"It’s a weird job, but there’s no sleeping in. You have to rise and grind every day."
Orchard Park taught him how to master his Proper Finessments. Now it’s time for heads in Boston and beyond to make way for a Rox star
Every line I enter into my computer about the Hub is also part of a love story, because like a parent in the 1950s (or today, I guess) attempting to rationalize smacking their kids, I truly love the objects of my animosity. Oftentimes, it hurts me more than it hurts Boston to level such relentless criticism.
“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.”
South End rapper Avenue wants to tell you a story about how it all got started way back when
A project from KillerBoomBox and the Boston Institute for Nonprofit Journalism
It goes without saying that this a seriously subjective roundup, compiled by our brain trust and the interjectors who barged into our discussions at the coffee shops and bars where our list blossomed.
Few things are less democratic than a state of the city, state, or union address. They are subjective greatest hits lists for captive audiences, written by people who are paid to make their bosses shine.