Remembering George Floyd’s Life and Legacy in the Houston Hip-Hop Scene

By the time he reached his twenties, George Floyd was already a legend on the streets of Third Ward, a historically Black and culturally rich enclave on the south side of Houston, Texas. A two-sport athlete at Jack Yates High School, he was the generous giant of a tight end who helped lead his team to a state championship game in 1992. At six and a half feet tall, Floyd was unmistakable and easily earned the nickname of “Big Floyd.” In the Cuney Homes, a dormitory-style housing project where Floyd grew up, everyone knew him…


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