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Chance The Rapper

Chance The Rapper is an 20 year old MC from Chicago. Chance first made some noise on the Chicago hip-hop blog Fake Shore Drive with his video for Nostalgia in early 2011. Since then Chance has building a steady buzz around Chicago with songs such as Brain Cells, Long Time & Fuck You Tahm Bout. Chance has just released 10 Day which was conceived during a 10 day suspension from High School his senior year. You can download 10 Day here: http://www.mediafire.com/?pbdqzlep63kljg4

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JJ DOOM

JJ DOOM is a collaboration between producer Jneiro Jarel and the masked hip-hop artist MF DOOM. Their debut collaborative album, titled KEY TO THE KUFFS, is scheduled to be released on August 21, 2012 via Lex Records. Key to the Kuffs features guest appearances from Beth Gibbons (of Portishead), Damon Albarn (of Blur/Gorillaz), Boston Fielder, and Jneiro Jarel's fellow partner from the duo Willie Isz, Khujo Goodie (of Goodie Mob).

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Crazy Town

Crazy Town is a hip-hop/rock band formed in Los Angeles, CA, USA in 1995 by Bret Mazur and Seth Binzer. The band is best known for their 2001 single, "Butterfly", which reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Members of the band mix elements of hip-hop and rock but are mainly alternative hip-hop. As a group, they have released two studio albums, The Gift of Game and Darkhorse. Their debut album was certified Platinum by the RIAA.

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Fashawn

Born in 1988 in Fresno, California, Fashawn grew up in a virtually parentless home. His father was incarcerated, while his mom was focused on feeding her drug addiction - a combination that caused a boy to become a man quicker than most. Placed in a group home by child services at the age of 12, Fashawn found solace in music, and began writing rhymes to escape the less than desirable hand he had been dealt so early in life.

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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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TZU

TZU are an Australian hip hop group, originating from Melbourne, Victoria. The group formed in 1999 as a side project combining members of Curse Ov Dialect and Pan. Members include Joelistics, Countbounce, Pasobionic and Yeroc. They are known for live shows with significant crowd involvement where they will often involve local MCs, and have been known to invite the entire audience on stage. TZU differs from typical hip hop groups because they use instruments in their performances.

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Cadence Weapon

Cadence Weapon continues to firmly establish his legacy as a sonic pioneer while constantly pushing the rap and electronic music envelope. Following his critically-acclaimed, Polaris Music Prize nominated albums Breaking Kayfabe and Afterparty Babies and a two year term as Edmonton’s Poet Laureate, he returns with his new album Hope In Dirt City this Spring. A clearly defined and emotionally mature statement of intent, Hope In Dirt City represents the culmination of these experiences.

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Consequence

There is more than one artist with this name: 1. Dexter Raymond Mills, Jr. (born June 14, 1977 in Queens, New York), better known by his stage name Consequence, is an American hip hop artist. 2. Consequence (Cameron Mclaren), a artist, pioneering the new minimal style of . His first album, Live For Never, was released on D-Bridge's Exit record label in November, 2009.

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Funkoars

The Funkoars are an Australian hip hop act from Adelaide, Australia and formed in 1999. Funkoars were founded on the unique personalities of four individuals. These larger than life musicians were drawn to each other not just from a love of music, but their light hearted and jovial outlook on life. It’s these personalities coupled with their prodigious talent that has brought Funkoars their success. The energetic and humorous nature of their lyrics is not something that can be emulated.

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