So, what is local music in Baltimore in 2015? Consider the case of troubled rapper Young Moose, who is very, very big in this city right now and has been allegedly stopped from playing shows in the city by the police and also picked up on a number of charges over the past year or so, including twice in the past month. Although he is aiming for the national stage and he might just get there—a recent resurgence of catchy street rap from rappers such as Young Thug, Migos, and Fetty Wap makes Moose's bigger-than-Bmore success promising—he seems mostly interested in a few blocks in East Baltimore where he hangs out and his music has spread organically, not by way of social-media savvy but old-fashioned word of mouth. So much of the city is behind Young Moose, but not all that many people outside of the city (or many white people in the city) know him at all and yet he's huge. We've heard people compare Moose's local love to SisQó's back in 2000. The difference, of course, is that SisQó had a huge hit the whole country loved with 'Thong Song' and, well, Moose is selling his CDs out of a store on Monument Street. If he were white and gripping a guitar we'd call what he does "DIY" but we prefer Moose's name for it anyway: O.T.M., or "Out the Mud." It seems as though major labels will have to come to him and not the other way around.