Twenty-two-year-old milo is one of independent rap’s rising stars. A recent L.A. transplant, the Chicago-bred rapper’s introspective and intellectually stimulating songs both eschew and lampoon hackneyed genre tropes; and the beats he selects are as diverse and challenging as the content of his rhymes. His debut LP, a toothpaste suburb, drops Sept. 23 on L.A. rapper Nocando’s label Hellfyre Club. The album features label mates Busdriver, Open Mike Eagle and Anderson Paak, as well as Kool A.D., Buck 65 and WC Tank. There is also production from iglooghost, Tastenothing, Greyhat and Riley Lake.
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LA Weekly is premiering Up From Sloth, the short film milo shot as a teaser for the album. As you watch milo jump in the sand, pee in the ocean, and wander through the supermarket, listen to snippets for three of his brand new, deftly rapped and sonically rich songs. Each bodes well for a toothpaste suburb.