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Old 04-13-2019, 08:15 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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Intresting, Boston Black culture does get overshadowed quite a bit. I know New Edition was from Boston but I didn't know Donna Summers was from there. I guess you can Boston is the black mecca of New England.
i be surprised too sometimes. i always hear something random like al b. sure or jazmine guy be from boston at one point.
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Old 04-13-2019, 08:24 AM
 
Location: Boston
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This is a collection of MA rap artists, I excluded RI because I'm not as familiar with them, although I do know they have some fairly popular artists. These are individuals who sell out shows throughout Southern New England, and get late night airplay in Boston. The views here range from 5k to 12 Million. With an average of about 200k views. A few of these artists are signed to major deals at Atlantic, RCA and Fools Gold, one has a song with Lil baby. They represent a more normal picture of what its like growing up in MAs urban areas as a person of color. All of these kids were born in the 1990s. MJ, FOAM, Cthank I would really recommend you watch a little bit of each artist to get a better understanding of what's going on in MA.


DtheFLyest ft. Lil Baby, Brockton


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AO-Gw66edD8

Cousin Stizz, Dorchester (closest to my most recent neighborhood)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dyXp92l3S5Y


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qa-vY5skAGs


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pf8iuy-WpHY

Vintage Lee, Roxbury (closest to my birth neighborhood)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2RqkL6KFUo


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiXIJLj-HYg

Rocky Rich, New Bedford (Southeastern MA-Cape Verdean culture)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMTX-MVARTM

StupidGenius, Lowell (Northeastern MA)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tlFijDBqTU

Mizzie Cash, Mattapan


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7RM-SOBO_s

Dutchy DoBad, Hyde Park (the neighborhood i grew up in)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nrme_0IUDrw

BIA, Medford


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMxgXzenn58

Joyner Lucas, Worcester


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jO_v2sXm-f4

Plad Finesse, Mission Hill


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILS3NcEg2oc


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZPTrQ7P0Ljc

PISTOLA, Stoughton


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gHnjcUlmM9o

Jefe Replay, Roxbury


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KCKjrNH3Dmc

Eaze Dollaz, Roxbury


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDRNU_kH7hQ

Michael Christmas, Roxbury


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_zpwxzNCjU

Tashawn Taylor, Cambridge


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnPZHyCnITI

Eskay, Chicopee (Western Mass)


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsrWNZonsfM
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Old 04-13-2019, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Boston
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I would say so as well due to having the biggest population in the region(170-190,000 people in the city, depending on who you include).

Hartford, New Haven and Bridgeport in CT have higher percentages though(in the 30's for each).

There are some suburbs and satellite cities in these areas with higher or similar percentages as well like Randolph and Brockton in MA; Bloomfield, Windsor, East Hartford and West Haven in CT.
Please let's lot forget Springfield MA 21% BLACK (31K black people) and Worcester MA(13% BLACK, 25K People)

Also black small populations of Rhode Island in Newport, Woonsocket and the 'larger' populations in Providence Central Falls and Pawtucket. I think Pawtucket and Central Falls are 'blacker' than Providence. About 20% each versus 14% in Prov. Rhode Island is the most Cape Verdean Dominican and Liberian of the three states tho. Urban Rhode Island is more accepting of black culture I think, or minority culture in general, than the Boston Area tho. Most people agree.
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Old 04-13-2019, 10:37 AM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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This is a collection of MA rap artists, I excluded RI because I'm not as familiar with them, although I do know they have some fairly popular artists. These are individuals who sell out shows throughout Southern New England, and get late night airplay in Boston. The views here range from 5k to 12 Million. With an average of about 200k views. A few of these artists are signed to major deals at Atlantic, RCA and Fools Gold, one has a song with Lil baby. They represent a more normal picture of what its like growing up in MAs urban areas as a person of color. All of these kids were born in the 1990s. MJ, FOAM, Cthank I would really recommend you watch a little bit of each artist to get a better understanding of what's going on in MA.
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i like the perceptionists.
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Boston
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i like the perceptionists.
They were in that old NBA Live soundtrack, Akrobatik went to my high school before ibattended. He used to DJ for the local hip hop station. The last hurrah for them 2003-2007 was way before this current wave, I wish they would stay more connected to the current generation though. Their presence would add richness continuity and stability to the scene.
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Old 04-13-2019, 11:49 AM
 
