Mixtape Of The Week: Geek Squad - AlterNative Thinking

Mixtape Of The Week: Geek Squad - AlterNative Thinking

A new local hip-hop group called Geek Squad  may very well be the freshest underground hip-hop group coming out of Dade County since ... well, ever.

Geek Squad is made up of five members (who are also high school friends) Acey Ace, M.I.C, Specta, Sub-Konshiss, and Wolfman Stylez. The group is really only a year or so in the making, so their individual personalities may be a little hard to distinguish as of now. But as a collective they definitely bring something different to the 305. 

They aren't trap boys, and they definitely aren't trying to be. They just seem to be a group of hip-hop heads having fun over beats.

Their first mixtape, AlterNative Thinking really sounds like a full-length album. Aside from their straight-spittin' rhymes, the production stands out as definitely being influenced by numerous genres. From trip-hop, to electro, rock, and obviously hip-hop, group member Acey Ace takes pieces of each of those genres to really create a distinctive Geek Squad sound. 

The Miami Bass-tinged "Celestial Annihilation," the laid-back "Tulips," and a couple of the trip-hop infused tracks are all highlights. It's 16 original tracks of geeky hip-hop goodness.

The mixtape, while free, does come with a light-hearted warning before you download:  "Exposure to AlterNative Thinking may cause delirium, loss of hearing, irregular heartbeat, heat flash, and/or arousal. And you might even experience an epiphany, realizing that what you previously encountered before this product was utterly inadequate. Thanks for listening, and please download responsibly."

Touché. Do yourself a favor and experience a different and unexpected side of Miami hip-hop. 

Download: Geek Squad - AlterNative Thinking

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.

Newsletters

All-access pass to the top stories, events and offers around town.

  • Top Stories
    Send: