22 year old Minnesota artist Cherokee Graves makes music exactly as cold, dark, and rocky as you might expect from a native of his state. While he credits his influences more to the “old underground” of artists like Apathy and Necro, his sound is more directly comparable to current SoundCloud sad guys like smrtdeath and nothing, nowhere. Described by Graves as a manual through depression, his songs melodically navigate the pitfalls of sadness, bar by bar. His latest full-length release “From Hell, With Love” was two years in the making, and listening to it, you can hear those underground rap influences as well as inspiration from 2000s punk and emo. For those looking for the next to pop up on Astari and explode within the underground emo rap niche, Graves might be a good bet.

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Sample Track
Cherokee Graves – Beyond My Worst

Missing/Incomplete Tapes

Bold = “Essential”

Official Releases
[2015] Cherokee Graves – Life In General (128)
[2016] Cherokee Graves – EEYORE (128)
[2016] Cherokee Graves – EEYORE 2 (128)
[2017] Cherokee Graves – CanOfWorms (128)
[2017] Cherokee Graves – FROM HELL (128)
[2017] Cherokee Graves – BIRTHDAY BOY (128)
[2018] Cherokee Graves – Childish EP (128)
[2018] Cherokee Graves – Eels & Escalators (128)

[2015] Cherokee Graves & MarcusJuarez – Cherokee Graves & MarcusJuarez (128)

Bootlegs / Singles
[2014] Cherokee Graves – SoundCloud Files Vol. 1 (128) {Bootleg}
[2015] Cherokee Graves – SoundCloud Files Vol. 2 (128) {Bootleg}
[2016] Cherokee Graves – SoundCloud Files Vol. 3 (128) {Bootleg}
[2017] Cherokee Graves – SoundCloud Files Vol. 4 (128) {Bootleg}
[2018] Cherokee Graves – SoundCloud Files Vol. 5 (128) {Bootleg}

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Compiled by: 5kirr
Tagged by: 5kirr
Words by: NPZ
Special thanks toCherokee Graves