Michael Collins leads his band Drugdealer in a performance at Union Stage on Nov. 23, 2022. (Photo by Casey Vock)
Listeners really would be best served to avoid judging group or solo artist names by their titles, even if they might sound a tad crooked.
Michael Collins, who got his start making music in Baltimore in the late 2000s, has assumed a few different handles in his time, and all of them have rang with a bold and blatant shadiness — he first recorded as Run DMT and, later, as Salvia Plath. Of all of them, his latest project, while his most sophisticated, was named in the most outright slovenly fashion: Drugdealer.