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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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…
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Christa Deana is a Christian singer/songwriter from Philadelphia, PA. She states in her video “Bio” that her music is about her “spiritual journey.” Having grown up in CCM, I can assert that there are some really great Christian musicians and also some really bad ones. Well, I’m happy to say that Christa Deana is going […]
Kinship is a duo of brothers making amazing music. When I received a submission from Australia and Michael, I was instantly impressed with what they had to offer. The guys are a refreshing yet old school hip-hop duo who have been making music for a long time together and don’t seem to be stopping anytime […]
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 […]