The Shape Shifters

The Shape Shifters are an underground hip hop collective based in Los Angeles, California.[1] It consists of Akuma, Awol One, Circus, Bleek, Die Young, Existereo, LA Jae, Life Rexall, Perk One, and Radioinactive.[2][3][4]

The Shape Shifters
OriginLos Angeles, California
GenresAlternative hip hop
Years active1998–present
LabelsChampion Sound
Celestial Recordings
Mean Street
Cornerstone R.A.S.
Associated actsSole, Pedestrian, 2Mex, Slug, Busdriver, Pigeon John, Omid, Andre Afram Asmar, Paris Zax
MembersAkuma
Awol One
Circus
Die Young
Existereo
LA Jae
Life Rexall
Perk One
Radioinactive
Past membersDJ Rob One
Item
Meck(Gary Gnu)
Relm
Ser
Shumagorath
Transducer

The group prevented The Shapeshifters, another act from the United Kingdom, from using the name in the United States. That resulted in the latter changing its name to Shape:UK, but for the United States only.

Discography

Albums

  • Planet of the Shapes (1998)
  • Know Future (1999)
  • Adopted by Aliens (2000)
  • Soul-Lows (2002)
  • Soulows Two (2004)
  • The Shape Shifters Was Here (2004)

Singles

  • "Triple Threat" (1998)
  • "2012" (1999)
  • "Circuit City" (2004)

References

  1. Birchmeier, Jason. "The Shape Shifters". Allmusic.
  2. Feigner, Eric (December 3, 2004). "The Shapeshifters poised to attack". The Daily Barometer.
  3. Quinlan, Thomas (September 1999). "Shapeshifters - Planet EP". Exclaim!.
  4. Serwer, Jesse (November 30, 2004). "The Shapeshifters Was Here". XLR8R.
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