The Lower Class / Bio

Texas based hip-hop trio, The Lower Class are currently in the studio working on their next project, expected to be released winter 2013, as well as a music video for their hit single "89".

In the year and a half since The Lower Class first began collaborating, the group has gained recognition from countless music blogs - describing their sound as reminiscent of hip-hop’s golden age and comparing them to the likes of De La Soul, A Tribe Called quest, and Souls of Mischief. Their self-made, self-released video for the hit song “Extraneous”, was quickly chosen as a VIMEO staff pick and New Grounds feature, gaining them over 40,000 views since it’s release. The group’s single “89” off the album “Wingfield”, is currently being played worldwide in retail stores such as Vans, Ecko, Converse, Man Alive, and Buffalo Exchange (via Play Network).

In addition to recording and working on new material, The Lower Class have been hitting the stage, playing gigs across central Texas with artists such as Bluroc’s Mckenzie Eddy, Fat Tony, Huey Mack, Strong Arm Steady, and Statik Selektah. Recently, the group was chosen to perform as part of the top tier of artists at KTSW 89.9’s My Radio Festival.

The Lower Class is comprised of members Kartune, Pliny Science, and imaGenius who draw influence from artists such as Mf Doom, Jurassic 5, and J Dilla.

The buzz:

“One of the Lone Star State’s most promising acts.” – Dj Booth (djbooth.net)

"This is something different, but I’m not mad at it at all." - DJ Steph Floss (djstephfloss.com)

“Big things in the future for The Lower Class.” – Oh So Fresh (ohsofreshmusic.com)

“The Lower Class (are) more than just another group of musicians, they push musical boundaries.” – Apple Juice Break (applejuicebreak.com)

“You’d be crazy to pass up on this one!” - The Record Stache (therecordstache.com)

“Soulful. A genuine sound I just couldn’t ignore.” – Electric Tooth (electrictooth.com)

"These southern dudes have some of the best beats that I’ve heard from an up-and-coming act!” – Fashionably Early (Fashionably-early.com)

General Info

Band Members
imaGenius, Pliny Science, Kartune
Artist Name
The Lower Class
Profile Page
Active Since
Hip Hop / Rap / Alternative

Contact Info

San Marcos, TX
Lauren Johnson

Similar Artists

  • De La Soul
  • A Tribe Called Quest
  • Jurassic 5
  • J Dilla
  • Souls Of Mischief