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"The Threat::4 The Block Mixtape Volume One:: ILL Universal Entertainment"

Indeed The Threat is not easy to categorize… Channeling the Hot Boys and The LOX at the same time, their raps are laced with gun- and wordplay and multisyllable rhymes. Needless to say… they take the lyrical approach [with] full songs that… are live and club material, enhanced by memorable, often melodic hooks. The anthemic "Get Up," with which they intend to make "the whole South (get up)," is East Coast-tinged, "We Roll Deep" with its stuttering keyoard stabs relies on a southern sound, but the type that's begun to travel north lately. "Let's Get Started" (featuring singer Rashard Johnson) shows the South's influence on dance music (Timbaland, Lil' Jon, but also Three 6 Mafia), while the smoky "Ride With Me" slows things down to a mid-90s Rap-A-Lot level (think Do Or Die). The Threat get slightly more experimental with "Light Up and L.," fusing subtle percussion and low-key acoustic strings, and the sashaying, soulful "Posted on the Block Midtro," which despite its title is a full track, and possibly the mixtape's best. Confidence should not be a problem for the finalists in the Free Agent competition at Vibe's Musicfest. "It's like Madden, every year we changin' the game," L. claims, who also envisions himself to be "the monkey wrench that'll fix up the industry."

-Matt Jost,

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- (Matt Jost)


Instrumentals, Life, Lyricism Volume One (200)
It Dont' Matter - Radio Play (2000)
4 The Block Mixtape Volume One (2005)
We Roll Deep (2005) - Moderate Radio Play
Get Up (2005) - Moderate Radio Play
House of Style Mixtape Volume 1.1 (2006)


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The Threat’s three-man roster consists of PyInfamous (Jason Thompson), L. (Ahmad Thompson) and Joey Bunns (Saddi Thompson) – three brothers with three unique styles. Their roots are planted firmly in the Mississippi Delta, a breeding ground for soulful artists, and the day-to-day struggles to get by in their birthplace of Clarksdale, Mississippi gave them the mindset and perspective for hip-hop music.
The seed of hip-hop began to grow within them after they reached their current home, Crystal Springs, Mississippi. The sounds of rap artists of the early nineties such as Too Short, Rakim, Ice Cube, and Scarface heightened their interest in hip-hop and opened the door to the path on which they currently walk.
For nearly eleven years The Threat has been perfecting their trade, and the fruits of their labor are evident in their music. Boasting a style that is a far cry from what traditionally has been known to come from the Dirty South, their southern-fried accent highlights their ability to deliver sharp, witty lines on every track.