By Jack Barnes
Today, dynamic rapper/singer deM atlaS releases his debut full-length album, Bad Actress, available everywhere now via Rhymesayers Entertainment. The 15-song album was produced entirely by Ant (Atmosphere) with live instrumentation by G Koop. Enjoy this audio stream below after the jump and please share this with friends.
From the grime-caked beats to the confessional lyrics to the supercharged guitars laced throughout, Bad Actress is deeply rooted in Minneapolis’ singular hip-hop scene, where boom-bap never went out of style and raw honesty still beats flashy materialism. deM atlaS’ soulful singing voice, and his ability to navigate from the acidic Sly Stone funk of “Gratitude” to the acoustic balladry of “Music Man” to the purple-tinged minimalist gospel of “Runnin Back” make it clear that he’s one of the young talents who’s going to author the next chapter in the city’s storied musical history. After all, an atlas isn’t only a collection of maps, but a man who’s strong enough to carry the weight of the whole world on his shoulders.
In advance of the release, deM atlaS shared the impressive “Bad Loves Company” Visual EP, an innovative 5-song music video directed by Dave Wilson, showcasing deM’s unique range of musical expression and creativity.
Get Bad Actress HERE.
Bad Actress track listing:
- Tomorrow Party
- Never Belonged
- Early Train
- Bad Loves Company
- Never Knows Best
- Music Man
- Let Down
- Burn Out
- Runnin’ Back
- Born Yesterday
- Can It Fall
- Gotta Get Ova
Supporting his Bad Actress release, deM atlaS is on tour now, performing as direct support for label mates Atmosphere on their headlining North America tour, along with special guests The Lioness and DJ Keezy. The extensive jaunt will carry deM through over 75 markets before the tour finally wraps. See admat below for a full list of current tour dates.
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Tickets for deM atlaS fall tour dates with Atmosphere available HERE.
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