John Jay is an artist based in Atlanta, GA. He is originally from Houston and his story actually starts with comedy. His mother was/is a professional comedian and he grew up going to her shows and was instantly fascinated with the DJ’s that would play music at the show. John recently stopped by Indie Music […]
Tag Archives | alternative hip hop artists
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…
Mark Milez is a talented rap/RnB artist from Detroit, MI. Indie Music Plus has had the pleasure of being a part of promoting his music over the past couple of years or so and we’re proud to have him as a featured artist. Mark has only been making music for about 4 years! This guy is […]
YouPeopl. No, I didn’t forget the “E” on the end. In fact, we never found out in the interview why they did leave it off. Well, introducing our most recent featured artist You Peopl. Full disclosure, I’ve known the artist behind the madness since 1998 and he is amazing. Yes, I know I may be […]
I met Ridley Victoria on Periscope almost 2 years ago now and let me say, it has been fun to watch her grow in such a short amount of time. Uber driver by day and singer/songstress extraordinaire by night, Ridley is no stranger to hard work. In fact, it seems like she is releasing new […]
Vizualye is an artist that we have been getting to know recently. He is seriously a man on a mission with social media and it’s starting to pay dividends. He brings positivity and humility to the scene, and here are my humble thoughts on his latest track. Vizualye – Hunger Games After J Schick, Vizualye […]
It is well known that New York has no shortage of rap talent – old and new, alive and gone. Harlem brought us 2Pac. Queens brought us Run-D.M.C. Even Staten Island chimed in with the Wu-Tang Clan. But it seems like Brooklyn is the place that just keeps churning out rap Gods like Jay-Z, Biggie […]
Here’s a story of just another Filipino rapper who grew up in the Middle East, relocated to North Carolina and now makes hip-hop tracks that ring back to the boom bap days of the 90’s. If you’ve seen one, then you must have seen Phase2 because I’ve never seen another. You can tell Phase (can […]
The word “Classic” is not one that I like to throw around but, this Contagion project by Sick.Life has all the makings of a Classic Hip-Hop album. I mean, this thing is truly solid from front to back. Production, Lyrics and the chemistry between the artists all blend well together to make a truly great […]