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|Also known as||Them|
|Genres||Underground hip hop, indie hip hop|
|Associated acts||Subtle, 13 & God|
Themselves is an underground hip hop duo based in Oakland, California. It consists of rapper Doseone and producer Jel. Dax Pierson, from the affiliated group Subtle, has played keyboards for the group. However, he is not considered an official member.
To date, Themselves has released three albums and two singles on Anticon, as well as being featured on multiple compilations.
Themselves initially recorded and released music under the name Them. In 1998, the group first made their debut on Anticon's breakout compilation Music for the Advancement of Hip Hop with the song "It's Them." Their self-titled first album Them was released in 1999. It was followed by the single "Joyful Toy of a 1001 Faces" in 2000 and another single "This About the City Too" in 2002.
Themselves returned in 2009 by releasing a mixtape The Free Houdini, as a promotion for a new upcoming album CrownsDown. The Free Houdini features guests such as Sole, Alias, Slug, Buck 65, Aesop Rock, Busdriver, Serengeti, Pedestrian, Passage and Lionesque. It is followed a month later by the third studio album CrownsDown. Another remix album CrownsDown & Company was released later in 2010.
- The Free Houdini (2009)
- Live (2003)
- Live II (2005)
- "Joyful Toy of a 1001 Faces" (1999)
- "This About the City Too" (2002)
- "P.U.S.H." (2004)
- "It's Them" on Music for the Advancement of Hip Hop (1999)
- "Them's My Peoples" on A Piece of the Action (2001)
- "My Way Out of a Paper Bag" on Giga Single (2001)
- "Thisboutthecitytoo" on Urban Renewal Program (2002)
- "Dark Sky Demo" "Poison Pit" "It's Them" "Good People Check (Hrvatski Remix)" on Anticon Label Sampler: 1999-2004 (2004)