New Sounds: Big Leano – Packula (EP)

Big Leano has a reputation that precedes his introduction. His ability to craft huge bass-knocking hits, as well as his ability to flow hilariously catchy lyrics, makes him one of the lead faces of the city. Big Leano just dropped off his sophomore tape, Packula, last night and the hits just keep on coming. With…

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New Sounds: Taren Tate – Tomorrow’s Revenge (EP)

I love being able to find new sounds, both local and national. Boston sometimes feels fairly small, with a lot of familiar faces and names that tend to circulate through the visible part of the city’s music scene. Get familiar with Taren Tate and his latest EP, “Tomorrow’s Revenge.” This 7-track EP is put together really…

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Catch A Glimpse: Madeintyo and 24hrs Light Up Boston

A few days ago, Madeintyo and 24hrs touched down in Boston for the Made In Tokyo tour – and they came with enough energy to light Paradise Rock Club up. Both performers had the crowd locked in, as 24hrs worked through his set list, including hits like VSVSVS, You Know, and Twenty Did It Again. The stage took…

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Interview: Xavier Omar

Xavier Omar is a name you’ll want to remember…and it’s definitely easier to remember than his previous alias. Formerly SPZRKT, Xavier Omar could be classified as an “R&B artist.” However, the diversity of his music shows that he refuses to be forced into a box. His 2016 EP, The Everlasting Wave, demonstrates his amazing abilities…

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Boston’s Best Music: August 2017

Listen to the best 9 tracks out of Boston in July below. Tracklist Maka & Durkin – Waterworld SuperSmashBroz – Confused ft. Wizz Dakota, Gin Mason, & Alejandro Blanco [Prod. Wizz Dakota & SSB] Humbeats – Monday ft. TeaMarrr & Austin Fair [Prod. Humbeats] DJ Lucas – Big Dope [Prod. Kenny Beats] Gio Dee –…

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Interview: LiBossi

This past month, I had the opportunity to talk with LiBossi, an up and coming rapper from Dorchester, MA. He recently released his first project, Suspex Vol. 1, on July 11. Self-written and co-produced with LilBossi’s brother Laiko, Suspex Vol. 1 pairs storytelling with solid beats and a hip-hop/soul-infused sound. Via social media, LiBossi himself…

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FOTM Episode 36: Liv Slaughter

In June, Fresh Out The Mint had the chance to sit down with Liv Slaughter for a conversation on WZBC. Liv spoke about being a queer woman in the hip-hop industry, managing Haasan Barclay & Dad Jeans, her new photography project Vile Women and more. Check out the interview below and be sure to follow Liv…

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