Hip Hop, Rap
Micah Hollins/ANTI ORPHEUS
Though it may strike as somber, ANTI O’s music serves as the underdog’s soundtrack–addressing the real life strains and disdain of a young Black male in America. Whether discussing heartbreak, family drama, his overwhelming distaste for the law, or drug use as a method of coping with it all, ORPH doesn’t sugarcoat one bit. But despite his tribulations, O knows how to have fun too. Singles like TALK and GETTIN 2 IT show him putting his reservations to the side for entertainment’s sake, while HE WON’T SHOOT and H2K display his lyrical prowess over gritty, head-banging beats. Maneuvering through each change in style with ease, from over-your-head wordplay to stuck-in-your-head melodies, ANTI ORPHEUS has it all.
Raised in East Charlotte, NC, ANTI O has been rapping since the age of 4. He began recording music and teaching himself how to produce and mix in middle school. It was in high school where he met fellow Charlotte artists MAVI, ATK and FRESCO, and KILLSWITCH/Rosewood Records was formed. His last year of high school and freshman year of college brought us his breakout EP HARD 2 KILL (2017) and his debut album DEADMAN (2018) as well as the KILLSWITCH 2017 playlist and a plethora of singles.
Pimp C, Prince, Cam’Ron, Kurt Cobain, MF DOOM