By: Shamus Hill
Doobie 83 is one of the hottest young rappers in Boston right now. After months of teasing snippets of the official music video for "Devil Child", he's finally unleashed the long-awaited single to his fanbase.
Following up on his recent string of releases which included "Slumber", "Doobie vs Doobie", and "Several Attachments" to name a few, Doobie 83 has had no shortage of artistic achievements in 2021. He's welcomed listeners from all corners of the globe, who have ultimately become infatuated with Doobie's ability to characterize his life's experiences. Never shying away from touching upon the heartbreak, violence, and loss he's endured, Doobie 83's catalog of music reveals some of what has molded the Boston rapper into his current state of being. Doing so is in it of itself a challenge, but maintaining artistic prowess at the same time is something of an entirely different level of difficulty.
On "Devil Child", the center of focus revolves around survival and hardship. Doobie 83's life has not come with many handouts or good fortune, but rather has been led largely by Doobie himself. Having to earn everything in life by his own doing, he's been forced to look out for himself in every possible way. "Devil Child" ultimately becomes a melodic apology and acknowledgement for any past wrongdoings that he committed out of a need to survive. Shaping itself as one of the most impactful components of his discography up through this point in time, Doobie 83's artistry is only getting better and better.
Collaborating with Doobie on this visual was none other than Dark Sight, a Boston based visual company that routinely shapes the visual identity of some of the area's best rap music. Working alongside one another to deliver highgrade videos in the past, "Devil Child" certainly proves to be some of their best work yet.
Watch the official music video for "Devil Child" below:
By: DJ VO
Tommy Capretto takes a trip from Philadelphia to Quincy, Massachusetts once again to drop a fire DJ set across the airwaves of Mass Music Radio. Playing some of the hottest house records out right now, Tommy raises the energy to new heights and shows off the proper dance moves to match!
With remixes and original music from labels such as Universal Music, Capitol Records, Armada Music, Juicy Music, HoTL Records, Carrillo Music Group, and of course – his own independent imprint – Summond Records, Capretto has an abundance of fiery tracks music at his disposal. Also included are official remixes with artists such as Beck, Niall Horan, Hailee Steinfeld, MNEK, Dragonette, and FLETCHER, and more.
Full of good energy, contagious laughter, and smiles – Tommy continuously brings an uplifting, playful aurora to every room that he steps foot in. He loves to party, but is also quick to get down to work when the time calls for it. According to him, there's a lot more music on the way, so don't miss out!
Watch his full Mass Music Radio DJ set below:
Stream Tommy Capretto on Spotify below:
By: Shamus Hill
Brockton's Premo.Dee and Saint Lyor were recently featured on our platform for their collab single titled "ROBINHOOD". Today, the pair make their way back onto the airwaves of Mass Music Radio with the official music video for said single.
Shot and edited by High Noone Productions, and directed by both ForTheHoly and Benjy Ali, Brockton takes center stage on this visual release. Taking the plights that surround people of color everywhere they go, and presenting them in a manner that breaks down these issues in a sonic format, "ROBINHOOD" is a truly impactful release. Centering their musical talents around issues that impact their community on a routine basis, Premo.Dee and Saint Lyor reinforce the importance of their creative expression here.
Resting as two of the most revered artists right now in Massachusetts, both Premo and Saint Lyor tap into their highest powers on this track. Rest assured that this is only beginning for the both of them.
Watch the official music video for "ROBINHOOD" below:
By: Shamus Hill
Hailing from Boston, Massachusetts is none other than PIMPDADDYDANE, a prospering rapper who has garnered a solid listenership from both in and out of the Bay State. Following a spree of music video releases over the last couple of years, she's finally paved the way for her debut album, Trap Goddess, to be released.
Featuring fellow MA natives such as Brandon James, Flako Dash, and Maye Star, Trap Goddess ultimately snowballs into a microcosm for the development of Boston's emerging Hip-Hop scene. The strong presence that PIMPDADDYDANE exudes on each of her forthcoming drops is an aspect of her artistry that continually takes center stage. Her ability to flow atop an ever-widening array of trap beats is notable to say the least, as she finds a new way to cast a light on her rapping talents with each trip to the studio.
Some standouts off of this project for me are "Midas Touch", "Wit Da Gang", and "Murda She Wrote". All of these mentioned tracks provide a solid foundation with respect to understanding the artist that PIMPDADDYDANE is at her core. Despite this though, I wholeheartedly recommend giving this tape in its entirety a spin.
Stream Trap Goddess and watch the video for "MURDA SHE WROTE" below:
By: Shamus Hill
Family Famous Records' Clark D and Guyclaude make their collaborative return to DSPs everywhere with a new track titled "Grateful". Rooted in a deepened appreciation for the constant progression attached to life, this dreamy release is a substantial addition to the respective discographies of these two Boston natives.
Following up on the recent success of singles such as "HARD" and "Life Goes On", Clark D has had a battery in his back ever since relocating from Massachusetts down to Atlanta, Georgia. 2021 has proved to be an immense one for him, with Clark's base of listeners really stretching outward from the Bay State to all corners of the globe. Though the energy prevalent on "Grateful" may be considered a bit more relaxed than that of some of his other tracks, this switch up casts a light upon the versatility that is paired with Clark D's artistry.
Assisting with the cultivation of the sound on "Grateful" is Guyclaude, who's worked alongside Clark D on a plethora of releases in years past. The creative chemistry that exists between these two is very palpable, and is something that has only seemed to grow in strength as they continue to collaborate.
If this is your first time listening to either of these Massachusetts artists, then the staff here at Mass Music Radio certainly suggests paying a visit to their individual catalogs of music, as we can assure you that some of your new favorite songs are sitting there waiting for you.
