Omaha’s Hip Hop Legends and Landmarks

Omaha’s Hip Hop Legends and Landmarks

In doing research for “Omaha’s Hip Hop History: Unpacking Our Past” — the article I wrote for The Reader’s annual music issue — I discovered through interviews with Houston Alexander and Michael Dunham, Jr. (DJ Rip) that one important piece missing from Omaha’s hip hop scene is preserving and educating about its history.

Over time, Dunham and Alexander have curated a list of people, places, and businesses that helped cultivate hip hop culture in Omaha from the 1980s to the early 2000s. Here you will find a copy of this important archive. Our hope is that by publishing the list, we can all pay homage to those who paved the way for us to enjoy hip hop in our city today and ensure that our rich history doesn’t get lost with time.

If you haven’t already, you can learn more about this article or check out the extended version up on thereader.com.

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Finally, make sure to check out our 402 section for all things related to Omaha hip hop!

  • Photo courtesy of Houston Alexander

    Channel 94.1

  • 1507
  • 101.3
  • 16th St.
  • 95.7
  • Hot 107.7 and 97.3
  • Power 106.9
  • 97.7
  • AD
  • ADAMS CENTER
  • AFTA LYFE
  • ALLIANCE ALL STAR B-BOYS
  • AMERICAN LEGION
  • AMES ST.
  • AMIR
  • ANTHONY DAVIS (OZ ROCK)
  • B ANGIE B
  • BACKSTREET LOUNGE
  • BARON
  • BEAR
  • BEYOND
  • BIG AL
  • BIG APPLE FASHIONS
  • BIG BAM
  • BIG D
  • BIG DADDY JOHN
  • BIG JIM’S BBQ
  • BIG WADE
  • BILLY T
  • BLACK JACK
  • BO THE HUSTLE HOLIC
  • BRAD DACUS
  • BREATHLESS
  • BRIAN B
  • BRUCE HUNTER
  • BUSTER (K MACK)
  • CALVIN WILLIAMS
  • CAPITAL J
  • CAPTAIN COURTNEY
  • CARL WASHINGTON
  • CARTER LAKE
  • CARTIER’S
  • CHILL WILL
  • CHILLY VIC
  • CHRIS CRADDOCK
  • CHRIS SMITH
  • CLEOPATRA’S
  • CLOWN DIRTY
  • CLUB 2000
  • COLD ROCKIN CREW
  • COX CABLE
  • CW BOXING CLUB
  • Photo Courtesy of Houston Alexander

    D SMOOTH

  • DALLAS D
  • DANCIN BEAR
  • DANNY CLEVELAND
  • DERON LEWIS
  • DESTINY
  • DISCO D
  • DISORDERLY CONDUCT
  • DJ BISHOP
  • DJ BIZZY B
  • DJ BLADE
  • DJ GENIUS
  • DJ KLC
  • DJ LEEPER
  • DJ PHREEZE
  • DJ REAL
  • DJ RIP
  • DJ SHOR-T
  • DJ STEW
  • DJ STORM
  • DJ SUICIDE
  • DONNIE
  • DOPE RHYME
  • DRAMA LIFE
  • E BABBS
  • E-DUB
  • ENCOUNTERS
  • ENOCH
  • ERICK HINES
  • ETC
  • FABIAN CREIGHTON
  • FELICIA WEBSTER
  • FLOW EZ
  • FONTENELLE PARK
  • FONZO
  • FORT STREET BREAKERS
  • FREADY DEAD
  • FRESH STRETCH
  • FULL CLIP
  • GINGER D
  • GO-AHEAD MAGAZINE
  • GODFATHERS
  • GONZO PRESENTS
  • GROOVES
  • GROUND ZERO
  • Photo Courtesy of Houston Alexander

    HANKS

  • HARLAN GUNN
  • HEAVY ROTATION
  • HILLBILLY
  • HILLTOP PROJECTS
  • HOMER’S RECORD STORE
  • HOT BOY
  • HOUSTON ALEXANDER (SCRIB)
  • HUSTLE MUSIC
  • ICON ONE MUSIC
  • IZMS LOUNGE
  • JA’BOI
  • JAM SQUAD
  • JAMAZZ
  • JAMES BOONE
  • JAY THE SOUND MAN
  • JC POSSE
  • JET BLACK
  • JIMMY HOOLIGAN
  • JOE EDMONSON
  • JOE JACKSON
  • JOE NAVARO
  • JOHHNY BALL
  • JONESEY’S
  • JUNIOR REID
  • JVC
  • K RO
  • K WRECK
  • KATHY HUGHES
  • KBWH
  • KEVVY KEV
  • KID ICE
  • KLOWN DIRTY
  • KNOS
  • KOOL AID
  • KOOL DADDY SOLID GOLD
  • Photo Courtesy of Zachariah Hennings

