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Blu & Exile

Blu is definitely a leader in the new school of Los Angeles emcees. His presence is undeniable, while his music captivates audiences regardless of race, class, and gender. His delivery flows flawlessly, while his content reflects the joy and pain of working class youth everywhere. Exile is a producer, DJ and occasional emcee previously known for being a member of the duo Emanon, along with Aloe Blacc. His style of production is known for its "laid back soulful vibes" and is influenced by such producers as J Dilla and Madlib.

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Joe See

Joe See real name Joseph Chaganiza is a solo artist on an independent record label called RAGTIME MUSIC. The Zimbabwean born music artist has been involved in music production as well as writing from his early teens. Joe's musical influences range from jazz artists such as Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Fats Waller, Mamie Smith to Hip Hop performers such as Tribe called Quest, Dela Soul Moss Def and Guru and to Classical composers such as Beethoven, Debussy and millions more. Joe's musical journey began a little over decade ago as a producer / programmer.

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Lyrics Born

Lyrics Born (a.k.a. Asia Born) is Tom Shimura (b. 1972), originally from Berkeley, California, though through his childhood he lived in Tokyo, Japan, and Salt Lake City, Utah. He began his hip hop career while at college at UC Davis, where he was a DJ at the college station KDVS. He is a founding member of the group of artists known as Quannum Projects. He is also one half of the group Latyrx with fellow MC Lateef The Truth Speaker.

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Lupe Fiasco

Wasalu Muhammad Jaco (born February 16, 1982 in Chicago, Illinois), better known by his stage name Lupe Fiasco, is a Grammy Award-winning American hip-hop artist and producer. He first became known to the mainstream hip-hop community in 2005 when he appeared on Kanye West's album Late Registration on the track "Touch the Sky." In 2006 Lupe released his debut album, Lupe Fiasco's Food & Liquor on Atlantic Records, and in December 2007 he released his second full length album, Lupe Fiasco's The Cool.

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Agent X

There are multiple artists by the name Agent X. 1) An underground Hip-Hop artist from Los Angeles, California.
http://agentx.bandcamp.com/ 2) A British record production, songwriting and DJ team, originally founded as a duo in London by Music College classmates Greg Bonnick and Leon Price, adding Hayden Chapman and Peter Renshaw to the collective in 2009. The music genres include Dance, Urban and Pop. 3) 80's hard rock band from Hollywood, CA

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Layla

There are four artists named Layla:
1. Australian rapper
2. Slovak singer
3. Japanese band
4. American indie band 1. Layla is a by-product of the seemingly endless talent flowing from the West Australian music scene. As a lyricist, poet and pen smith Layla does not ever mince words. Her effortless delivery and strong emphasis on subject matter have become a trademark of her sound. --------------------------------------------------

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