• Press / Promo Material

• Press Quotes

“The best music videos offer more to dissect than provocative visuals. Such is the case with "Michelada," the latest video from Chicago-based hip-hop duo Bonelang's debut album Venn Diagrams.” –NPR

“...the sort of hypnotic listen that feels a modern outgrowth of hip-hop’s early fixations with jazz… that hints at a taste for the psychedelic (it’s reminiscent of a softer-around- the-edges take on the Fear and Loathing musical cocktail of lost psych-rock- rap greats New Kingdom)” –Pigeons & Planes

“The duo combines elements of soul and hip-hop, freeform poetry, and tidbits of psychedelia to craft a unique sound unlike anything else spewing out of the City of Broad Shoulders.” –MISHKA

“Bonelang is an act that has been making some moves around their hometown of Chicago since the break of 2015 with their distinct style of hip-hop that blends aspects of electronica and turn of the millennium rap aesthetics into something that is easily digestible.” –UPROXX

“Sidewinding melodies and dark passages that embrace both the outsider streak of late-aughts indie rock and the euphoria of that era’s pop manifest themselves on the new self-released EP Venn Diagrams, Pt. I.” –Chicago Reader

"Nimble, electronic-fueled rap that flows so quickly from challenging to clever you might miss the switch." –RedEye Chicago


• Secondary Bio


Bonelang aims to celebrate and nurture self-awareness as a means for strengthening communal, familial, and romantic relationships. The work forces the cultural cherry picker to look within, digest one's own flaws, then redefine one's outlook with a more full-bodied disposition of compassion, empathy, and love; Matt & Samy included. Bonelang asks to focus more on what we have in common rather than what we do not.

The pairing of Matt Bones and Samy.Language is one that works well throughout as the former offers well-paced singing verses that interplay with Samy’s fervent flow that tends to dip off into unexpected asides and diagonal wordplay.