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Dallas Got Next: Why the Next Hip-Hop Mecca Never Got Its Due

Rap duo The Outfit, TX aims to drag Dallas out of Houston and Atlanta’s shadows — and get the national attention the city deserves

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“I“In Texas, our OGs put us in a precarious division, because they was so autonomous,” rapper Mel says on the phone from Maryland. Half of Dallas…

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Taylor Crumpton

Taylor Crumpton

Taylor Crumpton is a music, pop culture and politics writer transplanted in Oakland, originally from Dallas. taylorcrumpton.com

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