Houston-area rapper Peso Peso headlining Waco show | Music

Waco’s rap and hip-hop scene will get an out-of-town boost Saturday night when Houston-area rapper Peso Peso drops in to headline an 8 p.m. show at Mezcal’s Sugar Shack, 1225 Richland Drive.

It is a chance for the Texas City musician to broaden his audience reach and for Waco hip-hop podcast Pirscription & Maryjane, which invited him, to pull in new listeners as well, said Waco rapper and promoter DJ Pirscription (Payton Bryce).

Peso Peso will cap an evening featuring Rico Roger, Texas Joe, Chedda Blanco, Erasmo G and Dobleuve. Waco graffiti artist Skcoobaveli will create a mural onsite as part of the event.

Peso Peso (Mario Herrera Jr., 26) is best known for his raps and songs “Fasho,” “Uber” and “Gummo Freestyle,” which have enjoyed millions of views on YouTube, and his 2019 album “Hardest Ese Eva.” He presently records on The Sauce Familia label.

Waco artist Rico Roger will shoot a music video with Peso Peso during his time in Waco. Bryce expects Peso Peso to draw a young and predominantly Hispanic crowd and said he is the first of two notable Houston-area performers booked for Waco in the coming month.

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Tickets for the Peso Peso show are $25 and available at eventbrite.com.