Music Style: Alternative Rap

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  1. Queen Latifah

    Queen Latifah

    329,917 views
    American musician

  2. Missy Elliott

    Missy Elliott

    233,592 views
    Rapper, singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, dancer

  3. Common

    Common

    171,258 views
    African-American rapper from Chicago, Illinois

  4. Lauryn Hill

    Lauryn Hill

    162,712 views
    American singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, actress

  5. Erykah Badu

    Erykah Badu

    157,811 views
    American singer

  6. Busta Rhymes

    Busta Rhymes

    135,020 views
    Rapper, hip hop musician

  7. The Black Eyed Peas

    The Black Eyed Peas

    86,607 views

    The Black Eyed Peas are an American hip hop group, consisting of rappers will.i.am, apl.de.ap, Taboo, and singer Fergie. Originally an alternative hip hop group, they subsequently added R&B, pop and EDM/dance influences. Although the group was founded in Los Angeles in 1995, it was not until the release of their third album Elephunk in 2003 that they found widespread acclaim and achieved high record sales. Since that time, the group has sold an estimated 76 million records (35 million albums and 41 million singles), making them one of the world's best-selling groups of all time. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the Black Eyed Peas were the second-best-selling artist/group of all time for downloaded tracks, with over 42 million sales as of the end of 2011.


  8. Wyclef Jean

    Wyclef Jean

    45,892 views
    Haitian musician, record producer, and politician

  9. Q-Tip

    Q-Tip

    42,086 views
    Best rapper to ever live

  10. Everlast

    Everlast

    31,849 views
    American, Musician

  11. Outkast

    Outkast

    30,396 views

    Outkast (stylized as OutKast) is an American hip hop duo formed in 1992, in East Point, Atlanta, Georgia, composed of Atlanta-based rappers André "André 3000" Benjamin (formerly known as Dré) and Antwan "Big Boi" Patton. They were originally known as Two Shades Deep but later changed the group's name to OutKast. The group's original musical style was a mixture of Dirty South and G-funk. Subsequently however, funk, soul, rock, electronic music, spoken word poetry, jazz and blues elements have been added to the group's musical palette.


  12. Mos Def

    Mos Def

    30,153 views
    American rapper and actor.

  13. Beastie Boys

    Beastie Boys

    24,591 views

    Beastie Boys were an American hip hop band from New York City, formed in 1981. For the majority of its career, the group consisted of three MCs and musicians Michael "Mike D" Diamond (vocals, drums), Adam "MCA" Yauch (vocals, bass) and Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz (vocals, guitar).


  14. Cypress Hill

    Cypress Hill

    24,265 views

    Cypress Hill is an American hip hop group from South Gate, California. Cypress Hill was the first Latino-American hip hop group to have platinum and multi-platinum albums, selling over 18 million albums worldwide. They are considered an early and seminal West Coast rap and Hip hop, being critically acclaimed for their first two groundbreaking albums. The band has also been important for the advocacy of medical and recreational use of cannabis in the United States.


  15. The Roots

    The Roots

    13,474 views

    The Roots are an American hip hop/neo soul band, formed in 1987 by Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter and Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. The Roots are known for a jazzy and eclectic approach to hip-hop featuring live musical instruments. Malik B., Leonard "Hub", and Josh Abrams were added to the band (formerly named "The Square Roots").


  16. Neneh Cherry

    Neneh Cherry

    13,258 views
    Swedish singer-songwriter

  17. Lupe Fiasco

    Lupe Fiasco

    11,094 views
    Rapper

  18. RZA

    RZA

    10,785 views
    American, Rapper

  19. Fugees

    Fugees

    4,802 views

    Fugees ˈfz (formerly Tranzlator Crew) were an American hip hop group who rose to fame in the mid-1990s. Their repertoire included elements of hip hop, soul and Caribbean music, particularly reggae. The members of the group were rapper/singer/producer Wyclef Jean, rapper/singer/producer Lauryn Hill, and rapper Pras Michel. Deriving their name from the term refugee, Jean and Pras are Haitian, while Hill is American. The group recorded two albums—one of which, The Score (1996), was a multi-platinum and Grammy-winning success and contains their hit single "Killing Me Softly"—before disbanding in 1997. Hill and Jean each went on to successful solo recording careers; Michel focused on soundtrack recordings and acting, though he found commercial success with his song "Ghetto Supastar". In 2007, MTV ranked them the 9th greatest Hip-hop group of all time.


  20. Swollen Members

    Swollen Members

    4,653 views

    Swollen Members is a 4-time Juno Award winning platinum-selling Canadian hip hop group from Vancouver, British Columbia, consisting mainly of the duo Madchild and Prevail. Frequent collaborators include vocalist Moka Only (who was actually a member of the group for a short period of time in the mid-1990s when the group was formed, and then again from 2002 to 2005) and producer Rob the Viking, an official group member since 2002. Swollen Members has released five studio albums, one greatest hits album and 2 compilations, as well as numerous other singles.


  21. De La Soul

    De La Soul

    4,019 views
    Personality

  22. A Tribe Called Quest

    A Tribe Called Quest

    3,927 views

    A Tribe Called Quest was an American hip hop group that was formed in 1985, and is composed of MC/producer Q-Tip, MC Phife Dawg aka Phife Diggy (Malik Taylor), and DJ/producer Ali Shaheed Muhammad. A fourth member, rapper Jarobi White, left the group after their first album in 1991. He continued to contribute to the band sporadically before rejoining for their 2006 reunion. Along with De La Soul, the group was a central part of the Native Tongues Posse, and enjoyed the most commercial success out of all the groups to emerge from that collective. Many of their songs, such as "Bonita Applebum", "Can I Kick It?", "I Left My Wallet in El Segundo", "Scenario", "Check the Rhime", "Jazz (We've Got)", "Award Tour" and "Electric Relaxation" are regarded as classics by the hip hop community. The group released five albums between 1990 and 1998; it disbanded in 1998. In 2006, the group reunited and toured the US. The group is regarded as iconic pioneers of alternative hip hop music, having helped to pave the way for many innovative artists. John Bush of Allmusic called them "the most intelligent, artistic rap group during the 1990s," while the editors of About.com ranked them #4 on their list of the "25 Best Rap Groups of All Time." In 2005, A Tribe Called Quest received a Special Achievement Award at the Billboard R&B Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta. In 2007, the group was formally honored at the 4th VH1 Hip Hop Honors. Q-Tip has stated that their last performances as a group took place during Kanye West's 2013 The Yeezus Tour.


  23. Daniel Dumile

    Daniel Dumile

    3,809 views
    Rapper, hip hop music producer

  24. Murs

    Murs

    2,901 views

  25. Rah Digga

    Rah Digga

    2,785 views
    American, Singer

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