town. Though I am the music guru, do not just take my word for it. Dive in it and
submerge yourself in the new age of Houston rap.
At the beginning of 2014, some called him the
The Dark Knight of the senior hallways. Senior by
day and legendary Houston rapper by night.
Khalil Hicks-Perry former student of St. Thomas
is one of the if not the greatest rapper ever to step
foot in the these hallways. His contribution to
putting Houston rap back on the map could earn
him a spot on the Hall of Honor in future years.
The music pioneer K-Trilla first hit the scene after
his hit “Sippa.” After this, fame came his way like a swarm bees searching for the sweetness. His rap
group Crown Clique, one of the most revered groups in H-Town, truly started hitting the scene when
it opened for the Migos.
He now attends Texas Tech University and still makes music that is ahead of this generation. His
music has proven not to just be a Houston favorite, but also in Lubbock. When asked what drives him
to making good music Khalil said, “I feel like people are sleeping on Houston rappers, so I’m trying to
put our city on the map again by using the screw with the trap music/beats.”
K-Trilla has used this to fuel him to become the best new rapper in Houston and the best musician
that has attended St. Thomas.
Houston renowned rapper Grant Class who as been
compared to a more ambitious and good looking
version of Macklemore.” Grant Bolubasz, who is a
junior at St. Thomas, did not wait long to make his
mark on campus and Harris County.
Grant Class took his throne as the greatest
freestyler to ever walk the tiles of Rotunda with the
drop of his first hot freestyle of “Thrift Shop” ft
O’Beast, the beloved St. Thomas native Mr.
Once he hit the scene it was all up hill from there, with his top notch closet studio he has been able to
make great hits.
Grant Class has high hopes for being known as the greets Houston rapper ever and visions himself
winning a Grammy in the near future.
Just like K-Trilla, Grant Class also has high hopes that he will land a spot on the Wall of Honor.
Though that this is huge dream with his ability to make top hits, it is inevitable that he will land
himself a spot on the Wall of Honor.
Do not just take my word for it, experience the life changing lyrics for yourself.
This man has done things no other man has done
with his music, he has brought together the
people of great differences. Those have called
him the “Music Mandela” because his ability to
bring the St. Thomas and Strake communities
Kwasei La’Flare, who also represents Crown
Clique, hit the scene in a big way and had no
plans of slowing. His musical genius was shown
through multiple hot singles such as “Allat” featuring Camino Kent.
Though it was not until his mixtape “Trill Clinton” people truly realized what was happening in
The dynamic duo of Kwasei and K-Trilla was at hand. Kwasei is definitely the real deal landing gigs
such as opening for the well known rap group Migos at concerts.
Kwasei has made a great contest for the best new rapper in Houston. Forget the fact that he was a
He has some of the cleanest and precise freestyling flows and skills within the Crown Clique. You can
always find all of Crown Clique’s music free to listen to on the Soundcloud website or app.
If you enjoy bass, beats and good lyrics Kwasei La’Flare is your guy.
Some may only know him by Jake Long, but those who truly keep
up with music know him by his stage name Mr. Juicy Jake.
Juicy Jake, the former St. Thomas student from the current senior
class, is slowly but surely making a name for himself.
People have claimed that he is the next greatest teen in the music
industry since Psy’s one hit wonder “Gangnam Style.”
Juicy Jake has an unique ability to incorporate good punch lines
with great beats. A rapper of his talent should blow up by next year.
The legend Juicy Jake came into the scene when he dropped
“Legend of the Sea Dragon” with this song his brilliance was shown to the Houston area.
Juicy Jake is spreading like a wild fire in the middle of the Pacific and the only thing that can stop
him from rising to the top is himself. St. Thomas students will not only remember Juicy Jake for his
music, but also for his artistic abilities.
It is to no contest that Juicy Jake will be the face of Houston music industry in the near future. Mr.
Juicy Jake’s ambition is what is going to get him there.