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Alternative hip hop artists are an emerging group in the hip-hop industry. Alternative hip-hop mixes sound of original rap music, with sounds that are initially expected to go against the grain, such as rock and funk. Made extremely popular by Kanye West and OutKast, these industry leaders have given rise to other unique sounds like those created by Macklemore.


Mixing two different sounds, while using a modern hip-hop beat makes for catchy tunes, and lots of radio air play. Other sounds to be mixed with the gangster hip-hop sound include jazz, reggae, country, soul, and even folk. Beastie Boys are some of the original creators of the genre, which gave rise to many modern day artists. Alternative hip hop artists mostly originated from the East coast, while the West Coast music industry was being dominated by Gangster Rap.


Initially alternative hip hop saw a rapid decline after being taken over by Gangster rap artists like NWA. But, alternative hip hop artists like Kanye West and others revived the scene with albums like Graduation. These artists have dominated the whole music industry by using the genre of alternative hip-hop, and have made great music because of the innovation. Some of the alternative hip hop artists that have been reviewed by Indie Music Plus are listed below…


 

Blaq Pyrates

Blaq Pyrates – Featured Artist

Blaq Pyrates are a group of guys who are crafting some pretty impressive hip hop that has stood out to us here at Indie Music Plus. Now, as you know, I’m not a huge hip hop guy but I do enjoy good music and catchy rhymes. Specifically, I love QUALITY hip hop with a message. Blaq […]

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John Defeo

John Defeo – Featured Artist

John Defeo is so underground that you may have to dig a little to find his music. See what I did there? Seriously though, this guy is sort of just starting out but I think his music is some of the most original I’ve heard in 2018, in any genre. He’s a rapper/singer, producer, guitar […]

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Sarah Maxwell

Sarah Maxwell – Featured Artist

Sarah Maxwell is an artist from down under. And yes, I mean it literally, she’s an Aussie living in Sydney. She’s not only a musician but she’s also a dancer, videographer, artist and producer! There’s nothing else special about this featured artist other than she is probably one of my FAVORITE FEATURED ARTISTs since we […]

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Christa Deana

Christa Deana – If God Doesn’t Want It – Review

Christa Deana is a Christian singer/songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. She states in her video “Bio” that her music is about her “spiritual journey.” Having grown up in CCM, I can assert that there are some really great Christian musicians and also some really bad ones. Well, I’m happy to say that Christa Deana is going […]

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Kinship Music

Kinship – Featured Artist

Kinship is a duo of brothers making amazing music. When I received a submission from Australia and Michael, I was instantly impressed with what they had to offer. The guys are a refreshing yet old school hip-hop duo who have been making music for a long time together and don’t seem to be stopping anytime […]

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Drae Lawson

Drae Lawson – Canada FLY – Review

Canada gets a bad rap. Pun intended. It never used to be the first place hip-hop fans would look for dope beats, lyrical genius or any kind of hood ready hip-hop. I mean, how can you hit your 16 switches with snow chains on your tires? Ok, enough Canada jokes. The truth is, thanks to […]

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Web Sheldon

Web Sheldon – IG ID – Review

Since debuting his solo single “Ranch House on A Hill” in January 2016, Web Sheldon has completed two EPs as well as his most recent album Fingerprints released in 2017 via Particle Zoo Recordings. “IG-ID” is the first single off of Fingerprints, an album that addresses themes of individual expression and societal breakdown. A London-based […]

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Lydmusik

Lyd – Alone In The Dark – Review

From the very first haunting notes of “Alone In The Dark” by the artist Lyd, it’s clear that the listener is in for an emotional ride. Introspective, brooding, and downright powerful, the song takes a journey through self-analysis and reflection. Lyd – Alone In The Dark The song continues his exploration of blending acoustic guitar-driven […]

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