Houston Rap Year-End Odds And Ends

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We're seven days away from the beginning of the New Year. Let's make sure we go in there clean, shall we? Time to dump out the mailbag:

First, stay tuned for our Top 10 Houston Rap Albums of the Year, coming Monday. Iceberg Slim of Screwheads Only traded emails with us while we put it together. Here's his version of the list, which deviates a bit from the official version, though mostly only in the position of album titles:

10. Delo, Hood Politics Vol. 1
9. Propain, #Departure
8. Scarface, Dopeman Music
7. The Niceguys, The Show
6. Killa Kyleon, Natural Born Killa
5. Slim Thug, Tha Thug Show
4. K-Rino, Annihilation of the Evil Machine
3. Trae, Can't Ban The Truth
2. Bun B, Trill OG
1. J-Dawg, Behind Tint Vol. 2

Good ol' Summertime Johnny has let a new single fall from his mouth (even though it is not, in fact, summertime, he still makes music). You can add his name to the increasingly long list of guys who are expected to have strong 2011s.

Paul Wall has a new mixtape out as well. You can grab it here for free.

Ooh, SwishaHouse has a very cool dubstep (DUBSTEP!) mixtape out right now called, appropriately enough, Welcome To Trillstep. Google it. It's not as seamless as Squincy Jones's Nintendub from years ago, but it's close. We'll have more on this in a bit.

Have you heard Show yet? You absolutely should have. We just got through listening to his 3rd Down tape about four times. We'll have a write-up of it coming soon. In the meantime, you can download it for free here and try to decide for yourself if you like it or not.

The Niceguys have a new video out. Their debut album The Show rated as our seventh-best of the year.

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