||Lazerbeak is one of the seven members of Doomtree, Minneapolis’ ascendant hip-hop collective. He’s most well known for his rib-crushing production. He’s contributed beats to Wale, P.O.S, Dessa, and almost every Doomtree project. But his career started many years before he was making rap music.
As a fourteen year-old, Aaron Mader—not yet Lazerbeak—formed a band with three of his best friends. They called themselves The Plastic Constellations. They were earnest and exuberant. And they were really effing good. Spin called them child prodigies. By the time they turned fifteen,...