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Of The Underground
Based in Newark,
New Jersey, Lords Of The Underground became well known on
a national level while on tours with Cypress Hill and Funkdoobiest.
The group first met at college where they majored in radio
communication. Lords are comprised of MC's Doitall and Mr
Funke (aka Mr Funky), and their DJ, Lord Jazz. Doitall and
Mr Funke were originally solo artists, collaborating for the
first time on a cut called 'Psycho'.
Their first effort,
'Flow On' was issued as a single, remixed by Pete Rock. Their
debut album was produced by Marley Marl, and the group went
on to have a string of hits on Pendulum
Records , including "Keepers Of The Funk", that
typified the Hip Hop coming out of New Jersey in the early
Source (12/94, p.84)
- 3.5 Mics - Dope - "...they delete some of their non-accessible
attributes and concentrate on streamlining their image...The
album's surprise, `Faith,' is as gospel as any hardcore group
maintaining street credibility can be..."
(11/94, p.129) - "...Unlike rappers who follow the trend of
the moment...They talk about their lyrical dexterity and about
staying genuine to the music and culture of hip hop..."
Rap Pages (12/94, p.32) - 6 -
"...KEEPERS OF THE FUNK is full of the same flavor that made
the Lords' first album such a success..."
Melody Maker (6/3/95, p.37) -
"...exudes an enticing, reverberating spaciousness, the sound
of a piano tumbling down a six-storey tenement stairwell....And...these
guys are funny....After an impromptu human beatbox sesh, they
complain about getting showered in saliva..."
Option (3-4/95, p.114) - "...With
vocals that are neither too menacing nor too slick, Lords
deftly combine the intense and casual on their aptly-titled
second album....KEEPERS OF THE FUNK shows that Lords Of The
Underground have the talent to outlast most of their peers..."