Underground Kings

Tech N9ne Wins!
Tech N9ne Wins!
Who's the greatest indie rapper? According to fans and voters it's none other than Kansas City's Tech N9ne. After weeks of voting in a bracket competition that included 32 of indie rap and underground hip-hop's best and brightest Tech N9ne has emerged victorious -- and decisively so...
Underground Kings: Finals
Underground Kings: Finals
So it all comes down to this, the final round of our Underground Kings voted bracket competition. We started with 32 of the dopest and most renowned indie rap acts from coast to coast; the contenders were legends who'd been doing this for decades and new jacks who redefined what it meant to be a rap star in the 21st century. Now after weeks of head-to-head battles we've arrived at the final faceof
Underground Kings: Final Four
Underground Kings: Final Four
We're down to the final four competitors in our Underground Kings bracket competition. In the O.G.s division it's Tech vs. Tech as juggernaut Tech N9ne is matched up against raptivist Immortal Technique. So far Tech N9ne has steamrolled over his opponents winning by large margins but Immortal Technique's fans have proven quite formidable as he's edged out underground stalwarts like Aesop Rock and
Underground Kings Round 3
Underground Kings Round 3
There can be only one. We're now in the third round of our Underground Kings competition and you, the fans, have narrowed the competitors down to eight remaining acts. In the O.G. Division Kansas City Chieftain Tech N9ne keeps on beating his opponents by large margins, proving that Strange Music fans ain't nothin' to f--k with...
Underground Kings Round 2
Underground Kings Round 2
We started with 32 of the most popular indie and underground rap acts and now we're down to 16 . Some battles were blow outs (Nipsey Hu$$le vs. Ab-Soul), while others came down to the wire (Chance the Rapper vs. The Underachievers) and after thousands of votes have come in some of your favorite artists are one step closer to claiming the crown.
Underground Kings 2013
Underground Kings 2013
Before major record labels realized they could cash in on hip-hop music it was underground. Rap no matter how benign was considered "street music" and sold on cassettes and vinyl at mom and pop record shops, swap meets, hand to hand and out of the trunks of cars. Small independent labels took the do-it-yourself approach to manufacturing, distribution, marketing and promotion and made their artists local celebrities (and fortunes for themselves.) Even now in 2013, after rap music has become part of the mainstream and a cash cow for major labels, the independent spirit hip-hop started with still prevails.
Chance the Rapper vs. The Underachievers – Underground Kings, Round 1
Chance the Rapper vs. The Underachievers – Underground Kings, Round 1
It’s two against one here but that doesn’t mean it’s not a fair match. The ever-charismatic Chance the Rapper is headed for superstardom on the heels of his well-received ‘Acid Rap’ mixtape. Magazine covers, co-signs from established artists like Twista and a major label bidding war are proof that this rapping, singing sensation is hip-hop's next big thing and Chicago’s next hometown hero... Read

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