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Remember Dee Wreck's Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself?

Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or un, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email [email protected].

Dee Wreck Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself (Self-released, 2010)

We weren't planning on running this write-up for about three more weeks, but Thursday night Dee Wreck and GO DJ Xplicit released a mixtape made from new(ish) tracks of all under-underground Houston artists so we bumped him up out of respect. Download that tape here.

The Southwest Houston rapper, probably known better as @theycallmewreck, released Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself in May 2010. It's a grab bag of samples, themes and ideas, standard for a mixtape released at the beginning of an artist's career. This is his first.

Most Unexpectedly Enjoyable Moment on the Album:

Plies is pretty awful, but on "Sex Game" a loop of him is used as the chorus and it's actually kind of awesome. Now, if you'll excuse us, we're going to go lay down on the freeway.

Argument You Didn't Expect To Have With Yourself After Listening To The Album: Am I a racist?

Let Rocks Off explain. In "The Interrogation," Wreck and cohort O.N.E. are being interrogated because they're suspected murderers. Wreck starts the first verse with:

First of all, fuck you. I ain't gotta say shit.

No lawyer, no talkin', nigga. I plead the fifth.

Irrelevant evidence because I never squeeze the fifth.

I was on the block postin', I would never leave my shift.

Two things here before the racism thing:

  • "First of all, fuck you" has got to be the second worst possible way to start a police interrogation. The only one that's worse: "I did it. I did it. I fuckin' did it. There. Are you happy?"
  • In the second line, he pleads the fifth. You can't plead the fifth and then just keep on talking. That's kinda the opposite of how that's supposed to work.

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Shea Serrano