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.
Boston Hip Hop
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
On the heels of a 2018 Boston Music Award for New Artist of the Year, Notez and his collective are bound to be seen and heard much more. Before he takes off on a national tour, Notez is curating an ambitious three-part miniseries in Cambridge.
“Hip-hop was never meant to be here,” Moe Pope told the crowd of family, friends, and artistic associates who came out for the event.