, a trio, made up of a preacher's son, a Caucasian guy from rural Georgia and a convicted felon, bring a piquant flavor that meshes gruff vocals, with soulful hooks and genre stretching bombastic grooves that defy definition. "Since 2001, the CunninLynguists have been redefining the sound of Southern hip-hop," says XLR8R magazine. Firmly entrenched in the pioneering legacy of Goodie Mob's Soulfood and Oukast's ATLians, CunninLynguists leap out of the congested crowd of today's Southern rap. Life and death, racism, relationships, religion, strife and striving are topics touched on by rappers, Deacon the Villain, Natti and Kno. Holding their own in collaborations with Cee-lo, Immortal Technique and Devin the Dude put the CunniLynguists among respected company.