Lance Scott Walker is a native of Galveston, Texas and has written for Houston Chronicle, Houston Press, Local Houston, Red Bull Music Academy, Thrillist, Vice, Fader, The Wire, Wondering Sound, Free Press Houston, 002 Houston, Texas Music, OutSmart, GOOD, Dazed And Confused, NewType USA, Orlando Weekly, Portland Mercury, San Diego Fahrenheit, San Diego Union-Tribune, USA Today, Los Angeles Review of Books, and He is the author of 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). Walker is the host of Houston Rap Tapes Radio and the live writers series Evil Hour Evening Reading. He lives in New York.

Photo: Michael Lavine