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The Optimen

The Optimen are an Australian hip hop group, originating from Brisbane, Queensland.
The crew consisting of Sammsonite, Datsun, K-West and DJ Damage released their first album "02 Breath Control" in 2002. The album 02 Breath Control is a solid Hip-Hop journey with little emphasis on the battle style that seems to be so prevalent in Aus releases. They tend to focus on entertaining picture painting style tracks with solid but not too technical flows.

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Iman

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) Iman is a British female vocalist Iman Osman. Her track Who Was I Trying to Fool was featured on Gilles Peterson's Brownswood Bubblers album. http://www.myspace.com/imanmusic
2) Iman is the new alias of Andy Moor a DJ/producer/remixer from Stoke On Trent, UK.
3) Iman is a 70's Spanish band.
4) Iman is a Tejano/Norte

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Hard Target

Hard Target is one of the best underground rappers in America right now. His lyrics are powerful and have a total sense of meaning..unlike alot of these commercial rappers. Hit him up on Soundclick. So far he's got 8 CD's under his belt. 3 solo albums, 3 group mixtapes with his group "Black Ops" (which is Hard Target & Chief), and 2 solo mixtapes. Over 70 show's in 2005 alone. He's performed @ Weslyn University in Illnois.

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Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar (born June 17, 1987) is a rapper from Compton, California and is a member of Black Hippy collective along with members Jay Rock, Ab-Soul and ScHoolBoy Q. His music is largely influenced by the works of Tupac Shakur, Jay-Z, Nas and DMX. He released the Kendrick Lamar EP in 2009, the critically acclaimed O(verly) D(edicated) mix tape in 2010 and most recently, his 2011 digital album Section.80, released under Top Dawg Entertainment.

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Casper

1) Benjamin Griffey, better known as "Casper", is a german rapper from Bielefeld. Casper startet writing rhymes as a child while still growing up in Augusta, Georgia. One thing lead to the other and his mother decided to move on out to Germany. After concentrating on his metalcore band for two years, "A Fear Called Treason", he decided to record a hip hop mixtape called "Die Welt hört mich" in 2006. On May 9, 2008, Casper released his first album "Hin zur Sonne".

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Noah

There are multiple artists to be found under the name Noah: [1] Noah was an American late 60's psychedelic rock band. Their only recorded album was not released until 1995. [2] Noah is Jens Buchert ( http://www.jens-buchert.com/ ). [3] Noah is a dutch allround coverband based in Nijmegen. The line-up consists of: Robert (voc, git)
Chantal van Brummelen (voc)
Vincent (dr, perc)
Michiel (git, voc)
Kobus Groen (b, voc)
Berry (key, voc) http://www.noahonline.nl/

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Roscoe

Roscoe (born David Williams in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a West Coast rapper from Hawthorne, California. He is also a younger brother of Tha Dogg Pound member Kurupt. Roscoe was only 15 when he rapped on his first track, Roscoe was introduced to the rap industry by his brother, Tha Dogg Pound MC and former Death Row Records associate Kurupt. A native of Philadelphia, Roscoe was ten years old when he flew to California to watch his brother lay down tracks for Tha Dogg Pound's debut album Dogg Food.

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Kid Koala

Eric San is no ordinary DJ. While his peers dream of euphoric crowds and killer drops, Eric is thinking up characters, creating story-lines and building plots. “I try and make little stories. Whether it’s with a pencil or with bits of records, it’s really the same thing.” One of his latest projects, Nufonia Must Fall, is a perfect example. A story about a robot trying to impress a girl, it’s a comic book with a CD soundtrack and a mini chess set all in one. “When I was a kid, all my 7-inchers had books and pictures to go with them.

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