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…


 

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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Vizualye Hero's

Vizualye – Heros feat. BetaPSI – Review

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 […]

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Pretti Emage

Pretti EMAGE – Featured Artist

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. […]

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John Jay

John Jay – Featured Artist

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 […]

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Mark Milez

Mark Milez – Featured Artist

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 […]

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YouPeopl

YouPeopl – Featured Artist

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 […]

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Ridley Victoria

Ridley Victoria – Slow Down – Review

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 […]

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