    L MAC

  • LAKE ST.
  • LEOLAS
  • LIL JOE
  • LIL Q
  • LON MEEZY
  • LOUIS POTTER
  • LOUNGE
  • LOVEY/CHRIS VIDEO DIVERSITY
  • LYRICAL MADNESS
  • MAC 10
  • MAC DADDY JOHN
  • MAD DADS
  • MALCOLM X
  • MALCOLM X FOUNDATION
  • MARCUS HINES
  • MARIO CORBINO
  • MARIO SCRATCH
  • MARS BLACK
  • MAURICE COTTON
  • MAURICE WHITE
  • MC DEV
  • MCMILLAN JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL
  • MIKE JOE
  • MILES
  • MILK
  • MILLER PARK
  • MISTA SOULL
  • MIX MASTER
  • MO SMOOTH
  • MOUSE
  • MP SMOOTH
  • MUSIC EXPRESS
  • MYATT PARK
  • NEW BEGINNING
  • NEW WORLD GEAR
  • NOIZWAVE
  • NOMDI
  • NORTH HIGH SCHOOL
  • NORTHSIDE BARBERSHOP
  • NORTHSIDE BREAKERS
  • OG BOYS
  • PAPA GATOR
  • PARTIES ON PATRICK
  • PEACHES
  • PEONY PARK
  • PHIL’S FOODWAY
  • PLANET SOUL
  • PLATINUM PROMOTIONS
  • PLAYA D
  • POCKET PETE
  • PRECIOUS
  • R-STYLE
  • RAH
  • REBEL NATION
  • REDMAN APARTMENTS
  • REGGIE MCGAUGH
  • REIGN LOUNGE
  • RICKY “MOTOWN” BROWN
  • RIP CITY
  • ROY DAVENPORT
  • RUMORS
  • SANTANA
  • SCOTT JOHNSON
  • SCRIBE
  • SHABAZZ
  • SIGNALS
  • SKATELAND
  • SKEET’S
  • Photo courtesy of Zachariah Hennings

    SKINS

  • SLIP ROCK
  • SMALLTOWN
  • SOKOL UNDERGROUND
  • SOUTH BEACH
  • SOUTHSIDE BREAKERS
  • SPENCER PROJECTS
  • SPOONS
  • STEVE “CADILLAC” WALKER
  • STREET STYLE
  • STUDIOS
  • SUPREME SOLOISTS
  • SURREAL THE MC
  • T WRONG
  • TANG
  • TERRANCE CRAWFORD
  • TERRY LEWIS
  • TERRY THE PROMOTER
  • THE STONE SOUL PICNIC
  • THE ACTION BREAKERS
  • THE AFRIAMERICAN BOOK STORE
  • THE AFTER HOURS
  • THE BASE
  • THE BASEMENT SOCIETY
  • THE BEATSHOP
  • THE BELLEVUE GIRLS
  • THE BLACK SWAN THEORY
  • THE BLUE LION
  • THE BMF’S
  • THE BOYS & GIRLS CLUB
  • THE BRO DOGS
  • THE BUSINESS BOYS
  • THE CITADEL
  • THE CITY ROCKERS
  • THE CIVIC AUDITORIUM
  • THE CLICK
  • THE CREW BOYS
  • THE CULTURE SHOCK SCHOOL TOUR
  • THE ELKS
  • THE FELLAS
  • THE FRESH BOYS
  • THE FRESH FEST
  • THE GAS STATION
  • THE GET DOWN
  • THE GOOD BOYS
  • THE GRANADA
  • THE GRAPEVINE
  • THE HOOK MAGAZINE
  • THE LAST FEW
  • THE LORDS OF VIOLENCE
  • THE MIDWEST DYNASTY
  • THE MILLENNIUM
  • THE MUSIC HALL
  • THE OMAHA STAR
  • THE ORANGE WEISEL
  • THE PARTHENON
  • THE PARTY BOY FREAKS
  • THE POWER LANDING
  • THE RANCH BOWL
  • THE RICHTER
  • THE ROYAL COURT BAND
  • THE ROYAL GROVE
  • THE SCHOOL BOYS
  • THE SCRIBBLE CREW
  • THE SEVILLE
  • THE SHOP
  • THE SHOWCASE LOUNGE
  • Photo courtesy of Houston Alexander

    THE SPAULDING BAR

  • THE STAGE 2
  • THE STAR STEPPERS
  • THE STONE SOUL PICNIC
  • THE TASTE
  • THE VIKING SHIP
  • THE WAREHOUSE
  • THE WESTROADS MALL
  • THE WIZARD
  • THE YOUNG REBELS
  • THUMPER
  • TIM CLARK
  • TIME OUT CHICKEN
  • TK
  • TODD PRATOR
  • TOMMY LOU
  • TOMMY ROADS
  • TONE CAPONE
  • TOOT
  • TROY TRAVIS
  • TUESDAY NIGHT TITANS
  • TYRONE DAVIS
  • VERNON
  • VIC NASTY
  • VIDEO DIVERSITY
  • VIETNAM PROJECTS
  • VONCHI
  • W-MIX
  • WAREHOUSE STUDIOS
  • WAY OUT
  • WC FRANKS
  • WILLIAM KING
  • YMCA
  • YOUNGBLOODS BARBERSHOP

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