People Under The Stairs
Los Angeles duo Thes One and Double K serve up playful back-and-forth rhymes set to excellent, vinyl-centric production. Incredibly smooth vibraphone loops, earthy samples and tasty breakbeats set a jazzy, laid-back tone, while the two emcees sound off on hip-hop, crate diggin', ladies and weed. Skilled DJ work tops things off, with sweet scratches that perfectly mingle into the tracks. PUTS have released three albums since 1998 -- The Next Step, Question In The Form Of An Answer, and O.S.T.