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people under the stairs
19 July, 2012 10:59 pm

MURS and Thes One look ahead to the People Under The Stairs performance at LACMA on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at 7 pm, as they join Skeme and VerBS at the thrid installment of Through The Mic: LACMA x Hip Hop. The concert is followed by an after-hours viewing of Chris Burden’s “Metropolis II”. Tickets [cont.]

1 November, 2011 8:06 pm

As the years go on, the generation of heads that came up before the 2Pac/Biggie era of hip-hop seems to dwindle. The 80′s and 90′s produced some of the most pure hip-hop imaginable, in a time where record sales came second to the art, and the music was presented with a sense of honesty and [cont.]

4 October, 2011 2:22 pm

The People Under The Stairs will return with a new album, Highlighter, shipping directly from their website on or before October 15th. Customers will be treated to immediate digital downloads of the LP. Regular and deluxe t-shirt packages. Highlighter, People Under The Stairs’ most ambitious work to date, marks their 8th album release and captures [cont.]

3 March, 2011 3:09 pm

Thes-One speaks on his new website PL70.net, which stands for Piecelock 70. The site will be a co-op between P.U.T.S. and other artists such as Cut Chemist, DJ Day, and Wonderful Radio, where they will offer exclusive releases for sale and free download. Right now, the downloads section has about six releases for free download, [cont.]

24 February, 2011 9:19 am

The story behind this release was that it was originally a “fake leak” of the People Under The Stairs’ 2006 album Stepfather. Weeks before the release of Stepfather, P.U.T.S. deliberately leaked this parody record under the guise of “Stepfather Advance” on sites like Limewire to discourage illegal downloading. Yeah, that worked pretty well. The end [cont.]

24 November, 2010 3:57 am

Los Angeles hip-hop duo People Under The Stairs (Thes One & Double K) present “BEER” the official Music Video off the album “Carried Away”. Piecelock 70 in conjunction with Vital Films, directed by Matt Hobbs (www.vital-films.com) and written by PUTS. Video graciously filmed on location in the Odell Brewing Company of Fort Collins Colorado,with live [cont.]

6 April, 2010 10:33 am

Includes footage from: Murs & 9th Wonder, Tha Dogg Pound, Dilated Peoples, Jay Electronica, Raekwon, Ice Cube, Lady of Rage, Psycho Realm, People Under The Stairs, Tech 9ine, Freestyle Fellowship. More to come, check back for updates.

30 March, 2010 7:53 pm

Rhymesayers Entertainment is throwing together this year’s Soundset festival Sunday May 30th at Canterbury Park in Minneapolis, MN. Huge lineup this year is headlined by Atmosphere, Redman & Method Man, Brother Ali, Hieroglyphics, Del Tha Funky Homosapien, Souls Of Mischief, Casual, Pep Love, P.O.S., Freeway & Jake One, Murs, Cage, Eyedea & Abilities, Wiz Khalifa, [cont.]

23 March, 2010 3:53 pm

With such an abundant amount of video surfacing from this week’s festival, we’ve decided to take some of the performances highlights and roll them all up into one post. Check back here regularly for updates over the next week. Pharoah Monch @ SXSW Duck Down Showcase from AB on Vimeo. Black Milk w/ AB & [cont.]

11 December, 2008 7:20 pm

People Under the Stairs have been representing the laid back sun and hazy smoke aloft in California hip-hop for over 10 years now.  While their consistency or at least longevity is commendable, it’s also what makes this release a relative non-essential.  You can only cruise on the same gimmick for so long and while they [cont.]

3 May, 2006 12:00 am

     It’s hard to believe that the People Under The Stairs duo of Thes-One and Double-K have already gotten around to their fifth album with Stepfather, but it’s true, as the duo adds more members to their dedicated fanbase with this latest release. Promo advertising for the album shows checkboxes of what to include and [cont.]

30 August, 2003 12:00 am

It’s taken them three albums to position themselves as one of indy hip-hop true elite, but with their latest effort Or Stay Tuned, Thes One and Double K of People Under The Stairs  further solidify their spot on the map.  Working as a “dessert disc”, Or Stay Tuned is the type of release which compiles b-sides [cont.]

1 January, 2002 12:00 am

Dedicated crate diggers People Under The Stairs are the exact opposite of the conventional sampling method, going to extreme lengths to unearth rare records to make the tightest beats possible. In contrast, mainstream artists with enough cash to get the rights to the music they to want sample just for the recognition, not for love of [cont.]

1 January, 2000 12:00 am

?The sophomore release from L.A.’s People Under The Stairs begins with an intro of shit-talking fans, who seemingly know nothing about the group, simply because they hadn’t heard them on the Wake Up Show or seen their records at Fat Beats. While heads have slept on their first album, (including this one), these People give it [cont.]

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