Freestyle Fellowship Are Often Revered As MC Innovators. They Still Push The Envelope (Audio)

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Los Angeles, California’s Freestyle Fellowship is a legendary outfit. Although it really never showed up in sales, and only sporadically in critical acclaim the collective including Aceyalone, Myka 9, Self Jupiter, and P.E.A.C.E. are among Rap’s greatest MC innovators. Their leading role in The Good Life Cafe in South Central made Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, and Eazy-E travel to the underground circuit to see rapping in its most organic, primitive state (thanks to F.F., Souls Of Mischief, Ganjah K, Volume 10, Abstract Rude, Unity Committee/Jurassic 5 as well).

Together nearly 25 years, from major labels to underground obscurity, the collective remains in tact—still built around harmonic routines, melodic choruses and the kind of technically imaginative rhymes that may be Rap’s equivalent to Acid Jazz. This week, on the heels of a forthcoming new mixtape, Self Jupiter shared “Sick,” which is just that. The group is still true to their uniform song structures and anything but uniform deliveries therein. If you like Hip-Hop that’s never predictable, fellowship with the O.G.’s:

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Related: This week´s playlist was inspired by incredible soul made by rappers. You´ll find Outkast, The Foreign Exchange, Mos Def, Freestyle Fellowship, Andre 3000 and even Snoop Dogg (2011 Audio)