RIYL: Tribe Called Quest, Eyedea & Abilities, Souls of Mischief
Label: Machine Wash Music
Chantalism and Ubiquity, two Chicago MCs starting out in the mid 2000s, enjoyed a hard-to-find chemistry despite their stylistic differences, a unique pairing that unfortunately didn’t find them widespread acclaim.Â They sampled crackling jazz obscurities in the vein of Digable Planets and A Tribe Called Quest, but displayed intense lyrical prowess similar to Atmosphere and Aesop Rock.Â Despite the boom of trap and mumble, Maintenance Crew don’t sound particularly dated.Â There’s a classic vibe floating around in these tracks, and they’re all available on vinyl for the first time ever.
Simplified is a ‘greatest hits’ type of thing, pulling favorites from their five albums released during 2005-2011.Â Take a listen to the whole thing below and grab a super limited copy of the vinyl on creamsicle orange after the ‘buy’ link.
First time on vinyl.
12 very best recordings of legendary Chicago hip hop duo "Maintenance Crew".
Limited 200 copy edition.
Orange Creamsicle Vinyl.
Featuring Guest Appearances by Astonish, Decay The Llama, & Selfish
All Songs produced by Mcdonaldlize Society with guest production by Fluent, Remski, & Visto.
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