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 - 54% 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 - 39% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Dangerdoom - 37% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Blackalicious - 33% 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

Aesop Rock - 32% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Main Source - 32% 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 - 32% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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Mr. Lif - 32% 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

The Pharcyde - 31% 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

GZA - 29% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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J-Live - 29% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 2000s
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Jean-Jacques Cadet, 1976, Brooklyn, New York, USA. Hip-hop artist J-Live is probably better equipped at rhymes and raps than the average performer as he is a former junior high school English teacher. He began rapping at the age of 12, eventually attending college and interning at Rawshack Records simultaneously. Paying the bills with his aforementioned teaching job, J-Live Read more

KRS-One - 29% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lawrence Krisna Parker, 20 August 1965, the Bronx, New York City, New York, USA. The kingpin of Boogie Down Productions and a genuine hip-hop pioneer, at the peak of his career in the late 80s and early 90s KRS-One’s standing was reflected not only in terms of his music, but also his lecture tours of the USA, appearing at Yale, Harvard, and countless other institutions Read more

Madvillain - 29% 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

Pharoahe Monch - 29% match to Dr. Octagon

Genres: Urban & Rap
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