Having cut his teeth playing countless gigs with his band The Posterz, Montrealer Nate Husser’s live sets are injected with a healthy dose of showmanship and his unique punk-tinged approach to a rap show. After road-testing songs at shows with acts such as Danny Brown, Post Malone and Night Lovell, Husser began narrowing down the tracklist for what would become his debut EP Geto Rock for the Youth, released last November. The EP features seven dark and sonically dense tracks; revealing personal stories through clever wordplay and unique flows. “The title kinda says it all. Geto Rock For the Youth is the vibe, it’s the sound, the feel, it’s the nostalgia,” says Nate. “It’s for the youth in all us.” The lead-off song ‘Catherine’ – an ode to his hometown’s main strip – serves as a introduction to an EP that neatly encapsulates the nuances contained in Husser’s take on hip-hop. With an unconventional song structure and bleak yet honest lyricism, ‘Catherine’ is the sound of an artist speaking his truth no matter how harsh it may sound, following his muse no matter where it takes him.