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Poison Pen

Rhyming is an art form. Just like painting, dancing and hustling. If you don't know the techniques of the genre you can easily be swept off your feet. Enter Hip Hop staple, Poison Pen, a battle MC turned street prophet. The Brooklynite started in 1996 at the first online radio station 88HipHop.com, before tearing through the streets as the undefeated champ of the NYC MC battle circuit. After participating in the Blaze Battle...

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Dilated Peoples

Dilated Peoples is a hip-hop group that has achieved great fame in the underground hip-hop community, although their only real mainstream success was the song This Way, a 2004 collaboration with Kanye West. DJ Babu (from the DJ crew Beat Junkies), Evidence, and Rakaa joined together in 1992 in Los Angeles, CA and released Third Degree and Work The Angles, which were quickly established as favorites in the underground scene and among rap critics.

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The Herd

There is more than one band called The Herd. 1. The Herd is a hip-hop group from suburban Sydney. They have released four full-length albums since 2001's self-titled debut. Unusually for a hip-hop outfit, The Herd's full band format permits dynamic live shows. The Herd's members include MCs Ozi Batla, Urthboy and Berzerkatron, Unkle Ho (beats), Traksewt (piano accordion, clarinet and beats), Sulo (beats and guitar), Toe-Fu (guitar), Rok Poshtya (bass) and singer Jane Tyrrell. Their songs often feature politically-oriented lyrics.

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Black Magic

There is more than one artist with the name Black Magic: 1. He is an artist from belgium with
spanish blood,who plays on many instruments
and makes music with every sound or noise.
He makes house,drum and base,breakbeat,
orchestrals,instrumentals,ballads,old skool,
scratch beats,lounge and ambient for himself.
He creates also music for R.A.S.,a hip hop crew and
played bass guitar in a rock group called dirty deluxe.
Mr. Magic made the album 21st century in 2008. www.terrorrec.com

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Q-Tip

Q-Tip (born Jonathan Davis on November 20, 1970 in New York City), is an American rapper, actor, and record producer, and is the former leader of the group A Tribe Called Quest, from which he was also known as "Abstract". He converted to Islam in the mid-1990s, and changed his name to Kamaal Ibn John Fareed. The Q in Q-Tip's stage name stands for Queens, the borough of New York City from which he hails. It is also said to be a name that represents his ability to get into one’s ears. He also refers to himself as The Abstract (originally The Abstract Poetic) and Kamaal the Abstract.

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MC Sniper

Recording artist and founder of underground hip-hop crew Buddha Baby, MC Sniper is considered a controversial and influential musician in South Korea. He Debuted in 2002 with the album "So Sniper..." and immediately became recognized for acrid lyrics that challenged economic, governmental, and societal conditions. His backdrop: a powerful mixture of hip-hop and traditional Korean music. He is credited with discovering and producing 배치기 (Baechigi), a hip-hop group whose popularity is now exponentially increasing.

Read more about MC Sniper on Last.fm.

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Cut Killer

Cut Killer is the French's answer to Funkmaster Flex. He has helped bring French Hip-Hop to a bigger audience and seems to have performed collaborations with French's best, Supreme NTM, Shurik'n, Fonk Family etc. His mixing style is a cut upbeat hip-hop, funk, soul break set which has great rhythm. Cut Killers was first heard by many when he had a brief part playing a mix out of the window on French Film "La Haine" (KRS 1 Sound of Da Police with Edith Piaf - Je ne regrette rien) More recently he has been collaborating with DJ Abdul to create more R+B style mix CDs.

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Hermitude

Now residing in Sydney, Luke Dubs and Elgusto grew up in the Blue Mountains where they took up musical instruments at a young age. They’ve played together with Elgusto’s sister Aja in a funk/jazz group called Funk Injection since their early teens. Elgusto has DJ'd and played percussion with Paulmac and The Dissociatives... He’s also played with The Bird, Wes Carr, Explanetary, The Herd, Upshot and Paulmac. You can also check his DJing at various events and clubs.

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