One of my favorite indie hip hop groups that never blew up has to be Natural Elements. The collective of A-Butta, L-Swift, and Mr Voodoo aka AGU as well as producer for most of their catalog Charlemagne smoked underground radio during the late 90's. They brought the combination of gritty street tracks backed by ill lyrics that was missing from in my opinion most of the similar groups of the time, commercial or underground. This is an 10 minute session from when they were signed to Tommy Boy so I believe this is 1998. I have a lot of other NE stuff to bring you in the future but for now enjoy and try to find their unreleased album you'll be glad you did! I want to elaborate and bring you some more details from the internet but unfortunately beyond some message board stuff there is not much to offer and that's a shame!
Natural Elements freestyle on WKCR with Bobbito and Lord Sear