Artist You Should Know: CunninLynguists

The CunninLynguists play the High Noon Saloon tomorrow night, December 4th, 2009!  The show starts at 10pm, don’t miss out! Tickets are still available at the High Noon Box Office (608-268-1122). Read on for more information and MP3 sample!

There has never been an anomaly in hip-hop quite like the southern trio CunninLynguists.  Sampling genres from pysch-rock to blues, New Romantic to polka, they have been musically compared to UGK and Atmospherein the same breath.  They have toured and shared stages with Kanye West and Aesop Rock to equal success.  They have produced for Lil’ Scrappy as well as KRS-One.  They have crafted songs with international soul superstar Cee-Lo Green and politically changed indie favorite Immortal Technique — on the same album.  CunninLynguists have eschewed categories, boxes and labels for 6 years, 3 albums and 2 official mix-tapes, al while having what XXL Magazine described as the “most Hated Name In Rap”.  The result?  If you want labels… Southern boom-bap.  Too white for BET, too black for MTV2.  A preacher’s son, a caucasian guy from rural Georgia and a convicted felon.  But mainly– a self-made career, one of the most consistent catalogs of any current hip-hop act and one of the most loyal and international fan-bases in all of indie rap music.

Check out their new single, “Close Your Eyes” featuring E-40 and Evidence here!

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