underground hip-hop

Shinobi

There is more than one artist under the name of 'Shinobi'. Shinobi [1]: South African rap artist? Shinobi [2]: A hard rock band from Sydney, Australia. Forged out of family and mateship, the sound is delivered from brothers Eric (vocals/guitar) and Daniel Grothe (bass), Wayne Langfield (drums) and Darren Stapleton (guitar) and whilst the quartet have jammed together for years it was the definitve natural sound they were forging that led to the almost automatic progression of forming a band and playing regular gigs.

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Choose Mics

Formed in 2006, Choose mics have been hard at work putting out a highly revered album “The Pre Album,” touring constantly and collaborating with artists the world over.
HAUNTS is a hard nosed, in your face mc, that is as comfortable telling a story as he is on the raw lyric tip. Owning on stage and in the booth, HAUNTS is an mc's mc.
MULES on the other hand has an ear for timing and the perfect sample, he is making a name for himself and has already featured on numerous nationwide releases that include BOLTZ ‘The Wishlist’.

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Louis Logic

Louis Logic started rapping at a young age but it wasn't until he attended Penn State in the mid/late 90s where he recorded his first release, "Logistics 101" which ended up being the B-side for his first 12 inch, "Planet Rock" featuring L-Fudge. Banking L-Fudge's popularity on Jedi Mind Trick's Superregular Records in 1998, Louis started gaining notoriety. He released a series of 12 inches "General Principal" featuring J-Treds (with the widely favored B-side, "Factotum")...

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Tha Alkaholiks

Tha Alkaholiks, also known as Tha Liks, are an American hip-hop group from Los Angeles, California. Since the early 1990s they have produced funky, upbeat, hedonism-themed party music with a hardcore hip hop edge, powered by the beats of DJ and producer <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/E-Swift" class="bbcode_artist">E-Swift</a> (born Eric Brooks in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA) and the lively, comedic rhymes of <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/J-Ro" class="bbcode_artist">J-Ro</a> (born James Robinson in Los Angeles) and <a href="http://www.last.fm/music/Tash" class="bbcode_artist">Tash</a> (born Rico Smith in Cincinnati). Though commercial crossover success largely eluded the group, they maintained a dedicated following on their native West Coast, throughout the United States and worldwide.

Kid Crusher

KidCrusher is an Australian Horrorcore artist from Adelaide, South Australia. Originating in 1996, KidCrusher has collaborated with several producers from around the world. He was a featured artist on the Insane Clown Posse's Compilation Album Tunnel Runners released on their sub-label Hatchet House. Shawn Montague (KidCrusher) was born October 28, 1986. Born and Raised in the Northern Suburbs of Adelaide, South Australia. KidCrusher started rapping in 1996 recording on cassettes and PC programs and also attempting his dream of being a vocalist in a Death Metal Band.

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Jeru the Damaja

He spent his early years in the Brooklyn neighborhood of East New York, where he has been rapping at block parties since the early days of his youth. He first showcased his hardcore Brooklyn style to audiences on "I'm the Man," a track from Gang Starr's 1992 album Daily Operation. The following year he released his first single, "Come Clean", which was produced by DJ Premier and became an instant underground hit.

A-Diction

A-Diction is a Melbourne-based hip-hop group consisting of two MC's (Breach and Boltz). In 2005, they dropped their debut EP "To Be Announced" to rave reviews. While Breach was away roaming the globe in 2006, Boltz kept busy in the studio releasing his anticipated solo LP "The Wishlist". Their new LP is in works now.

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Evidence

There are 4 artists with the name Evidence. (1) Evidence is a Rapper/Producer and a member of hip hop group Dilated Peoples "Raised in Santa Monica til' the divorce/six years old/I couldn't see what was coming of course/the plan/ Mom bounced on Old Man/ then we moved to the Venice sand/ A young youth seen gangs first hand/ fake address for school/ two educations/ rich friends then back to my land."- "Born in LA" - Evidence

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The Beatnuts

There are currently two groups: The Beatnuts; a hip-hop group and BeatNuts; a Japanese instrumental latin jazz-fusion group. The Beatnuts are a hip hop crew from Queens, New York City. The members are Ju-Ju (Jerry Tineo), of Dominican descent, and Psycho Les (Lester Fernandez), of Colombian descent. Early on in their career they produced whole albums for Posse members Common and Chi-Ali. Their production is noted as some of the finest and most accomplished, if unheralded, in all of hip-hop...

Jean Grae

Jean Grae (real name Tsidi Ibrahim, also known as What? What? & Da Easter Bunny, born November 27, 1976) is a hip hop artist from New York. Born in Cape Town, South Africa on November 26, 1976, the daughter of South African jazz musicians (her father and mother are the celebrated musicians Sathima Bea Benjamin and Abdullah Ibrahim), she studied Vocal Performance at the LaGuardia School of Music & Art before majoring in Music Business at New York University. She also did some modelling during her teen years.

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