Sounds Like: Blackalicious and J5

Influenced By: De La Soul

Why They're Blowing Up OurStage: Eager to "revive" hip-hop, the five-man squad, which is comprised of two chefs and an amazing beatboxer, blend their unique styles to create a sound reminiscent of the days of two turntables and microphone, b-boy crews and graffiti. The outfit released their debut album 'The First Step' in September 2007. The albums features guest appearance by underground legends Planet Asia and Masta Ace.