Growing up in a dysfunctional home in Minneapolis, there were two things Joshua Turner turned to for comfort when his parents fought: the records he'd listen to on a loop to drown out their conflict and the atlas he'd pore over to pretend he was anywhere else. Turner's all grown up now, but his sources of childhood refuge continue to play an integral role in his life. In his spare time he draws maps for fun, and, under the name Dem Atlas, he's composing his emotionally complex hip-hop records aimed at listeners who are in need of some sonic solace of their own. His new album, Bad Actress, represents the culmination of a twisting creative path that Turner's patiently been following since his teens. He was a poet, a painter, and the frontman for a rock band before he found his space in Minneapolis' prolific rap scene.