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Remember Kyle Hubbard's Tomorrow in Retrospect?

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].

Kyle Hubbard, a 23-year-old MC with his feet firmly planted in the firmament of the New Houston rapper movement, has released two proper tapes in the past: Debut album Tea Time With Alice, and The Neon Summer EP. Both of them were fun and neat, but rated somewhere between average and a smidgen better than average.

Most people assumed his career would follow that trajectory without deviation. However, his recently released EP Tomorrow in Retrospect sparkles with wit, potential and sincerity.

Hubbard's voice, steered by that front-of-the-throat push sound, is a sound your ears need to get used to hearing, but other than that, the tape is immediately appealing. There are little to no weak points on here.

Sirs and ma'ams, it is officially time to start taking Kyle Hubbard seriously.

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Shea Serrano