“A lot of the early punk scene in Boston was started in art galleries ... That was no coincidence—these galleries could see that a lot of cool stuff was going on.”
“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.
Collectively W.O.K.E. touches on topics ranging from creeping fascism and artificial intelligence to prison and debt.
"I’m less enthusiastic about the cyber collab—I don’t want to live my life that way. So just the fact that he was down to make the trek repeatedly and be here, and even be here in those instances when I’m looking through records, he was patiently just around."
Taking inspiration from live performances, underground artists, and silent film, The Queer B.I.G. creates a night of American Gothic hip-hop this Friday at Oberon.
The rising glitch rapper talks shocking news, his love for Mass Effect, and the biggest misunderstandings about what it's like to be in the Air Force.
Why Mark Merren is rounding up the coolest rising rappers for one of the biggest nights in Boston hip-hop.
"They thought it was a trend. Eventually I’d get back into music. They say, okay, let’s use the fans on the comedy and bring them back over here. And that’s cool. But after long it was like, shoot, the comedy is what it is."
A short history of rationalization, hate, and debate
From alternative hip-hop to chamber folk, here's a cheat sheet to Boston's best music of the year so far.