"It’s a weird job, but there’s no sleeping in. You have to rise and grind every day."
AROUND MY WAY: THE PULL UP
The latest quarterly expression of their mutual affection, the Pull Up, will showcase the area’s emerging and established talent. But for this unique crew, it’s not just about seeing artists perform live—it’s about the building of community that comes from regular connections, and fixing systems that for too long have denied people an equal shot.
LESSON PLAN: HOW CAMBRIDGE MC MILLYZ SKIPPED HARVARD AND MIT TO GO WORLDWIDE
“It’s two different worlds,” Millyz says about the gap between the colleges and blocks that he grew up on. “They never really mixed when I was growing up. You would see college students in Central Square, but in the actual neighborhoods you didn’t see that. It’s just different. When I was growing up, these were all zombies walking. These were million-dollar drug blocks.”
AROUND MY WAY PART I: AVENUE
South End rapper Avenue wants to tell you a story about how it all got started way back when
INTRODUCING … AROUND MY WAY (#AMWKBX)
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