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Hip-Hop/Rap: Alternative Hip Hop Hip-Hop/Rap: Hip Hop Moods: Mood: Upbeat Hip-Hop/Rap: Underground Rap Moods: Mood: Intellectual

By Location
United States - NY - Long Island United States - United States

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857 is a racially diverse, multidimensional, innovative hip-hop act from Long Island, NY that creates music to progress the evolution of hip-hop. After observing hip-hop’s decline for several years, lyricists Tur-Bo, YKC, The 23rd Stallion, and DJ/producer, AL-G started making music from a shared realization that “real hip-hop” is no longer supported by the industry. Originality, strong/complex lyrics, interesting song concepts, and creativity are mere relics in hip-hop’s current “Age of Ignorance”.

Unlike many one-dimensional acts that rely on the familiar, regurgitated, cookie-cutter themes of materialism, misogyny, and mimicking, 857 is diverse and possesses the rare ability to connect with listeners on many different levels. Party anthems, life experiences, role playing and personal reflections, are just a few of the many concepts presented in 857’s music.

If you consider yourself a true hip-hop fan that’s been waiting for that breath of fresh air, ray of light, or sign of life in hip-hop's “Age of Ignorance”, then there is no need to look any further than 857, “The Cure for the Cliché”!


857's single "Mouth Music" was featured in an episode of NBC's award winning drama, Friday Night Lights.

857's has been featured in the news, magazines, on internet TV (Evolving Artist, and live TV, non-commercial and internet radio in the US and abroad.