“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."
"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
Behind the visor with the Brockton hip-hop artist behind ‘Nothing’
“[Dolan] got a lot of attention because he is very anti-authority. We didn’t gel. That was not the time for us to gel. But later, when Bush won his second [term], he came to me like, ‘Are we going to throw bricks through windows or what?’”