Degenerate Art is the debut EP from up-and-coming rapper Paper Plates, produced entirely by Juna Cosmos. The trippy sonic output of Juna works as the perfect bed for Paper Plates’ complex wordplay and juxtaposed referencing, resulting in a unique and exciting sound that keeps them relevant and universally appealing.
After two very well received leaks, ‘Gutter Mouth‘ and ‘Ocean‘, which attracted the interest of platforms on both sides of the Atlantic, including EarMilk, StupidDope, Hot 97, OnSmash and SB.TV, the duo premiered the highly anticipated project on EarMilk.
The 22 and 20 year olds respectively, met at University in Norwich and have spent the past six months preparing to unleash their music into the world. “The concept comes from the persecution of modern artists under the Nazi regime”, explains Juna. “Throughout the EP we’ve aimed to take this idea and comment on the current state of music / art with a post-modern approach to song-writing and overall composition. For example Kim Kardashian is referenced alongside the works of Dante, drawing on a wide and disparate range of influences to create something original and different. The project itself is, so to speak, a work of modern art”.
“Degenerate Art is a highly ambitious project that Paper Plates and Juna Cosmos have pulled off remarkably well”. – EarMilk
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