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Boi Howdy:Rapper Countri Boi, who was born in Dallas, then moved at the age of 2 weeks to California, then back to Dallas after his folks got worried about his gang lifestyle during his teenage years, has signed to independent label TVT Records. OK, let's try to figure out what the strangest thing in that news might be: First, TVT is also the home of Dallas' Polyphonic Spree, whose gospel-inflected, choral hippie sprawl might just be the furthest thing from hip-hop there is. Second, does Countri know that "boi" is the preferred term used by many biological women who identify as male or intersexed? Just a thought.
Anihoots, what really matters is Countri Boi is set to hit it semi-big with a new album due in late 2007. "I want to give respect to those who put Texas on the map and thank those who supported me," the rapper said in a press statement. "Being on TVT Records puts me in line to rep my hometown to the fullest."
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