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  • August 04, 2010
    By Chris Faraone

    Despite his distorted press pic, the elusive Father Abraham is not a pedophile priest in exile. Rather he's the Harvard hockey player turned producer-MC who once skated with the live hip-hop outfit The Indefinite Article, which had a hot Boston run back when House of Blues was Avalon and heroin was Oxycontin.

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  • MP3 OF THE WEEK July 08, 2010
    By Chris Faraone

    In its first 20 Web-isodes alone, Quiet Desperation showcased the mirth and hilarity of more than 200 comics, actors, and musicians from the Greater Boston area. The anomalous hip-hop artist among the talents whom Quiet D ringleader Rob Potylo (a/k/a Roadsteamer) tapped for his reality sit-com, Cambridge-based MC and New Alliance studio rat Father Abraham cut "Revere Beach" under the influence of a pivotal exchange between Bean-bred comedians Joe Wong and Big Nezz from Web-isode seven.

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  • June 18, 2009
    By Chris Faraone

    My editor and I recently had a chat about how indie-rock bands and underground rappers approach guerilla marketing in drastically different ways. Mostly, we discussed how hip- hop artists turn the sidewalk outside every venue into Times Square circa 1985, and how their rock- and- roll contemporaries — on the opposite end of the promotion spectrum —fancy themselves too cool to work street corners passing out promos.

     

    Basically I’m saying that I have way more rap discs to write about than I have time (or space). So until the Phoenix brass determines that Bay State boom bap is more important than my other assignments regarding drastic budget cuts and such, I can best prop local heroes in occasional round-ups like this one. Here’s some of the finest Beantown product that’s been pushed on me (literally and virtually) in the past month; and since we stand by our picks, we went through the trouble of providing a smorgasbord of tracks and links for your interactive pleasure.  

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