Juiceboxxx is a Milwaukee-bred punk rap artist who is quite simply the first and last of his kind all at once. Juiceboxxx came up in ‘2000s noise, punk rock, and underground rap communities, and there are very few other artists who not only understand that venn diagram but who are also actively attempting to merge those sounds cohesively. His newest record 'Freaked Out American Loser' is a punk rap blast that captures the anarchic, aggressive spirit of Juiceboxxx’s live show while also adding a new level of polish, focus, and dare we say, professionalism. Songs like “Guts and Tension”and “Destruction and Redemption” place the listener in the middle of the pit, blazing with frenetic guitar and thick energy. “Freaking Out” and “Go To the Club Alone” display dexterous rap skill and a heavier hip hop feel while retaining a jittery post-punk edge. And the album-closing eponymous track even brings to mind the melodic chime and epic codas of the Pixies. “I’m putting together these pieces in a way that makes sense as a contemporary record," Juiceboxxx says. "I'm looking Beastie Boys as The Ramones or something; looking at Public Enemy within the lens of punk rock."
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