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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Albums

PUTS 6002 The Next Step — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs The Next Step (Album) PUTS Records PUTS 6002 US 1998 Sell This Version
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OM-036VLP Question In The Form Of An Answer — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Question In The Form Of An Answer (Album) OM Records, Puts Records OM-036VLP US 2000 Sell This Version
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PUTS 6004 American Men Vol. 1 — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs American Men Vol. 1(CDr, Ltd) PUTS Records PUTS 6004 US 2000 Sell This Version
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none O.S.T. — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs O.S.T. (Album) OM Records none US 2002 Sell This Version
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OM-137 ...Or Stay Tuned — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs ...Or Stay Tuned (Album) OM Records OM-137 US 2003 Sell This Version
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TR396-016 , 213 225-5939 Stepfather — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Stepfather (Album) Tres Records, PUTS Records TR396-016 , 213 225-5939 2006 Sell This Version
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none Redheaded Stepfather - The Fake Leak — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Redheaded Stepfather - The Fake Leak(CDr, Ltd, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings none US 2006 Sell This Version
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GDM007CD Fun DMC — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Fun DMC (Album) Gold Dust Media GDM007CD US 2008 Sell This Version
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OH 387 Carried Away — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Carried Away (Album) Om Hip Hop OH 387 US 2009 Sell This Version
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PL7002 Highlighter — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Highlighter (Album) Piecelock 70 PL7002 US 2011 Sell This Version
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PL7014C 12 Step Program — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs 12 Step Program (Album) Piecelock 70 PL7014C US 2014 Sell This Version
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none 12 Step Program (Instore Play Mix) — People Under The Stairs 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
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PL7024LP Sincerely, The P — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Sincerely, The P (Album) Piecelock 70 PL7024LP US 2019 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

PUTS 6001 UK The Next Step II — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs The Next Step II (Single) PUTS Records PUTS 6001 UK US 1998 Sell This Version
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OM 034 SV Youth Explosion — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Youth Explosion OM Records OM 034 SV US 2000 Sell This Version
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OM 038 CD5 The Cat — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs The Cat (Maxi, Single) OM Records OM 038 CD5 US 2000 Sell This Version
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OM-056SV We'll Be There — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs We'll Be There(12") OM Records OM-056SV US 2000 Sell This Version
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OM-109SV O.S.T. — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs O.S.T. (Single) OM Records OM-109SV US 2002 Sell This Version
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OM-107sv Jappy Jap — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Jappy Jap OM Records OM-107sv US 2002 Sell This Version
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ANTT 1003 Quid Control — People Under The Stairs DJ Yoda Feat People Under The Stairs DJ Yoda Feat People Under The Stairs - Quid Control Antidote ANTT 1003 UK 2002 Sell This Version
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OM124SV Acid Raindrops — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Acid Raindrops (Single, Maxi) OM Records OM124SV UK 2002 Sell This Version
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HHS-0008, none The Trip — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs The Trip(7") HipHopSite.com Recordings, More Soul Records (3) HHS-0008, none US 2002 Sell This Version
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OM 139 SV Yield / Out Da Club — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Yield / Out Da Club(12") OM Records OM 139 SV US 2003 Sell This Version
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TR396-018 12" ADV CDR Pass The 40 — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Pass The 40 (Single, Maxi) Tres Records, PUTS Records TR396-018 12" ADV CDR US 2006 Sell This Version
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BLR 6006 Tuxedo Rap!!! — People Under The Stairs People Under The Stairs Tuxedo Rap!!! (Single) Tres Records, PUTS Records BLR 6006 US 2006 Sell This Version

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yk35

yk35

March 27, 2021
Legends. So much love for the music is shining through everything these dudes did. Rest in peace Double K. Thank you for the inspiration and all of the great shit you guys put out there!
agentofevolution

agentofevolution

March 14, 2021
Rest easy Double K. Thanks for hanging out. Forever the P!
DemonDaze

DemonDaze

February 3, 2021
Rest in Power Mike. I cant believe you're gone, but your memory, legacy, and music will live on. You were an amazing guy. Thank you for the good times and awesome tunes.
EthansWaxStacks

EthansWaxStacks

February 2, 2021
Double K hip hop in its rarest! Rock on rock on
eskotrackl

eskotrackl

January 31, 2021
RIP Double K, thanks for all mate !!! !! !!
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 over 4 years 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 over 4 years 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
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Eikwel

Eikwel

March 12, 2006
edited over 17 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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