|Origin||Brooklyn, New York, United States|
|Genres||Underground hip hop|
Hardcore hip hop
East Coast hip hop
|Labels||Beyond Real, Tommy Boy Black Label, Landspeed|
|Associated acts||Akil, Jock Max, Pharoahe Monch, Talib Kweli|
DJ Spinna, was already renowned throughout the 1990s, and as well already knew Kriminul from the mid-1980s. Jigmastas' recording debut was in Rude Rydims' "Everybody Bounce" on Freeze Records in 1995. The duo released their first single "Beyond Real" which became an underground rap hit, and inspired the name of their self-funded record label, "Beyond Real Recordings," in 1996. To please their fans, Jigmastas released another single, "Last Will and Testimony" released by Tommy Boy Black Label and finally the debut LP album Grass Roots: Lyrical Fluctuation in 2000. In the May 2001, the high anticipated debut album Infectious featuring the former guitarist of Living Colour, Vernon Reid and rapper Sadat X.
|Grass Roots: Lyrical Fluctuations||2000||Beyond Real|
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