A massive hip-hop collective boasting members from California, Europe, and Asia, the Living Legends are one of the most prolific crews in the game. Defiantly independent, the squad's DIY approach has influenced many others in the industry to skip the shady labels and go for delf. Currently based in the Bay and L.A., the Legends were officially founded in 1996 by Mystik Journeymen, (BFAP and PSC), an Oakland duo known for their house parties, homemade tapes, and relentless recording. Since then they've continued to grow, currently including nine core members, five foreign affiliates, and five seperate groups within the circle. Musically, the Legends are all about inventive deliveries and advanced lyricism supported by quality, sample-friendly beats. Their discography (mostly self-released on the Outhouse and LLCrew labels), is outrageously deep, and in 2001 they dropped released the aptly-titled full-length Almost Famous.