A whole different category
Rap music is one of the most straight forward, blunt forms of self-expression that exists in the world of art. Minneapolis/St. Paul-based rapper Dem Atlas has developed a sound that is uniquely his, unparalleled in the rap game, that results in some of the most raw manifestations of self-expression in the music industry. With his recently released song “Sum-Mo,” off of his new project mF deM, a collection of original lyrics layered over previously released beats by Rhymesayers label-mate MF DOOM, Dem Atlas showcases his fascinatingly erratic flow, his talent for writing dark, yet hopeful lyrics, and his one-of-a-kind vocal style that combines elements of rapping, singing, and occasionally, yelling. Backed by MF DOOM’s mixture of simple bass lines, crisp drum kit percussion, and campy piano rhythms, “Sum-Mo” is a rambling narrative that discusses loneliness, drug use, and self-awareness.