Felt (hip hop group)

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Felt
Origin Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Genres Underground hip hop
Alternative hip hop
Years active 2000-present
Labels Rhymesayers Entertainment
Associated acts Mr. Dibbs, The Grouch, Ant, Aesop Rock
Website rhymesayers.com/felt
Members Slug
Murs

Felt is an American underground hip hop duo, consisting of Slug of Atmosphere and Murs of Living Legends.

History[edit]

Felt released the debut album, Felt: A Tribute to Christina Ricci, in 2002. It was produced by Murs' fellow Living Legends member The Grouch.[1]

The second album, Felt, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet, was released in 2005.[2] It was produced by Ant of Atmosphere.[3]

The duo released the third album, Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez, in 2009.[4] It was produced by Aesop Rock.[5]

Style[edit]

All of their albums are named after actresses; Christina Ricci, Lisa Bonet and Rosie Perez.

Each of their albums contains two songs named after other celebrities; Suzanne Vega, Rick James, Morris Day, Marvin Gaye, Kevin Spacey and Paul Reubens.

Members[edit]

Slug[edit]

Main article: Slug (rapper)

Slug is the MC of the Minneapolis hip hop duo Atmosphere. He is a co-founder of the Rhymesayers Entertainment label. He is considered a conscious rapper, often focusing on his love life and other issues in his Minnesota lifestyle. He also tends to vividly describe people and social circumstances. Ant, who is one half of Atmosphere, produced Felt's second album Felt, Vol. 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet in its entirety.

Murs[edit]

Main article: Murs (rapper)

Murs was a member of the Oakland hip hop collective Living Legends. He is known for straying away from the generic gang-influenced rap that is so often affiliated with West Coast hip hop. The Grouch of Living Legends produced Felt's first album Felt: A Tribute to Christina Ricci in its entirety.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Dirty Girl (2005)
  • Life Vegas EP (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "Felt". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Breihan, Tom (September 6, 2005). "Felt: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet". Ptichfork Media. 
  3. ^ Chadwicked. "Felt (Slug & Murs) - Felt 2: A Tribute to Lisa Bonet". Tiny Mix Tapes. 
  4. ^ Youssef, Sobhi (December 2, 2009). "Felt Felt 3: A Tribute to Rosie Perez". Sputnikmusic. 
  5. ^ Breihanon, Tom (September 3, 2009). "Aesop Rock, Atmosphere's Slug, and Murs Team for Felt 3". Pitchfork Media. 

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