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Best Boston Rap Albums of 2010

So I'm walking past the Jeanie Johnston in Jamaica Plain after the Boston Music Awards, and I see Slaine and his friend Ronnie hugging the bar and crushing rum and cokes.
Bustle and flow
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 24, 2010
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7L and Esoteric | 1212

Ten years ago, my guess is that not even 7L and Esoteric could have imagined they'd go on to build one of the most reliable catalogues in indie-rap history.
Fly Casual (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 22, 2010
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Freudian trip

Hip-hop is faker than Vince McMahon's business plan and tan combined. Pussy-whipped MCs who sling Whoppers rhyme about bagging blow and smacking ho's; even cats who actually do poison their communities exaggerate their hood credentials.
Esoteric drops reality rap on Saving Seamus Ryan
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  October 09, 2009