L'Orange is a North Carolina-born beatmaker with a penchant for sampling early jazz records and vintage radio broadcasts, lending a nostalgic, time-worn quality to his music. After starting his career with a few primarily instrumental solo releases such as 2012's The Mad Writer, his first full-length rap collaboration was 2013's The City Under the City, with Stik Figa. Since then, he's released masterful efforts with Kool Keith (Time? Astonishing!, 2015), Mr. Lif (The Life & Death of Scenery, 2016), and others, as well as solo ventures like 2017's The Ordinary Man. After releasing two albums with Solemn Brigham as the duo Marlowe, L'Orange worked with Nashville rapper Namir Blade on 2021's Imaginary Everything and returned to instrumental beatmaking with The World Is Still Chaos, But I Feel Better.