Watch: Que P Explains The Idea Behind #NewDallas Hip-Hop
A couple weeks ago, we shared with you the music video for Dallas rapper Que P's collaborative effort with A.Dd+'s Slim Gravy, a song called "Ain't No Mo Love," in which Que P bemoans, in rather incendiary manner, the lack of shared appreciation between hip-hop acts in town.
Seems Que P is doing his part to try and change that. He's at the forefront of a Twitter-based hashtag movement called #NewDallas, which various members of the up-and-coming Dallas hip-hop scene have been using to try and stake their ground. People have rallied around it, too -- to the point where Que P felt compelled to release a fiery freestyle (recorded while he was getting tattooed, no less) in which he gets a little violent and angry, aimed once more at the lack of camaraderie, somewhat ironically.
Since the release of the freestyle, the reaction Que P's received has been mixed; some in the scene appear to be cheering him on, whereas others, like A.Dd+ producer Picnictyme, who also performs in the Cannabinoids and used to perform with PPT, doesn't seem sure how to react. Last night, after retweeting a few complimentary #newdallas notes about the new A.Dd+ album, Picnic then tweeted something of a history lesson aimed at all these young 'uns, shouting out Money Waters and his former group mate Pikahsso, who were extremely prominent players in the local hip-hop scene as recently as a year or two ago and who still remain fairly visible today.
And it seems Picnic isn't the only one worried about the short memories of these up-and-comers: On Tuesday night, Que P addressed the crowd at his 2826 Arnetic show, explaining his idea of #newdallas and to show his respect to Dallas rap icons such as Mr. Pookie and Mr. Lucci. See his explanation, which Que P had taped and then posted online last night, after the jump.
Get the Music Newsletter
Keep your thumb on the local music scene with music features, additional online music listings and show picks. We'll also send special ticket offers and music promotions available only to our Music Newsletter subscribers.