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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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…
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 […]
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 […]
I have heard a lot of rapper names in my life and I think I finally found one I’ve never heard before. Vizualye, the man who calls himself a “hip-hop cultural artist,” has a flow that is as unique as his name. In his latest release called “Hero,” he demonstrates his original style with loads […]
I’d like to thank Eric Drummerboy Claude for providing the “fuel” to my recent musical time travel. I remember the first time I heard the song “Axel F” from Beverly Hills Cop. When I heard that sweet synth driven classic, I knew I needed to sit down and figure out how to play it. Then […]
Pretti EMAGE is just a fancy way to say Pretty Image. That said, it’s more than fancy enough to set these two sisters apart from the rest!! When I heard these girls I stood up and took notice of their sound more than anything. Then, when I realized their ages I was absolutely blown away. […]
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 […]
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 […]