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They were in that old NBA Live soundtrack, Akrobatik went to my high school before ibattended. He used to DJ for the local hip hop station. The last hurrah for them 2003-2007 was way before this current wave, I wish they would stay more connected to the current generation though. Their presence would add richness continuity and stability to the scene.
i bought both the perceptionists and lupe fiascos cd's because of the need for speed: most wanted (2005) soundtrack. also had juvenile, chuck dee, t.i., ...
the burnout 3 soundtrack was dope for punk rock.

here is a documentary about the immigrant experience for a boston area teen:
roubbins-cube
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Old 04-13-2019, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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This group did in the early 1990's: https://www.discogs.com/artist/239269-Ed-OG-Da-Bulldogs

A few songs that were mainstream at the time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrdzedMx1rk


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQMVsQW_kjM


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZP_wymk8ORQ

Can't forget Guru from Gang Starr, whose father was a judge in the city. Then, you have New Edition in terms of R & B and Donna Summer was from there as well. This was the group that Benzino was in: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Almighty_RSO

Boston does have a relatively strong black history that goes back centuries(Beacon Hill, 54th Regiment, Crispus Attucks, etc). It is just overshadowed by other images of the city.
Thanks for the flashback, I remember " I got to have it" on the radio here in the Sipp. Just didn't know the rappers name. Gang Starr been in om playlist for years.
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Old 04-13-2019, 03:12 PM
 
Location: (six-cent-dix-sept)
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This group did in the early 1990's: https://www.discogs.com/artist/239269-Ed-OG-Da-Bulldogs

A few songs that were mainstream at the time:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yrdzedMx1rk

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why are all references to addidas bleeped out ?
also, i went to college out of state and shell-toes werent in style back in the day. why was it an n.e. thing ?

also:
https://www.last.fm/music/Ed+O.G./_/Sayin'+Somethin'
d.j. premier is one of the dopest rappers* of all time (*his compositions speak more stories than most pop-rappers today).

one more:
home - akrobatik, g.u.r.u., ed o.g.

Last edited by stanley-88888888; 04-13-2019 at 03:45 PM..
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Old 04-13-2019, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Boston
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why are all references to addidas bleeped out ?
also, i went to college out of state and shell-toes werent in style back in the day. why was it an n.e. thing ?

also:
https://www.last.fm/music/Ed+O.G./_/Sayin'+Somethin'
d.j. premier is one of the dopest rappers* of all time (*his compositions speak more stories than most pop-rappers today).

one more:
home - akrobatik, g.u.r.u., ed o.g.
Adidas is bleeped out because it was a major gang reference in Boston.
Bostons is all about threes
Roxbury Dorchester and Mattapan.
Each stripe of adidas represents one of the hoods.
When you out your index and thumb together to make n 'o' you're holding up three fingers.
Those three fingers make a three lower case "b'.
Also in the Boston Red Sox hat, there is a 'B' shape in the upper and bottom space that make a 'B
B' so to some, there are 3Bs on the hat.

You can find song like "Throw my Threes" there's is a 'Threez' clothing line. There ais even a picture of the former mayor Meninot hrowing his threes.

Back in the day Adidas trees dotted the city, places where unprotected kids or rival would get jacked and their sneakers were thrown high into trees.
The most infamous adidas tree was in Grove Hall, the Interval Posse (the IVP) had electricity, and other amenities coming in from homes that had been forfeited to the hand. They were watching TV in the park and such. They had youth recruitment on lock and a tree with branches ready to break from the weight of sneakers. The dude if a building was a giant adidas symbol. Thet were dismantled by the FBI in 1997.
There is only one adidas tree left in the city in The Four Corners neighborhood, Benzinos neighborhood- untouched by gentrification still.

Benzino and the RSO (Real Strong Organizatiin/Rock **** ON organization/Roxbury Street Opertation) were the first to wear adidas on a Boston album cover. RSO fell under the Columbia point Dawgs. Columbia point Dawgs were the largest gang in the city for thirty years and we're all about adidas. The most popular adidas shoe in Boston is the Adidas Top Ten.

At the time of this song about 100 homicides. Year were occurring in Roxbury Dorchester and Mattapan ALONE per year and over a third of victims were under 21. Adidas was too controversial.
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Old 04-13-2019, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Tupelo, Ms
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why are all references to addidas bleeped out ?
also, i went to college out of state and shell-toes werent in style back in the day. why was it an n.e. thing ?

also:
https://www.last.fm/music/Ed+O.G./_/Sayin'+Somethin'
d.j. premier is one of the dopest rappers* of all time (*his compositions speak more stories than most pop-rappers today).

one more:
home - akrobatik, g.u.r.u., ed o.g.
Adding to BostonBornMassMade
Sidenote: Possible Copyright issues
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