Listen: Optimo Radio SXSW Texas Showcase

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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…

2 New #SXSW Optimo Radio Mixtapes

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As we prepare for our first official #SXSW Showcase in Austin, March 15th. We are proud to announce the release of not one, but TWO mixtapes we have put together for our 4th Anniversary. Set to release for free download Tuesday March 4th. Live From #SXSW – Hosted by Athena features all the artists who are performing at our #SXSW. We stand behind all the artists performing at our showcase and have a good relationship with them all. We want to make sure you KNOW that we are bringing real rappers who rap with feeling, have unique styles, and rep that Texas. This mixtape is comprised of some of the latest works by our artists, so we…

Optimo Radio Concert Review in Houston Press

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Big shoutout to the Houston Press – Nathan Smith & Groove for comin’ out to our show Saturday night. Thanks for everyone who came out and helped make it a great success! Article by Houston Press (Nathan Smith) – Photos by Groove http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2013/10/optimo_radio_bday_bash.php Photos by Groovehouse Optimo Radio 4th Annual B-Day Bash Last Concert Café October 26, 2013 For hip-hop heads looking to jam underground Houston records 24/7 in 2013, there’s only one radio station to turn to, and it damn sure ain’t 97.9 The Box. Optimo Radio, the streaming Internet radio station that has been championing Houston rap artists old and new for a solid Olympiad now, celebrated its fourth year of reality-based broadcasting…

Optimo Radio 4th Annual BDay Bash This Saturday Oct. 26th

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Its goin down in a major way at Last Concert Café in downtown Houston, its the 4th Annual Optimo Radio BDay bash. Going on 4 years of real rap down in the H, we always showcase some of our best talent every year about this time. This year we’re bringing the legends and all the dopest up and comin’ MC’s in the H. From K-Rino to the legendary Ronnie Spencer (Sings One Day w/ UGK) who’s bringing out a whole slew of surprise guests on his set, to the #3 Best Album of all Genres in the Houston Chronicle winner Kyle Hubbard, the underground heavyweights Hongree Records, just to name a few. The homie Sode who…

Optimo Radio Ranked Best Internet Radio Station

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Big thanks to the Houston Press for showing Optimo Radio much love in the Top Internet Radio Stations, giving us the highest score of all the stations. We were the only station to recieve a solid A, one of the few times we can say we’ve received an A on something, so we are very proud. Please read the full article here on >> http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2013/09/houstons_best_internet_radio_s.php  

Underground Street Heat – DJ Gold In The Mix

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Tune In Every Thursday 3-5pm cst the underground legend DJ Gold is in the mix playin all the heat comin straight out the streets. Only on Optimo Radio www.OptimoRadio.com

Artists You Need 2 Know – Young Fatal

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I’ve never met this artist, but when I hit the link to one of his videos, and than another and THAN another, you can tell Young Fatal has heart and drive for days!! Influences from everywhere, but still in love with Southern Hip Hop.. I was nudged in his direction by the homie Ram, and I’m glad I was.. Some artists nowadays have no heart. Just ambition.. It was nice to find an artist that I haven’t met, that stands out with some of my people.. If you don’t know already! You NEED TO KNOW Young Fatal.. Conflict: How did you first get into music? Young Fatal: Growing up I wanted 2 play Basketball, but…

Classic Wednesday Pick of the Week – Too Much Trouble – Bringin’ Hell On Earth

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  Too Much Trouble, aka The Baby Geto Boys group, we’re a lesser known group from the Rap-A-Lot days, but despite having the game groups like the Geto Boys recieved, they still managed to make their mark in Underground history. Their first release, Bringin’ Hell On Earth is held in high regard in the Underground collectors catalogs. Released in 1992, Too Much Trouble is made up of Drunk-D, Bar-None, DJ Bad News Black and Ghetto M.C. who passed away June 14th 2013 from kidney failure. To pay tribute to the passing of Ghetto MC we are playing this CD in its entirety today on Optimo Radio. I can guarantee that this is the only radio station to ever…