Tibetan refugee and hip-hop artist finds home in Boston music
Boston Hip Hop
An MC known for never stopping pushes through pandemic times
On FlashLight, a new LP with producer Lightfoot, Flash comes strong as a solo artist, breaking beats over his knee along with stereotypes about group members going at it alone.
To show how far these artists have come even over the past few months—through Boston Music Awards wins, headline performances, and national media attention—we brought them together for a special shoot, Vanity Fair-style.
"I know this is really random, but you’re like a Boston Greek dad rapper and construction worker and I can totally get you on a show."
Here, five individuals associated with RAR share their memories of Boston back then, what they gained from having RAR in their lives, and how, in 2019, we can continue to honor the groundwork RAR laid for a better Boston.
Each joint on Cleo has its own unique dynamic, with a versatile vibe across the track list. Oompa opens up about various aspects of her travels through the journey, depicting trials she has overcome, as well as situations she’s still trying to navigate. Mental health is front and center, a rarity in hip-hop, but not surprising considering her overall maturity.
Despite occasional hiatuses, he’s always made it a point to come back strong, to leave a mark, and his latest project follows suit.
"At first I was scrambling, but in the time since, I’ve done some of my most notable shit. I just kind of go where it takes me."
Sober and with Arcitype producing by his side, a Boston hip-hop stalwart modifies his craft and hustle