dumate (pronounced DOO - muh - tay) is a Hiphop band. we concentrate on social/political rhymes and original, hard hitting beats. reminicent of Hip-Hop before all the ice and lame hood stories.
dumate is Hiphop. deeply influenced by the life and energy of Hiphop Kulture, the members are at odds with the media's depictions of rap music (the only element of Hiphop Kulture that gets any media attention).
dumate erupted on the Madison Hiphop scene in 2004, playing a string of explosive live sets to critical acclaim. with Mr. Parker on the rhymes, and a full band of Madison all-stars behind him, the group quickly secured a place in Madison's ever growing & maturing Hiphop scene.
by combining old-school beat making approaches with innovative studio techniques, vicious, politically charged rhymes, and a slammin' live set, dumate is the next step in true-school Hiphop.
R.I.P J-Dilla a.k.a. Jay Dee a.k.a. James Yancey
Hiphop Kulture. Blackstar, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, Common, Kanye West, The Wu-Tang Clan, Buckshot, Black Moon, Smiff 'n Wessun, Heltah Skeltah, 9th Wonder, Little Brother, KRS-One, B.D.P., A Tribe Called Quest, De La Soul, Dead Prez, Outkast, Digable Planets, Mission (Crown City Rockers), Pharoahe Monch, Jean Grae, One.Be.Lo, Blackalicious, MF DOOM, Danger Mouse, Black Sheep, Public Enemy, Cypress Hill, Rage Against the Machine, Doug E. Fresh, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, Chub Rock, Tone Loc, DJ Kool Herc, Mobb Deep, Rakim, Eric B., EPMD, Dr. Dre, Eminem, Souls of Mischief, DEL THA fUNKEe hOMOSAPiEN, Tha Pharcyde, Snoop Dogg, Canibus, L.L. Cool J, KOOL MOE DEE, Big Daddy Kane, N.W.A., Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G., The Fugees, Damian Marley, Lee "Scratch" Perry, Sizzla, Capleton, Buju Banton, Redman, Sean Paul, DJ Hi-Tek, THE ROOTS, Heiruspecs, Aesop Rock, Immortal Technique, Scott Storch, James Poyser, Jay-Z, Nas, Pete Rock, Prince Paul, G-U-Not!, Rhymesayers, Goodie Mob, The Dungeon Family, DAS EFX, Okayplayer.