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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…


 

Alan Dreezer - What You Didn't Say

Alan Dreezer – What You Didn’t Say – Review

Alan Dreezer is a singer/songwriter from the UK who keeps making hit after hit. We have featured him on the website before, and you can check out his featured artist write-up here. We have also written a couple of reviews here and here. I’m a big fan of Alan’s. He just released a new single […]

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B-Eazy - Back On My Feet

B-Eazy – Back On My Feet – Review

B-Eazy is a rapper, MC, and master wordsmith from Chi-town USA. Some of the best music comes from Chicago and B-Eazy is no exception. I’ve always had a soft spot in my musical heart for this dude. He was one of the first guests we ever had on Indie Music LIVE! and he continued to […]

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DJ R3V3R3ND MURD3R

DJ R3V3R3ND MURD3R – Kill ‘M All

DJ R3V3R3ND MURD3R is an interesting character. He’s one of those artists that stands behind his music and you don’t ever see his face, like the man behind the green curtain. He’s peculiar, unique and interesting. We’ve reviewed his music a couple of times here on the site. Check out other reviews here and here. […]

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SWATS

SWATS – Featured Artist

We’ve known SWATS for a few years now. In fact, he’s part of the cutting edge gamer/rap group GAMEBREAX. We featured them a few years ago when Indie Music Plus was just starting out. We’ve had SWATS’ partner Omega Sparx on Indie Music LIVE! as a panel guest frequently as well. Now SWATS is releasing […]

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Shilla

Shilla – Can’t Be Friends – Review

T-pain started it. Kanye and Lil’ Wayne took off with it. And now artists like Travis Scott and Future are cementing auto-tune’s place in hip-hop history. And even though Jay-Z called it out in 2009 and we thought that was the death of auto-tune, it looks like it isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And you […]

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Alex Kinsey

Alex Kinsey – Featured Artist

Alex Kinsey is most noted for winning Season 3 of The X-Factor with his former partner Sierra Deaton. They were called Alex & Sierra, but they have since disbanded and now Alex is writing music on his own and killing it. Seriously, I’m a huge fan of Alex. This dude is immensely talented and I […]

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Elizmi Haze Magical

Elizmi Haze – Magical – Review

Elizmi Haze is a quickly emerging standout artist with unparalleled determination and a voice that embodies a mix of Motown soul and hip-hop. Hailing from Isle of Sheppey, Kent, Haze has celebrated a number of single releases and expanded her audience to an international level since she started writing music at age 11 for fun. […]

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