BOSTON RAPPER, AVENUE, MAKES HIS PRESENCE FELT ON NEW PROJECT ALONGSIDE E.N.G CREATIONS, 'BROWNSTONES'
By: Shamus Hill
For those of you out there who've been keeping a keen ear to the everblooming Massachusetts music scene, you'll easily recognize the name Avenue. If I had to describe the Boston based MC in one word, I'd likely utilize the word "persistent". Since hearing his music for the first time way back in 2012, his distinctive ability to rap has consistently been at the forefront of his discography. In a time where both authenticity and potency are more necessary in music than ever, Avenue's latest EP, BROWNSTONES, serves as the lighthouse within the depths of a coastal storm.
Since the project's debut this past week, BROWNSTONES has been making its rounds throughout the internet. "Bob The Chefs", a song that has ultimately grown to become my favorite component off of this EP, was the first to receive a visual treatment. Equipped with scenes of Avenue rapping around Boston during a Nor' Easter, it's safe to say that he whole-heartedly embodies the energy that's prevalent within Beantown.
It's within the closing moments of the song, however, when this statement rings truer than ever. Avenue declares, "I'm really from the Town, but I ain't got the accent", something that truly characterizes what it's like to be an individual from Boston.
Those who've grown up here are well-aware of the stereotypical Irish male that comes to mind when thinking of the city of Boston, however for years this narrative has been challenged by none other than those who are from the city itself. On his latest project, Avenue does so directly -- something that has drawn me even closer to this EP than I had already been upon my first listen.
If you're a fan of Avenue's and want to support him directly, then the team here at Mass Music Radio highly suggests purchasing his BROWNSTONES EP on the next Bandcamp Friday (March 5th, 2021), during which all money raised will go directly to Avenue!