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Remember Yungstar's Throwed Yung Playa?

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

Yungstar Throwed Yung Playa (Straight Profit Records, 1999)

Man, remember Yungstar, the acute-voiced MC that sprung into the troposhere following his mammoth appearance in Lil Troy's hit "Wanna Be A Baller," then solidified his place in Houston hip-hop history with the anachronistic anthem "Knockin' Pictures Off Da Wall," then vanished from relevance shortly thereafter when his brand of rap fell out of favor?

His story isn't unique to rap - or music, for that matter - but that doesn't make it feel any less unfair or brutal.

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Shea Serrano