Rapper Snotnoze Saleem is an urgent new voice in Orlando music — listen up

With daily life in Florida coming at us like a crushing fast-forward wave of bad news and worse policy, a fitting soundtrack to the perpetual state of alarm is the music of Orlando MC/producer Snotnoze Saleem. Saleem’s music is suffused with a sense of outraged urgency; leftfield samples and avant beats interlocked like a Jenga skyscraper while he breathlessly spits out manifestos in an array of cadences and voices — trying to keep pace with the world falling apart. He crammed more rapidfire ideas into the albums he released last year through Illuminated Paths — Intifada and Type Shit — than some artists do over a career.