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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…


 

ZuLuGod

ZuLuGod – Single Review

The track begins with a Hip-Hop Willy Wonka-ish vibe, provided by the melodic tones of the synthesized piano slowly building up to what feels like something EPIC! As the high hats kick in, we hear our Master of Ceremonies ZuluGod for the first time. After a brief introduction, he wastes no time beginning his first […]

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Royal Ruckus

Royal Ruckus – Featured Artist

Royal Ruckus, ok, the name piqued my interest. I was super surprised and super pissed at the same time when I found out the group has been around for 19 years! I’m surprised because I’ve never heard of them until recently and pissed because I’VE NEVER HEARD OF THEM UNTIL RECENTLY! We had a chance […]

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J$20

J$20 The Presidential King – Review

Chicago is known for producing incredible talent in the rap game. The Windy City has brought us huge names like Kanye West, Common, Lupe Fiasco, Twista, Da Brat, and more recently Chance The Rapper. But you need to make room for a few more, because Chicago is not done churning out some of the illest […]

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krishen

Krishen – Which Way – Single Review

Krishen is a 20-year old hip-hop artist from London, UK. If Macklemore and Drake had a British younger cousin, his name would be Krishen. He recently released his mixtape Figuring It Out and we’ll be reviewing a tune. Krishen – Which Way People need this in their music. It creates an atmosphere of introspection which […]

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Kamal

Kamal – Featured Artist

Get used to Kamal music because it’s about to become a part of your life. He’s just released a new album called Love, Happiness & Soul and if you’re into Maxwell, Michael Jackson, etc…then listen up. Anytime Is Kamal Music Time I must say Kamal was a pleasure to talk to in the interview, he […]

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daze-the-nomad

Daze The Nomad – Review

“Addiction & Overdose” by Daze The Nomad is actually a pretty upbeat record, despite what the title suggests. The hook is repetitive enough to be stuck in your head for days (believe me, I’ve been singing it for 3 days now!). Daze The Nomad comes across as a true hip-hop purist on this record. He […]

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luppy

Luppy – Featured Artist

Luppy. What exactly is that? Well, read on and find out. You see, Luppy (pronounced like “loopy”) is an artist out of St. Louis, MO, that I’ve known for a long time. In fact we were in a band together for many years in the late ’90s-early ’00s. If you’re into Stevie Wonder, Michael Franks, […]

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Mandabrat - My Way

MandaBrat – My Way

From the start I knew “My Way” by MandaBrat was my kind of tune. I immediately wanted to dim the lights and set the mood. MandaBrat finds a way of captivating your mind and soul with his smooth style. This jam can be placed under many sub-genres of Electronic music. Deep House, Lounge, and Chillout […]

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