People Under The Stairs

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People Under the Stairs were an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California, formed in 1997 and disbanded in 2019. Since their inception, the group has consisted solely of Christopher Portugal (Thes One) and Michael Turner (Double K). The group employs a DIY work ethic of sampling, MCing, DJing, and producing all of their output. Despite difficulties achieving mainstream or chart successes, the group has shunned critiques that they are an "underground" group. They have achieved notoriety and praise from fellow musicians.
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People Under The Stairs - The Next Step album art People Under The Stairs The Next Step (Album) PUTS Records US 1998 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - Question In The Form Of An Answer album art People Under The Stairs Question In The Form Of An Answer (Album) OM Records, Puts Records US 2000 Sell This Version
PUTS 6004 People Under The Stairs - American Men Vol. 1 album art People Under The Stairs American Men Vol. 1(CDr, Ltd) PUTS Records PUTS 6004 US 2000 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - O.S.T. album art People Under The Stairs O.S.T. (Album) OM Records US 2002 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - ...Or Stay Tuned album art People Under The Stairs ...Or Stay Tuned (Album) OM Records US 2003 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - Stepfather album art People Under The Stairs Stepfather (Album) Tres Records, PUTS Records 2006 Sell This Version
none People Under The Stairs - Redheaded Stepfather - The Fake Leak album art People Under The Stairs Redheaded Stepfather - The Fake Leak(CDr, Ltd, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - FUN DMC album art People Under The Stairs FUN DMC (Album) Gold Dust Media US 2008 Sell This Version
GDM007CD People Under The Stairs - FUN DMC album art People Under The Stairs FUN DMC(CD, Album, Promo) Gold Dust Media GDM007CD UK & Europe 2008 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - Carried Away album art People Under The Stairs Carried Away (Album) Om Hip Hop US 2009 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - Highlighter album art People Under The Stairs Highlighter (Album) Piecelock 70 US 2011 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - 12 Step Program album art People Under The Stairs 12 Step Program (Album) Piecelock 70 US 2014 Sell This Version
none People Under The Stairs - 12 Step Program (Instore Play Mix) album art DJ Day / People Under The Stairs DJ Day / People Under The Stairs - 12 Step Program (Instore Play Mix)(CD, Mixed, Promo, Cle) Not On Label none US 2014 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - Sincerely, The P album art People Under The Stairs Sincerely, The P (Album) Piecelock 70 US 2019 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

People Under The Stairs - The Next Step II album art People Under The Stairs The Next Step II (Single) PUTS Records US 1998 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - Youth Explosion album art People Under The Stairs Youth Explosion OM Records US 2000 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - The Cat album art People Under The Stairs The Cat (Maxi, Single) OM Records US 2000 Sell This Version
OM-056SV People Under The Stairs - We'll Be There album art People Under The Stairs We'll Be There(12") OM Records OM-056SV US 2000 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - O.S.T. album art People Under The Stairs O.S.T. (Maxi) OM Records US 2002 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - Jappy Jap album art People Under The Stairs Jappy Jap OM Records US 2002 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - Quid Control album art DJ Yoda Feat People Under The Stairs DJ Yoda Feat People Under The Stairs - Quid Control Antidote UK 2002 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - Acid Raindrops album art People Under The Stairs Acid Raindrops (Single, Maxi) OM Records UK 2002 Sell This Version
HHS-0008, none People Under The Stairs - The Trip album art People Under The Stairs The Trip(7") HipHopSite.com Recordings, More Soul Records (3) HHS-0008, none US 2002 Sell This Version
OM 139 SV People Under The Stairs - Yield / Out Da Club album art People Under The Stairs Yield / Out Da Club(12") OM Records OM 139 SV US 2003 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs - Pass The 40 album art People Under The Stairs Pass The 40 (Single, Maxi) Tres Records, PUTS Records US 2006 Sell This Version

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ThrowingMusic

ThrowingMusic

July 3, 2019
It's July 3rd, what can I say but G.O.A.T. period.
leasleaw

leasleaw

February 24, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
One of the greatest. It's really sad to see them go. If you get the chance, listen to their first album. Either you're hooked or you're not.
DemonDaze

DemonDaze

February 5, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
Yo!! With the last album being released, the time is now to show the world that People Under The Stairs matters!! Please share the hip hop legacy they've created by: buying their digital and physical albums (digital sales show companies and streaming services how popular/relevant certain artists are), leaving reviews on websites, sharing stories with friends and others, requesting their songs on the radio, playing their songs for friends and at parties, gifting some of their music to someone, making mixes and remixes, talking about them on podcasts/vlogs/blogs, or leaving a comment like I'm doing right now. Whatever you got to do, just please show the world how amazing this group is!! These guys are some of the most important hip hop/rap artists to ever exist! Period.
phinx41

phinx41

January 24, 2018
being a hip hop fan from 1986-2016, this is my all time favorite rap group. GOAT
Eikwel

Eikwel

March 12, 2006
edited over 14 years ago
I've discovered these men one year ago, because they are in the Om records label (house, breaks label). All I can say is that People Under The Stairs are without a doubt the BEST underground hip-hop I've ever heard. They got all I want from Underground music. The lyrics are conscious, not the more intelligent and artistical language ever, but we are far from gangsta bling bling. Here, U have intelligent hip-hop. The Beats are catchy, mellow, and jazzy. You like underground hip-hop universe and atmosphere? U have understood how is the real soul of hip-hop? So check them. All the LPs are good, without any exception. The flow and the voice of the 2 MCs are incredible. The PUTS sound reminds me tha cool atmosphere of skateboarding universe, the sound smells like the street. No, don't think about gang affairs, guns, drugs and other here; I talk about the real spirit of street, in the time when MCs didn't have a ridiculous ego..

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