Forgotten Dialect is a Portland, OR
based hip-hop crew
consisting of 8:35
, Hius, Kaera One
, Chaze, Tragic, Savant and Abyss. Their music is introspective, laid-back, but dead serious, focusing on everything from conscious themes to flights of imagination, building on experiences common to West Coast
/Northwest hip-hop heads
Beats and lyrics from all members of the group are highly original. The collective has released a few albums now, including a great full-length tape/CD by Kaera One and DJ Void. Raw freight styles on the album covers are a nice touch, too.
You can find their music at mp3.com, and http://www.truehiphop.com/atak/kaera.html sells that previously mentioned Kaera One tape. Highly recommended for any underground heads.