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

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