Slug Christ — aka Slugga, aka Slug Messiah, true name Chaz Bell — stood out seeing that the strangest person in Atlanta, Georgia’s left-field hip-hop, R&B, and trap-inspired Awful Information crew. Awful Information began increasing to prominence throughout the 2010s, getting attention because of their fiercely independent method of music, an ethos Slug Christ would arrive to embody. Slug Christ acquired an eclectic history in music and artwork prior to signing up for the Awful staff; his preliminary forays in to the Atlanta picture were in steel rings, where he performed being a vocalist. He was also students on the Savannah University of Artwork and Style, where he examined painting. Upon departing college he started creating experimental digital music, often making use of odd period signatures, 8-little bit equipment, and drone methods. Although his digital music acquired its supporters, he steadily gravitated toward hip-hop, while keeping the unusual creation techniques he previously found on the way. Throughout that metamorphosis he came across Awful Records musician KeithCharles Spacebar, who asked him along to a horrible Records club evening this year 2010 that been the record launch for essential member Ethereal; following that he met all of those other crew and shaped a creative connection that could nurture his off-center method of hip-hop. After signing up for Awful Information, Slug Christ taken care of a prolific innovative identity, frequently collaborating using the various other members and launching numerous mixtapes, which described him being a tripped-out darkwave/rap innovator. In 2015 he released his debut record, Crucifixion of Rapper Extraordinaire, that was regarded as a culmination of his prior work, covering designs such as for example suicide, hard substance abuse, and pseudo-religious contemplation; he referred to the record as “an ode to a neglected self-sacrifice.” The debut was quickly accompanied by another eight-song LP, God Can be Beneath the Porch Where in fact the Dog Passed away, in past due 2015, and another, entitled Sometimes Also the Moonlight Harm My Eye, in early 2016.