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People Under The Stairs - Question In The Form Of An Answer

  • People Under The Stairs

    Question In The Form Of An Answer LP (2000)

    OM Records

Ranked #95 in the Soul Strut 200

LA indie rap group People Under the Stairs love for crate digging culture and old school hip hop appealed to a vast majority here on Soul Strut, but it also triggered the critics who panned them as unoriginal, boring, and derivative of 90s Native Tongue artists like A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul. The Soul Strut discussion board enjoyed some entertaining, long winded debates on the group, prompting co-founder Thes One to register and defend himself.  He ended up becoming one of Soul Strut’s most valued contributors and supporters over the years.  Even starting his own label Piecelock 70 which released artists who frequented Soul Strut like DJ Day (Land Of 1000 Chances) and Delay (Morgan).  The label even published a book by Soul Strut regular Alan Simpson called The Mop which hilariously documented his days as a peep show janitor.

Question In The Form Of An Answer is the band’s second LP and documents their ascent from lo-fi bedroom renegades to real deal conceptual artists with polished production (even if it sounds a little dated with the jazzy production).  Their discography continued to blossom and mature for the next 15+ years.  Fan favorites include "The Cat", the Don Blackman-blessed "Give Love a Chance," and "July 3rd."  


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