Dr. Octagon Similar Artists

Kool Keith - 86% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Keith Thornton, New York, USA. Under his Dr. Octagon pseudonym, hip-hop conceptualist and vocalist Kool Keith brilliantly rejected the genre’s appetite for brutal (supposed) reality, adopting the persona of a colour-shifting alien from Jupiter with a brain that glowed yellow, black, red, green and purple. Although the former member of Ultramagnetic MC’s had created Read more

Ultramagnetic MC's - 49% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Bronx, New York, USA-based four-piece rap troupe incorporated the best traditions of jazz and funk in their polished, rhythmic style. Having worked with Boogie Down Productions’ KRS-One among many others, the Ultramagnetic MC’s earned their reputation at the forefront of rap, pioneering the use of the sampler in hip-hop. They comprised Maurice Smith (aka Moe Love Read more

Dan The Automator - 30% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Electronic & Ambient Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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San Francisco, California, USA. Nakamura, a third generation Japanese American, creates music with enough proficiency and prolificacy to suggest he has superpowers to match his near comic book alter-ego, Dan The Automator. The legendary producer has worked with artists including Eels, Primal Scream, Cornershop and Jon Spencer Blues Explosion, Dr. Octagon, recorded all the ea Read more

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Peanut Butter Wolf - 27% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Funk Holiday & Seasonal Urban & Rap
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Prince Paul - 20% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Paul E. Huston, 2 April 1967, Amityville, Long Island, New York, USA. Alongside Daddy-O, Prince Paul is the second of Stetsasonic’s founding members to enjoy notable extra-curricular activities. Similarly his production credits take pride of place in his list of achievements. Probably his proudest moment came in helming De La Soul’s 1989 classic 3 Feet High And Ris Read more

Ghostface Killah - 17% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Blackalicious - 16% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Bay Area hip-hop duo, comprising MC The Gift Of Gab (Tim J. Parker, USA) and DJ Chief Xcel (b. Xavier Mosley, USA), has attracted the same attention as the members of the east coast-based Black Star crew for their promotion of a new ‘conscious’ rap agenda. Gab and Xcel debuted in 1995 with the acclaimed Melodica EP, setting out their stall on cuts such as  Read more

Jeru The Damaja - 16% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Kendrick Jeru Davis, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA. His stage name in full reading Jeru The Damaja: D Original Dirty Rotten Scoundrel. Jeru is a native New Yorker, whose name refers to the ‘first god’, son of Egyptian deities Osiris and Isis (his father was a Rastafarian). Having at one time earned a living changing tyres for Greyhound buses, he made his f Read more

Digable Planets - 15% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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US psychedelic jazz rappers who, along with Gang Starr, were hailed as the instigators of the genre. Contextually they were more accurately the legacy of De La Soul / P.M. Dawn’s Daisy-age rap, as can be detected from their colourful pseudonyms; Doodle Bug (Craig Irving, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA), Butterfly (b. Ishmael Butler, Brooklyn, New York, USA) and Ladybug Read more

Main Source - 15% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s
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There has been much swapping and shifting in the constantly evolving line-ups of the rap band Main Source, formed in Toronto, Canada, but based in New York. The original MCs were K-Cut and Sir Scratch, though Large Professor (Paul Mitchell) excused himself after their first album, which included choice cuts like ‘Just A Friendly Game Of Baseball’. Professor would g Read more

De La Soul - 14% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Hailing from Long Island, New York, USA, De La Soul was formed by Posdnous (Kelvin Mercer, 17 August 1969, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA), Trugoy the Dove (b. David Jude Joliceur, 21 September 1968, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA), and Pasemaster Mace (b. Vincent Lamont Mason Jnr., 27 March 1970, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA) who were contemporari Read more

DJ Shadow - 14% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Dance Electronic & Ambient Music Videos & Concerts R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
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Eric B. & Rakim - 14% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Queens, New York, USA-based rap duo comprised Eric Barrier (Elmhurst, New York, USA) and William ‘Rakim’ Griffin (b. William Griffin Jnr., Long Island, New York, USA), using additional musicians such as Sefton the Terminator and Chad Jackson as required. Rakim was the lyricist, Eric B the DJ, or, as Rakim himself put it in ‘I Ain’t No Joke’:  Read more

Raekwon - 13% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Corey Woods, 12 January 1970, New York, USA. Raekwon is a long-standing member of the Wu-Tang Clan, Staten Island’s seminal hip-hop crew. Following the release of their 1993 debut Enter The Wu-Tang (36 Chambers), several of the members released solo projects. Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx … followed albums by Method Man (Tical) and Ol’ Dirty Bastard ( Read more

The Pharcyde - 13% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This spaced-out rap crew originally comprised Imani Wilcox, Bootie Brown (Romye Robinson), Slim Kid (b. Tré Hardson) and Fat Lip (b. Derrick Stewart). Based in Los Angeles, California, USA, their goofy, fast-talking style defied the early 90s rash of gangsta vinyl from that area with a dogma-deflating blend of cool, loopy rhythms and cultural lyrics. Hardson, Robinson Read more


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