The Mighty Underdogs

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The Mighty Underdogs
Origin San Francisco Bay Area, California, United States
Genres Hip hop
Years active 2007–present
Labels Definitive Jux
Associated acts Blackalicious
Crown City Rockers
Members Gift of Gab
Lateef the Truthspeaker

The Mighty Underdogs is an American hip hop supergroup from 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 was 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)


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