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Akir

Akir is an African- American rapper who is known for the political message in his songs. His single "Politricks" exposes political efforts to thwart minorities political voices. Akir was featured on Immortal Technique's Revolutionary Vol. 2 & in the Source's "Unsigned Hype" in January 2005. In March 2006 he released his debut album Legacy. Akir first entered the hip-hop scene as an on-air personality with WNMH 97.9 (Mass.) from 1994 to 1996.

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Tiananmen

Tiananmen are a Sheffield-based rock fusion band who promise great things. After releasing their debut ep entitled "The mechanical light of a futureless skyline", the group have set about small UK tours along with plenty of gigs in their hometown. Before forming in April 2006, the bulk of the band existed in various forms with Lee (guitar) and Jamie (drums) collaborating with many members before finding Ben (bass), and later, after a long search, Nate on vocals.

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Northcape

Northcape is the ongoing work of a British artist, and can broadly be described as downtempo melodic electronica. Northcape self-released his first CD in 2005, following this with a second independent release ('Detach') in 2007 and an EP ('Some Bright Valley') on the monotonik netlabel. Northcape's latest album is Captured From Static, released by Sun Sea Sky Productions on April 6th 2010. The aim is to express ideas and evoke environments, landscapes and memory rather than to focus on the technology and techniques used.

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R.A. the Rugged Man

R.A. the Rugged Man, real name R.A. Thorburn, is a rapper from Stony Brook, Long Island. He began his music career at age 12. At 18, he signed to Jive Records. R.A.'s legend, perpetuated by the P.R. biographies at his various labels, say he was dropped due to violent and disgusting behavior, but in interviews he disputes many of the more extreme stories told about him, adding that Jive just didn't know how to break new artists at the time.

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Dialect

There are several artists with the name Dialect. (1) Dialect is a lyricist from Adelaide, South Australia. In 2010 he & DJ/producer Despair released their debut album ‘The Vortex’. (2) Dialect is an electronic based project by Dan Lovegrove from Reading, England. His music consists of melodic harmonies of layered electronica with influences of post rock as well. He has since changed the name of his project to Unstatuesque. This is due to the fact that there is a hip-hop band with the name Dialect (see 4). http://www.myspace.com/unstatuesque

Read more about Dialect on Last.fm.

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