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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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Frontline

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

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