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Dem Atlas - Bad Actress (10.19.2018)
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Nassau William Senior

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posted Wednesday, September 05, 2018 5:07:13 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
Looks like a new album is dropping next month...

Growing up in a dysfunctional home in Minneapolis, there were two things Joshua Turner turned to for comfort when his parents fought: the records he’d listen to on a loop to drown out their conflict and the atlas he’d pore over to pretend he was anywhere else. Turner’s all grown up now, but his sources of childhood refuge continue to play an integral role in his life. In his spare time he draws maps for fun, and, under the name deM atlaS, he’s composing his emotionally complex hip-hop records aimed at listeners who are in need of some sonic solace of their own.

His new album, Bad Actress, represents the culmination of a twisting creative path that Turner’s patiently been following since his teens. He was a poet, a painter, and the frontman for a rock band before he found his space in Minneapolis’ prolific rap scene. The title, Bad Actress, comes from Turner’s inability to hide his true feelings, and he’s packed the album with unguarded emotions centered around a lifetime of unhealthy relationships, struggles with mental illness, and an indomitable drive to overcome them.

Musically, the album draws from every stage of Turner’s young career, from the high school rock singer to the scruffy DIY-er who self-recorded his Charle Brwn EP while figuring out the basics of Garageband, to the confident and versatile vocalist he is today, equally at home crooning and screaming as he is rapping over beats by heavy hitters like Ant and MF DOOM. 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.

Turner’s 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.


I'm not even sure if this is on it...dropped last week.



deM atlaS just released a powerful new song, "Tomorrow Party".
With production by Ant of Atmosphere, this track is rowdy and robust – the perfect backdrop for deM's raw, energetic delivery.

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Wednesday, September 05, 2018 5:10:27 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior


Track list
1. Tomorrow Party
2. Never Belonged
3. Early Train
4. Gratitude
5. Bad Loves Company
6. Never Knows Best
7. Pneumonia
8. Music Man
9. Ronnie
10. Let Down
11. Burn Out
12. Runnin’ Back
13. Born Yesterday
14. Can It Fall
15. Gotta Get Ova

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tippi dink

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posted Wednesday, September 05, 2018 5:13:22 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink   Click Here to Email tippi dink
i just saw this a few minutes ago, great news. been waiting years for him to finally drop a full length album, but the fact that it's 15 tracks is a welcome surprise.

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 1:09:41 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
2nd single...

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eseph84

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posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 2:38:23 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for eseph84   Click Here to Email eseph84
mmmm idk guys...


the singing really took over the prof album for me this year and made me kinda hate prof altogether (you happy tippi). i don't know if i can stomach another more singy than rappy guy from rhymesayers. grieves is about the only one who balances those things out well and even his last was worse than the album before it.

is rhymesayers the new stones throw?!

lol, where da rhymesayer's at?

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tippi dink

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posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 2:43:44 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink   Click Here to Email tippi dink
man i really can't stand listening to grieves music these days but i've always liked dem atlas, as long as the rapping good on here i can handle some tracks with singing. i think the singing suits dem atlas's style a lot more and he's got a better singing voice than grieves or prof.

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 3:48:03 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
you gotta see Dem live to REALLY appreciate him as an artist, imo. that sold me.

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tippi dink

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posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 3:59:26 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for tippi dink   Click Here to Email tippi dink
difference between deM atlaS and someone like grieves or prof is that he doesn't come across like a rapper that just decided to sing one day, he's an artist that was heavily influenced by genres outside of hip hop and happens to rap as well as sing. it feels more natural imo.

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Daddy Alfredo (Admin)

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posted Thursday, September 06, 2018 7:56:52 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Daddy Alfredo
ther was a few joints i liked from the mf doom project. one was that "perfect day" joint

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Friday, September 07, 2018 2:51:52 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
This was my favorite track from the mF deM album...

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 11:32:15 AM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
3rd single...auto cop.



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Spitboss

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posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:26:58 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Spitboss
I was blown away by this fools performance when he opened up for Atmosphere a few years ago. I'm feeling all 3 track released thus far.

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dj rolo

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posted Thursday, September 13, 2018 12:58:13 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dj rolo
too much singing...that shit ain't hiphop.

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:06:35 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
4th single...

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dj rolo

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posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:13:09 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for dj rolo
^this some of the softest shit i ever heard...that shit ain't hiphop NWS, c'mon bro, wtf you doing here?

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Nassau William Senior

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posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 1:35:10 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for Nassau William Senior
this album doesn't seem to have any rapping...but I haven't really peeped the singles in full, so I'm not 100%.

Always buy everything from Dem but might pass if this is continual singy songy lullaby baby.

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posted Thursday, September 20, 2018 2:29:01 PM    Click Here to See the Profile for crumplesucks
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