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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
Slaine and the "Boston Project" at the Middle East Downstairs

Slaine and the "Boston Project" at the Middle East Downstairs

As one-third of Special Teamz with Edo G and Jaysaun, Slaine knows a thing or two about supergroups. But now the Southie-Roslindale MC and supporting...
By webteam  |  June 09, 2010

Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest 2010

An optimist would say that, despite some serious disappointments, last year’s Third Annual Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest demonstrated just how peaceful the Bean rap scene really is.
For Unity Fest, the show must go on (for real this time)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 14, 2010

Rip Shop | The Authenticity

Rip Shop should be one of the first names you mention when recalling Boston’s early-2000s underground rap renaissance.
Drama House (2010)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 30, 2010

Shedding his skin

A few weeks ago, Boston MC Benny Blanco brought his homeboy J the S a flyer for a sketchy wrestling match in Long Island the next day.
The new J the S is wiser than the old one
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  March 26, 2010
Your Extensive Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest Primer

Your Extensive Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest Primer

If I tried to write about every one of the 30-or-so rappers set to collectively slap Unity Fest at ...
By Chris Faraone  |  May 28, 2009


Shuko + DJ Dutchmaster | The Foundation

It was inevitable that some of hip-hop's next great producers would come from Europe.
Coalmine (2009)
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  May 01, 2009

Head of heads

Edu Leedz wraps up Boston hip-hop with Mass Movementz
Edu Leedz wraps up Boston hip-hop with Mass Movementz
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  February 18, 2009


This Wednesday, May 30, a hip-hop bill comes to the Paradise Lounge that boggles the mind.
Rap legend Edo G. heads a huge bill; Faint DJs
By DAVID DAY  |  May 22, 2007

Reconstruction project

Twenty-five-year-old Javon Townes (a/k/a JV Darapsinga) shows up for interviews as if he were about to hit the stage — as if he were expecting someone to call with a gig any minute.
 JV Darapsinga gets a new lease on life
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  December 12, 2006

Raising the, uh, cup

Although it would have been easy to book local heavyweights like Slaine and Dre Robinson to take the stage with Lawrence hip-hop hustler Termanology for this year’s Winter Hip-Hop Fest, promoter Edu Leedz decided to try something a little bit different.
Boston’s Winter Hip-Hop Fest
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  December 11, 2006


Boston music news, March 24, 2006

The Roxbury-based label ICEMAN RECORDS is putting the final touches on its 15-track compilation Massmindstate , which has some of Boston’s most in-demand artists.
Notes on Krumbsnatcha, Wolves, Akrobatik, and Slaine
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  March 21, 2006

Open M.I.C.

Boston MCs are banding together under the banner of the Mass. Industry Committee.
A new hip-hop force brings Kool G Rap to town
By MATTHEW M. BURKE  |  January 19, 2006