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February 20, 2013 8:59 AM   Subscribe

For my job, I'm looking for some material to create an audio soundscape for this photo. I don't know much about hip hop or what might have been associated with hip hop culture in 1993 coastal Texas. What songs, ambient sounds, interview snippets, or other (very short) sound experiences would enhance your viewing of this photo?
posted by Miko to Grab Bag (8 answers total)
 
Geto Boys?
posted by unknowncommand at 9:04 AM on February 20, 2013


1993 was the year Michael Jackson went on TV to defend himself against allegations of child sex abuse. Also, I lived in East Texas during that time and listened to a lot of hip hop. I associate it with the ascent of deep bass from car stereos.
posted by mattbucher at 9:23 AM on February 20, 2013


In his pocket - is it a beeper or a Tomagotchi or something else?
posted by Miko at 9:39 AM on February 20, 2013


"Screw" came out of early 90s coastal Texas.
posted by Burhanistan at 9:54 AM on February 20, 2013


I know this has nothing to do with coastal Texas, but as soon as I saw the photo I thought of the song Tennessee by Arrested Development. Something about the sound of that song seems appropriate for this photo. It came out in 1992.
posted by Brody's chum at 9:57 AM on February 20, 2013


I know this has nothing to do with coastal Texas, but as soon as I saw the photo I thought of the song Tennessee yt by Arrested Development. Something about the sound of that song seems appropriate for this photo. It came out in 1992.

I was going to suggest the same thing. I'd also suggest War's Slippin' into Darkness although it came out in the early 70s. I think it has a bit of the zydeco sound you'd hear in coastal Texas and Louisiana.
posted by fuse theorem at 10:33 AM on February 20, 2013


These are great suggestions - thanks!
posted by Miko at 10:51 AM on February 20, 2013


Miko: In his pocket - is it a beeper or a Tomagotchi or something else?

I have to assume it is a pager, and if it's not, the sound of a beeper would still be a great addition to that photo. It was certainly a part of hip hop culture in that era.
posted by Rock Steady at 11:32 AM on February 20, 2013


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