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Alternative hip hop (also known as alternative rap) is a genre that is defined in greatly varying ways. All Music Guide defines it as follows: Image File history File links Crystal_128_arts. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a large, comprehensive and high quality metadata database about music. ...

Alternative Rap refers to Hip-Hop groups that refuse to conform to any of the traditional stereotypes of rap, such as gangsta, bass, hardcore, and party rap. Instead, they blur genres, drawing equally from funk and pop/rock, as well as jazz, soul and reggae. [1] Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... For the Ice T album, see Gangsta Rap (album). ... Miami bass (also known as booty music, a term that may also include other genres, such as dirty rap), is a type of hip hop music that became popular in the 1980s and 1990s. ... Hardcore hip hop is a form of hip hop music characterized by confrontation and aggression in its subject matter, heavy beats, raw sampling and production, or any combination thereof. ... AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see Soul music (disambiguation). ... Reggae is a music genre first developed in Jamaica in the late 1960s. ...

Stephen Rodrick[2] cites Arrested Development, Basehead, and The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy as examples of such "alternative" hip-hop. In the mid 90's labels such as Rawkus Records and others had mainstream success with alternative rap acts such as Jurassic 5, Brand Nubian, Black Star, Mos Def, Common, Kanye West, The Roots, De La Soul, Talib Kweli, Dead Prez, Nas, Funkdoobiest, Skee-Lo, and Pharoahe Monch. Arrested Development is an American progressive hip hop group, founded by Speech and Headliner as a positive, Afrocentric alternative to the gangsta rap popular in the early 1990s. ... Basehead is an alternative hip hop group headed by Michael Ivey, a native of Maryland, United States. ... The Disposable Heroes of Hiphoprisy was a Rap/Hip-Hop band active during the early 1990s. ... Rawkus Records is an American hip hop record label, known for jump-starting the careers of both Mos Def and Talib Kweli. ... Jurassic 5 was a six- and then later five-piece hip hop group formed in 1994. ... Brand Nubian is a hip hop group from New Rochelle, New York, consisting of three MCs; Grand Puba (born Maxwell Dixon, March 4, 1966), Sadat X (formerly Derek X, born Derek Murphy) and Lord Jamar (born Lorenzo Dechalus, on September 17, 1968), and two DJs, DJ Alamo and DJ Sincere. ... Black Star is an alternative hip hop group formed by MCs Mos Def and Talib Kweli. ... Dante Terrell Smith (born December 11, 1973), better known by his stage name Mos Def, is an American rapper and actor. ... Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr. ... Kanye Omari West (pronounced /kɑnjɛj/) (born June 8, 1977) is an American record producer and rapper who rose to fame in the mid 2000s. ... The Roots, a. ... De La Soul is a Grammy-award winning hip hop group from Long Island, New York. ... Talib Kweli Greene (born October 3, 1975), better known as Talib Kweli, is an American MC from Brooklyn, New York. ... Dead Prez is a critically acclaimed underground hip-hop duo of alternative rappers stic. ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... Funkdoobiest is a Latin rap group from Los Angeles. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ... Pharoahe Monch (born Troy Donald Jamerson on October 31, 1972 in Queens, New York) is an American hip hop artist. ...


Rodrick writes that alternative hip-hop has "drawn little more than barely concealed yawns from other rappers and urban audiences".[2] Heywood and Drake[3] counter that "making rap music that appeals to mass audiences isn't simply about selling out", stating that alternative hip-hop is an attempt to counter the association that much of the mass market has between (mainstream) hip-hop music and violence, giving as an example the "Smokin' Grooves Tour" of 1996 (featuring Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, The Fugees, Nas, Ziggy Marley, and Busta Rhymes—all of whom, with the exception of reggae singer Marley, are hip-hop performers who "don't fit the mold of gangsta rap"). Alternative acts have also begun in Latin America, with the rise of Cuban hip-hop group, the Orishas and Puerto Rican hip-hop duo Calle 13. Cypress Hill is a mostly-Latin American hip hop group from South Gate, California, who are quite possibly most known for their song Insane in the Brain. Their consistent advocacy around the legalization of cannabis consumption has contributed to their popularity. ... A Tribe Called Quest is a critically acclaimed and highly-influential American hip-hop group, formed in 1988. ... The Fugees are a critically acclaimed music band from the United States, popular during the mid-1990s, whose repertoire includes primarily hip hop, with elements of soul, and Caribbean music (particularly reggae). ... For other uses, see Nas (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Trevor Smith (born on May 20, 1972), better known as Busta Rhymes, is an American hip hop musician and actor. ... This article is about the type of spirit. ... Calle 13 is a Spanish cable/satellite channel. ...


The Damon Albarn-led Gorillaz project has brought alternative hip hop to worldwide attention, working with producers Dan the Automator and Danger Mouse, and featuring De La Soul, Del Tha Funkee Homosapien, and MF Doom. Damon Albarn, (born March 23, 1968 in Leytonstone, London), is an English singer-songwriter who gained fame as the lead singer and keyboard player of rock band Blur. ... For the Gorillazs self-titled debut album, see Gorillaz (album). ... Dan the Automator Connell (born Daniel Connell in San Francisco, California in 1967) is an American hip-hop and rap producer most known for his work in the mid to late 1990s and early 2000s. ... This article is about the music producer. ... De La Soul is a Grammy-award winning hip hop group from Long Island, New York. ... Del the Funky Homosapien, also known as Del tha Funkee Homosapien and Deltron Zero, is an alternative hip hop artist. ... This article needs cleanup. ...


