It’s good to call Boston home: Beantown hip-hop artists have begun to break into the national rap market one special song at a time. Local move-maker Avenue once more distinguishes himself as a probable representer with the newly released “Friday,” in which the nimble spitter wastes no time shying away from the realities looming overhead.
“And it’s Friday, ain’t got no job, ain’t got no money and I got fired on my day off/And the worst thing about it is, got all these bills and all this debt that I don’t know how I’mma get paid off,” an honest Ave raps, his voice panning from one ear to the other.
Featured guest Michael Christmas, the city’s current breadwinner and act to follow, closes the cut with well-placed bars (“Piggy on the hair pole pimpin’/Friday after next, y’all finna have a broke-ass Christmas”), though the record’s strength stands out from the jump: Latrell James‘ dreamy production, which swirls above hard-knocking kicks that match Ave’s heartfelt vigor.
We’ve anticipated Avenue’s Chandelier View EP for many moons now and “Friday” has us hoping release day is around the corner. In any case, between now and late-night Halloween shenanigans, reacquaint yourself with some of Boston’s best and press play below. Follow Avenue on Twitter here.