Combine Lateef from Latryx and Key Xcel from Blackalicious and you have Lateef & the principle, the politically and socially conscious rap group that provides “hard music for crisis.” Climb up either from the Western world Coasters’ family trees and shrubs and you’ll look for a comparative in or mixed up in Black Panthers. It had been this common relationship that made both fast friends if they fulfilled in 1992 within the cellar studios of KDVS-FM in the University or college of California, Davis. Both talked and discussed a common hip-hop information and made a decision to work together. Both released some singles beneath the Soulsides name, which developed in to the group/label Quannum. Acquiring its name from your renegade 18th hundred years African societies that erupted within the slave colonies, the Maroons task began after Blackalicious’ NIA recording was completed but both users were to become called aside for other tasks. The Maroons: Ambush debut full-length finally made an appearance in 2004 around the Quannum Tasks label.