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Remember Eskabel's Pep Talk?

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].

Eskabel Pep Talk (Black Shark, 2010)

Eskabel, the Missouri City spitfire MC who's just as likely to pick a guitar riff to rap over as he is an 808, is in no uncertain terms one of the most interesting students on the New Houston roster sheet. He's brazen and aggressive and witty, and occasionally wears winter gloves and a beanie with a muscle shirt while holding a baseball bat*. Pep Talk is his third mixtape.

*Holding a bat automatically makes any outfit cool, regardless of nonsensical it would appear otherwise.

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