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VIA:  The Houston Chronicle

By:  Jennifer Latson

A turquoise-blue Impala hugged the ground so tightly it would have dragged across even the smoothest cement. A dozen car lengths away, a glossy black Cadillac with hyped-up hydraulics listed sideways on only two wheels, frozen in its daring pose.

The only thing shinier than the rims in Reliant Center were the glittering gold chains around the necks of rappers who performed at the Los Magnificos car show Sunday.

The hip-hop car show is in its 27th year — older than most in its crowd — but gives no sign of wearing down. By 2 p.m., more than 15,000 people had bought tickets, and the headliners were still hours from performing. Last year’s show drew a crowd of roughly 30,000, according to Jerry McCruse, director of promotions and marketing for radio station KBXX-FM (97.9) “The Box,” and one of the event’s coordinators.

A turquoise-blue Impala hugged the ground so tightly it would have dragged across even the smoothest cement. A dozen car lengths away, a glossy black Cadillac with hyped-up hydraulics listed sideways on only two wheels, frozen in its daring pose.

The only thing shinier than the rims in Reliant Center were the glittering gold chains around the necks of rappers who performed at the Los Magnificos car show Sunday.

The hip-hop car show is in its 27th year — older than most in its crowd — but gives no sign of wearing down. By 2 p.m., more than 15,000 people had bought tickets, and the headliners were still hours from performing. Last year’s show drew a crowd of roughly 30,000, according to Jerry McCruse, director of promotions and marketing for radio station KBXX-FM (97.9) “The Box,” and one of the event’s coordinators.

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