Kanye West and Beck's kerfuffle at the Grammys recalls the divide between rap and indie-rock fans during the early '90s. Two decades later, the piercing angst of grunge and free spirit of underground West Coast boom-bap both come through St. Paul's Dem Atlas. The recent Rhymesayers signee has been kicking up major dust at home and beyond. Known for explosive live performances and a uniquely hybridized flow, the young rapper combines throwback influences into a wholly new sound. Representing for a new generation in underground while still holding true to what was, he's proved himself as one of the most exciting rap acts out of Minnesota in recent years.