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QWEL & MAKER - The Harvest

, 23:30

Prior to this album, Qwel was mostly known as one of the Typical Cats, a rap trio who had helped making Galapagos4 a central label, in Chicago's indie world. His two albums, If It Ain't Been In a Pawn Shop... and The Rubber Duckie Experiment, had also collected praises in the underground. As for Maker, he had authored Honestly, a semi-instrumental record, and produced Seconds Away, another great album recorded jointly with DJ DQ and the rapper Adeem, under the name of Glue.

QWEL & MAKER - The Harvest

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QWEL & MAKER - Beautiful Raw

, 22:52

So, they hadn't said it all. Responsible for some of the best indie rap releases in the mid 2000's - especially the brilliant The Harvest - the duo had made it again, ten years after. In 2013, Qwel, a member of the Typical Cats, who had originally perfected his rapping skills in Chicago's MC battles, and Maker, the finest producer in the Galapagos4 family, would add another great piece to their discography.

QWEL & MAKER - Beautiful Raw

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TYPICAL CATS - Interview

, 22:11

Signed on Galapagos4, Chicago's most promising label, The Typical Cats showed with their first album that they were indeed very good at emceeing and battling. We interviewed all of them before we get a chance to listen to their new collective and solo materials.

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