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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…


 

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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Niamson

Niamson – Featured Artist

This week’s featured artist is a Hip Hop master and producer from the Bronx, NY, by the name of Niamson. No, not Danielson, Niamson! Well, his name is Niam but as he explains in the video it sort of developed over time into Niamson. Watch the video to hear the story! I have respect for […]

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GameBreax

GameBreax – NerdCore For Video Games

It’s ok I call them that because that’s what they call themselves, nerds, geeks, etc. Why? Their music is all about the video game. What GameBreax produces you can definitely call NerdCore Music. If you’re not familiar with the genre then I suggest you do a little research. NerdCore is rap for nerds. Are you […]

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B-Eazy

B-Eazy – The Lonely Stoner

Okay, he sounds a lot like Big Boi. Even the music on “Peter Parker” takes us back to the golden Dungeon Family days of “Southerplayalisticadillacmuzik”. B-Eazy is no biter, however. Listen a little closer and you will hear his many other influences as well as his originality. On “Must Be Da Drugz,” B-Eazy flows with […]

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Bahloo Smurf

Bahloo Smurf – Carolina Hip Hop

Bahloo’s single “Commotion” combines different genres from the hip hop realm to create a unique track. The video for “Commotion” was dropped back in April 2016. Although he’s from North Carolina, Bahloo has done some significant touring through the eastern United States. Bahloo is currently in the studio working on some new music and hopes […]

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The Voices Of Terror

The Voices Of Terror – Review

I’ll admit it, I was a bit terrified of this group when I first saw their name…The Voices Of Terror. Then I hit play and I was scared to death! HAHA! From their submission: “The Voices of Terror are an Alternative Hip-Hop duo from Deptford, New Jersey. The members consist of Mike Walker and Zero. […]

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The Last Wordbender

The Last Wordbender – Featured Artist

Having just released a brand new single “Wild Horses”, Wordbender is psyched and ready for some action. Wordbender’s debut project The B-Side Love Songs, is a collaboration with producer and fellow Rockford native DJ Brickrock. This MC sticks out to me because of his song “Now Is The Time 4 Me.”  His new single is excellent […]

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