Rap's New Underground: Meet Cities Aviv and Main Attrakionz

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Cities Aviv
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In our December issue, contributing writer Brandon Soderberg explored dozens of acts that comprise hip-hop's new underground, including Cities Aviv, an arty loner from Memphis whose Digital Lows is punctuated by experimental noise interludes, and Oakland weedheads Main Attrakionz, who have generated a web of producers manufacturing blissed-out "cloud rap." SPIN's video crew rode along with both acts recently to get a taste of their behind-the-scenes lives:

More From SPIN's December 2011 Issue:
Live from the New Underground: SPIN Celebrates Hip-Hop's DIY Moment
Photos: A Close-Up Look at Rap's New Underground
Odd Future's Tyler, the Creator on Race, Broken Homes, and Waking Up Rich
G-Side Launch a Hardscrabble, Regular-Dude Revolution
An Insanely Obsessive Infographic Tries (in Vain) to Diagram the Hip-Hop Galaxy


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