It’s safe to say that the Missouri City man himself, Travis Scott, has taken over as Houston’s leading ambassador.
In a significant way, the amount of attention Scott has brought to Houston has helped the city’s music culture return to the national light, and because of his newest accomplishment, the world now recognizes a Houston rap legend for his past greatness.
Friday morning, the released their 2019 nominees and Travis Scott’s “Sicko Mode,” featuring Drake, Big Hawk, and Swae Lee, is nominated for Best Rap Song and Best Rap Performance.
Bun B, a current living legend who continues to put on for Houston and the late Pimp C, shared his thoughts via Instagram by posting the list of nominees with a congratulating caption that reads, ” @TravisScott and his song Sick Mode got Big Hawk two Grammy nominations! Amazing day for Houston.”
A post shared by Bun B (@bunb) on Dec 7, 2018 at 7:57am PST
Slim Thug and Trae The Truth, two of Houston’s more notable artists, both commented on their congratulations under the picture. Rising Houston Hip-Hop star Tobe Nwigwe also added his congrats.
For the people who are unfamiliar with the legacy of Big Hawk, he was the brother of Fat Pat, another late Houston emcee, and an original member of the famous S.U.C (Screwed Up Click, or Soldiers United for Cash), started by D.J Screw, another deceased Houston rap legend. He was an influential rapper, most famous for his freestyle abilities and his hit song “Chilling With My Broad.”
Going into the 61st Annual Grammy Awards, “Sicko Mode,” is the No.1 single on the Billboards, so the timing couldn’t be better, but regardless of what happens, just like the Trill OG, Bun B, said, today is an Amazing day for Houston.
This amazing day only adds to the many amazing days Cactus jack has been having lately.
Because of the success of his Coachella -esque Astroworld Fest, the Mayor of Houston, Sylvester Turner granted November 18 as ‘Astroworld Day.’
Let’s not forget that he produced the soundtrack for NBA 2k19 and flooded it with classic H-Town jammers.