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BlkSknn

Local Dope Dealer

Released September 2018

You may’ve passed Seattle spitter BlkSknn on the streets, out hawking one of his two highly-praised mixtapes—Small World and Disconnect. Now we have Local Dope Dealer, his proper album debut. During one skit on it, he says this is “some weird underground hipster shit.” But it’s also deeply inventive, poetic, and packed with social commentary. The Blow Up are big fans, while Sonic Smash Music blog praises “his uncanny rhyme patterns and infectious flows partnered with an unparalleled lyric ability… a musical tyrant over the past year.”

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