Texas’ own residential hook-master, Big T, died of an apparent heart attack yesterday morning, according to the Houston Chronicle.
Most of you probably know Big T from his part singing the iconic hook to Lil’ Troy’s “Wanna Be A Baller,” but T was more than that. An Houston legend with a sharp ear for hooks, T, real name Terence Prejean, provided hooks with Houston artists like C-NOTE, Lil Flip, H.A.W.K., to the point where he was nicknamed the “Million Dollar Hook Man.” He also dropped solo projects and collab albums like, Million Dollar Hooks and 3 Headed Monster, respectively.
Since his passing yesterday, several prominent Houston artists have gone to social media to pay their respects to the late artist. Paul Wall provided a simple, “Rip Big T ????,” while others, like Lil Flip, provided much more personal messages.
“WHAT A DAY????MY BIG BRO @bigtee.tp95 AKA #BIGT#THEMILLIONDOLLARHOOKMAN JUST PASSED AWAY?????????? DIS SHIT CRAZY MAN… DIS DA 3RD PERSON I LOST WITHIN THE LAST 7 DAYS?????MAN BIG T ALWAYS CAME THRU 4 ME AND SUNG HOOKS 4 ME!! MAN WE WAS ABOUT TO START ON OUR #LILFLIPANDBIGT ALBUM??????????? MAN IM GO MISS U BRO,” says Flip in an Instagram caption.
Slim Thug‘s memorial was much more low key, sharing a video of him on his balcony, previewing some new music where he shouts out Big T in one of the bars.
Big T was an instrumental part of Houston rap culture, and the news of his passing is very unfortunate. Rest in peace, Big T.