The Shape Shifters

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In the ever-fluctuating, mercurial culture of hip-hop, very few groups, let alone solo rap artists, have sustained longevity. Enter the Shape Shifters, the storied Los Angeles underground collective that’s been making their own eclectic, brand of hip-hop for virtually a decade.

Indeed, ever since the group emerged out of the legendary mid-city, Los Angeles graffiti scene in the early nineties, the Shape Shifters, by virtue of their original, genre-bending and most importantly, uniquely creative musical sensibilities, have established themselves as one of the most reliable and downright interesting subterranean rap acts in recent memory, creating a virtual cult following in the process.

Originally based around LA graf writers Perk, Meck, Realm Ser and Rob 1 (all of the CBS crew), the Shape Shifters began to emerge as noteworthy rhyme crew in the early nineties.

Impressed by what their peers were doing, graf writers from other Los Angeles crews and also other hip-hop collectives like Live Wires and The Chain Smokers, clicked up with the Shape Shifters, What resulted was a somewhat nebulous, ever-changing but always on-point crew who quickly developed a following of fans through creative and abstract sound, reminiscent of Project Blowed and The Good Life era of LA underground hip-hop.
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The Shape Shifters Discography Tracks

Albums

The Shape Shifters - Planet Of The Shapes album art The Shape Shifters Planet Of The Shapes (Album) Champion Sound US 1998 Sell This Version
The Shape Shifters - Adopted By Aliens album art The Shape Shifters Adopted By Aliens (Album) Celestial Recordings US 2000 Sell This Version
03062-5 The Shape Shifters - Know Future album art The Shape Shifters Know Future(2xCD) Mean Street 03062-5 US 2000 Sell This Version
The Shape Shifters - Was Here album art The Shape Shifters Was Here (Album) Cornerstone R.A.S. US 2004 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

The Shape Shifters - Triple Threat album art The Shape Shifters Triple Threat Not On Label (The Shape Shifters Self-released) US 1998 Sell This Version
RSR-008 The Shape Shifters - Word 2 Yer Mudda-Ship album art The Way Too Funky Shape Shifters* Word 2 Yer Mudda-Ship(7", Ltd, Tra) Weapon-Shaped RSR-008 US 1999 Sell This Version
none The Shape Shifters - 2012 album art The Shape Shifters 2012(12") Not On Label (The Shape Shifters Self-released) none US 1999 Sell This Version
VK/OB|020/2004 The Shape Shifters - Language Differences / Homesick album art The Shape Shifters vs. Mnemotrauma The Shape Shifters vs. Mnemotrauma - Language Differences / Homesick(7") subversiv*rec VK/OB|020/2004 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
LAV-12-02 The Shape Shifters - Circuit City album art The Shape Shifters Circuit City(12") Cornerstone R.A.S. LAV-12-02 US 2004 Sell This Version

Compilations

none The Shape Shifters - Girl Power Volume One album art The Shape Shifters Girl Power Volume One(Cass, Comp) Not On Label (The Shape Shifters Self-released) none US 1998 Sell This Version
none The Shape Shifters - Planet Of The Shapes Volume Two album art The Shape Shifters Planet Of The Shapes Volume Two(Cass, Comp) Not On Label (The Shape Shifters Self-released) none US 1998 Sell This Version
none The Shape Shifters - DJ Rob One Presents... The 12" Bootlegs + Mo' album art The Shape Shifters DJ Rob One Presents... The 12" Bootlegs + Mo'(Cass, Comp, Mixed) Not On Label (The Shape Shifters Self-released) none US 1999 Sell This Version
none The Shape Shifters Useless B-Sides(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Not On Label (The Shape Shifters Self-released) none US 2000 Sell This Version
none The Shape Shifters - Appocalips = Truth album art The Shape Shifters Appocalips = Truth(CDr, Comp, Ltd) Not On Label (The Shape Shifters Self-released) none US 2000 Sell This Version
The Shape Shifters - Soul-Lows album art The Shape Shifters Soul-Lows (Comp) Not On Label (The Shape Shifters Self-released) US 2002 Sell This Version
The Shape Shifters - Soulows Two album art The Shape Shifters Soulows Two (Comp) Dead Guy Records US 2004 Sell This Version
none The Shape Shifters - The Mix Tape CD album art The Shape Shifters The Mix Tape CD(CD, Comp, Mixed) Cornerstone R.A.S. none US 2004 Sell This Version
none The Shape Shifters - Greatest Hits Vol. 1 album art The Shape Shifters Greatest Hits Vol. 1(CDr, Comp, Mixed) Shift The Shape Inc. none US 2009 Sell This Version
none The Shape Shifters - The Shape Shifter Army album art The Shape Shifters The Shape Shifter Army(CDr, Comp) Not On Label (The Shape Shifters Self-released) none US 2010 Sell This Version

Videos

The Shape Shifters - Terrorists From Another World album art The Shape Shifters Terrorists From Another World Artificial Army US 2002 Sell This Version

Miscellaneous

none The Shape Shifters - Joy 2 Da World album art The Shape Shifters Joy 2 Da World(Cass, Promo, C90) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version
none The Shape Shifters - Use The Force Luke.....But Dont Hurt Em. album art The Shape Shifters Use The Force Luke.....But Dont Hurt Em.(Cass, Promo, C90) Not On Label none US Unknown Sell This Version