The Hemisphere can be an Atlanta-based hip-hop duo made up of MC U-George and DJ/producer Tariq L. They started to collaborate in 1998, after every had established another career, George having a single recording (Just State Uncle) and Tariq like a maker for such notables as Da Bush Babees and De La Spirit. The Hemisphere deal with came from the idea of one sphere with two halves. That unifying theory discovered its method into each second from the Hemisphere’s debut recording, Performing Artz, released in springtime of 2001. A confluence of jazz, spirit, and traditional hip-hop components, Tariq’s beats intersected with U-George’s exclusive flow (he grew up in the Virgin Islands) to make a supremely comfy sounding recording — the hip-hop exact carbon copy of a warm day time in sunlight. That same yr, the Hemisphere added a monitor — “It’s Period” — to Underground Airplay Edition 1.0 through the Lyricist Lounge collective, aligning the duo with such underground hip-hop notables while Mos Def as well as the X-Ecutioners.