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 tickets

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 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.


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.