Based in the New Orleans area, DAMAG3 is an artist that has been making waves lately within hip-hop’s underground both for their solo work and their output with rising music collective Hidden Renaissance. They are joined on their new song “BIG SMOKE” by NOIR BENNY, the eclectic emcee who continues to display his versatility and potent lyrical skills with each release. Dropped in conjunction with UNDERRATED ARTIST SEASON, “BIG SMOKE” is a raucous, punk-infused banger that is sure to rattle trunks while also remaining thought provoking throughout.
Heavy guitar lines create an invigorating groove on “BIG SMOKE”, underscored by a powerful rhythm section built around fast-paced drums and infectious bass. Atop the energetic, rebellious soundscape, DAMAG3 and NOIR BENNY deliver intense verses that demonstrate their versatility as vocalists, with primarily hip-hop deliveries infused with punk and rock elements.
DAMAG3, from the New Orleans area, is the boot-wearing, punch-throwing, loud, and proud trans big sister that rap needed. Influenced by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, JID, BROCKHAMPTON, Smino, Lamb of God, and more, they have been creating a uniquely-infused sound that resonates across many genres. NOIR BENNY is an eclectic emcee whose sound ranges from smoothly soulful to confrontationally noisy and powerful. His lyricism and sharp, focused delivery stand out in today’s underground hip-hop scene, with potent tracks like “WOULDYOURATHER” and “W.Y.I.M. (What’s yours is mine)” releasing this year. Give a listen to DAMAG3, NOIR BENNY, and UNDERRATED ARTIST SEASON’s new song “BIG SMOKE” below and be sure to watch for more from these talented artists.