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You’ve got to market this music like you were a dope dealer.” So goes a line in “Village Idiot Savant,” the opening track of The Right to Remain Silent (Heiress Aesthetic) by Cottonmouth, Texas, the nom de guerre of Jeff Liles, who was rapping when Vanilla Ice was still in junior high. The pastiche of soundbites, mood music, and spoken words done in an eerie Rod Serling—esque voice offers listeners a taste of the dark side of youth culture. Power cut: “Planopiate, Texas,” which manages to say more about the heroin outbreak in Plano than all the media coverage combined… . If you arrived on the planet too late to witness T-Bone, Albert the Iceman, or Stevie Ray, don’t fret. You’re just in time for the belated recording debut of Pete

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