JPEGMAFIA: Extreme vetting

Modern rap has no shortage of provocateurs, but Baltimore’s JPEGMAFIA seems to enjoy knocking noses out of joint as much as knocking out fearless and confrontational albums.

The Afghanistan and Iraq War veteran is no gung-ho Stars & Stripes American hero, preferring to deconstruct polarising politics with extreme sarcasm, meme trolling and alt-right baiting.

From tracks called ‘I Cannot Fucking Wait Til Morrissey Dies’, ‘Beta Male Strategies’ and ‘Libtard Anthem’, to his glitchy electronic noise collages, he’s one of the most thrilling artists to emerge in the last few years.

  • JPEGMAFIA plays Dublin’s Academy tonight (Tuesday)