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Why?
Hip hop indie rock band from Berkeley, California.

Why?

In their arrangements, Why? leans more toward folk and indie rock, as opposed to the more hip hop styling of their label-mates. Their lyrics also tend to be very abstract, focusing more on imagery than on any particular story.
Why? is also one of the founding groups of the anticon. collective of Oakland, California.
(wikipedia)

One of the most unique bands I’ve ever come in contact with. I suppose you could call them hip hop, and they do have that sort of blank drawl to their lyrics, but the imagery and tone associated with their songs is not anything near what is considered “typical hip hop.” It’s crammed with metaphors and vague descriptions that may or not be the most genius thing you’ve ever heard. They’re probably different from anything you’ve ever heard before.

myspace
last.fm
(from the album Elephant Eyelash)
“Crushed Bones”
(from the album Alopecia)
“The Hollows”

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