Welcome To The Alliance for Alternative and Eclectic Hip-Hop

You are witnessing history in the making! We are a collective of the black sheep, redheaded stepchildren, and misfit toys of the hip-hop culture...and we are proud of it. We know we are strange, different, and that makes us insufferably awesome. If you check us out, we know you'll wanna stay awhile.
If you are an artist who gets the side-eye, you're considered weird, you blend genres, or people keep asking what the hell you're on about, and you chiefly identify with hip-hop...join us. You'll always have a home here.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Abiyah: Free Wild Muse

 Abiyah flows and sings with the fury of a free wild muse, her cross-genre vocals and floetic lyrics blurring boundaries of avanthiphopdubrocktronica beats. A three-time CityBeat Cincinnati Entertainment Awards Hip Hop nominee and MidPoint Music Festival veteran, Abiyah has performed at NYC’s Sidewalk Cafe with beatboxer Kid Lucky and Carolina Chocolate Drops beatboxer Adam Matta , opened for avant-hip hop vanguards Mike Ladd and Beans and alt-rapper Louis Logic, and, in 2011, appeared on LA art-rapper Open Mike Eagle’s second full-length offering “Rappers Will Die of Natural Causes” (Hellfyre Club). She is also a poet who has had her work published in the anthology “Bum Rush the Page: A Def Poetry Jam” (Three Rivers Press, 2001), and is a member of the Cincinnati-based all-female poetry troupe Bitch’s Brew.
There is a reason this chyck goddess is one of the cornerstones of the Alliance.