Houston Hip-Hop Artists Are Banking Black
Rappers in H-town are putting their money where their mouths are.
Earlier this month, after the deaths of Philando Castile and Alton Sterling, rapper Killer Mike urged Atlanta residents to hit the government where it hurts: in their wallet. More than 8,000 people took heed to Killer Mike's advice to bank black and opened accounts with Citizens Trust Bank, accumulating nearly one million dollars. Now, hip-hop artists in Houston are progressing the movement.
These are my friends and fellow rappers being the change that those who down talk them accuse them of not being. I salute the Rappers in H Town. Thanks for the call Paul Wall. Salutes Johnny Dang for being an ally to the community that u make money with. Special salutes to Brother Deric (Salaam Black man) & Willie D for using the moment to lead our dollars where there shud be. #BankBlackBankSmallBankLocal salutes H Town. Salutes TIP for showing cross south love like we always have & will do! #RIPPimpC
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Slim Thug, Paul Wall and Trae the Truth were reportedly among the dozens of H-town rappers that came together to open accounts at the only black-owned bank in Atlanta, Ga., Unity Trust. Their actions will signify a high-profile stance against gun violence and support for black-owned businesses.