References

  1. ^ allmusic: alternative rap
  2. ^ a b Rodrick, Stephen (1995). "Hip-Hop Flop: The Failure of Liberal Rap", in Adam Sexton: Rap on Rap: Straight-up Talk on Hip-Hop Culture. New York: Delta, 115–116. 
  3. ^ Leslie Heywood and Jennifer Drake (1997). "Hip-Hop matters", Third Wave Agenda: Being Feminist, Doing Feminism. University of Minnesota Press, 243. ISBN 0816630054. 
Hip hop is a cultural movement that began amongst urban African American youth in New York and has since spread around the world. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... Rap redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... putang ina. ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... DJ Mixer. ... Hip hop is a subculture, which is said to have begun with the work of DJ Kool Herc, Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five, and Afrika Bambaattaa. ... A boy hitting (holding) a pike Breakdance (media coined phrase), also known as breaking, b-girling or b-boying, is a street dance style that evolved as part of the hip hop movement that originated among African American youths in the South Bronx of New York City during the early... For other uses, see Graffiti (disambiguation). ... Faada Freddy of the Senegalese rap crew Daara J in Germany, 2005. ... Hip hop dance refers to dance styles, mainly street dance styles, primarily danced to hip hop music, or that have evolved as a part of the hip hop culture. ... Hip Hop Theatre is a sub-genre of Hip-Hopera that came to the American stage in the late 20th century. ... The roots of hip hop can be found in 1970s block parties in New York City, specifically The Bronx[1]. Hip hop culture, including rapping, scratching, graffiti, and breakdancing. ... Old school hip hop is a term used to describe the very earliest hip hop music to come out of the block parties of New York City in the 1970s and 1980s. ... New school hip hop is a rarely-heard term referring to hip hop created later in the forms development, contrasted with old school hip hop. ... The golden age of hip hop, derivative of old school hip hop, was probably introduced with the popularity of Run-DMCs 1986 album Raising Hell. ... See also: Category:Hip hop genres Hip hop music can be subdivided into subgenres, fusions with other genres and regional hip hop scenes. ... This is a list of influential albums in the history of hip hop music. ... Hip hop music was primarily limited to its country of origin, the United States, until the 1980s, at which point it reached into other countries and continents until its presence was worldwide. ... Hip hop music has been popular in Africa since the early 1980s due to widespread American influence. ... Cover of sampler CD (2003) This article is about hip hop music and culture originating in the Arabic-speaking world. ... Asian Hip Hop is a heterogeneous musical genre that covers all hip hop music as recorded and produced by artists of Asian origin. ... European hip hop is hip hop music created by European musicians. ... Latin rap is not a homogeneous musical style but rather a term that covers all Hip-Hop music recorded by artists of Latino origin. ... This article is about hip hop music and culture originating in the Middle East. ... Hip hop is quite a new style of music for Bosnia and Herzegovina, but it has nevertheless proven very popular. ... Dominican hip hop has its own style of hip hop music by mixing its native music and rapping to it like in the genres Merenrap or Merenhouse where they just take a blend of their native dance music called Merengue and rap to it. ... Greenlandic hip hop began in 1985 with the formation of the Inuit rap crew Nuuk Posse, though hip hop music first came to Greenland a year earlier. ... Rap marocain Moroccan rap ---- (more info) Stage 2 : In Progress (How-to) Its an interesting translation about Morocco Spy-jones 13:44, 31 May 2007 (UTC) This article didnt exist in English-language Wikipedia Spy-jones 20%   00:16, 1 June 2007 (UTC) Join this translation   ---   Update this... Native American hip hop is popular among Native Americans in the United States and the First Nations of Canada. ... Nepalese hip hop music, also referred to as NEPHOP, has a slight blend of Nepalese traditional music, western popular music, with lyrics that are usually altruistic and depicting the present Nepalese political and economic situation. ... Serbian hip hop refers to all genres of hip hop music in the Serbian language, mostly from Serbia, Republika Srpska (BiH), and Montenegro. ... Taiwanese hip hop music started in the early 1990s, popularized by early hip hop trio L.A. Boyz. ...

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Alternative hip hop - FoxyTunes (333 words)
Underground hip hop beats are often characterized by a fusion of loops sampled from all genres of music, including classical, jazz, funk, rock, and punk.
Underground hip hop artists generally do not achieve the same level of financial success that commercial rappers achieve, although their work is often critically acclaimed.
Artists labeled as "alternative hip hop" musicians usually record and perform in styles that are more closely related to the original concepts and styles of hip hop music and hip hop culture, as opposed to their more popular commercial counterparts.
alternative hip hop: Information From Answers.com (2275 words)
Artists labeled as "alternative hip hop" musicians usually record and perform in styles that are more closely related to the original concepts and styles of hip hop music and hip hop culture, as opposed to their more popular commercial counterparts.
Alternative hip hop generally refers to a specific style of hip hop that is opposed to the mainstream sounds of pop rap.
Alternative hip hop soon began to lose its recent stylings for a return to Native Tongues-style old school with hardcore and jazz elements mixed in.
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