Monday, August 18, 2008 | Posted in ,,,,

There has never been an anomaly in hip hop quite like the southern rap trio Cunninlynguists. Sampling genres from psych-rock to blues, New Romantic to polka, they have been musically compared to UGK and Atmosphere in the same breath. They have toured and shared stages with Kanye West and Aesop Rock to equal success. They have produced for Lil' Scrappy as well as KRS One. They have crafted songs with international soul superstar Cee-Lo Green and politically charged indie-favorite Immortal Technique on the same album. Cunninlynguists have eschewed categories, boxes and labels for 6 years, 3 albums, and 2 official mixtapes. The result? If you want labels… Southern Boom Bap. Too white for BET, too black for MTV2. A preacher's son, a Caucasian guy from rural Georgia, and a convicted felon. But mainly, a self-made career, one of the most consistent catalogs of any current hip hop act and one of the most loyal , worldwide fanbases in all of indie-rap music. Backed with gritty beats, quality rhymes, and 808 thump, the 'Lynguists intend on recapturing the soul in Southern hip hop, painting a picture meant to remind the world that politics, death, racism, relationships, religion, and struggle are just as relevant to life below the Mason-Dixon line as anywhere else.

01. Never (Feat. Big Rube)
02. Valley Of Death
03. Dirty Acres
04. Kentucky (Interlude)
05. K.K.K.Y.
06. Wonderful (Feat. Devin The Dude)
07. Yellow Lines (Feat. Phonte & Witchdoctor)
08. The Park (Fresh Air) (Feat. Chizuko Yoshihiro)
09. Summer's Gone
10. They Call Me (Interlude)
11. Gun (Feat. Sheisty Khrist)
12. Dance For Me
13. Georgia
14. Things I Dream
15. Mexico (Feat. Club Dub)

And there you have it, the entire CunninLynguists discography. This particular album won best album of 2007 on and quite rightly so. One of the best and most dynamic groups in hip hop history, they continue to elevate their sound and simply put, they well ahead of the game. Keep an eye out for a solo album by producer Kno, called "Knomercy"... another classic in the making!