The national press fell all over Twin Cities rap supergroup the Stand4rd last year for good reason. Sure, there was curiosity associated with teen R&B sensation Spooky Black (a.k.a. Corbin), but interest in the four-headed monster quickly deepened. The album's combination of experimental structures, Psymun's wobbly beats, and emotional lyrical exploration changed the hip-hop conversation in the Twin Cities and beyond. Armed with a production think tank and three able vocalists in Corbin, Kanye West collaborator Allan Kingdom, and Bobby Raps, the group pushed themselves past any expectations and into the subconscious.