best hobbit-themed rap group - 2003
LORDS OF THE RHYMES
Tonic and the Knitting Factory aren't known for hip-hop. Hip-hop acts don't usually proclaim, "It's the chronic pipe weed that I'm smoking/When I get high, I spin tales like Tolkien" either. The hairy feet are the giveaway: Quickbeam and Bombadil are hobbits! The LORDS OF THE RHYMES used to fuck shit up at Brandy-buck Hall, but now they kick it real old-school in NYC. Nothing's more gangsta than Bombadil shouting "Peace in the Fourth Age!" and gutting a Dubya stand-in with a plastic sword.