Local CDs A-Z continued: Filthy Animals - Sounds of Nature (2010, Deepcave Records) Full disclosure: I’ve never been a huge fan of @filthy.animals.4life or the Deepcave stuff in general (with a few exceptions), but I have always respected the hell out of their hustle. Great marketing (the Deepcave logo is fantastic), constant stream of releases, tons of music videos, etc. They nailed the punk rock DIY thing and applied it to local hip-hop 👍. As far as the music goes, a lot of it just isn’t my kind of rap, to be honest. I picked it up back in the day mainly to support my old college classmate @broms.the.poet (one of the three Animals), and my take on it upon re-listening remains essentially the same: I dig some of the beats, I think @pnutty.gold raps circles around the other two guys, and as someone who doesn’t drink and doesn’t really enjoy parties, I’m just not the target audience for a record about drunken partying. Haha. Again, though, full marks for the DIY stuff. Some of the videos for this record are incredibly well-made, and the hustle is something a lot of independent artists should aspire to.