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Jneiro Jarel

Jneiro Jarel (born Omar Gilyard) is a Philadelphia-based hip hop producer. Noted for his abstract style, he is also known for his beat-making alias Dr. Who Dat? and his group Shape of Broad Minds, who released both their debut EP and album on Lex Records in the summer of 2007.
Jneiro grew up in Brooklyn, and moved out of the Brownsville section at the age of 5. His mother was in the army, and as a result, he lived in many places (Maryland, Arizona, Georgia, etc.). Finally touching down in Houston, Texas in the mid 80's, where his cousin "DJ Starr" put him on to hip hop at an early age.

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J. Cole

Jermaine Lamarr Cole (born January 28, 1985 in Frankfurt, Germany), better known simply as J. Cole, is an American rapper and producer from Fayetteville, North Carolina. He is best known for being the first artist to be signed to Jay-Z's label Roc Nation after Jay heard his single Lights Please. He released his debut mixtape The Come Up in 2007 and followed this up with 2009's The Warm Up and 2010's Friday Night Lights. He is now working on his highly anticipated but yet untitled debut album.

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Soul Khan

Soul Khan is a Brooklyn based MC by the way of Los Angeles. He's also a member of the underground rap group Brown Bag Allstars. Go to his website to download more of his music: http://soulkhan.com Click the links below for more up to date info:
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Ini

InI is hip hop superproducer Pete Rock's group along with Rob-O, and Pete's brother Grap Luva. InI's sole album Center of Attention was reportedly recorded in mid-90's, but got lost for several years and wasn't released until 2003. Some sources mention also Rass as a member, but as far as is known, he wasn't present when the album was recorded. The name InI refers to Rastafarian way of saying 'I and I', meaning 'we'. The cover of the Center of Attention album shows an often seen image of Haile Selassie, who is seen as God incarnate among followers of the Rastafari movement.

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Youngblood Brass Band

The YoungBlood Brass Band, started at Oregon high school under the name of "One lard biscuit"(1994-1998), is a brass band from Oregon, Wisconsin.
With sharp execution, sharp tongue, and a pick-up-and-go ethos, the Youngblood Brass Band cleanly fuses elements of brass band jazz and hip-hop. Since their debut in 1998 with the album Word On the Street, YBB have been a shotgun blast to the eardrum, demanding attention from all that have had the fortune to hear them while they tour both the US and Europe.

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Fingathing

Fingathing are an instrumental jazz / hip-hop band from Manchester, UK, comprising classically trained Double bass player Sneaky and DJ / turntablist Peter Parker. The duo first performed together as part of the backing band for Rae & Christian before teaming up. Over the course of the years, they have released several full length albums ; 'The Main Event' (2000), 'Superhero Music' (2002) and 'Fingathing and the Big Red Nebula Band' (2004), with a best of compilation following the year after.

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OPIUO

Imagine a precisely blended concoction of tight irresistible grooves, chunk fueled bouncy beats, luscious brooding soundscapes, and a bowl of scrumptious glitch. Welcome to the musical world of Opiuo. A self confessed music addict with a light hearted approach to life and art. Opiuo is at his best whilst hiding from the world, creating fun fueled music. Influences coming from everything, from life changing experiences, to mere cups of tea. Incorporating sounds as varied as jazz, reggae, funk, rock, psychedelia, and down right chunky goodness.

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Greg Osby

Saxophonist, composer, producer and educator Greg Osby has made an indelible mark on contemporary jazz as a leader of his own ensembles and as a guest artist with other acclaimed jazz groups of the past 20 years. Notable for his insightful and innovative approach to composition and performance of original jazz music, Osby is a shining beacon among the current generation of jazz musicians. He has earned numerous awards and critical acclaim for his recorded works and passionate live performances.

Read more about Greg Osby on Last.fm.

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Blu & Exile

Blu is definitely a leader in the new school of Los Angeles emcees. His presence is undeniable, while his music captivates audiences regardless of race, class, and gender. His delivery flows flawlessly, while his content reflects the joy and pain of working class youth everywhere. Exile is a producer, DJ and occasional emcee previously known for being a member of the duo Emanon, along with Aloe Blacc. His style of production is known for its "laid back soulful vibes" and is influenced by such producers as J Dilla and Madlib.

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