As flood waters deluged one of the greatest rap cities in the country, many of the city’s musical heavyweights and music scene personalities turned their social media streams into disaster information channels, retweeting messages from friends and fans trapped in their homes waiting for rescue. They also began to mobilize relief efforts for the weeks ahead.
Here are some of their posts:
Rapper Trae tha Truth recorded a plea for help on Instagram. He’s been using his feed on the social media to share the latest disaster relief info.
When I Say Pray… Undastand It's Needed…. As Well As Those Reachin For Help .. I Undastand Its Needed… I'm On Tha Way…. Anyone with Boats, Rafts, Big Trucks And Other Helpful Things …. Let's Figure It Out Together… Lives Already Been Lost, Freeways Flooded, Streets Collapsed and A lot Are Stranded In They Homes…. Don't Always Have Answers, Honestly Haven't Came With A Plan Yet, But Im Frontline For The City… And I Understand The Responsibility… Let's Share Info… Houston I Am.. As Well As You Are… Love🙏🏿🙏🏿 And To Those Tryin To Help .. Be Safe!!
Rapper Paul Wall is collecting supplies to aid families in his neighborhood.
What do we need? Here is the list pampers, wipes, clothes all sizes , shoes all sizes, baby food milk and juice, I need school supplies, uniforms, pillow, blankets, sleeping bags and food. These items will be distributed on the Southwest side of town. I have 23 Families on the Southwest in need lost everything. #PAP #Papkid #paulwall @papforlife @nineinnovations @houstonchiros
He’s also planning relief events.
Lil Keke is also planning to collect donations.
Slim Thug shared photos of the flooding. He seemed shocked by the extent of the damage.
On tour in Washington D.C., Chingo Bling shared prayers for his friends and family at home.
Rapper Devin the Dude shared videos of the devastation.
The city’s patron saint, Beyoncé, shared her prayers.
So did Travis Scott, one of the city’s most prominent young rappers.