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Rappers are beginning to transition to the emo and rock side of music. From Machine Gun Kelly to Jaden and everything in between, many hip hop artists are now blurring the lines between hip hop and rock. While both genres are similar in the sense of history, they are vastly different corners of the music industry When fusing the two, the message tends to get lost underneath the mainstream labels and artists. Based out of New York, alternative rock/ hip hop band Oxymorrons finds the perfect balance between rock and hip hop while maintaining their soulful independence.
Consisting of the Bellevue brothers Demi and Kami, drummer Matty Mayz, and guitarist Jafe Paulino, the four-piece group has a ton of musical background to create a unique sound of their own. Oxymorrons has gained a loyal and rebellious fanbase for their use of vast music knowledge and explosive lyrics. They are known as the voice for the rejected and often discarded minority in society. In their music, Oxymorrons continue to spread their message in hopes of forcing the music industry to change its ways and practices.
For years, Oxymorrons has given their all whether in the studio or performing on stage. Their outspoken and energetic music has attracted the attention of high-profile publications in the alternative music scene like Alternative Press, Kerrang!, and Hot Topic. The duality of the groups is very present in their arc and theme. Their music is very infectious with raw emotion and pulse-breaking instrumentals to go along with it. With two frontmen of color, the group is looking to carve out their own path by shattering outdated stereotypes. It is within their music do we see a cultural art form washed in exploration.
With each track Oxymorrons releases, the harder it becomes to place them in a box. The art of modern genre-fusing is becoming a crowded room with little to no original thought. Oxymorron has plenty of talent to go around. On “Green Vision,” the band uses sleight of hand to confuse listeners that the alternative rock track isn’t a gritty New York-style rap ballad that makes you want to mosh pit in the center of the hood. On their upcoming track “Definition” featuring Jason Aalon of Fever 333, Oxymorrons takes everything they know and turns it all up to 11. As the newest members to Jason Aalon Butler’s (Fever 333) artist collective, 333 Wreckords Crew, Oxymorrons shines straight through with the best of them.
Oxymorrons long-awaited EP, Mohawks & Durags, is set to drop this September 24th. Upon first listen, it’s an EP like no other. The band holds nothing back as they brace the world for a beautiful rock-filled rebirth. Choosing the path less traveled, Oxymorrons is shaping up to creating a new sound all their own. While a little over two weeks are left until the EP drops, the band is currently touring in support of their EP with Anti-flag.