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People Under The Stairs rock Shanghai venue in live show thriller

RENOWNED for its thrilling live shows, dub-influenced production and tight vocals, the LA-based underground hip-hop group People Under The Stairs, has earned respect in the indie hip-hop world, though it remains widely unrecognized.

Last night, the underground heavyweights set the stage on fire at The Shelter on Yongfu Road in Shanghai.

The group is considered one of the hip-hop underground's most prominent acts. Their thrilling live show features a large amount of crowd interaction and humor.

Their musical style is regarded as similar to that of A Tribe Called Quest, The Pharcyde and fellow Los Angeles group Ugly Duckling. The group comprises two self-proclaimed B-boys, Thes One (Chris Portugal) and Double K (Michael Turner Jr).

Thes One was born in Lima, Peru, in 1977.

His musical aliases include Thes One, Uncle Thester, Supreme One, Thessoterrorist, and Lord Radio.

Double K is originally from Los Angeles, California, and he was also born in 1977.

He is also known to go by K Jackson, Dub K, L.A. Mike, Mikey, Kaos, Hale Bop and Kidd Drunkadelic.

The two met in Los Angeles in the late 1990s, and released their first album "The Next Step" in 1998.

The second album "American Men, Vol. 1" was released in 1999 in a limited run of 1,000 presses.

Due to its rarity, it is much-coveted by People Under The Stairs fans. So far the group has released four albums, and its latest offering, "Fun DMC," was released last September to critical acclaim.




 

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