Boston rap promoter Edu Leedz has never dropped a weak mixtape - whether you're talking about projects on which he pairs local talent with visiting all-stars, or the ones on which Boston artists handle all the tracks. This one has a bit of both; cats like Qwel and Copywrite swing through, but mostly all the action comes from the likes of Amadeus, Rite Hook, Stu Cat, The Camp, and Al-J.
The dawn of so-called 'frat-rap' is upon us, or so I'm told. Better yet - I hear that Greater Boston is the hub of this semi-surreal misogynistic hipster-hop spin-off movement.
If that's indeed the case, then it's important to celebrate all the college-styled party cats who came before Asher Roth and Sam Adams, and who opened doors for this sort of thing.
It’s amazing how much hate mail I receive accusing me of ignoring local artists. Most hilarious is this ass on Facebook who recently bitched that I “write about the same people over and over.” He might have a solid point, if in the past year alone I didn’t pay significant attention to: Esoteric, Black Madeen, Bad Rabbits, Singapore Kane, Slaine, Boycott Blues, DJ Slim, JDO, M-Dot, Masspike Miles, D-Tension, The Berklee J Dilla Ensemble, Jaysaun, Will C, Amadeus, Rite Hook, WMS the Sultan, GWOP Gang, Wasted Talent, The Dunnas, Dawaun Parker, RADIx, Mr.
If I tried to write about every one of the 30-or-so rappers set to collectively slap Unity Fest at The Paradise next Thursday, I wouldn’t have time to fuck around on Facebook and Twitter all day. It would also be a waste of time considering how much I’ve already written about so many of the marquee artists.