Meet Devin Dabney from Indianapolis, the self-billed “best rapper alive. Period.” Dabney’s album Tape.
CLIMB. Repeat features 15 climbing-themed songs with a Red River Gorge flavor; check out the jam “good crimps, m.A.A.d. techy,” with pithy lyrics like “If high ropes and cliffs all got along, I’d probably send the route by the end of the song.” Rapping since his preteen years, the “bookish” Dabney records in a closet in his childhood home and is currently working on a followup album. By day, he works as a coach and setter at Hoosier Heights Indianapolis.