The Boom-bap. Superlyrical MCs. Simply put, that raw shit. These are staples in the signature sound of New York City hiphop and they have been since the 90s. Enter the Midnight Specialists, an MC/producer duo in the vein of such legends as Pete Rock and CL Smooth and Gangstarr. Washington Heights native producer TaeOne provides aural atmospheres that range from smooth and melodic to dark and adrenaline-driven. Whether you crave mood music or shit that's tailor-made for the whip, the crate digging assassin has what you need in your life.

  Then we have The Master aka Shadow, a Brooklyn-born MC in the vein of such lyrical greats as Big Pun and Pharoahe Monch. Punchlines and rhyme schemes aren't everything though, and Shadow shows it with thought-provoking songs that paint vivid pictures with out being pretentious. Unique and versatile, "The Master" is more than just a cocky nickname. Coming with the distinct sound that defined an era in East Coast rap and introducing a style all their own, the Midnight Specialists are out to stake their claim as one of the more promising groups to represent the 5 boroughs in recent memory.