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    Kyle Hubbard – Going Back 2 Houston

    The man who told me personally, “Ram, I’m done. I don’t have much else to rap about.” is back. And I couldn’t be happier about it. Truly one of the dopest lyricists to come out of Houston, Kyle Hubbard, has skated through the underground scene these last few years with many accolades and hat tips from every blog and newspaper in Houston. He’s performed at almost all of our Optimo Radio showcases and has worked with some amazing folks. But his lyrics are what set him apart from the pack. There is a very short list of artists who have spoken words that helped me get through life, Kyle is one of them. Alongside the…

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    Worldwide – Gimme All That

    The homie Worldwide reppin San Antonio is one of our favorite artists out of Texas. His beat selection and melodic flow gets him a pass in any neighborhood stereo across the planet, consistenly comin’ with it when it comes to the bars, you can’t help but say, Gimme All That when ya hit his soundcloud. Gimme All That is his latest single, produced by Murk Russell is a sure fire banga to close out the end of the summer with. The slow syrupy sounds reminds you of riding around in the car in South Texas tryin to score some shit. Oh lawd knows, I been there many a times. Shits timeless son. Timeless crew. Goin…

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    The Choice Is Yours – DJ Red x Optimo Radio

    New mix by DJ Red and Optimo Radio featuring a lot of new tracks from across the nation and all the best latest stuff out of Texas. Red chops it up live from Screwed Up Records & Tapes representin for DJ Screw.  

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    Kidricc James – …And I Mean This Vol. 2

    One of our favorite Optimo Radio artists, Kidricc James has dropped another solid EP… And I Mean This… Vol. 2 Is a 7 track EP, showcasing his talents, from dope lyrics to one of the best singers in Houston. Kidricc James has it all. From the first track, Tryin 2 Fit In, Kidricc tells his story, (and it’s a great one) through this word play and you begin to understand his journey. Houstonians will proudly bang H-Town Anthem in their rides as the summer moves along, and support from our city grows by the day. Dreams and My Side Of Town really showcase his skills and his development that we have watched here at Optimo…

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    HAW2 Mixtape – Eric Dingus

    Yeah HAW2 was last weekend but we appreciate Houston every minute of every day and weekend around here so we didn’t want to let yall miss this amazing mix. With over 250,000 views as we post this, Eric Dingus working with Drakes OVO put this out with some great songs from Z-ro, K-Rino up and comers like Dowrong and so much more. Dingus’ distinct style defines the future of Texas Hip hop. Believe that. Muthafuckaz. Hit play and feel this.           Eric Dingus #HAW2 Mixtape

Interviews

Gullatte – Rob Gullatte

One of our very favorite artists we have the pleasure of playing has dropped a new mix featuring nothin but his very best flows. The self titled, Gullatte, by our 2 time #SXSW performer Rob Gullatte feature only two people, Show and Bigg Fatts. Just off his recent performance at our Optimo Radio 5th Anniversary Showcase at #SXSW we are proud to present yall with this dope mix of some of the very best from one of the very best. Check it out. Right here http://soundcloud.com/robgullattemusic/sets/gullatte

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T2 The Ghetto Hippie – Hustletown ft. Z-Ro Mo City Don

  My boy T2 The Ghetto Hippie  came thru on some H-Town shit and was like yo man, Ima go get tha King of da Ghetto for this one! Hustletown the new single is the ultimate H-Town banger for 2015. Slow melodic flow, dope beat produced by JonZ & Dusty Rodez, and then ya got Rother Vandross kickin it off. Its a win win. This is the first single off of T2’s upcoming South West Side Story album which you’ll be able to get  here on #OptimoRadio soon as it drops!! Support Local Artists, #IfItAintLocalItAintLive

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#TopFlightRadio @ThaRealChino @ThaRealYungRedd

Tha Real Chino came all the way down from the ATX to get live in the Optimo Radio studio with us and we brought in the Sunnyside native Yung Redd to chop it up. Top Flight Radio every Monday night 9-10pm Tha Real Chino gets in the mix and reps for the whole state of Texas. Make sure to tune in.  

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Z-Ro on Optimo Radio

#LiveFromTheUnderground every Tuesday night interviews Houston’s elite MC’s and last night we had the best of the best. Z-Ro the Mo City Don, stopped by to chop it up with Ram and Athena about the music industry, his respect for K-Rino, how his music has influenced people across the globe. Check out the exclusive interview on our Soundcloud and stay tuned in to Optimo Radio to hear Z-Ro’s latest and his classics in the mix almost hourly. #IfItAintLocalItAintLive

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Houston Rap Tapes Radio w/ Lance Scott Walker – Weds. 8pm CST

Houston Rap Tapes Radio Starts Wednesday 6-25-14 w/ Your Host Lance Scott Walker Brand New show we’re bringing to the table here at Optimo Radio. Our good friend, Lance Scott Walker, author of #HoustonRapTapes and writer of #HoustonRap has joined forces with us to bring a real H-Town history lesson to the people. Lance takes us wayyyyy back to the early beginnings of Houston hip-hop in our first episode with hits from Willie D, L.A. Rapper, The Ghetto Boys (Yes when it was spelled that way), Royal Flush and much more. Also look out for a cool interview with Rick Royal, one of the first to put it down in H-Town. Optimo Radio is very…

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Fiesta Weekend 2K14 – Throwed Fella Ent x Optimo Radio

Optimo Radio and the homie D-Frost of Throwed Fella Ent have teamed up to bring you, Fiesta Weekend – H-Town 2 SA-Town 2K14.  This dope mix features some of Texas’ dopest artists. D-Frost kicks it off, and is followed strongly by Dirty & Nasty, Doughbeezy, Big Gerb, U-Neek, Worldwide, Sniper, K-Rino, Z-Ro, Al-D, Ronnie Spencer, Rasheed and much more!! Get the free download of our interview and full mixtape, mixed by DJ Andy this mix’ll give ya something to swang to up an down I-10, make sure to check it out. Shoutout to all our SA people who rock with us. #IfItAintLocalItAintLive  

