By: Shamus Hill
Rebel Mafia Global is a collective of Boston rappers who've routinely delivered some of the hardest hitting records to exit Massachusetts this year. Consisting of Big Super, Brandon James, Rugby Lo Sport, Kye Bills, and Messy Money Sav to name a few, the team at RMG is one that hosts some profound artists. Today, Messy Money Sav adds to this sentiment with the release of the official music video for "On A Crumb".
Utilizing production at the hands of Detroit's Sav, Messy Money Sav rifles off well-thought-out raps for a period of time that lasts longer than three minutes. "On A Crumb" rests as this Boston native's second release of the year, helping to carve her artistry into its truest form in the process. Her pen holds a vast amount of might, something which her newborn discography has benefited from tremendously. Her former release "Party" which debuted in January, was very well-received, ultimately leading to a thread of YouTube comments demanding new additions to her catalog of music. For now, fans of Messy Money Sav can rejoice, as the day that they've been waiting for has come at last.
Watch the official music video for "On A Crumb" below:
By: Shamus Hill
Van Buren Records, the inseparable, high-energy posse of creatives originally hailing from Brockton, Massachusetts, have had the entirety of 2021 on lock. Since debuting their first full-roster project – Bad For Press – in April, VB has literally gone worldwide, growing their base of fans exponentially in the process. Today, they make their way onto the airwaves of Mass Music Radio with the official music video for "LIL HAITI".
Equipped with shots of some of the City of Champion's Haitian-owned businesses, this release isn't the first time in which the term "Little Haiti" was used to describe the city of Brockton. During the city's 2019 mayoral election, Gary Keith, a councilor-at-large candidate, described in private messages how Brockton would turn into "little Haiti" if Jean Bradley Derenoncourt were to be elected as mayor. Jean, who came to Brockton as a refugee following Haiti's 2010 earthquake, personifies the growing force that the Haitian American community possesses in the city of Brockton. With nearly 30% of the city's residents being born outside of the United States, Haitians contribute to the overall sense of community that's prevalent in Brockton in an increasingly powerful way. Van Buren Records' "LIL HAITI" only helps to reinforce the growing change in diversity that exists in one of Massachusetts' core cities.
From the second that this well-executed Ricky Felix and Roho instrumental starts, a day in the life begins. MEECH, who's at the helm of this release, leads in "LIL HAITI" with both a hook and verse that become centralized around grinding toward success. From there, Luke Bar$, Lord Felix, and Jiles pick up the pace with three beautifully-carved verses, showcasing their seemingly flawless capabilities with respect to rapping along the way. Each and every trip to the studio, these Brockton artists manage to push to new heights, something which has quickly led to them taking over the top spot with respect to Massachusetts music this year. While I'm aware of the wide-array of artists from this state, no one has been operating to the same degree as the roster of creatives behind Van Buren Records.
This video was brought to life by Simon Morrison, Daymian Mejia, Nicolas Andrew, Tay Thai, and Jimmy Del Ponte, with the final product resting as the best to exit the Bay State this year. Not only does this release shine a light on who these Brockton creatives are at their core, it manages to put the city itself on a pedestal in the same breath. There's a vast amount of pride that residents of Brockton carry with them everywhere that they go, and this visual displays this in its truest form.
Watch the official music video for "Lil Haiti" below:
By: Shamus HIll
Coming at you is T3_, a mysterious beatmaker from the city of Boston who lets his music do the talking. Today, he makes his first appearance across the airwaves of Mass Music Radio following the release of his laterLP.
Managing to create entirely new galaxies with his sound, T3_ is one of the biggest hidden gems that the state of Massachusetts has to offer. It's not often that I claim there aren't any skips on a project that spans 21 tracks, but this is exactly the case here. Each component of T3_'s laterLP builds atop the last, creating an entrancing cycle that eases one's mind. Though the Lo-Fi genre of production is arguably the most popular at this current moment in time, there aren't many who are consistently pushing boundaries and seeking development. T3_ is one of the few, and I for one am thrilled to be able to say that he's from Boston. Rappers, tap in with T3_!!!
Stream + Purchase laterLP below:
By: Shamus Hill
Boston's Wave Capone debuts his emotionally-driven Capone (Deluxe) – an album that largely centers itself around the rapper's experiences with respect to street life, the loss of loved ones, and the struggle to survive when the odds are stacked against you. Helping to cement this project's arrival, Wave also unleashed the official music video for "Could've Been Me", providing a strong force of energy around the recent additions to his catalog of music.
Gifting fans with an additional five new tracks on this updated version of his Capone album, Wave Capone is quick to follow up on the original project's March release. The date he selected is no coincidence however, as Wave decided to drop in commemoration of the two year anniversary of the passing of Boston Model/DJ Corey "Flee" Thompson. A truly powerful loss to the city of Boston, Corey was an individual who inspired many hear to seek their fullest potential, all the while acting as an incredible friend and person throughout the process.
Wave Capone has been doing a great job with respect to carrying his legacy, and as he continues to work in the studio, his discography really benefits greatly. His visual for "New Strand of the Opps" was very well received earlier this year, and now that this Boston artist is continuing to flood the street with new offerings, he's quickly becoming a popular name amongst fans of local music.
Watch the official music video for "Could've Been Me" below: