Dope D.O.D. - "What Happened"
This dutch hiphop troupe formed at the beginning of 2011 and have already developed a strong audience back home in the Netherlands. 2012 will likely be an interesting one for Dope DOD as they perform for the first time in North America at this year's SXSW Festival and then Canadian Music Week (in Toronto March 25th.)
The trio of vocalists has a powerful quality of repping indie hophop and lyrically expressing that through feigning ignorance of the mainstream; choosing to carry themselves with the fashion and swagger of early 90s west-coast rappers. Replacing the sirens and explosive sound effects of old school producers like the Bomb Squad, this group seems to have adopted the popular yet gritty bass-heavy sounds of dubstep to ensure that their audiences are captive when listening.