Welcome The Precedent, this list is a tale of the times, the hottest MCs, as artists and brands in the 617/978 area of the map in 2013, period. This list isn't bout' hating on those who put in the most work and deserve their spot. This list isn't bout one hot freestyle, over somebody else beat or a big name DJ, producer or rapper co-sign!
This list is about music, movement and mula potential but most importantly being an MC! This list isn't about your same old song radio station that doesn't have enough D.O.P.E. Music...where there is only one hot DJ!
LMAO...Let me stop, FOR NOW. Let's get to The Precedent List of Hottest Hip Hop Artists in The (617) and (978)! I didn't make the list, the list made itself and I put it together cause I'm Hip Hop's Pee Wee Kirk!
These ARTIST are not just "Rappers" but modern-day innovators in the Hip Hop game. In an area where local radio is no longer localized, many superstar-talent artists are forced to find other ways to spread their music, their movement and make that mozzarella!
The Bean been had a Queen and she reminds me of a young Latifah with her authenticity as a female and bars on the mic. The 'Town rides with her, The Famous Nobodies crew and her Black Rose movement is official. In 2013, she followed up her 2012 "Married to The Music" project with her dope "Love Is" single with the soulful Janet Jackson sample, giving you that realness the game has been missing. Even though Ms. Rebelle didn't drop a project in 2013 she definitely kept her buzz up with sold out shows in Boston and an appearance on MTV Rapfix with Sway amongst other accomplishments. This fine, Haitian and Dominican MC has the sex appeal to make the females stunt and make fellas stare, trust! Probably caught me looking a few times, feel me! Jokes aside, she one's one of the few female MCs I've heard that has the woman relate and have the fellas rock with her bars, consistently. She's nice, male or female, saying otherwise then you definitely a hater! All hail the Queen of the Bean, Dutch Rebelle. Be on the lookout for her upcoming 2014 release, Rebelle Diaries! She is 1 of the 5 MC's that set The Precedent in The (617) and the game period in 2013!
Eddy Fish stormed onto the scene in 2013 after breaking through the buzz radar with major noise in late-2012 releasing a few freestyles and visuals. The Skyways Music Group general and former manager decided to jump on the mic and ended up flooding the airwaves with his first single titled "Whole Lotta Money" ft. Yo Gotti (even the corny stations in Boston couldn't front on this one, at least when they were highlighting the local talent, but it was hot enough to be on regular rotation as well). The track is a perfect mix of that D-Boy bravado, luxurious lyricism with the knocking beat alongside a southern Hip Hop and street legend. Fish and Skyways Music Group announced their music venture with Yo Gotti's label Cocaine Muzik Group, officially making one of the first Southern Hip Hop to MASS Hip Hop music ventures for a rapper out of the state. Fish followed with other bangers like "Kilo" ft. Supastar LT and off of his debut mixtape "Real Niggas Know" where he gives you a glimpse into his story as a hustler in the grimy Beantown streets alongside other major features like Scarface for example. The "in your face, proofs in the pudding" approach that has him as one of the most talked about rappers from Boston in a short amount of time. He constantly dropped visuals throughout the year and kept fans and the industry talking about his next move. "Fuck it shit happens/I got caught on Tuesday morning but Monday a nigga trappin/Tuesday a nigga trappin, Wednesday a nigga dressed up/ Faragamo Shoes, if I go I'm going in fashion" Straight from the streets to the stage, Eddy Fish helped The (617) certify itself with the raw, ruggedness that The Bean is known for but he made his own lane with the ability to produce radio play music while still representing for the streets. he is 1 of the 5 MC's that set The Precedent in The 617 and and all throughout the South and East Coast! ,
For every queen, there is a King. He just happens to be The Rhythmatic Eternal King Supreme and hails from Lawtown. And when it comes to being a lyricist there is nobody in the 978, 617 or the whole game who can see Reks as a pure MC, period. Why do you think N.O.R.E. chose the Lawtown Legend to address the Kendrick's "Control" verse on "Jesus Take The Wheel"? We all know N.O.R.E. never hold his tounge when it comes to NYC/East Coast vs. LA/West Coast issues with his legendary "LA, LA" response to the The Dogg Pound "New York, New York". If you don't know what I'm talking about and you already hating on the list then you a hater! Just letting YOU know, HA! There is no debate here, Reks is currently the best. Don't listen to me, listen to his official studio album released in 2013, Revolution Cocktail. Then go back to 2010 and listen to my favorite Reks project, In Between The Line 2, released in 2010, CLASSIC! Continue on down the line with , he is 1 of the 5 MC's that set The Precedent in The 978 and the game nationally and internationally in 2013!
With 10+ years in the game, Termanology is a certified veteran MC, that, no one can debate. The combination of his rapid-fire delivery and unprecedented work ethic has gotten him the most notoriety in both The 978, 617 and Hip Hop game since the Legendary Guru and Scientifik (Rest In Power). Born in Lawrence, raised in Haverhill and earning his stripes in the underground Boston Hip Hop scene, controversy has surfaced about his place of origin. Regardless, as an MC Term has paid his dues. In 2013, he dropped is 6th studio album G.O.Y.A. with the lead single "Straight Off The Block" ft. Kay Slay, Sheek Louch and Lil' Fame. He released two albums in 2012, Fizzyology (Lil' Fame joint album) and 2012 (1982 Part 2) plus a mixtape, Hood Politics 7. Termanology produces, period. Whether you like his music or not or claim he's not from Boston or Lawrence, the bottom line is he is the most productive MC on this list within the last 10 years. He caught fire in 2006 with his single "Watch How It Go Down" produced by the legendary DJ Premier and has been consistent with material since, dropping HP II & HP III (2005), HP IV (2006), HP V (2007) and Hood Politics VI (2009). Including his 50 Bodies & Cameo King mixtapes series' along with many other mixtapes. His "100 More Jewelz" outro track off the album is vintage Termanology, straight bars, no hooks just a D.O.P.E. lyrical display of wordplay., he is 1 of the 5 MC's that set The Precedent in The 978 and the game nationally and internationally in 2013!