• League Of Extraordinary Gz – Billie Jean

    #LeagueShit On Ya Neck Azz N Elbows, my fam out the ATX drops their latest visual to one of my favorite songs by them, Billie Jean. This video takes a different approach, a song about slangin’ that hard is put into the picture of children trying to make  few bucks selling lemonade during a hot Texas summer. The stars of the video are the children of the late great Esbe Da 6th St Bully, one of the founding members of the League of Extraordinary Gz. This is a great visualization that correlates drug trafficking with something as wholesome as children selling lemonade. Makes you think, and that what good music is supposed to do. Press…

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    Onehunnidt – Empty Goals ft. Bee Honey

    The homie Onehunnidt comin with somethin fresh and different on this track, Empty Goals, is a jazzy soulful track, lyrical content is on point and once you hear the hook, you know  it’s Optimo Radio material fo sho! “Money cars and hoes for an empty soul. Stuntin, buyin clothes is an empty goal” This is why I cut for the homie, he recognizes what’s real in life and is bringing truth to the mic while still keeping it current, fresh and new. We work hard to dig thru the sea of bullshit to find gems that speak to the soul instead of just copy whatever is current. I love to hear good songs like this,…

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    Who’s On Deck Houston – Sign Up

    CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Who wants to win a prize package worth over $2500 which includes a Cash Prize, Feature From SUC Legend E.S.G. and other SUC stars, another Houston Legend who wanna remain nameless will also donate a verse, Track from Grammy Nominated Super Houston Producer Sean Solo Jemison (Swangin’ & Bangin’, DEA album, Keke Dont Mess w/ Texas, & all your favorite hits) recording at FMG Studios with legendary Harvey Luv, interview on Optimo Radio, plus your single will be submitted to Houston’s biggest DJ’s, @GoDJHiC @GoDJDamon on FM stations. We wanna know, WHO’S ON DECK!?!? How To Enter: Email WhosOnDeckHouston@Gmail.com to sign up and submit $100 Entry Fee via PayPal. (click Buy Now)…

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    BlacForest & Optimo Radio Present: H2G Vol. III

      The long awaited, Houston 2 Germany Vol. III has arrived. The legendary Blac Forest, super producer to tha souf, that hails from Southwest Germany releases his third project featuring a host of underground MC’s from Houston. Blac Forest is a special German, he got a whole lotta soul, and it shows in his work. His style captures that Houston sound, and he puts his own spin on it creating a fresh new sound that still pays homage to the style it was created from. Over the last few years Blac Forest has earned the respect of the artists in the city, especially some of his fellow producers. They recognize the true raw talent he…

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    Big Gerb in 002 Magazine

    The Godfather of Lunch, the man with the hunger for poon-tang and Poppa Burger, the funkiest 420 pound pimp, has arrived…. Houston’s own Big Gerb, found himself as the recording feature in this months issue of 002 Magazine. Gerb was interviewed by Lance Scott Walker (of Houston Rap Tapes fame) and photographed by Anthony Rathburn who said it was one of his greatest pieces of photography ever taken. We’ve included the complete interview here for your reading please. Make sure to pick up that new Anti-Social by Big Gerb which is available on iTunes, Google Play, SoSouth.com and Amazon. Support Gerb and Hongree Records, representin for the Latinos down in Texas!! #IfItAintLocalItAintLive Via 002Magazine.com BIG…

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Who’s On Deck Houston – Sign Up

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Who wants to win a prize package worth over $2500 which includes a Cash Prize, Feature From SUC Legend E.S.G. and other SUC stars, another Houston Legend who wanna remain nameless will also donate a verse, Track from Grammy Nominated Super Houston Producer Sean Solo Jemison (Swangin’ & Bangin’, DEA album, Keke Dont Mess w/ Texas, & all your favorite hits) recording at FMG Studios with legendary Harvey Luv, interview on Optimo Radio, plus your single will be submitted to Houston’s biggest DJ’s, @GoDJHiC @GoDJDamon on FM stations. We wanna know, WHO’S ON DECK!?!? How To Enter: Email WhosOnDeckHouston@Gmail.com to sign up and submit $100 Entry Fee via PayPal. (click Buy Now)…

