Lance Scott Walker
Lance Scott Walker is a native of Galveston, Texas and has written for Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Red Bull Music Academy, Texas Monthly, Los Angeles Review of Books, Vice, Thrillist, Fader, The Wire, Wondering Sound, Free Press Houston, GOOD, Dazed And Confused, USA Today, RollingStone.com, and Vinyl Me, Please. He is author of the books Houston Rap (Sinecure, 2013) and Houston Rap Tapes (Sinecure, 2014), both collaborations with photographer Peter Beste, and Houston Rap Tapes: An Oral History of Bayou City Hip-Hop (University of Texas Press, 2018), as well as the forthcoming DJ Screw: A Life In Slow Revolution (University of Texas Press, 2022). Walker has spoken at The University of Houston, Texas State University, Houston Museum of African American Culture, The City College of New York, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, and The Contemporary Austin's Jones Center at the Texas Book Festival. He was a featured panelist at conferences for the Houston History Alliance and the Association for Recorded Sound Collections, and a selected archive of his oral histories is hosted in the Peter Beste and Lance Scott Walker Houston Rap Collection at University of Houston Libraries Special Collections. Walker is the host of Houston Rap Tapes Radio and the live writers series Evil Hour Evening Reading. He runs Ojet Studios in New York.
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