DBA128 VIPER VENOM – ‘DESTROYAH’ CS
Hailing from Death Valley (seriously!), Viper Venom is horror-core rap shares aesthetic similarities with Three6 Mafia, but extends the lyrical themes to cartoonish extremes. Tracks identifying with Skeletor and vampires embody the same joy of playing the villain as a child with action figures or watching your first horror film even though your parents strictly forbid it. Don’t get us wrong though, this isn’t music for kids. There is some NC-17 content here.
DBA129 Mad Murderz – ‘The Lemon Pledge ep’ CS
Florida’s Mad Murderz is everything young music should be: Passionate, thoughtful, experimental, contradictory, and most of all, completely untainted by the boring world of adults. Originally released digitally, this cassette edition adds a bonus track and a little remastering for BOOM.
DBA130 Signor Benedick The Moor – ‘sbthemoor’ CS
Effortlessly blending sounds from all sorts of genres, simply calling Signor Benedick The Moor a rapper is a bit misleading. His quick and playful rap style brings to mind everything from The Pharcyde to Danny Brown, but virtuoso guitar playing, drumming, and wide assortment of other live instrumentation pushes the work into prog territory. Signor Benedick’s music is the sound of not worrying about categories.