Stream "Grateful" below:
By: DJ VO
Mass Music Radio welcomes Massachusetts' own, Richard Fraioli to the studio! This exclusive DJ set has been a long time coming, and we are stoked that we were finally able to make it happen.
Richard has always had a passion for music, listening to his dad's disco and techno records throughout his childhood. At such an early age, he just could not get enough the music that surrounded him. After some time, Richard's father proceeded to buy him his first set of turntables, and with this – a new DJ was born.
Today, Richard has residencies in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, NYC, Connecticut, Florida, Arizona and across the globe. Additionally, he has his own mix show, one that began in 2002 as a weekly resident on Energy’s 92.7 / 101.1 – Arizona's premier dance music radio station. Richard hasn’t missed a beat 16 years later as it continues on Energy 98 which can be heard every Saturday Night from 11PM-12AM (PST). Through Fraioli’s hard work and networking, he's also earned himself a 13 year long stretch of consecutive appearances at the industry’s iconic electronic dance music event – Ultra Music Festival Miami (UMF) 2007-2019.
Moving on to Richard's production work, his discography is very impressive, stretching across several record labels consisting of both original mixes and remixes alongside other talented artists like Tommy Capretto, Greg Gatsby, Camila and many more.
Make sure you follow Richard on Instagram and Soundcloud to keep up with his whereabouts and any new music he may be working on!
Watch his full Mass Music Radio DJ set here:
By: Shamus Hill
Hailing from the Boston neighborhood of Fields Corner is the hypnotic, laid-back rapper named Cousin Stizz. Largely influencing a blossoming generation of artists to come out of the state of Massachusetts, Stizz rests on a pedestal as one of the few to have successfully transitioned out of the Bay State's local market. Today, he returns to the city that made him in the official music video for his newest single, "Say Dat".
Snapz, with assistance from Blasian Beats and Armaan, is the producer behind this exceptional instrumental which Cousin Stizz eviscerates. According to a statement made by Stizz on Twitter, it wasn't long after this beat was sent that he was already in the booth recording to it:
Returning to the jovial sentiments that surrounded the Boston rapper when he first started his musical journey, "Say Dat" recaptures the energy that pushed Stizz down his life's mission to be an artist.
With much of the video taking place within the Boston Public Library and throughout the streets of Boston, the visual for "Say Dat" creatively shines a light on the Bay State's capital, helping to instill new life into the historic city in the process. Reinventing what it means to be an artist from Massachusetts, Stizz's artistic capabilities have assisted in reshaping the narrative surrounding the culture and identity prevalent within this region of the country.
Helping to bring the vision for this video to life are both Henry McGowan and Raheem Hercule who respectively Directed and Creative Directed this project.
Watch the official music video for "Say Dat" below:
By: DJ VO
Back at the station!!! Boston DJ/Producer, Hrly, threw down probably one of my favorites sets so far. Consisting of of dirty tech house vibes, upbeat electro and top 40 remixes, Hrly kept the energy high and the boys in the studio singing/dancing as we filmed his set.
Hrly didn't think he could match the same level of energy from his last set at the station, which he also claimed to be "one of his best sets" (go check that out in the "DJ Sets" tab) but I personally thought he surpassed our expectations and even exceeded the level of energy of his last set with us.
In addition to his performing skills, he continues to grow his audience as he begins to regularly spin at the most prestigious venues in Boston like The Grand, Memoire, Scorpion Bar and many more.
Follow Hrly's soundcloud and Instagram to stay up to date on his music and on where he may be playing next!
Watch his full Mass music Radio DJ set here:
By: Shamus Hill
Though he originally hails from New York, Kofi Lost is a 22 year old musician whose artistic development as of late has occurred right here in the state of Massachusetts. Coming off of the tail ends of his 2020 album, Afro Moses, which featured fellow Bay State natives Arkh Zeus and Benjy Ali, Kofi Lost is finally finished preparing the latest addition to his catalog of music.
Serving as the first single off of his upcoming It Made More Sense In My Head album, "LOST" becomes centered around the courseless state of mind that stays attached to Kofi. This constant running of the mind is one of the concepts that resides at the core of this upcoming drop, something which is not only reflected in Kofi's lyricism, but in the transcendental style of production that lies beneath as well. Both Kofi Lost and Owen Wav handled the executive production of It Made More Sense In My Head, and given the fact that the remainder of the project was based around what we just heard on "LOST", it's safe to say that fans of his are in for treat.
The visual for this song was incredibly well-executed, something which was brought to life by Kavya, Daymian Mejia, Sean Peloso, and Noel Pichardo .
Watch the official music video for "LOST" below:
By: Shamus Hill
Making his first appearance across the pages of Mass Music Radio today is Abington based rapper/producer, Jake Morse, with "Life Is Good". Recruiting both alé and Najee Janey to bring this release to its final form, "Life Is Good" is an uplifting track that perfectly aligns with the clear skies prevalent in Massachusetts on this beautiful Friday.
Initially beginning his journey in music as a beatmaker in 2010, Jake Morse's discography has both grown, and shrunk, in size. Following a rebrand in 2015, the Massachusetts native has unleashed a variety of singles and EP's, all of which have provided listeners with a crisp understanding of Morse's multifaceted creative capabilities. "Life Is Good" is only the latest drop to reinforce these sentiments.
Rounding out this release are fellow Bay State representatives, alé and Najee Janey, who were respectively tasked with constructing the hook and a verse on "Life Is Good". Najee Janey is someone whose music has been featured on both our blog and radio stream in the past, as the Boston native routinely captivates with his well-developed raps. Though this is my first introduction to alé's music, I'm certain it will not be the last time that we are hearing from her. The distinctive sound that she possesses is something that I am sure will carry her name far beyond the borders of this state, and the local music scene prevalent within it.
Listen to "Life Is Good" below: