When you think about Chicago hip-hop, you may automatically think of Kanye West, Common, Lupe Fiasco, and so forth.
One group that gets overlooked is Chicago’s very own Typical Cats. Consisting of MCs Qwel, Qwaazar, and Denizen Kane, and backed by DJ Natural, the Typical Cats employ the best elements of hip-hop: poignant lyrics, infectious hooks, undeniable beats, and profound stances.
This is a trio that really defines hip-hop. After two incredible records and a long hiatus, Typical Cats is back. Take a listen and understand what you’ve been missing.