Living Legends

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Living Legends
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1996-present
Labels Legendary Music
Associated acts DJ Drez, DJ Quietstorm, Elusive
Website legendarymusic.net
Members Aesop Fables
Bicasso
Eligh
Luckyiam
Scarub
Sunspot Jonz
Past members Arata
Murs
The Grouch

Living Legends is a rap group consisting of six indie hip hop artists from California. Beginning in the early 1990s, the crew garnered a following by recording, promoting and performing their music independently.

The crew is considered by LA Weekly to be "one of the biggest success stories of the indie-rap movement, having sold close to 300,000 units of their various solo and group efforts — all by them-damn-selves."[1]

History[edit]

Living Legends originally grew out of Mystik Journeymen, consisted of BFAP (now known as Sunspot Jonz) and PSC (now known as Luckyiam). Beginning in 1994, the Mystik Journeymen began cultivating a fan base by selling their own tapes on the streets and hosting "Underground Survivors" shows in East Oakland. In 1995, the duo met The Grouch. They soon embarked on the first of several of self-funded tours throughout Europe. In 1996, Mystik Journeymen and The Grouch joined with the trio known as 3 Melancholy Gypsys (Eligh, Scarub and Murs) of Los Angeles. They formed Living Legends in late 1990s. The crew has since grown to include Bicasso, Aesop and Arata.[2]

The group and its members have founded and operated several imprints, including Outhouse Records, Revenge Entertainment and Legendary Music, which is their current label. In 1999, Living Legends moved their base of operations to Los Angeles.

In May 2012, Murs quit the group.[3] In June, The Grouch announced hiatus from the group.[4]

Members[edit]

Current[edit]

Former[edit]

Groups[edit]

  • 3 Melancholy Gypsys (Eligh, Scarub, Murs)
  • Log Cabin (Eligh, Scarub, Murs, Radioinactive)
  • The Righteous Brothers (Eligh, Scarub, Murs, Basik)
  • Afro Classics (Scarub, Very)
  • Foundation (Aesop, Murs)
  • Mystik Journeymen (Luckyiam, Sunspot Jonz)
  • CMA (The Grouch, [Luckyiam])
  • The Grouch & Eligh (The Grouch, Eligh)
  • Skywalkers (Sunspot Jonz, BOAC)
  • Luck and Lana (Luckyiam, Lana Shea)
  • Aesop and the Fables (Aesop, live band)
  • The Darkies (Sunspot Jonz, Luckyiam, Scarub)

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • UHB I (1996)
  • UHB II (1996)
  • UHB III: Against All Odds (1997)
  • UHB IV: Stop & Retaliate (1999)
  • Foxhole EP (1999)
  • The Underworld (2000)
  • Angelz Wit Dirty Faces (2000)
  • Almost Famous (2001)
  • UHB V: Legacy 2099 (2002)
  • Crappy Old Shit (2003)
  • The Four Track Avengers (2004)
  • Creative Differences (2004)
  • Classic (2005)
  • Legendary Music Volume 1 (2006)
  • The Gathering (2008)
  • Legendary Music Volume 2 (2008)

Singles[edit]

  • "Gotta Question for Ya" (2001)
  • "Damn It Feels Good" (2004)
  • "Awakening" (2004)
  • "Blast Your Radio" (2004)
  • "Never Fallin'" (2005)
  • "Down for Nothin'" (2005)
  • "Brand New" (2005)
  • "She Wants Me" (2008)
  • "Trojan Horse" (2012)

DVDs[edit]

  • Street Legendz (2004)
  • Broke Ass Summer Jam (2007)

Video game appearances[edit]

Charts and Awards[edit]

  • Creative Differences: #28 on Billboard Top Independent Albums (2004)
  • Classic: #38 on Billboard Top Independent Albums (2005)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Flicker, Jonah (June 4, 2008). "The Who's Who of L.A.'s Living Legends Crew". LA Weekly. 
  2. ^ Hughes, Josiah (March 8, 2005). "Album Review: Living Legends - Classic". Prefix Magazine. 
  3. ^ "Interviews - 001 Luckyiam". Fingers on Blast. May 9, 2012. 
  4. ^ Starbury, Allen (06/13/12). "Living Legends A Wrap? Murs, The Grouch Quit The Group". BallerStatus.com.  Check date values in: |date= (help)

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