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Big Gerb in 002 Magazine

The Godfather of Lunch, the man with the hunger for poon-tang and Poppa Burger, the funkiest 420 pound pimp, has arrived…. Houston’s own Big Gerb, found himself as the recording feature in this months issue of 002 Magazine. Gerb was interviewed by Lance Scott Walker (of Houston Rap Tapes fame) and photographed by Anthony Rathburn who said it was one of his greatest pieces of photography ever taken. We’ve included the complete interview here for your reading please. Make sure to pick up that new Anti-Social by Big Gerb which is available on iTunes, Google Play, SoSouth.com and Amazon. Support Gerb and Hongree Records, representin for the Latinos down in Texas!! #IfItAintLocalItAintLive Via 002Magazine.com BIG…

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Trakksounds Live On Optimo Radio

#NewMusicTuesday we’re bringin you the latest and greatest comin’ out tha Dirty 3rd. Join us Tuesday night about 8pm cst as the legendary Trakksounds stops by to premier his latest release, Intervention 2, which he is releasing tomorrow along with Rapid Ric and our homies ThaFixx.com Intervention: Episode 2 features tracks from all the dopest MCs in Texas. From Scarface, Chamillionaire, Devin The Dude, Killa Kyleon, MJG, ESG, Doughbeezy, Paul Wall, Roosh Williams, and the list goes on and on. This star studded compliation is guaranteed to be one of the top Texas releases this year. Trakksounds will stop by and check out these tracks with us live on air, and smoke a few blunts…

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Big Cease of Hata Proof Records

Tune in tonight as Ram, Big Gerb & the crew get together for another wild night. Tonight the homie Big Cease of Hata Proof Records stops by to play some of his new music and chop game about the Latino Rap culture in Houston. Ram has 15 hours of sleep in the last 5 days and is suffering from sleep deprivation so it will be an ever crazier show. Make sure to tune in tonight and every Monday night 10pm-12am. Make sure to support Big Cease and Hata Proof Records, home of the slowed n chopped DVD’s and a one stop for underground rap in North Houston. Located at 2311 Little York Rd, Houston, TX 77093 (713)…

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Monday Nite on Optimo Radio

  9pm its ‪#‎TopFlightRadio‬ w/ @ThaRealChino then at 10pm its an all new‪#‎ElRamYLosBeaners‬ w/ special guest U-Neek of Hongree Records premiering her new cd Fuck Love that drops Valentine’s day. Only on Optimo Radio www.OptimoRadio.com

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Seano Phresh Live From The Screw Shop

Tune in tonight to Optimo Radio, the homie Seano Phresh is stopping by to premier his new album Ridin, Rollin’ & Coastin’. DJ Red will be in the mix and we got a whole crew of homies in the house having a good time on a Sunday, at the mecca of Screwston Tx. Screwed Up Records & Tapes

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League Of Extraordinary Gz – Billie Jean

#LeagueShit On Ya Neck Azz N Elbows, my fam out the ATX drops their latest visual to one of my favorite songs by them, Billie Jean. This video takes a different approach, a song about slangin’ that hard is put into the picture of children trying to make  few bucks selling lemonade during a hot Texas summer. The stars of the video are the children of the late great Esbe Da 6th St Bully, one of the founding members of the League of Extraordinary Gz. This is a great visualization that correlates drug trafficking with something as wholesome as children selling lemonade. Makes you think, and that what good music is supposed to do. Press…

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Onehunnidt – Empty Goals ft. Bee Honey

The homie Onehunnidt comin with somethin fresh and different on this track, Empty Goals, is a jazzy soulful track, lyrical content is on point and once you hear the hook, you know  it’s Optimo Radio material fo sho! “Money cars and hoes for an empty soul. Stuntin, buyin clothes is an empty goal” This is why I cut for the homie, he recognizes what’s real in life and is bringing truth to the mic while still keeping it current, fresh and new. We work hard to dig thru the sea of bullshit to find gems that speak to the soul instead of just copy whatever is current. I love to hear good songs like this,…

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Who’s On Deck Houston – Sign Up

CALLING ALL ARTISTS! Who wants to win a prize package worth over $2500 which includes a Cash Prize, Feature From SUC Legend E.S.G. and other SUC stars, another Houston Legend who wanna remain nameless will also donate a verse, Track from Grammy Nominated Super Houston Producer Sean Solo Jemison (Swangin’ & Bangin’, DEA album, Keke Dont Mess w/ Texas, & all your favorite hits) recording at FMG Studios with legendary Harvey Luv, interview on Optimo Radio, plus your single will be submitted to Houston’s biggest DJ’s, @GoDJHiC @GoDJDamon on FM stations. We wanna know, WHO’S ON DECK!?!? How To Enter: Email WhosOnDeckHouston@Gmail.com to sign up and submit $100 Entry Fee via PayPal. (click Buy Now)…

