The Internet has made making music easier, but it’s also made it harder than ever for new artists to get shine. But that doesn’t scare Orrin a young hip-hop artist (think SpaceGhostPurrp meets The Weeknd) who has a debut album, Nocturnal, due out in December. Recorded from his dorm room at NYU, Orrin’s new disc has a distinct, dreamy underwater feel that he hopes stands out. Last week, he met up with fellow up-and-comer, New Jersey based Duey Magic (alas, they met on Twitter), who has a mixtape due out next month as well called “I Hate Humans.” They talked to URB– and to each other– about Egyptian pyramids, anime, and obsessions.
DM: Being that your style is alternative, what is your opinion on hip-hop sub-genres?
Orrin: They’re kinda a necessary evil: Trying to classify genres into smaller divisions becomes too confusing for …