People Under The Stairs

People Under The Stairs

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Formed: 1997 | Los Angeles, CA
Members: Mike Turner 'Double K', Chris Portugal 'Thes One'

Los Angeles based People Under The Stairs, Double K (Michael Turner) and Thes One (Christopher Portugal) are the most successful fully independent duo in the history of Hip-Hop. Since their initial full length release in 1998, People Under The Stairs have performed more than a thousand sold out shows, festivals and world tours spanning 6 continents and 40 countries. With a strong DIY ethic, “The P”, as they are referred to by their fans, have self managed, produced and engineered 7 full-length albums and countless singles and side projects. The musical sensibility punctuating their unique brand of hip-hop has not only earned them the title “The Steely Dan of Rap Music” but consistent critical acclaim and numerous appearances on the Billboard Charts. Their illustrious career includes an appearance on The Simpson’s 20th Anniversary Special, a John Peele Session at Abbey Road, and groundbreaking performances at key festivals such as Glastonbury, Leeds, Redding, Coachella and Bonaroo, the last of which was noted by SPIN magazine as “Simply the best performance of Friday… Period”. As part of their 10 year Anniversary World Tour in 2009, People Under The Stairs traveled to new continents with sold out shows in China, Brazil and South Africa and continued to tour through 2010-11 as they work on their 8th Studio album.
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People Under The Stairs Discography

Albums

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) OM Records US 2000 Sell This Version
PUTS 6004 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) OM Records US 2002 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs ...Or Stay Tuned (Album) OM Records US 2003 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs Stepfather (Album) Tres Records, PUTS Records 2006 Sell This Version
none 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) Gold Dust Media US 2008 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs Carried Away (Album) Om Hip Hop US 2009 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs Highlighter (Album) Piecelock 70 US 2011 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs 12 Step Program (Album) Piecelock 70 US 2014 Sell This Version
none People Under The Stairs, DJ Day People Under The Stairs, DJ Day - 12 STEP PROGRAM | INSTORE PLAY MIX BY DJ DAY(CD, Mixed, Promo, Smplr + File, MP3, Mixed, Promo,) Not On Label none US 2014 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

People Under The Stairs The Next Step II (Single) PUTS Records US 1998 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs The Cat (Maxi) OM Records US 2000 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs Youth Explosion OM Records US 2000 Sell This Version
OM-056SV People Under The Stairs We'll Be There(12") OM Records OM-056SV US 2000 Sell This Version
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 O.S.T. (Maxi) OM Records US 2002 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs Jappy Jap OM Records US 2002 Sell This Version
OM 124 SV People Under The Stairs Acid Raindrops(12") OM Records OM 124 SV US 2002 Sell This Version
0008, none People Under The Stairs The Trip(7", Ltd, Promo) HipHopSite.com Recordings, More Soul Records (3) 0008, none US 2002 Sell This Version
OM 139 SV People Under The Stairs Yield / Out Da Club(12") OM Records OM 139 SV US 2003 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs Tuxedo Rap!!! (EP) Tres Records US 2006 Sell This Version
People Under The Stairs Pass The 40 (Maxi) Tres Records US 2006 Sell This Version
SSR-300 People Under The Stairs Trippin At The Disco(12", Ltd) Sai-Sam SSR-300 US 2009 Sell This Version

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Eikwel

Eikwel

March 12, 2006
edited over 10 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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