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UNSUNG HEROES

They are not all over the Billboard charts or on MTV, but these visionaries have quietly made some of the greatest music you’ve never heard

Who is the one musician or band who deserves to be in the Hall of Fame but who, for some reason, has toiled in obscurity, never won a Grammy or gone platinum? We asked musicians, singers, and writers to nominate their favorite secret musical genius (you can read their testimonials in the May issue of GQ). GQ.com is proud to offer our Unsung Heroes companion, where you can listen to audio clips from the music they made. And don’t miss our five extra heroes and complete Unsung Heroes mixtape, where many more visionaries—and audio samples of their work—await.

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FROM THE PAGES OF GQ…
…And into your headphones. Audio clips from the Unsung Heroes profiled in GQ's May issue

FIVE MORE UNSUNG HEROES
Read about GQ.com’s bonus heroes, and listen to audio clips from the music they made

UNSUNG HEROES: THE COMPLETE MIXTAPE
In the May issue of GQ, Alex Pappademas listed nine essential tracks by some of our favorite stealth stars. Listen to audio clips from those songs, plus eight more we just unearthed from the vaults

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Photo: Photographs by Michael Ochs Archives