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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.   Walk with You
  3.   Zürcher featuring Trigga MC
  4.   Smile 4 the Camera by The Frontline
  5.   Gonna Get It
  6.   How It Is
  7.   What I Can by The Frontline
  8.   Borrowed Time
  9.   I'm That Nigga
  10.   Outro featuring Don Max
  11.   Intro (Who R You) by The Frontline
  12.   Das Isch Für Dich featuring Don Max
  13.   Geister featuring Don Max
  14.   Times Up
  15.   Halfway Home
  16.   Onto Something
  17.   What Was You Thinkin'?
  18.   Menea Tu Cuerpo featuring Don Max
  19.   Undergrund by Trigga MC
  20.   Settle the Score
  21.   Gspürsch de Rhythmus by Zycra
  22.   Hold'Em
  23.   FLKCZS Intro featuring Don Max
  24.   Night Time
  25.   Please Go
  26.   I Love the Way You Shake
  27.   That Aint U by The Frontline
  28.   Time IIs Now
  29.   We Aint Done
  30.   Lost in Translation
  31.   Wack by Don Max
  32.   Mini Musig by Frank West
  33.   Chirurg by Zycra
  34.   Anthem 2 featuring Don Max
  35.   Frontline Anthem featuring Apache
  36.   N.O.C.H.E.U. featuring Don Max
  37.   FLKCZS featuring Don Max
  38.   Black Jack by The Frontline
  39.   Stomp 'N' Clap by The Frontline
  40.   Ready
  41.   Uh Huh by The Frontline
  42.   Hidden Tape by Trigga MC
  43.   Oh My God
  44.   Come and Get Me
  45.   Now U Know by The Frontline
  46.   Breathe with Me
  47.   Non Mi Va by Don Max
  48.   The Rich by The Frontline
  49.   Global System
  50.   Dach zu Dach featuring Don Max
  51.   Bang It!
  52.   Gun Cocked by The Frontline
  53.   Routine
  54.   Screw Loose

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