A free performance at Chinatown's Pao Arts Center
SOME SERIOUSLY GREAT BOSTON TRACKS FROM THIS PAST YEAR
From Oompa, Bent Knee, and Big D, to Billy Dean Thomas and Future Teens, these artists helped us through the haze
TERM PAPER: MASS RAPPER AND GOOD DAD GANG FOUNDER DOES BIGGEST SCHOOL GIVEAWAY TO DATE
“We didn’t anticipate how many people were going to actually show up, so we only made 100 bags. Then a bus came.”
OUR INTERVIEW WITH OG SWAGGERDICK
“Whether you like my raps or not, you’re smiling.”
REBELLE + SCIENCE ALLIANCE
Dutch returns to MOS for a full-on virtual production (with collaborators this time).
QUICK HITS: NEW CAKESWAGG + “50 RAPPERS WHO CHANGED THE WORLD”
"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.”
FOTOBOM: VINCE STAPLES @ HOUSE OF BLUES
BILLY DEAN THOMAS: THE QUEER B.I.G. REDEFINING AMERICAN GOTHIC
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.
WHEEL OF TUNES: JPEGMAFIA
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.
BRANDED AUTHENTIC: THE TIDAL WAVE OF BOSTON HIP-HOP
Why Mark Merren is rounding up the coolest rising rappers for one of the biggest nights in Boston hip-hop.