Best Of 2015

Best Hip-Hop Duo: DEA + Saint

Best Hip-Hop Duo

Lynnsey June, aka DEA, and Josh “Saint” White balance each other in perfect rhyme harmony, trading off clever intellectual verses about existentialism and spit-and-roar-offs about metaphorical war as effortlessly as dancefloor-banging refrains. The past year has seen the duo drop a few recordings (including 14-track LP EQUINOX: Vernal in March), clock loads of stage time with explosive performances sometimes accompanied by live instrumentalists, and cross over from straightforward hip-hop line-ups into mixed-genre gigs. deasaint.bandcamp.com.