Dallas, despite being influencers in both music and dances that have influenced the country, has remained hidden behind Houston’s shadow.
For decades, Houston has been the go-to capital of Texas rap due to its foundation of local labels. Because of this most major labels have largely ignored hip-hop culture, specifically music, outside of Houston area. Dallas, despite being influencers in both music and dances that have influenced the country, has remained hidden behind Houston’s shadow. Join writer and essayist Taylor Crumpton for this riveting dialogue about Dallas’ influence and where she sees the future of the Big D’s music industry going.
Taylor Crumpton is the Online Arts Editor at D Magazine. Her expertise in music, pop culture, and politics are critical stepping stones to her editorial approach. Since she’s begun writing, Crumpton’s bylines has appeared on a variety of publications, including The Washington Post, Marie Claire, The Wall Street Journal and others. Her 2020 book essay on Big Tuck’s Purple Hulk sold over 1,000 copies worldwide and was highlighted on several music podcasts for its historical analysis of Dallas hip-hop.