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Now Hear This: DEAR-GOD | 1-844-4DEAR-GOD

I'm getting caught up on the good albums that have come out lately. Like this one.

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “I feel like a lot of people don’t understand what I’m trying to do with my music,” says experimental hip-hop and hardcore artist ​DEAR-GOD ​(Robert Ortiz). “I’m trying to be as genuine as possible. I tried to make this song stupid and simplistic, so that it’s easy to understand. This one’s for the uptight hipsters that make boring music and hate on others. I’ve got my people that I respect in my corner and that’s all I could ever ask for.”

On his debut EP 1-844-4DEAR-GOD, ​DEAR-GOD builds on the singular, unconventional sound first introduced with his early singles, channeling a relentless energy and attitude that calls back to the notorious reputation of his live shows back in his hometown and base of Brampton, Ont., and beyond.

In 2019, DEAR-GOD opened for ​Wu-Tang Clan and joined ​The Dirty Nil ​on tour, drawing comparisons that range from Beastie Boys and Rage Against the Machine to Show Me The Body and King Krule.”

Photo by Luis Mora.