Following quickly on the heels of Wale and friends, L.A.’s premier underground hip-hop duo, People Under the Stairs (also known as PUTS), will be performing at the Middle East in Central Sq tomorrow.
Honestly, I’m not sure how these guys have managed to stay “underground”. The two-some, composed of Thes One and Double K, have been on the scene for over 10 years, and have put out a total of seven critically well-received albums.
More than any other group I can think of, PUTS reminds me of that bygone “golden age” of hip-hop, which, while not really around for per say, I have come to absolutely love. Shunning the thugged-out seriousness of most modern-day hip-hop, PUTS really has fun with their music, incorporating mad danceable beats and humorous rhymes.
Really, PUTS is just a fun group that puts out really quality tunes, so I would go check them out if you have a Thursday night to spare. See you there!