If you’re anything like me, you know that finding new, quality hip-hop artists can sometimes be tricky. When it happens, though, it’s so rewarding. After some research from various shows and influences, I’ve found two new hip-hop artists worth checking out.
Joshua Evans, otherwise known as deM atlaS, brings back that old-school sound we loved so much. He was recently signed to Rhymesayers Entertainment, a Minneapolis hip-hop label that represents artists like Atmosphere and Brother Ali. Anyone in the independent hip-hop scene will tell you this is a huge accomplishment.
His EP “Charlie Brown” is themed after the classic Peanut’s character, which is evident in the background tracks and titles of songs. Evans said on his bandcamp biography “duality between Man & God, Ignorance & Brilliance, Enlightenment & Obscurity” are all themes within his music.
You can find “Charlie Brown” at dematlas.bandcamp.com
“Show is so awesome!” “Show You Suck!”
This is the call and response you’ll hear Chicago based rapper ShowYouSuck call out if you frequent any of his shows. He was named one of the Chicago Red Eye’s “15 Chicago artists to watch in ‘14”.
From opening for the likes of Doomtree to working with artists like P.O.S. and the Hood Internet, ShowYouSuck is taking the traditional view of hip-hop and turning it on its head.
He released his newest EP “Dude Bro” this year, which featured some tracks from his mixtape “OMPP2: Mo Slices Mo Problems”. One of my personal favorites is his song “Mom Jeans” simply for its hilarious hook.
You can check out his mixtapes at showyousuck.bandcamp.com, and you can find “Dude Bro” on iTunes.