Michael Christmas Is Boston’s Baby Jesus

I’m no expert regarding Boston’s Hip Hop scene, but the conventional image perceived from the outside looking in was always that there’s barely a slim chance of succeeding unless you fall under the frat-rap category. There’s an undeniable amount of talent in Beantown, yet most had failed at actually making a considerable impact outside the city until Michael Christmas came around with his mixtape IsThisArt?

Since, the charismatic 19 year-old emcee has been making waves and co-signed by the likes of the legendary Bauce Sauce, Jon Tanners, Plain Pat and Statik Selektah. The latter recently had Christmas over for his show on Shade 45 where he spit an acappella freestyle for almost two minutes. In it he proclaimed to be the people’s champ and also his hometown’s Baby Jesus. Both are bold statements with the second one being a bit more outlandish, nonetheless, the comparisons oddly work. His regular man’s-raps actually connect with people and he has opened a new chapter in Boston’s Hip Hop history while giving his city newly found hope, which is arguably what Jesus did (not really, but you get the point).

That Michael Christmas and his team are the new face of Boston’s scene is not up for debate though. Michael took IsThisArt? to Austin for SXSW and received much fanfare and positive feedback in every single show he performed. The young artist looked like he was enjoying it and had a lot of down there as well. Luckily, Goodwin was in the spot to film his antics and put together a nice video recap you can watch below.

Michael will be headlining his first-ever Chicago show next week, buy tickets here.

Wheatie - On My Mind (feat. Murph Watkins)

I’ve been fucking with Wheatie for a minute and Murph Watkins just reccently hopped on my radar after dropping his latest EP, ‘The Plague’, so it’s really dope to see them two collab and each do their thing over this space-out beat.

Alex Wiley - Guap

Alex Wiley has been able to rock shows in different cities around the country, talk with influential people in the industry and gain a huge amount of fans without a single solo project out, and it is all because he’s simply too raw with the rhymes and flows.

The Village rep and Closed Sessions signee is currently prepping his debut mixtape, ‘ClubWiley’, and decided to give us a teaser of what’s to come with a monster of a freestyle over Big Sean’s latest hit, “Guap”. Wiley murked this shit and held nothing back transitioning from one flow to another while stunting over all his adversaries.

Cover Art: ShowYouSuck - Rest In Pizza

Go check out the track list, release date and a short statement by Show over at Ruby Hornet for one of my most anticipated projects of 2012.

Nico Segal - The Band In My Garage

 Some new smoothness by KTD’s Nico Segal, as he has released 12 new instrumentals today! They are all unmastered, but he says he would be willing to record it again with live instruments if someone had something hot to spit over it. So to any emcee reading this, get to writing and bring your A-game!

In related news, Nico has already stated that there’s no plan for a ‘Illasoul 2’, nonetheless he has another project in the works, so keep an eye out for that!

Flyer: Chance The Rapper Presents….Acid Rap Live

The whole city is behind Chano today as he will perform his second headlining show later tonight!

Mickey Rocks, Milo & Otis and few other surprises are also set to perform. Doors open at 6:00 pm!


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