This super-group, consisting of The Gift of Gab (Blackalicous), Lateef the Truthspeaker (Latyrx, the Maroons), and Headnodic (bassist and producer of Crown City Rockers) should blow on the scene in a major way this year. The trio dropped "The Prelude EP" last fall, which gave a very nice preview of what to expect from them in the future: bumping beats, tight and intelligent lyrics, and infectious production. The majority of the songs boast a smooth, old school vibe. The six tracks feature guests DJ Shadow (who lays down some nice cuts on the opening song), Rashaan Amad (Crown City Rockers), Ladybug Mecca (Digable Planets) and MF DOOM. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2008/04/25/the-mighty-underdogs/)
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Review from www.rateyourmusic.com:
Here we have a new collaboration between The Gift of Gab, Lateef and Headnodic (of Crown City Rockers) who all hooked up to create a hip hop album. It\'s a nice change of pace from the last Blackalicious album which was trying a little too hard at crossing over, this one is a more straight forward affair. There\'s a nice chemistry between Gift of Gab and Lateef, both MC\'s trade verses pretty well and it really sounds like they were meant to rap together. On the production side Headnodic brings a much different sound than Chief Xcel, it\'s hard to really break down his production style because he uses a bunch of different style of beats but the whole project does have a cohesive feel. The rhymes are pretty tight (altho Gift of Gab doesn\'t really go off), the beats are pretty good so on the whole I\'d say that this is a pretty nice album. If you are a fan of the old Quannum material, I think this one is worth checking out because it brings back their style while updating it a bit too so it doesn\'t sound like the same shit but less effective.