Legendary Boston hip-hop heavyweight Dre Robinson has some unfinished business.
Now, the singer and composer is aiming to take center stage himself
“I’ve questioned whether I do this for attention or fame and money. I ask myself this every so often to try to keep myself in check.”
"It’s a big record with a gigantic beat to match; although it still has my signature flare in terms of delivery and style, I experiment with my voice, tone, and flow.”
“I may step out here and do some wild shit, but that backbone is very important to me.”
“The process of collaboration and having other voices on there so that it’s not just my voice and not regurgitating things that I want them to say was very important.”
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.
From a white suburban father in an olive bucket hat and open-toed sandals to a young hispanic girl in a white T and Jordans, Bridgeside encompasses the unpredictable demographic that rap has inspired from the start.
"I don’t think folks expect to get out of me what comes out of me, which is that unapologetic, raunchy, fuck-you-pay-me attitude.”
"It’s a weird job, but there’s no sleeping in. You have to rise and grind every day."