5 of the Best Bands in Hip-Hop, Not Including the Roots


The New York City-based, seven-man band is comprised of MCs Mojo, Mas D, and Rheturik, bassist Apex, drummer Tomek, guitarist Taylor Rivelli, trumpeter David Guy (who doubles as a member of the Dap-Kings), and keyboardist Borahm Lee. The crew is known for their explosive live performances (backing such artists as Lauryn Hill and Skyzoo) and music showcases. They’ve also produced records for Keith Murray, Saigon, Immortal Technique and Dipset.

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  • http://www.iap-tv.com Harra$$DaDon

    Keep the music alive…..Real mc’s can spit to bands or whateva and its nuthin like that live feel! chuuurch!

  • Brett Klassen

    Check out the bands,

    Down With Webster & Flipsyde

  • http://www.dopemuzic.com B Eazy

    Dujeous Baby!!!


    My niggz fa life, keep doin what u do best!!!


    yall been gr!ndn 4 sum time now…..remain standn…

  • http://XXL Kaimuki

    These aren’t even close to the top 5. Flipsyde’s dope, then ya got the Mnppls’s Heiruspecs, Collective efforts, solilaquists of sound.

    • Malik

      5 OF THE best not THE TOP 5. Difference.

  • http://Myspace.com/Urbindy Lex Getit

    THE REAL LIVE SHOW is THE MOST AMAZING LIVE HIP HOP BAND IN THE LAND! AND DARU JONES played with them first! Peep game. MCs Dionysos and Stimulus. BEen killin’ it! Recognize!


  • http://www.myspace.com/willsessionsdetroit Picky G

    Don’t sleep on Will Sessions, the band that has worked with Detroit hip hop luminaries such as Guilty Simpson, Black Milk, Phat Kat, Danny Brown, Monica Blaire, Mayer Hawthorne, Buff1, 14kt and Slum Village.
    They are all over the new Black Milk joint (which is slammin’).

  • Fly McSwag

    no love for jurassic 5? this list is some buuuullshit

  • northernfunkster

    5 words for all… Wu Tang El Michels Affair.

  • Ranta

    Tumi and the Volume from South Africa – no better, believe me

  • javi

    this article could’ve been so much better….