Basehead is the alias of Michael Ivey. Basehead creates intriguing records that use folky guitar, catchy hooks and slacker-hop beats to create an ambitious sound that really doesn't sound it. His lyrics are off-the-cuff rhymes on things (often quite literally) found around his room. His debut album, Play With Toys, received glowing reviews, and even managed to become #65 on Spin's 90 Greatest Albums of the 90's list. Ironically enough, it received more favor in the college-rock crowd than in the hip-hop crowd, as Ivey himself put it. He put together a touring band and recorded Not In Kansas Anymore. The reviews were slightly more mixed. His most recent album is Faith.