Milo (aka Scallops Hotel) first began rapping as part of the Kenosha, Wisconsin hip-hop trio Nom de Rap, which additionally consisted of rappers Nicholas J and AD the Architect. The group released their first joint mixtape, Greatest Hits Vol. 1, in 2010. He released his first solo mixtape, I Wish My Brother Rob Was Here in 2011 & Milo Takes Baths was released in 2012. The song “Kenosha, WI” was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in a 2012 issue of the journal Postmodern Culture. Milo released two EPs, Things That Happen at Day and Things That Happen at Night, in January 2013. The Cavalcade mixtape followed in July 2013 and in November 2013, he appeared on Hellfyre Club’s compilation Dorner vs. Tookie.
He released Poplar Grove (or How to Rap with a Hammer) under the moniker Scallops Hotel in November 2013 and his first official album, A Toothpaste Suburb was released on Hellfyre Club on September 23, 2014. Since departing from Hellfyre Club, Milo has started his own imprint/collective Ruby Yacht and toured with Old Gray in the summer of 2015.
Born in Queens and raised in Long Island, longtime Brooklyn resident ELUCID is New York’s best-kept secret. He’s worked with some of indie hip-hop’s most celebrated artists: Open Mike Eagle, Tanya Morgan, J*Davey, Beans from Antipop, milo, billy woods, Busdriver, Small Professor and Rob Sonic, amongst others. He’s put out a few mixtapes and a couple collaborative projects—as part of Cult Favorite with A.M. Breakups, and Armand Hammer with billy woods—but never a solo album. Until now.
Sammus is the stage name adopted by Ithaca, NY producer, rapper, activist, and PhD student Enongo Lumumba-Kasongo. Known as much for her rousing stage presence as she is for her prowess as a beatmaker and lyricist, Sammus has spent the past several years cultivating a strong following of activists, hip hop heads, punks, and self-proclaimed nerds and geeks, among others. Now ready to make her Don Giovanni debut, she is poised to cement herself as an artist who consistently thinks outside boxes and dances across lines (and does other neat things with geometrical figures).