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Posted by: Dave on October 29, 2008 at 11:51 pm

MightyUnderdogsDroppinNote: The Mighty Underdogs is a new trio of indie hip hop veterans – Gift of Gab (of Blackalicious and solo fame), Lateef the Truth Speaker (of Latryx and a solo artist) and Headnonic (a Bay area producer)
Sound: An eclectic mix of underground-minded beats with flavors that include mellow/reflective, Wild West-eque/rockin’, Caribbean/breezy, freaky/cosmic, old school/stripped down, dark/jazzy, chill/nostalgic, militant/anthemic and more.
Heavy Rotation tracks: “Ill Vacation” featuring Lyrics Born; “Escape” featuring Mr. Lif and Akrobatik
Medium Rotation tracks: “Aye”; “Want You Back”; “Gun Fight” featuring MF Doom; “WarWalk” featuring Chali 2na, Raashan Ahmad, Tash and Zion
Recommended: The primary MCs on this record deliver some entertaining, rapid-fire rhymes, but they’re often outshined by the music and the guest rappers – particularly MF Doom, Mr. Lif, Chali 2na, Tash and Lyrics Born. The lack of a cohesive sound and the wide range of voices on here make this feel like more of a compilation than a cohesive album. But it definitely has several quality moments and the second half is actually stronger than the first.
Grade: B

Listen to Tracks/Buy Music:
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