Dr. Octagon Similar Artists

Kool Keith - 98% 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 - 56% 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

Aceyalone - 42% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Dangerdoom - 38% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Blackalicious - 35% 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

GZA - 35% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Aesop Rock - 34% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Main Source - 34% 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

MF Doom - 34% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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The Pharcyde - 34% 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

Madvillain - 33% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Respected US underground producer Madlib (Otis Jackson Jnr.) and emcee MF Doom (b. Daniel Dumile, 9 January 1971, London, England) joined forces in 2004 to offer their superhero-inspired debut, Madvillainy. MF Doom was raised in New York, but is based in Atlanta, Georgia where he has recorded under many different guises, including Zev Love X, King Geedorah and Viktor Vaughn Read more

Black Sheep - 32% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Rap duo comprising Andre ‘Dres’ Titus (Sanford, North Carolina, USA) and William ‘Mista Lawnge’ McLean (b. 11 December 1970, Sanford, North Carolina, USA), who are based in the Bronx, New York, though they actually met in North Carolina in 1983. Titus’ father, an army officer, was stationed there, while McLean’s mother had relocated to the state Read more

Prince Paul - 32% 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

Gang Starr - 31% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: R&B / Soul Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Arguably hip-hop’s most literate, challenging act on both musical and lyrical fronts, Gang Starr comprises Guru Keith E (Keith Elam, 17 July 1966, Roxbury, Massachusetts, USA; vocals/lyrics) and DJ Premier (b. Christopher Martin, 21 March 1966, Houston, Texas, USA; music). Guru (Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal) was born the son of a Boston municipal and superior court Read more

Mr. Lif - 31% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jeffrey Haynes, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. This Berkley, California-based rapper draws influence from hip-hop illuminati such as Gang Starr rapper Guru, KRS-One, Rakim and, most pointedly, Public Enemy’s Chuck D. and sets peers such as Aesop Rock, Cannibal Ox and El-P as his benchmarks, to create hip-hop that is funky and political. Haynes is part of the Rebel Alliance Read more


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