The Flip Side of BETs Banned Artist List: A Fine List to Get Your Hip Hop Music Collection Going

Today I was introduced to what is the suggested list of artists whose new music is banned, blacklisted from airplay on BET. Apparently it has been around the web since 2005, patently upsetting Hiphoppas for the continuous lacking representation, actual boycotting of constructive content and BETs agenda, though its legitimacy is debatable.

An official response or source was never given yet my thought was this; regardless of its authenticity and use; it’s a great list, a quite compact but impressive index of dope Hip Hop artists. Call me a stargazer but I see how we can take our advantage of this list, and turn the negative into a positive.

If you’re just discovering Hip Hop music and looking for a lead to wether start video playing, playlist assembling or record digging; here you go!

Still a nice range of styles, from KRS to Mos Def, the people listed below are – besides ‘irrelevant’ to the BET public – all talented, conscious and unique individuals with flow and a vocab and a passion for life, the arts and the culture. If like me you listen to fine beats and rhymes to vibe to, work to and stimulate your happiness and brainpower; really, look no further.

Now here’s the full BET Banned Artist List, along with two sample tracks to illustrate the point.

Kool G. Rap

Craig G

MC Lyte

Buckshot

Kool Keith

A Tribe Called Quest

A+

Jeru

The Liks

The Artifacts

AZ

Bad Seed

Bahamadia

Da Brat

Goodie Mob

Bone Thugs N Harmony

Black Moon

Methodman

E-40

Canibus

Afu Ra

Cappadonna

Channel Live

Cocoa Brovaz

Freddie Foxxx

GZA

El-P

D.O.C.

Diamond D

Dead prez

De La Soul

MF Doom

Camp Lo

Geto Boys

Brand Nubian

Boot Camp Clik

KRS One

Black Sheep

Raekwon

4th Avenue Jones

Heather B

Jayo Felony

Killah Priest

Lil Cease

McGruff

Mic Geronimo

Monie Love

Mos Def

Ice Cube

Hieroglyphics

Inspectah Deck

Jean Grae

Nate Dogg

O.C.

Onyx

 Jeru

Bahamadia

Recognize the realness? If you’ve been down with Hip Hop, you’ll know most of the list but you can still get back to it, share it and make sure to support these artists with views, shares, purchases, exposure and appreciation. BET (and basically every other mainstream media outlet) sure as hell won’t.

Since it’s out there, we might as well let it serve a purpose, right?

Peace, prosperity and positivity,

Nadia

Lmao E-40 got banned it must’ve been cause of that Jesus christ had dreads line he used in Tell Me When To Go

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A LIST OF KOOL KEITH’S ALIASES:

