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Interview with Maybach Music Group's Smoke Bulga

  Maybach Music Group’s newest artist and Boston rap pioneer Smoke Bulga sits down with Nick Fonzi from 617 Hip-Hop to discuss the day he signed with Maybach Music Group, his plans for the future, his acting debut and more! Check out his interview with 617 Hip-Hop! Smoke Bulga Bio: “Boston Emcee, Smoke Bulga, has one of the most decorated and respected resumes out of the emcees to taste superstardom from New England. Whether it be early smoke that was straight from the streets or the more refined and industry-ready artist that was seen on MTV, BET, and everywhere else worldwide, Smoke has never let his hometown down. (Smoke Bulga Spotify)” 
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Fasscoupe

Representing Massachusetts to the best of its ability is something Fasscoupe takes very seriously, and that is something he has done very well. From opening to Lil Uzi Vert at back to back sold-out dates at the House of Blues to working with the likes of Lil Baby and Rich the Kid, Fasscoupe has been able to bring Massachusetts’ underground rap to the spotlight.  Fasscoupe began to make music in 2014 and was inspired by his older brother to do so. He mentioned “My older brother used to play CD’s around the house, he would play Dipset, G-Unit, and more. That is how I started to fall in love with hip-hop.”  Something Fasscoupe has credited to his success thus far is his experience in the music industry. He continued with “I am able to give something that really has no expiration date on it. To leave a legacy for people to follow or admire.” These experiences have been able to come from some of the biggest names in music, especially from when he worked on his track “Pray For” whic

Sammy Adams Concert Photos 12/27/19

        In honor of one of our first media opportunities just over one year ago, we wanted to share some of the photos we took from the Sammy Adams concert at Paradise Rock Club in Boston on our website! Check them out! Thank you to Sammy Adams and his management for this opportunity!

Q&A with Michael Christmas

Since 2014, Michael Christmas has been one of the most recognizable artists in Boston. From landing on tours with Logic and Mac Miller to being recognized by some of the hip-hop industry's biggest websites such as XXL and MTV, Michael Christmas has been able to make a name for himself. On December 18th, Michael Christmas released his newest album “Hiding,” which features tracks such as “I Heard” and “Cinderblocks” which features Kota The Friend.  Who or what inspired you to make music? I got very inspired young by the comedians. When you’re a kid listening to your favorite artists and picking up small things from them is how you learn how to rap. The cool kids, Wiz, Dom Kennedy, Stalley, and the whole backpack era shaped my young teenage raps. But the comedians I fell in love with I think shaped the way I think and approach everything. The goal is always to do music the way my favorites do comedy. Tell my stories no matter how tragic, in a way that people can laugh rather than

Francc

From New York, Francc is an artist anyone from the Boston area needs to pay attention to and add to their playlists. Francc’s sound is a mix of hip-hop, pop, and EDM, and has seen quick success with the music he has released. With songs such as “Timezones,” “Past Due,” and his most recent single “Between Us,” Francc has been able to accumulate over 550,000 streams on Spotify alone.  In August of 2019, Francc released his first project on all streaming platforms. The project was titled “Raw Therapy,” and songs such as “Up 2 Something,” “Love It When,” and “Out of Mind.” This project was something that was very important to Francc as he described it in an Instagram post saying “I made this music because at the time, in the moment, this music made me feel alive. It healed, it motivated, it was FUN, it was WHOLE.” Francc is someone who is familiar with Massachusetts talent, even being from New York. This past December, Francc had the opportunity to go on tour with Boston’s Boy

Rapta

Boston artist Rapta has the ability to touch on every sound in the hip-hop industry, from a song that will make anyone jump up and down all the way to a slow melodic song you can relate to, Rapta can do it all. The self-taught artist spent his early years teaching himself Ableton and Protools, shortly after starting college, Rapta dropped out of college at Bridgewater State University to pursue music full time. Rapta immediately gained buzz around the city by releasing songs such as “Lies,” “Chiefin,” and “Know Your Sign.” In 2016, Rapta headlined his own 12-city tour around America, and a year later performed at the House of Blues Boston. Outside of music, Rapta also created the collective Luv The Plug with a group of close friends and business partners. Luv The Plug would do creative work such as shooting videos and designing clothes.  As you learn more about Rapta and his music, you notice the importance of “Leo” in his music. With his first album being titled “Leo,” and his

Wavy Ry

  Starting to make music at the age of fifteen, Wavy Ry considers himself as more than a rapper. He is an artist. Wavy Ry describes music as “an art, not a trend.” At the beginning of this year, Wavy Ry was able to release a track called “Replace You” which featured Chief Keef’s Cousin Matti Baybee. Wavy Ry had the opportunity to take a trip and stay in LA for a while to get in the studio and network. While talking about the trip, he mentioned “ I came across Paramount studios and locked in a session. Paramount has had so many great musicians that have recorded there. literally some of the people I grew up listening to have recorded their best tracks in Paramount Studios. So being there and walking through that type of Atmosphere, seeing all the plaques on the Walls from Ice Cube and Lil Wayne to Guns N roses, Linkin Park, Flo-Rida, so any of them throwback 2000 vibes were made there it was just dope to be there and actually record a song in the same booth as Icons.” He was