People Under The Stairs – …Or Stay Tuned (CD) (2003) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

Posted: 07.10.2021

Double K and Thes One put it nicely when they say that they are “not MCs, producers or DJs,” adding, “We are B-boys, and we do all of that naturally.” That D.I.Y. attitude has a number of beneficial effects, among them an unusually intimate connection between the rhymes and the beats, and also a less quantifiable sense of down-to-earthiness that comes naturally to artists who do all their own crate-digging, mixing, scratching, engineering, and production. Throughout this album there’s a pervasive sense of a group that is focusing on the verities rather than wasting time with tired chest-pounding or empty celebrations of the bling. People Under the Stairs have a penchant for funky jazz loops and first-generation hip-hop constructs; check, for example, the easy-rolling electric piano groove of “Roadbeaters” or the complex but relaxed jitter-beat of “Outrun.” Even better is the unabashedly old-school celebration of “Drumbox,” which is delivered in a blunt rapping style that harks back directly to the Last Poets and Grandmaster Flash. And then there’s “SF Knights Remix,” a distressingly brief beatbox interlude. If life remains in hip-hop’s stiffening corpse, it’s because of groups like this. Highly recommended.

Props 2 Doc for FLAC!


01. Yield
02. Plunken’ Em
03. Roadbeaters
04. Fly Love Song
05. Drumbox
06. OST Remix
07. Yo
08. LA Song (Sensitive Mix)
09. SF Knights Remix
10. Take The Fruit
11. Outrun


FLAC – Florenfile

320 kbps – Florenfile

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