A freewheeling hip-hop trio, Iswhat?! targets live performance just like the Origins, but rather than saluting rap forebears, looks for a reference to jazz sources. Located in Cincinnati, the group was shaped by vocalist Napoleon Maddox, saxophonist Jack port Walter, and bassist Matthew Anderson. The group offers distributed the stage with performers which range from Mr. Dibbs to Big Daddy Kane to Kwame Turé, and released its 1st recording, Landmines, in 1999. You Shape It Out… adopted in 2003. In 2006, Iswhat?!, which by this time around was primarily a duo, though Anderson and also other visitor musicians had been still heavily included, issued THE LIFE SPAN We Chose.