Coast of Houston and the
Return of Artist Expression
3/5/08 - LatinRapper.com/Streetscience press release
Introducing an innovative
artist that epitomizes Houston hip-hop's new rising force:
Coast. Coast's style is a unique mixture of signature rap,
blues, and pop with thoughtful word play with the proven
ability to touch and appeal to a wide audience.
Coast grew up writing music on the north side of Houston,
Texas. His career began under the Houston-based label,
Dopehouse Records. It was there that he would form a group,
Twin Beredaz, with label mate Quotakey.
As the times and climate in the music industry changed, Coast
continued growing as an artist and working on fine-tuning his
abilities and he adapted as his career continued progressing.
After five years as a loyal Dope House artist, Coast
respectfully left the label to explore the music industry as a
Coast is currently working on his first upcoming solo project
that will be backed by Grammy recognized producer/engineer
Jaime "Pain" Ortiz. Coast sees this upcoming project as a
great opportunity to introduce himself and his style. He
wanted the project's title to describe just that. Coast titled
his new project "Lively-Hood."
"Merriam-Webster's Dictionary defines the word Lively-Hood as
'a means of support or subsistence.' I want the project to
portray my up-bringing in my neighborhood. I want to explain
the elements that make me who I am. The album is going to
sound nothing like what most Houston rap albums sound like
seeing as how some of the songs won't even be rap songs. A
majority of the music will be thick with subject matter. I'm
more focused on making an album that sounds good rather than
an album that will fade out as a quick one-time cash cow" says
Coast on Myspace: