The Mighty Underdogs

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
The Mighty Underdogs
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2007-present
Associated acts Blackalicious
Latyrx
Crown City Rockers
Members Gift of Gab
Lateef the Truth Speaker
Headnodic

The Mighty Underdogs is a hip hop "supergroup" formed by rappers Gift of Gab from Blackalicious and Lateef the Truth Speaker of Latyrx, and producer Headnodic of the Crown City Rockers.[1]

The trio formed when Lateef, selecting tracks for his planned solo album, found he liked enough Headnodic-produced tracks to make a whole album. Gift of Gab became involved after he and Lateef saw the opportunity for their own long-planned collaboration.[2]

They released a debut EP, The Prelude, in October 2007 independently through their own Giftstribution website. A video was made for the track "Gunfight". The Definitive Jux label has also made The Prelude available for purchase from their web store[3] after signing the group for their full-length debut, Dropping Science Fiction. Released in October 2008, the album features confirmed guests including MF DOOM, DJ Shadow, Mr. Lif and Akrobatik of The Perceptionists, Tha Alkaholiks' Tash, Jurassic 5's Chali 2na, and Julian and Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley.[2]

Discography[edit]

The Prelude EP (Giftstribution, 2007)[edit]

The Prelude
EP by The Mighty Underdogs
Released October 2007
Genre Hip hop
Label Giftstribution
Producer Headnodic
The Mighty Underdogs chronology
The Prelude EP
(2007)
Dropping Science Fiction
(2008)
  1. "U.F.C. (United Flow Champions)"
  2. "Gunfight"
  3. "Love-Life Soundtrack"
  4. "Status Symbol"
  5. "Out of My Life"
  6. "Bring Me Back"

Droppin' Science Fiction LP (Definitive Jux, 2008)[edit]

Droppin' Science Fiction
Studio album by The Mighty Underdogs
Released October 2008
Genre Hip hop
Label Definitive Jux Records
Producer Headnodic
  1. "Monster"
  2. "Hands in the Air"
  3. "So Sad (Featuring Julian & Damian Marley)"
  4. "Gunfight (Featuring MF Doom)"
  5. "Ill Vacation (Featuring Lyrics Born)"
  6. "Science Fiction"
  7. "Laughing at You (Featuring Casual)"
  8. "Escape (Featuring Mr. Lif & Akrobatik)"
  9. "Doglude"
  10. "Folks"
  11. "UFC Remix (Cuts by DJ Shadow)"
  12. "Want you Back"
  13. "Aye"
  14. "War Walk (Featuring Chali 2na, Raashan Ahmad, Tash & Zion I)"
  15. "Victorious"

Promotional MP3s of the songs "The Anthem" and "I Want You Back," from the album Droppin' Science Fiction, can be found here and here.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brown, Marisa. "((( The Mighty Underdogs > Overview )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  2. ^ a b "The Mighty Underdogs". Definitive Jux. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. ^ "The Prelude EP". Definitive Jux. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 

External links[edit]