For fans of: Death Grips, Shabazz Palaces, The Notorious B.I.G.
Antwon’s unique style makes all the more sense when one acknowledges his punk roots. From his Bay Area powerviolence-steeped past through his tenure in filth-ridden hardcore band Leather, Antwon’s love of hip-hop has been offset by his appreciation for the more brutal niches of underground rock. The magic of Antwon’s craft is that he manages to apply the aesthetics of crucial bands into a hip-hop format. To quote Pitchfork: “A former hardcore kid, he was the vanguard of the rap-cum-rockstar, with noisy, opulent songs that were as influenced by Death Grip’s rage as Cocteau Twins’ dreaminess.”
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