Tag Archive: alternative hip hop


De La Soul

  De La Soul play a number of genres including alternative hip hop, jazz rap, and golden age hip hop music. The group formed in 1987 and they will release album #10 in 2009.

  The Black Eyed Peas play hip hop and alternative hip hop music. The group members are will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo and Fergie.

The jazzy hip-hop band The Roots plays an assortment of musical styles including alternative hip-hop, experimental music, jazz rap, and neo soul. The critics applaud them for the eclectic approach and use of live instruments.

Shwayze
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Shwayze plays alternative hip hop & pop rap music. His name is Aaron Smith and he hails from Malibu, California. The 1st single, “Buzzin’” hit the charts at #46 while the 2nd single “Corona & Lime” #26. “Corona & Lime hit #3 on iTunes.

NERD

NERD
NERD tickets

NERD plays an assortment of music including alternative hip hop, alternative rock, experimental, experimental rock, funk rock, & rap rock. They manage to blend in a little R&B, soul and blues as well. Their name is an acronym for No-one Ever Really Dies.

Common

Hip Hop singer Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. is Common. Previously he was known as Common Sense. He got his 2nd Grammy in 2006. is music spans a wide range of hip hop genres including alternative hip hop, Chicago hip hop, conscious hip hop, East Coast hip hop, hardcore hip hop, & Midwesthip hop.