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[[caption-width-right:200:Kickin' Like BruceLee]]

New Kingdom was a AlternativeHipHop group formed in 1987 by a couple of music geeks from New York, Sebastian, a former {{Hardcore Punk}}er, and Nosaj, a devotee of Soul artists like Curtis Mayfield. Despite only making two albums, this underappreciated band is the missing link between PsychedelicRock and HipHop, and are considered by their fans to be pioneers in a trippy, acidy psychedelic fusion of [[RapRock rap and rock]] that has oozed over into other genres and artists in the UndergroundHipHop scene.

New Kingdom is known for their bizarre, freeform-sounding lyrics which are often {{Mind Screw}}y or [[IndecipherableLyrics slurred as fuck]], and a sound that, as explained above, [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly mixes]] {{Funk}}, Soul, [[RapRock Rap, Rock]] and [[EverybodyMustGetStoned Psychedelia]], sounding like a [[Music/GeorgeClinton early Funkadelic]] crossed with ''Bitches Brew''-era Music/MilesDavis, ''TheFabulousFurryFreakBrothers'' and a rapper doing an imitation of Music/CaptainBeefheart. The vocals are not so much rapping as it is shouting spoken poetry over Psychedelic Fusion.

They dropped off the face of the Earth after only two albums: ''Heavy Load'' and their MagnumOpus ''Paradise Don't Come Cheap''.

Not to be confused with the AlternativeRock band of the same name.

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!New Kingdom provides examples of the following tropes:

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Influences:
+Curtis Mayfield, Music/BlackFlag, Music/MilesDavis, Music/GrandFunkRailroad, Music/GetoBoys
]

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Related Acts:
+Truck Stop
+Freak Brothers
]

* AlternativeHipHop
* HeyItsThatGuy: Scott Harding, the producer of their first album, ''Heavy Load'', later went on to produce Music/{{Gravediggaz}} and [[Music/DeLaSoul Prince Paul]] albums.
* IndecipherableLyrics: Probably the reason why they aren't well known is that perhaps ''none'' of their songs contain lyrics that were performed clear enough to be understood and memorized.
* MindScrew: The majority of their lyrics. Even foreshadowed by their song titles, like "Unicorns Were Horses"
* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: As noted above, their style mixes PsychedelicRock with {{Funk}}, [[{{Jazz}} Jazz Fusion]], Soul, and stoned speak-rapping.
* RapRock: Early pioneer in this.
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