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Dr. Octagon

Dr. Octagon is one of Kool Keith's many alter egos. His initial release as Dr. Octagon was 1996's Dr. Octagonecologyst, on which he collaborated with Dan the Automator Nakamura and DJ QBert. After the name was dropped in favour of Dr. Dooom, it was widely believed that it wouldn't be used again until the release of 2006's The Return of Dr. Octagon, which Keith maintains was changed and released without his consent.

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Alphabetix

Alphabetix is a Leeds based crew comprising 3 MCs -ABD, Angel S & MrRis and DJ Sir+. Alphabetix have been playing out sets nationally for the past 5 years, and have supported Foreign Beggars, Klashnekoff, Jack Flash, Skinnyman, Task Force, Chemo, IRS & Kashmere amongst others. Regulars on the Leeds scene Alphabetix are also part of a larger collective called Northern Hostility running 27 members strong.

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Triple Darkness

Triple darkness was born out of the coming together of the formula known as phalanx heresy and one of britains most serious verbal marksmen m9ine after his heavy featuring on the anathema album both partys agreed that coming together would only strengthen and consolidate the vision which both had uniting under one banner as the triple darkness was the only way forward. under this new force we have Nasheron a dart thrower in every sense of the word his shuriken katanaz technique of writing unparalleled on these shores...

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Cormega

Cory McKay (born 1970 in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn) , better known as Cormega or "MC Cor", is an American emcee best known for his vivid and poignant narratives about inner-city life. Cormega came up as part of the early-'90s Queensbridge, Queens, New York scene that also fostered such name acts as Nas and Mobb Deep, among many others (not to mention the preceding generation of artists affiliated with Marley Marl and the Juice Crew).

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Cipher

There are several artists with this name: 1) Canadian-based duo.
2) Hard core/metal band from Long Beach, New York.
3) Ambient duo of Theo Travis and Dave Sturt.
4) New Wave / Postpunk band from L.A. (1977-83) 1) Canadian-based hip hop duo whose album 360 Degrees came to prominance on the Canadian scene in the mid-90s.
Cipher is producer Clean, providing an atmospheric blend of smokey jams, late-night jazz and ambient synths whilst rapper G2, brings true microphone talent to the mix.

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ScienZe

In his official bio, Booth newcomer ScienZe explains that he adopted his stage name because, if “science is the study of all things,” then “(he is) the study of hip-hop.” That’s one lofty claim – does the Brooklynite truly personify the entire body of knowledge we call hip-hop? http://scienzeclass.com/

Read more about ScienZe on Last.fm.

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Thundamentals

Like the rugged nature of their NSW homestead, Blue Mountains’ 4-man crew (Tuka, Jeswon, Tommy Fiasko and DJ Morgs)
Thundamentals have forged their style from the peaks and valleys of traditional funk, soul, and Latin-based music. With the ink from their signatures just drying, the latest additions to the Obese Records stable are set to ride the wave of their upcoming self-titled label debut. Having come together during their formative years...

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