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Kyle Hubbard – Going Back 2 Houston

The man who told me personally, “Ram, I’m done. I don’t have much else to rap about.” is back. And I couldn’t be happier about it. Truly one of the dopest lyricists to come out of Houston, Kyle Hubbard, has skated through the underground scene these last few years with many accolades and hat tips from every blog and newspaper in Houston. He’s performed at almost all of our Optimo Radio showcases and has worked with some amazing folks. But his lyrics are what set him apart from the pack. There is a very short list of artists who have spoken words that helped me get through life, Kyle is one of them. Alongside the…

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Worldwide – Gimme All That

The homie Worldwide reppin San Antonio is one of our favorite artists out of Texas. His beat selection and melodic flow gets him a pass in any neighborhood stereo across the planet, consistenly comin’ with it when it comes to the bars, you can’t help but say, Gimme All That when ya hit his soundcloud. Gimme All That is his latest single, produced by Murk Russell is a sure fire banga to close out the end of the summer with. The slow syrupy sounds reminds you of riding around in the car in South Texas tryin to score some shit. Oh lawd knows, I been there many a times. Shits timeless son. Timeless crew. Goin…

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The Choice Is Yours – DJ Red x Optimo Radio

New mix by DJ Red and Optimo Radio featuring a lot of new tracks from across the nation and all the best latest stuff out of Texas. Red chops it up live from Screwed Up Records & Tapes representin for DJ Screw.  

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Kidricc James – …And I Mean This Vol. 2

One of our favorite Optimo Radio artists, Kidricc James has dropped another solid EP… And I Mean This… Vol. 2 Is a 7 track EP, showcasing his talents, from dope lyrics to one of the best singers in Houston. Kidricc James has it all. From the first track, Tryin 2 Fit In, Kidricc tells his story, (and it’s a great one) through this word play and you begin to understand his journey. Houstonians will proudly bang H-Town Anthem in their rides as the summer moves along, and support from our city grows by the day. Dreams and My Side Of Town really showcase his skills and his development that we have watched here at Optimo…

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HAW2 Mixtape – Eric Dingus

Yeah HAW2 was last weekend but we appreciate Houston every minute of every day and weekend around here so we didn’t want to let yall miss this amazing mix. With over 250,000 views as we post this, Eric Dingus working with Drakes OVO put this out with some great songs from Z-ro, K-Rino up and comers like Dowrong and so much more. Dingus’ distinct style defines the future of Texas Hip hop. Believe that. Muthafuckaz. Hit play and feel this.           Eric Dingus #HAW2 Mixtape

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Green Room – $-Dot & Tuk Da Gat

  Mayne my boys Tuk and S. Dot done did it again. Green Room is here and if you in the scene you know we all been waiting on this one for a minute. Two of Austin’s premier lyricists out of the League of Extraordinary Gz, these 2 go back and forth flippin verbs like superman flippin a car with his super powers. After another successful SXSW, the Austin collective has began dropping solo heat, still skatin from the major release by the League of Extraordinary Gz #LeagueShit last year. For this release they’ve added DSR, Dream Sequence Records to the mix along with DJ Burn One out tha ATL. DSR is master minded by…

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FMBO – Cap’n Kirk

ATX is steady killin it right now. There is a huge rumble from the underground comin out that central Texas and Optimo Radio got its finger on the pulse. FMBO is the latest installment from intergalactic time traveler Cap’n Kirk of the SubKulture Patriots, he’s beamed himself into a solo realm and is traveling at warp speed to a pair of titties near you. FMBO, For Mixed Breeds Only, is Kirks heart and soul. He’s been working on this album tirelessly for months, if not a couple of years to make sure the sound was perfect and it was the representation of himself that he would be proud of. And he should be nothing less….

RAW – $. x Tuk Da Gat ft. Lil J (Prod by Eric Dingus)

My League fam out the ATX is back once again shittin on all you fuck boys. RAW the hard core single produced by Austin super producer Eric Dingus features S. Dot and Tuk Da Gat bringing their League of Extraordinary Gz brother Lil J on with them to make for a killa track. This is a slow syrupy beat with fresh lyrics and jus make ya wanna take a dab an hit them streets. #GreenRoom comin soon… one day. It will be here. And you will be able to get it here at Optimo Radio. #IfItAintLocalItAintLive #RIPEsbe #AwwwMannn

Gullatte – Rob Gullatte

One of our very favorite artists we have the pleasure of playing has dropped a new mix featuring nothin but his very best flows. The self titled, Gullatte, by our 2 time #SXSW performer Rob Gullatte feature only two people, Show and Bigg Fatts. Just off his recent performance at our Optimo Radio 5th Anniversary Showcase at #SXSW we are proud to present yall with this dope mix of some of the very best from one of the very best. Check it out. Right here http://soundcloud.com/robgullattemusic/sets/gullatte

Optimo Radio 5th Anniversary at SXSW Recap

Big thanks to everyone who performed and everyone who came out Saturday night. March 21st was one to remember, with so many amazing shows that night and despite the rain, we had a packed house full of people ready for a great show. And the people got what they wanted. It was a great night, full of energetic performances from DJ Paul of 3 6 Mafia and many of Texas’ best MCs Check out the recap here, thanks to @ThaRealChino and TX PowerHouse Media for the hard work in putting together this footage. Don’t forget to download the SXSW Mix we did featuring everyone who performed at our show! Download: Optimo Radio 5th Anniversary SXSW…