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Damu The Fudgemunk

Born and raised in Washington DC, Damu The Fudgemunk has been building a loyal fanbase through his soulful, multi-layered beats, which he crafts using little more than an Akai MPC 2000, a huge record collection and a stack of floppy discs. Damu is currently one half of the duo Y Society, along with Boston emcee…

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TMCT – ALLYOU

From a love of emotive soul, jazz, raw hip hop and more came an assortment of inspired sound parts re-formed creating something new whilst retaining the original sentiment. TMCT BANDCAMP  

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Apani

Apani (in mid/late 90s known as Apani B-Fly Emcee) is a female MC from Hollis, Queens, New York. She is a founding member of the hip hop super-group Polyrhythm Addicts, along with fellow members DJ Spinna, Mr. Complex, and Shabaam Sahdeeq. Apani emerged from New York City’s underground hip hop scene in the 90’s. Over…

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Funky DL

Back in 1995 a 17-year-old MC took to the hip-hop scene in the UK. Armed only with a few demos and oblivious of how to prosper in the music industry, little did he know he would end up being one of the few pioneers of hip-hop in the UK. Funky DL started earning props when…

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Five Deez

Five Deez is an American hip-hop group based in Cincinnati, Ohio and a part of the Wanna Battle collective, which also includes DJ Hi-Tek, Talib Kweli, Rubix, and Lone Catalysts. Consisting of Fat Jon the Ample Soul Physician (John Marshall), Pase Rock, Kyle David (a.k.a. Chilly Most), and Sonic, the group released their debut album,…

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Substantial

Substantial is synonymous with hip-hop, from the U.V. Ink label he launched, to the lyrical dexterity of his common-man flow. His debut solo album, To This Union A Sun Was Born (Hyde Out Productions), did well everywhere, especially in Japan where it hit the Top 10. This success set off a career touring Asia, Europe…

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Fat Jon

Fat Jon the Ample Soul Physician (born John Marshall) is an American hip-hop producer and emcee from Cincinnati, Ohio and one of the four members of Five Deez, alongside Pase Rock, Sonic, and Kyle David (a.k.a. Chilly Most). He debuted in 1998 for contributing to Doseone’s album ‘Hemispheres’ as a producer. He has gained fame…

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Kondor

Kondor (real name: Konrad Gogosz) is a Jazzy, mellow hip-hop producer from Poland. He has thus far released 3 official albums in Japan. He also has a new album: Escapism upcoming in september 2015. 2008 – Peace Of Mind 2010 – Peace Of Body 2011 – Peace Of Soul 2011- Beyond The Clouds 2. Kondor…

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Nomak

Nomak ( ノ ー マ ー ク , Nomaku ? ) Or DJ Nomak 1 is a Japanese Hip-Hop artist and producer. He began his career in 2005 by releasing the album Combine but it was in 2006 with the albums Wonderin ‘View and Fantastic View that he made himself known. In the same line…

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Nujabes

Jun Seba (瀬場潤 Seba Jun?, February 7, 1974 – February 26, 2010) was a Japanese hip hop producer and DJ who recorded under the name Nujabes (ヌジャベス Nujabesu?), the reverse spelling of his name in Japanese order. Nujabes mastered sampling to create music, digging frequently in latin music. Nujabes was also owner of the Shibuya…

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History of lo-fi hip hop?

[dropcap size=big]I[/dropcap]nstrumental hip hop was previously known as a style of music that produced either groundbreaking pieces of conceptual art or instrumentals from a specific album, such as Dr. Dre’s 2001: Instrumentals Only. What this new, underground movement presents in the genre is a wave of DIY beat-makers producing lo-fi and often nostalgic pieces of…

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