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Street Hop Magazine’s Top 20 Underground Artists To Lookout For In 2008

We’ve been getting a lot of music over the past couple of months, so we thought we’d put together a top 20 list of Underground emcees you need to check for in 2008. Please note that the list is in no particular order! Contact: streethopmag@aol.com or myspace.com/streethopmagazine let us know what you think!

01: iCON The Mic King
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Current / Upcoming Project: The Season Of Our Discontent
Record Label: Uprising Records
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/iconthemicking

02: Mr. Live
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Current / Upcoming Project: The Bang Theory
Record Label: Drama Class Entertainment
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/mrlive

03: Dynas
Location: Miami, FL
Current / Upcoming Project: The Apartment
Record Label: Badgramma Records
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/dynas

04: Wordsmith
Location: Baltimore, MD
Current / Upcoming Project: The Revolution Begins With A Takeover Vol. 2
Record Label: Nu Revolution Entertainment
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/classicwordsmithmusic

05: Muja Messiah
Location: Minneapolis, MA
Current / Upcoming Project: MPLS Massacre
Record Label: Black Corners Entertainment
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/mujamessiah

06: Access Immortal
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Current / Upcoming Project: American Me
Record Label: Introspect Records
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/accessimmortal

07: Prince Ali
Location: Toronto, CA
Current / Upcoming Project: I Miss 1994
Record Label: Unsigned
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/pamusiconline

08: Praverb The Wyse
Location: Stafford, VA
Current / Upcoming Project: The Gospel Is Free
Record Label: Domination Recordings
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/pvizzle

09: Ankh Amen Ra
Location: Rochester, NY
Current / Upcoming Project: Face The Day Come What May
Record Label: Rebel Mixtapes LLC
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/ankhamenramusic

10: Cyrano aka Cy Yung
Location: Raleigh, NC
Current / Upcoming Project: The Return Of Reel Hip Hop
Record Label: Backpackers Annonymous
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/cyranoakacyyung

11: Journalist 103
Location: Detroit, MI
Current / Upcoming Project: The Novelty
Record Label: Pen & Blade
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/journalist103

12: Sic Osyrus
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Current / Upcoming Project: Siconomics
Record Label: Inasirkl Music Group
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/sicosyrus1

13: Barak Yalad
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Current / Upcoming Project: A Loss Of Words
Record Label: Rawkus Records
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/barakyalad

14: Vandalyzm
Location: St. Louis, MO
Current / Upcoming Project: Megatron Majors
Record Label: Hall Of Justus Records
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/vandalyzm

15: Cymarshall Law
Location: New Jersey, NJ
Current / Upcoming Project: Global Connection
Record Label: Freedom Entertainment
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/cymarshalllaw

16: Fred Knuxx
Location: Wilmington, De
Current / Upcoming Project: Delafornia
Record Label: Starcore Entertainment
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/fredknuxx

17: Hassaan Mackey
Location: Rochester, NY
Current / Upcoming Project: Soul For Sale
Record Label: Rawkus Records
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/hassaanmackey

18: Tislam The Great
Location: Baltimore, MD
Current / Upcoming Project: Inner Struggle
Record Label: Godsense Productions
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/tislamthegreat

19: Sha Stimuli
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Current / Upcoming Project: Cinderella Man
Record Label: Unsigned
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/shastimuli

20: Dominique Larue
Location: Columbus, OH
Current / Upcoming Project: The Feeling Vol. 2
Record Label: Clockwize Records
Myspace Page:
www.myspace.com/flowspitta

March 20, 2008 - Posted by | News | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

7 Comments »

  1. i haven’t heard alot of them but i’ll be checking for them now!

    Comment by joshrodriguez | March 20, 2008 | Reply

  2. Vandalyzm-Megatron Majorz sampler: http://www.zshare.net/audio/5190412f9e71ac/
    Mixed by Trackstar the DJ

    More mixes available for free at http://www.djtrackstar.com

    Comment by djtrackstar | March 31, 2008 | Reply

  3. Wordsmith is hot… He is fasure number one unsigned out there

    Comment by Big okeekefa | April 1, 2008 | Reply

  4. Yea thats a dope list… I been hearing alot about Fred Knuxx and Wordsmith… They definitely on the rise and their music is dope….

    Comment by Jack the Ripper | April 17, 2008 | Reply

  5. No St Laz or Geolani? Kill Yaself!

    Comment by Coupe | April 17, 2008 | Reply

  6. Dominique LaRue is that next ish if she aint signed by the time i start my label shes goona be the first act her and this young kid in the C.O called HOOD APOSTLE they both bringing the heat. D. Larue though is a breath of fresh air for female mcs. shes the resserection of LYTE with the hardness of Bahamadia. If u dont know check ya history!!!

    Comment by BUKA | May 1, 2008 | Reply

  7. PA Is An Internet Rapper
    Dont Be Fooled
    He Doesnt Leave His House
    He Doesnt Rock Shows
    He Pays For His Collabs
    He Is Not What You Think He Is
    People In Toronto Know This

    Comment by irrelevant | May 8, 2008 | Reply


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