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Mega Ran

Random, aka Mega Ran. Teacher, Rapper, Hero. As one of the first independent artists to secure an exclusive licensing agreement with a major videogame developer, Random manages the unthinkable by dazzling retro gamers while garnering respect from Hip-Hop's harshest critics. Random's unique combination of fantasy and introspective hip-hop has found its way into movies, video games, and even coursework at several universities. By day, he is a middle school English teacher.

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The Knux

Composed of brothers Krispy Kream and Rah Al Millio, the Knux are an alternative rap duo who are musicians as well as singer/rappers. Born in New Orleans yet displaced by Hurricane Katrina, the musically schooled brothers began creating a stir nationally in late 2007 when they were the opening act for Common on his Finding Forever tour. Dressed in throwback Adidas zip-ups, fat gold chains, and altogether atypical contemporary rap attire, the Knux performed with a live band (the Symetrics) and DJ (DJ Cobra) and frequently left crowds puzzled and occasionally booing.

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Metal Fingers

Metal Fingers is one of the many alter-egos taken on by Hip-Hop artist MF DOOM. All of Metal Finger's works are instrumental, and are released in "volumes," each one being called "Special Herbs." The title of each track on the 10 "Special Herbs" volumes is named after an herb or flora. There is some confusion among the titles of the albums, because of how they overlap with previous volumes. For instance, "Special Herbs, Vol. 2" actually contains it's predecessor, "Special Herbs, Vol. 1," as the first 9 tracks of the album.

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Number 9

Stefan Bruinsma (17-08-1982), a.k.a. Number 9, was born and raised in the north of the Netherlands in a city called Groningen. At the age of 9 he discovered music was his passion, and he took his first piano lessons shortly followed by his first guitar lessons. After developing as a musician he encountered people that shared his vision on making music and performing on stage. At the age of 18 he chose the Rockacademy in Tilburg to develop as an artist and entrepreneur in the music industry. Up till now his life resulted in the following music projects:

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Flatbush Zombies

Flatbush Zombies is a hip-hop group consisting of Meech, Juice, and producer/rapper Erick Arc Elliott. They are located in the community of Flatbush in New York City. They have released a mix tape titled "D.R.U.G.S". and several music videos.

Flatbush Zombies on Last.fm.

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The Underachievers

The Underachievers are a hip-hop duo from Flatbush Avenue, NY consisting of Issa Dash (@ISSA_GOLD) and AK (@iunderachieve). They are currently signed to Flying Lotus' label Brainfeeder and released their debut mixtape INDIGOISM on February 1, 2013. These guys are lookin to spark a revolution in this rap game, and just in time seeing as the Age of Enlightenment is upon us. https://twitter.com/THEUALIFESTYLE

Read more about The Underachievers on Last.fm.

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