Dallas’s popular Hip-Hop Book Club series comes to Houston in conjunction with Hustlegrade, with a focus on Big K.R.I.T.’s debut.

Chances are, if you’re from Dallas, Texas, you’re familiar with the Hip-Hop Book Club. Just as one would with an actual book club, attendees are expected to know the source material coming in… except instead of a book, rap albums are discussed in a sort of town-hall-style format. The Hip-Hop Book Club gained ground quickly, forming a partnership with Josey Records and its Instagram account posts being as full of spirited debate and discourse as much as the actual events.

What started in March 2017 with a discussion of Kendrick Lamar’s ‘good kid, m.A.A.d. city’ album has spawned 8 local iterations; and has started to expand beyond the Triple D. Last month, for example, HHBC took their talents to THE New York University to conduct a Book Club on Kanye West’s ‘My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy’ LP. And in December – later this week, to be exact – Hip-Hop Book Club will join forces with Houston creative imprint Hustlegrade for their first “HTX Edition,” with the chosen album being Big K.R.I.T.’s debut project ‘K.R.I.T. Wuz Here.’ Though HHBC previously held a Book Club on the album in Dallas back in August, there should be something special about bringing it back for H-Town.

At its core, the Hip-Hop Book Club x Hustlegrade collaboration presents an opportunity for both Texas cities to come together for the love of the music. While many are still digesting K.R.I.T.’s latest double album ‘4eva is A Mighty Long Time,’ it can’t hurt to go back and reflect on how far Justin Scott has come from the beginning. The event is free to attend with an RSVP. And as if talking K.R.I.T. isn’t incentive enough, Hustlegrade is even giving away tickets to K.R.I.T.ical’s upcoming Houston tour stop to two lucky attendees.

The ‘K.R.I.T. Wuz Here’ Hip-Hop Book Club, presented in conjunction with Hustlegrade, goes down Saturday, December 9th, at Alley Kat Bar & Lounge, 3718 Main St. The event is set to start at 2 PM, and you can RSVP for free here.

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