There has never been an anomaly in hip-hop quite like the southern trio CunninLynguists. Sampling genres from psych-rock to blues, New Romantic to polka, they have been musically compared to UGK and Atmosphere in the same breath. They have shared stages with Kanye West and Aesop Rock to equal success. They have crafted songs with international soul superstar Cee-Lo Green and politically charged indie-favorite Immortal Technique — on the same album. They rocked with hip-hop star Macklemore & gritty Gary, Indiana spitter Freddie Gibbs — in 2009, before either broke out on the mainstream scene.