Boston has long been heralded for it’s immense contributions to hip-hop; from The Source Magazine to Guru of the highly esteemed duo Gangstarr, the city has a special place in the culture. SmallTownVillain—a regional hip-hop collective that includes rappers: JiM, 22nd, Lumberjack J, Young LayMarr, and EndYen—are hoping to keep that legacy afloat with a SoundCloud full of dope vines that speaks to both their age and their strong sense of hip-hop knowledge.
Their music is a blend of elements; it’s 90s golden era aesthetics combined with a more contemporary package making it palatable to a range of hip-hop heads. Records such as “High, and their most recent release, “The Mission,” show off their meticulous attention to their bars. The crew is still pretty fresh, but they have massive potential. Take a listen for yourself, and if you’re feeling it mash the share button.