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DIE YOUNG & DEESKEE - Ravish

, 12:40

Before he released this album in 2004, Die Young had not necessarily been the most remarkable of the Shape Shifters. The guy was regularly shouting his head off like an exalted rock star, but he lacked the charisma of peers like Awol One or Existero, or the uniqueness of Circus. And on his side, despite his position in the very center of the West Coast Underground, thanks to his LA2theBay website, Deeskee had not always been the boldest and the most adventurist beatmaker.

DIE YOUNG & DEESKEE - Ravish

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SHAPESHIFTERS - Adopted by Aliens

, 12:23

In the year 2000, a period of glory for the indie rap scene in general, and more particularly for this bunch of Angelinos, the Shapeshifters had thought of everything. In addition to Know Future, a record which looked like a 2 hour posse cut declaimed by a multitude of MCs on nonsensical beats – their true masterpiece, though – the Californians had released just after, on Daddy Kev's Celestial label, an Adopted by Aliens much easier to grasp.

SHAPESHIFTERS - Adopted by Aliens

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