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.