Lateef and the Chief

Lateef and the Chief (sometimes stylized as Lateef & the Chief[1]) is an American hip hop group from California. Originally known as Maroons, it consists of rapper Lateef the Truthspeaker (of Latyrx) and producer Chief Xcel (of Blackalicious). In 2004, the duo released their debut album, Maroons: Ambush.[2]

Lateef and the Chief
Also known asMaroons
OriginCalifornia, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1997–present
LabelsQuannum Projects, Epitaph Records
MembersLateef the Truthspeaker
Chief Xcel



  • Maroons: Ambush (2004)
  • "Lester Hayes" (2002)
  • "Best of Me" (2004)


  1. ^ Rae-Hunter, Casey (January 19, 2005). "Lateef & The Chief - Maroons: Ambush". Dusted Magazine. Retrieved April 25, 2017.
  2. ^ Strachota, Dan (October 20, 2004). "A Hero Comes Along". SF Weekly. Retrieved April 25, 2017.

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