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…


 

DJ R3v3r3nd Murd3r

DJ R3V3R3ND MURD3R – Review

It makes me feel happy to know that musical quality is alive and well in hip-hop. Ok, first of all, DJ R3V3R3ND MURD3R is way to hard to type repeatedly, so let’s call this artist Justin. Actually, Justin is his real name and he makes a combination of EDM and hip-hop. His beats hark back […]

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Dizzy Ninja

Dizzy Ninja – Review

If you ever wondered what happened to Jay-Z, look no further. Dizzy Ninja has got all the answers you are looking for. Well, at least the ones you came up with when you were smoking weed last night. Dizzy’s music is full of weed-fueled philosophy backed up by a throwback production style of the 80s […]

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Somatic Moon

Somatic Moon – Sober – Review

Hailing from New York City, Somatic Moon is an alternative trip-hop trio that uses a mix of vocals, guitar, bass, and electronic drums and synth textures. The band consists of vocalist Eve Lesov, bassist Ricardo Rodriguez, and electronic synthesizer Michael Litvinenko. Having released two full-length albums since its debut in 2016, Somatic Moon is now […]

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Big Greg

Big Greg – Featured Artist

Big Greg was one of the first artists we played on Indie Music LIVE! a few years back. It was pre-episode 35 which meant we were doing the livestream on Blab at the time…anyway it was the early days of IMP. The first song we played by Big Greg was “Like A Stripper” which I surprisingly […]

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L.S.F.

L.S.F. – United We Stand – Review

L.S.F. is a Chicago artist and musician that released his debut album Verbally Abusive in May 2016. Starting his career under the name ‘Lyrical Suspense’, he surprisingly released his second album United We Stand in April 2018 under his new identity after a strong social media response to his first album. Ok so we have […]

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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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