Heroes

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Texas Platters

Heroes

Return Prophets (Pretend Agenda)

Ambitious San Marcos hip-hop collective Heroes springboards from an old-school sensibility that's grounded in the promise of A Tribe Called Quest's The Low End Theory. Valuing free-flow over hooks, Return Prophets showcases solid, expansive skills that would benefit from a sharper focus. That said, anyone who draws on both Paul Williams ("All the Hero") and Harold Melvin ("Wake Up") is on the right track.

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