They use eclectic sampling and quirky lyrics in a jazz rap and alternative hip hop
style that includes humourous 'skits' between songs, which if nothing else will delight and attract new fans
De La Soul were formed in 1987 in New York and are best known for their eclectic sampling, quirky lyrics, and their contributions to the evolution of jazz rap and alternative hip hop
and 'Bonita Applebum', A Tribe Called Quest are still regarded as pioneers of alternative hip hop music
and 'Bonita Applebum', A Tribe Called Quest are still regarded as pioneers of alternative hip hop music and have inspired fellow musicians who are now getting their message across using the internet as a media platform.
Among contemporary bands, I really liked Das Racist, the alternative hip hop
band from Brooklyn that features two MCs of Indian origin (I did gush about them in this column in the past).
Legacy's alternative hip hop
sound is influenced by various genres of music including West African percussive music, house, jazz, and break-beat.
WHERE I'M FROM - DIGABLE PLANETS A fusion of jazz and hip hop, Where I'm From is a must have for any alternative hip hop
However, NdegeOcello encodes some ambiguity into Tate's proclamation that there is no alternative hip hop
A live showcase from alternative hip hop
poets The Infesticons.
As one of the best-known rappers in alternative hip hop
, Kweli - who was named a favorite rapper by both Jay-Z and 50 Cent - will give a private performance for Purple All Star Celebration attendees.
Earlier this year, the band released new single titled Rescue Me, which features American alternative hip hop
act Chiddy Bang.
Another notable track is an ultimate hip hop collabo as Red and Meth team up with alternative hip hop
favorites Cypress Hill for their version of the 70's War classic "Cisco Kid.