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The Coup

The Coup is a group based in Oakland, California. It formed as a three-member group in 1992 with rappers (Raymond) Boots Riley and E-Roc along with DJ Pam the Funkstress. E-Roc left on amicable terms after the group's second album, but appears on the track "Breathing Apparatus" on The Coup's third album, Steal This Album. The group is now a duo. The Coup, part of the sub-genre of political hip hop, is politically radical and Marxist in their music, and align themselves with other radical hip-hop groups like dead prez.

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Drapht

Drapht is a solo hip-hop Emcee from Perth, Western Australia. Drapht (born Paul Ridge) is from Perth, Australia. His father, Gary Ridge, a jazz drummer, introduced Drapht to music at a very young age. Paul had his first taste of hip hop at the age of eight. The name Drapht is based on a Swan Brewery beer, Swan Draught, which was displayed on a watch that his father brought home when he was 13 or 14.

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Viktor Vaughn

Alter ego of rapper Daniel Dumile. Other alter egos include MF DOOM, Metal Fingers and King Geedorah. The name Viktor Vaughn comes from Victor Von Doom, the real name of Fantastic Four arch-enemy Dr. Doom. Doom stated, in the song 'Doom on Vik': "Vik is more cutting edge, whatever the new stuff is or these new MC's are doing. But he still appreciates the old school art of rhyming. So there's still a level of sincerity to Viktors stuff, but it's still younger and newer, you know what I'm saying? And he rhymes over whatever beat, it don't matter.

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Goodfellas

We are a 4-piece emotional/post-hardcore band for the Midlands. We started out in late 2011 and have been playing shows with touring bands coming into Leicester, United Kingdom . Our first single was released in May 2012 and have now released our debut E.P 'The Harmony of Love', produced by Jamie Ward (Maybeshewill, Dark Dark Horse) In the coming months Goodfellas will be branching out to other cities in the UK.

Read more about Goodfellas on Last.fm.

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Blackalicious

Gift Of Gab (Tim Parker) and Chief Xcel (Xavier Mosley) met at John F. Kennedy High School in 1987 in Sacramento, California and formed the group in the early 1990s. They released their first recording, "Swan Lake", on . The Solesides Crew consisted of the duo, as well as other friends of theirs they had met at University of California - Davis, including DJ Shadow, Lyrics Born and Lateef The Truth Speaker. The single was an underground hit, but label trouble prevented the duo from immediately capitalizing on their fame.

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The Program

1) Brooklyn bred rappers and producers Vlad and Pro are out on a mission. That mission is to spread their brand of hip hop to as many people as possible. They believe they can accomplish this goal because to simply put it, their music is bangin'. Pro, the Bed-Stuy representative has a distinctive fast pace aggressive flow. Although he originally hated his high pitch voice, he has learned to become comfortable with it and now appreciates the fact that it separates him from the rest of the pack. Vlad, the Flatbush representative is the ying to Pro's yang.

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Destro

1. Destro (of Boom Bap Project)
As a founding member of Oldominon and Boom Bap Project, Destro's ability to adapt to beats and concepts on opposite ends of the spectrum has become his trademark. By first earning a name battling emcees from Portland to Seattle, Destro has a deep respect for both the history and the evolution of hip hop and has rocked shows across the country opening for act's such as Blackalicious, Dilated Peoples, Wu-Tang Clan, Mos Def, The Roots, Living Legends, Hieroglyphics, Blacksheep and others.

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