Metermaids are two Brooklyn MC's, Swell and Sentence. Their 2008 debut "Nightlife," released on 27Sound, was named an "Essential Hip Hop Pick" by CMJ Magazine and garnered rave reviews from magazines like YRB and URB, as well as countless online music publications.
In December of 2008 Metermaids released a free mash-up of their album with Sufjan Stevens' classic "Illinoise," which was an instant internet sensation. The mash-up received write-ups in major online and print publications like Spin, Wired, The Village Voice, and Playboy, and was being downloaded around a thousand times per week.
Metermaids also has one of the best live shows in hip hop today.