Way, WAY ahead of their times. You are welcome. :-)
  1. Digable Planets
    Their record "Reachin' (A Refutation of Time and Space) has been on steady rotation at my desk for 25 years.
  2. Arrested Development
    Socially conscious rap WAY before it was cool. Also, there had to be 20 people in this group. Gotta love true team efforts.
  3. US3
    Early 90s rap with heavy use of hooks from the Blue Note Records back catalog.