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BlacForest & Optimo Radio Present: H2G Vol. III

  The long awaited, Houston 2 Germany Vol. III has arrived. The legendary Blac Forest, super producer to tha souf, that hails from Southwest Germany releases his third project featuring a host of underground MC’s from Houston. Blac Forest is a special German, he got a whole lotta soul, and it shows in his work. His style captures that Houston sound, and he puts his own spin on it creating a fresh new sound that still pays homage to the style it was created from. Over the last few years Blac Forest has earned the respect of the artists in the city, especially some of his fellow producers. They recognize the true raw talent he…

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Big Gerb in 002 Magazine

The Godfather of Lunch, the man with the hunger for poon-tang and Poppa Burger, the funkiest 420 pound pimp, has arrived…. Houston’s own Big Gerb, found himself as the recording feature in this months issue of 002 Magazine. Gerb was interviewed by Lance Scott Walker (of Houston Rap Tapes fame) and photographed by Anthony Rathburn who said it was one of his greatest pieces of photography ever taken. We’ve included the complete interview here for your reading please. Make sure to pick up that new Anti-Social by Big Gerb which is available on iTunes, Google Play, SoSouth.com and Amazon. Support Gerb and Hongree Records, representin for the Latinos down in Texas!! #IfItAintLocalItAintLive Via 002Magazine.com BIG…

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Z-Ro – Comin’ Dyne

New single surfaced today from Tha Mo City Don, Z-Ro. Comin’ Dyne, dope lil track got a real current rap vibe, but Ro wreckin’ as always. Lookin forward to hearin’ all the new music he gon drop on the people. We all know about that Z-Ro/Slim Thug album we all anticipatin’ but here at Optimo Radio, we are REALLY waitin’ on a Z-Ro / Klondike Kat cd we had heard was in the makin a while ago. I’d love to hear that #FreeKlondikeKat make sure to support everything Ro doin that he gettin paid for!!! #IfItAintLocalItAintLive #SupportOurLivinLegends

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Shop Optimo Radio – Now Available

We are FINALLY offering Optimo Radio merch on our website after many people have requested a location where they can order Optimo Radio shirts, cd’s and more. We’ve launched our store using Paypal, just hit the SHOP OPTIMO button on our website and help be a part of an underground revolution. I receommend getting the Optimo Radio package which gets you a shirt, two cd’s and a lighter. Otherwise everything is sold on its own. If you have any questions regarding orders please contact Ram@OptimoRadio.com w/ Optimo Order in subject line. Thanks for your support!! #IfItAintLocalItAintLive   >> CLICK HERE TO ORDER OPTIMO RADIO MERCH ONLINE <<  

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7 Hours of REAL H-Town Rap In The Source

Our good friend and comrade Lance S. Walker, author of Houston Rap Tapes, teamed up with The Source magazine and hooked them up with a 7 hour mix of nothing but the best of Houston Rap. Lance knows his music and he really represents all of Houston well. From the Geto Boys to Big Gerb and U-Neek of Hongree Records, to Criminal Elament, Street Military, Doughbeezy, Rob Gullate, even some mixes from our personal Optimo Radio DJ Red mixes made it on the list. Please make sure to visit TheSource.com and check out this mix, if you’re at work this will get you through your whole day!! Shoutout to Lance and Peter Beste for really…

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Young G – Frontin’ ft. HoodStar Chantz & FameSity

The young homie Young G droppin somethin fresh fo you folks right after #SXSW. Frontin’, directed by Jorgey Films is a nice lil jam talkin bout how these boys so fraud in the rap game. Press play and be the on the lookout for the homie, cuz he do it G.

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Listen: Optimo Radio SXSW Texas Showcase

4 years ago, an idea to start a radio station that was dedicated to representing Texas artists, giving them a voice to be heard after being overlooked and exploited since the beginning of Hip-Hop. That idea blossomed into Optimo Radio. And after 4 years of hard work, connections, blood, sweat and tears, Optimo Radio was given an opportunity to showcase some of the very best Texas hip-hop artists. It seems more of destiny than a coincidence that our show landed on our actual 4 year anniversary. Hosted by Athena and Justice All Ah, with DJ Red in the mix and headlined by ESG and K-Rino, the show went perfectly everyone getting their chance to shine…