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Remember hasHBrown's Relationsh*t?

Houston's history is dotted with albums that, fairly or not, have been swept aside. We'll examine them here. Have an album that you think nobody knows about but should? Email [email protected].

hasHBrown Relationsh*t (Council Music Group, 2011)

Relationsh*t is hasHBrown's third tape. It is, in no unclear terms, the best, most complete musical project he has ever made. There are several reasons why, but these are the two most important ones:

The spine of Relationsh*t is its "Let's Talk About Love, But Not In An Overly Lovey Way" angle. The natural setting for that sort of thing is earnest soul music, which is the same place that Hash exists naturally.

You can't overstate how significant that is. In theory, it's the same reason that everyone went yo-yo for Kanye's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy and Big Boi's Sir Lucious Left Foot; the album and the artist were paired up perfectly.

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Shea Serrano