Now this is something really special! The great people at Sinecure Books have given our readers a chance to win a copy of one of the greatest books to document the hip-hop world yet –  ‘Houston Rap’ .

‘Houston Rap’ is a hardcover 272 page book that features the incredible photography of Peter Beste (see the definitive Z-Ro shot above for an example!) who spent 9 years documenting the culture of the Houston Rap community alongside writer Lance Scott Walker. The Houston, Texas neighborhoods of Fifth Ward, Third Ward, and South Park are hallowed ground for modern hip hop culture and amongst the stunning photography there’s also profiles on many Southern Hospitality favourites Bun B of UGK, Z-Ro, Big Mike, K-Rino, Willie D of the Geto Boys, Lil’ Troy, and Paul Wall, alongside reflections on the lives of departed legends such as DJ Screw, Pimp C, and Big Hawk.

Peter Beste has long been one of our favourite photographers and this is pure history, documented by those close to the action of one of the most fertile breeding grounds of classic hip-hop. For lovers of rap music and Houston Rap music in particular this is about as essential as it gets. Not to mention the fact it will improve the rep of your coffee table beyond all its wildest dreams!

To win a copy of the book simply answer this question and send your answer with full name and postal address to :

Before he joined the Geto Boys for 1993’s ‘Til Death Us Do Part’, which group was Big Mike a member of?

Good luck!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED – Congratulations to our winner!!