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A Windy City consortium with a backpacker sensibility, this umbrella crew is actually a record label disguised as a group. Consisting centrally of four MCs/producers -- jDoubleu, Atlas, Banner, and Chauncie Gardner (whose moniker is taken from the Adamic Peter Sellers character in the movie Being There) -- Frontline's goal was to challenge the status quo of the rap game. Their music sounds like the end result of living, breathing, and sleeping hip-hop for weeks on end in a basement studio. Psychological catharsis bleeds from their edgy tracks, concepts, and lyrics; their music is experimental with an emphasis on the mental. While the Detroit sound of Eminem/D12 is darkly humorous, clever, and over the top, Frontline's sound is emblematic of Chicago's deep underground: starkly serious (with some hints at humor) and primal without sacrificing complexity. Frontline seems to be more concerned with moving hip-hop back toward its essence than going platinum. The debut project from the Frontline camp, Overlooked, found an audience mostly in the Midwest in early 2001 and served as a precursor for solo albums from each of its members à la the Wu-Tang Clan. ~ M.F. DiBella
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  1.   Song
  2.   Zürcher featuring Trigga MC
  3.   I'm That Nigga
  4.   Ready
  5.   Non Mi Va by Don Max
  6.   What I Can by The Frontline
  7.   Hold'Em
  8.   I Love the Way You Shake
  9.   Routine
  10.   Time IIs Now
  11.   That Aint U by The Frontline
  12.   Oh My God
  13.   Anthem 2 featuring Don Max
  14.   N.O.C.H.E.U. featuring Don Max
  15.   Intro (Who R You) by The Frontline
  16.   Times Up
  17.   Halfway Home
  18.   Night Time
  19.   FLKCZS featuring Don Max
  20.   FLKCZS Intro featuring Don Max
  21.   Settle the Score
  22.   Screw Loose
  23.   The Rich by The Frontline
  24.   We Aint Done
  25.   Borrowed Time
  26.   Now U Know by The Frontline
  27.   Please Go
  28.   Lost in Translation
  29.   Hidden Tape by Trigga MC
  30.   Global System
  31.   Gonna Get It
  32.   Mini Musig by Frank West
  33.   Come and Get Me
  34.   How It Is
  35.   What Was You Thinkin'?
  36.   Das Isch Für Dich featuring Don Max
  37.   Gun Cocked by The Frontline
  38.   Chirurg by Zycra
  39.   Dach zu Dach featuring Don Max
  40.   Breathe with Me
  41.   Wack by Don Max
  42.   Bang It!
  43.   Onto Something
  44.   Geister featuring Don Max
  45.   Menea Tu Cuerpo featuring Don Max
  46.   Stomp 'N' Clap by The Frontline
  47.   Outro featuring Don Max
  48.   Smile 4 the Camera by The Frontline
  49.   Uh Huh by The Frontline
  50.   Undergrund by Trigga MC
  51.   Frontline Anthem featuring Apache
  52.   Black Jack by The Frontline
  53.   Walk with You
  54.   Gspürsch de Rhythmus by Zycra

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