Reginald Gilliand's drawl speaks to the 25 years he's spent rapping in Houston. His raspy, laid-back delivery sounds distinctively Southern - an assortment of elastic vowels and slurry consonants.
Gilliand, a Chicago native, moved here as a teen and settled in the South Park neighborhood, just outside the Lo op in south-central Houston. He quickly found himself part of a coalition of hip-hop artists. The South Park Coalition was organized by Eric Kaiser, a Sterling High School classmate better known as K-Rino, a pioneer of Houston rap.
~Andrew Dansby (Houston Chronicle)