The Mighty Underdogs

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The Mighty Underdogs
OriginSan Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active2007–present
LabelsDefinitive Jux
Associated acts
MembersGift of Gab
Lateef the Truthspeaker

The Mighty Underdogs are an American hip hop supergroup from the San Francisco Bay Area.[1] It consists of rappers Gift of Gab from Blackalicious and Lateef the Truthspeaker of Latyrx and producer Headnodic of Crown City Rockers.[2][3]


The Mighty Underdogs were formed when Lateef the Truthspeaker, planning to make his own solo album, listened to some of Headnodic-produced tracks, rapped a verse for each, and sent them over to Gift of Gab.[4]

The group released the debut EP, The Prelude, in 2007.[5] In 2010, it was chosen by XXL as one of their 100 Essential Rap EPs.[6]

The first studio album, Droppin' Science Fiction, was released on Definitive Jux in 2008.[7][8][9][10] It featured contributions from Chali 2na, DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born, and MF Doom,[11] as well as Mr. Lif, Akrobatik, Tash, Julian Marley, and Damian Marley.[12]




  • The Prelude (2007)


  1. ^ Westhoff, Ben (October 30, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs". Phoenix New Times.
  2. ^ Westhoff, Ben (November 19, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs: Droppin' Science Fiction (Definitive Jux)". SF Weekly.
  3. ^ Moskovitz, Sara (November 20, 2008). "Passing Through: Sara Moskovitz Interviews Lateef and Gift of Gab (The Mighty Underdogs)". Willamette Week.
  4. ^ Swan, Rachel (August 4, 2010). "From Quannum Projects to Science Fiction - The Mighty Underdogs drop science, and work collectively". East Bay Express.
  5. ^ Brown, Marisa. "The Mighty Underdogs - Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  6. ^ "100 Essential Rap EPs – The Best of the Short & Sweet (8/10)". XXL. September 24, 2010.
  7. ^ Patrin, Nate (October 28, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs: Droppin' Science Fiction". Pitchfork Media.
  8. ^ McBee, Wilson (November 16, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs: Droppin' Science Fiction". Slant Magazine.
  9. ^ Reed, Bryan (December 5, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs - Droppin' Science Fiction". Tiny Mix Tapes.
  10. ^ Christgau, Robert. "The Mighty Underdogs". Robert Christgau. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  11. ^ Bush, John. "Droppin' Science Fiction - The Mighty Underdogs". AllMusic. Retrieved January 11, 2015.
  12. ^ Stronell, Wayne (November 20, 2008). "The Mighty Underdogs – Droppin' Science Fiction (Definitive Jux/Inertia)". Cyclic Defrost.

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