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  • November 05, 2012
    By Chris Faraone

    *This particular message not endorsed by Blake Boston (a/k/a Scumbag Steve)

    Blake Boston might be the most adored degenerate on earth. But even without hyperbole, he's one of the Bay State's biggest exports. Ever since a photo of Boston (that's his real name) posing in his kitchen doorway was sucked into the viral whirlwind two years ago, and universally branded by internet users as Scumbag Steve, the Massachusetts native's fur-lined G-Unit parka and signature patterned fitted hat – the latter famously cocked back and to the side – have transcended the underground world of web memes and effectively highjacked the pop culture agenda.

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  • May 07, 2012
    By Chris Faraone

    Credit: Ariel Shearer

    There's a jovial shit-mouthed wise-ass standing in an outdoor foyer at MIT, chain-smoking Newports and hitting on every girl who walks by. He's the 22-year-old whiteboy from Massachusetts whose actual birth name is Blake Boston, but who became widely known as Scumbag Steve after a pic of him sporting a backwards hat, gold chain, and fur G-Unit hoodie was poached off the MySpace page for his suburban rap crew – the Beantown Mafia – and re-appropriated as a universal symbol for degeneracy.

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