The Perceptionists

In 2005, long time friends Mr. Lif and Akrobatik combined efforts to create a cutting edge album featuring legends like Guru (of Gang Starr R.I.P.) Shock G aka Humpty Hump (of Digital Underground), and sensational newer talents such as Camu Tao (R.I.P.) and Phonte Coleman.  The album, “Black Dialogue” (Definitive Jux) was the only independent rap album to appear on Rolling Stone’s 2005 top 50 year end list.  After a lengthy hiatus, this dynamic rap duo has ventured back into the studio to slowly but surely craft a new sound.  

Holding true to their previously explored formula for success, The Perceptionists are testing out their new material at live shows before finalizing their recordings.  Don’t miss out on the opportunity to attend their 2011 limited run of shows and bare witness to the process of creation unfolding live on stage!



  • Their song “Let’s Move” appeared in the EA video game “Need for Speed: Most Wanted” as well as “NBA Live 06”

  • gave “Black Dialogue” a 9 out of 10, stating that, “[the album] may seem short on the surface, but it’s long in content and is a wholly filling meal for your audio canals you won’t soon get tired of consuming repeatedly.”

  • Big Cheese Magazine wrote, “the trio of Mr Lif, Akrobatik and DJ Fakts One are just what hip hop needs.