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 […]
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…
The man with the “easily-typed-into-my-browser” name is back with another masterpiece. Ok, ok. I like to tease DJ R3V3R3ND MURDER about his name, but this dude is really talented and I am a fan of the music he is putting out there. While earlier projects dabbled in hip-hop and EDM, his newest seems to be […]
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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
It makes me feel happy to know that musical quality is alive and well in hip-hop. Ok, first of all, DJ R3V3R3ND MURD3R is way to hard to type repeatedly, so let’s call this artist Justin. Actually, Justin is his real name and he makes a combination of EDM and hip-hop. His beats hark back […]
If you ever wondered what happened to Jay-Z, look no further. Dizzy Ninja has got all the answers you are looking for. Well, at least the ones you came up with when you were smoking weed last night. Dizzy’s music is full of weed-fueled philosophy backed up by a throwback production style of the 80s […]
Hailing from New York City, Somatic Moon is an alternative trip-hop trio that uses a mix of vocals, guitar, bass, and electronic drums and synth textures. The band consists of vocalist Eve Lesov, bassist Ricardo Rodriguez, and electronic synthesizer Michael Litvinenko. Having released two full-length albums since its debut in 2016, Somatic Moon is now […]