The Mighty Underdogs

The Mighty Underdogs is an American hip hop supergroup from the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] It consists of rappers Gift of Gab and Lateef the Truthspeaker and producer Headnodic.[2][3]

The Mighty Underdogs
OriginSan Francisco Bay Area, California, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active2007–present
LabelsDefinitive Jux
Members

HistoryEdit

The Mighty Underdogs was formed when Lateef the Truthspeaker, planning to make his own solo album, listened to some of Headnodic-produced tracks, rapped a verse for each, and sent them over to Gift of Gab.[4]

The group released the debut EP, The Prelude, in 2007.[5] In 2010, XXL included it on the "100 Essential Rap EPs" list.[6]

The first studio album, Droppin' Science Fiction, was released on Definitive Jux in 2008.[7][8][9][10] It featured contributions from Chali 2na, DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born, and MF Doom,[11] as well as Mr. Lif, Akrobatik, Tash, Julian Marley, and Damian Marley.[12]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

EPsEdit

  • The Prelude (2007)

SinglesEdit

  • "Want You Back" (2008)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Westhoff, Ben (October 30, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs". Phoenix New Times. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  2. ^ Westhoff, Ben (November 19, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs: Droppin' Science Fiction (Definitive Jux)". SF Weekly. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  3. ^ Moskovitz, Sara (November 20, 2008). "Passing Through: Sara Moskovitz Interviews Lateef and Gift of Gab (The Mighty Underdogs)". Willamette Week. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  4. ^ Swan, Rachel (August 4, 2010). "From Quannum Projects to Science Fiction - The Mighty Underdogs drop science, and work collectively". East Bay Express. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  5. ^ Brown, Marisa. "The Mighty Underdogs - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "100 Essential Rap EPs – The Best of the Short & Sweet (8/10)". XXL. September 24, 2010. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  7. ^ Patrin, Nate (October 28, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs: Droppin' Science Fiction". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  8. ^ McBee, Wilson (November 16, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs: Droppin' Science Fiction". Slant Magazine. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  9. ^ Reed, Bryan (December 5, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction". Tiny Mix Tapes. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Mighty Underdogs". Robert Christgau. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  11. ^ Bush, John. "Droppin' Science Fiction - The Mighty Underdogs". AllMusic. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  12. ^ Stronell, Wayne (November 20, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs – Droppin' Science Fiction (Definitive Jux/Inertia)". Cyclic Defrost. Retrieved January 11, 2015.

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