virtual reality caravan

Trakksounds, Jack Freeman & Tony Dark join the Virtual Reality Caravan boys to discuss the Fitzgerald’s controversy.

“I started shaking,” Trakksounds says. Around Wednesday morning, he got the email heard around Houston’s music scene. Sara Fitzgerald’s retort to his request to book a Starlito & Don Trip show not only enraged him, it caused a vocal backlash across the community. The news hit XXL, brought upon reports from every news outlet in the city and more. Trakksounds’ response and bringing up the email in public only gave light to what many have known in regards to booking practices at certain venues & clubs in Houston.

The Virtual Reality Caravan Podcast uses Episode 17 to discuss the incident with Trakksounds as well as Tony Dark & Jack Freeman. “I’m just curious where this bullshit was the last 40 years,” Freeman says. He went on to reference a wide number of shows at the venue from rappers that carried none of the backlash and made the venue good money.

For an hour, the roundtable discussion breaks down not only the controversy and subsequent reaction but also Tony Dark defending himself and Trakksounds. “I am hip-hop,” he wrote in a Facebook exchange. “I’m part of this culture every day.” While many people want to immediately label anyone that isn’t black or hispanic as a culture vulture, Dark & Trakksounds have put in the work and then some.

Listen to episode XVII of the Virtual Reality Caravan podcast from The Houston Elite MCs. Boys just don’t understand.