Hip-Hop duo People Under the Stairs (aka PUTS) is releasing their fifth album,
Stepfather, this May under the independent Hip-Hop label, Basement Records.
album features guest appearances by legendary Funkadelic and Parliament member
George Clinton, Monty Stark of Stark Reality, and Kat of Crown City Rockers.
The CD will be
accompanied by a bonus hour-long DVD, which includes a short documentary-style
PUTS, formed in
the late ’90s by Mike Turner (Double K) and Chris Portugal (Thes One), released
their debut album, The Next Step, in 1999 on OM Records.
The duo calls Stepfather
their most revealing and personal work to date.
relegated to an old school category of Hip-Hop," said Thes One. "But
we really don’t like that label. We’re coming with an extremely progressive
approach on this record. I study a lot of theory and classic material and this
album reflects that."
that they are the most musically significant duo to come out of the Los Angeles
scene in many years," said Basement Records Founder and CEO Roc Meraz.
"In the coming year, Basement Records’ entire operation will be focused
on…making sure the worldwide Hip-Hop community recognizes the greatness
of PUTS and ultimately gives them the recognition they deserve."