KEITH THORNTON – His real name.
KOOL KEITH 
– His rapper name.
KEITH TURBO – He used this alias for the Keith Turbo track from the Black Elvis/Lost In Space LP.
KEITH TELEVASQUEZ – He used this alias on Clifton with Motion Man on the Black Elvis/Lost In Space LP.
KEITH KORG – His Analog Brothers alias. 
MATTHEW – Keith’s middle name and alias for a full LP.
DR. SPERM – Known to be his first alias as a rapper.
DR. OCTAGON – C’mon, you know this one.
DR. ULTRA – He was Dr. Ultra in the “Five Deadly Venoms” Sprite commercials.
DR. DOOOM – He created this character with sick rhymes and a goal of killing Dr. Octagon.
BLACK ELVIS – Dr. Dooom’s twin.  Created for the Columbia Records album.
POPPA LARGE – He’s Poppa Large, big shot on the East Coast.
MR. GREEN – He used this alias on the back cover of Ultra’s Big Time LP.
MR. GERBIK – The dangerous 208 year old uncle of Dr. Octagon.  Half Shark Alligator Half Man.
MR. ORANGE – This was one of his characters in the Livin’ Astro video.
MC BALDYLOCKS – Unknown right now. 
THE FOURTH HORSEMAN – He considered himself The Fourth Horseman on the Ultramagnetic MC’s Four Horsemen LP.
BLONDE MAN – He referred to himself as Blonde Man in the liner notes of the Black Elvis/Lost In Space LP. 
CLEAN MAN – This was an alias he used back when HipHopSite.com ran KoolKeith.com.
SHARK MAN – Another name for Mr. Gerbik.
ELEPHANT MAN – From 1996 to 1998 he always said he planned on releasing an album under the alias Elephant Man.
ALIEN MAN – This was an alias he used back when HipHopSite.com ran KoolKeith.com.
JIMMY STEELE – He referred to himself as Jimmy Steele in the liner notes of the Black Elvis/Lost In Space LP. 
WILLIE BIGGS 
– He used this alias in the track Still The Best from the Sex Style LP.  He also used it on the back cover of Ultra’s Big Time LP.
BIG WILLIE SMITH – He released a limited EP with the Beat Terrorists under this alias.
WILLIE NATURAL – This was an alias he used back when HipHopSite.com ran KoolKeith.com.
REVEREND TOM – He first used this alias on the track Fat Lady from Ultra’s Big Time LP and later used it on Thee Undatakerz LP.
MIKE STANLEY – He uses this alias in DJ Sooky’s Riddim Warfare LP. 
LARRY LOPEZ 
– He used this name with Heather Hunter for “Toot Toot Hey Beep Beep”.
THE X – He used this name on the inside cover of the Ultramagnetic MC’s Four Horsemen LP.
RHYTHM X – He first used this alias in the track Funk Radio from Ultramagnetic MC’s Funk Your Head Up LP.
X-CALIBER – He first used this alias in the track Funk Radio from Ultramagnetic MC’s Funk Your Head Up LP.
X-74 – He used this alias in the song Kick a Dope Verse by the Cenobites
FLY RICKY THE WINE TASTER – This was an alias he used back when HipHopSite.com ran KoolKeith.com.
RICO FROM PUERTO RICO– This was an alias he used back when HipHopSite.com ran KoolKeith.com.
FUNK IGNITER PLUS – He first used this alias in the track Funk Radio from Ultramagnetic MC’s Funk Your Head Up LP, and he still uses this alias.
ROBBIE ANALOG – He used this alias to make fun of the RZA on the inside cover of Dr. Dooom’s LP.
SINISTER 6000 – He used this alias on Automator’s A Better Tomorrow.
CRAZY LOU – He Used this name as the guns and ammo salesman in Weapon World from Prince Paul’s A Prince Among Thieves.
LONNIE HENDREX – This was one of his characters in the Livin’ Astro video.
LIGHT BLUE COP – This was one of his characters in the Livin’ Astro video. 
THE KID IN THE COMMERCIAL – This was one of his characters in the Livin’ Astro video.
JOE KINGPIN – He used this alias in the track Still The Best from the Sex Style LP.
BLACK LINEN – He used this alias in the track Silk Suit, Black Linen from the Masters of Illusion LP.  Motion Man was Silk Suit.
ELVIN PRESLEY – He gave away cards at concerts.  The cards had a picture of him with the name Elvin Presley.
DELI BOY – He was called Deli Boy in the comedy/porn “Sex For Life Too”.
SK8 JOHNSON – He used this alias in the Bootleg Skater videos.
PLATNINUM RICH – One the Diesel Truckers, along with The Funky Redneck. 
EXOTRON GEIGER COUNTER ONE PLUS MEGOTRON 
– He used this alias on Marley Marl In Control in 1989.  He also used a longer version.  He also used this alias in Ultramagnetic MC’s track Traveling At The Speed Of Thought.
ACTIVITY – This was his name when he was with the NYC Breakers
EXXON – He gave away cards at concerts.  The cards had a picture of him with the name Exxon.
CAPTAIN KOOL – This was an alias he was supposed to use according to Liveonerecords.com.
CAPTAIN BLACK – This was an alias he was supposed to use according to Liveonerecords.com.
EXOTRON GEIGER COUNTER ONE GAMA PLUS SEQUENCER – He used this alias on Marley Marl In Control in 1989.  He also used a shorter version.
ROBERT PERRY – He used this alias for the track Robert Perry from his Lost Masters LP.
JOHN CLAYBORNE COUSIN OF JIMMY HICKS – He used this alias on the Clayborne Family LP with Marc Live and Jacky Jasper.
MR. NOGATCO – Released an album under this name with Izreal.
TASHAN DORRSETT – Supposed to release an album under this name with DJ Junkaz Lou.
NAQUAN aka UNDERWEAR PISSY - Alias on the NEW Ultramagnetic MC’s album, “The Best Kept Secret”. 
THE BEST MC IN THE WORLD – That’s just what he is.

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Keep It Kool: The Kool Keith Story (2014) 32min.

From the early days of Hip Hop in his native Bronx, to his pioneering work with Ultramagnetic MCs, to re- defining underground Hip Hop with his Dr. Octagon album, hip hop’s most illusive Icon tells his life story. Filmed in the Bronx and Delaware (complete with rare performance footage, and new music) Keep It Kool: The Kool Keith story, is a unique view into the mind of hip hop’s original mad genius. Kool Keith along with his group Ultramagnetic MCs, changed Hip Hop production forever with their pioneering style of meshing samples together. From his influence on KRS-One, up through his cult classic work with Dan The Automator, Kool Keith has managed to stay relevant on a global scale by being 100% unique. Finally, fans and hip hop historians alike can hear his life story from the tours with The Red Hot Chili Peppers and Green Day, back to his humble beginnings in the New York City housing projects. Directed by hip hop artist, producer and film maker Marcus “Marchitect” Watkins, Keep It Kool: The Kool Keith story is a must see for any music lover.

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