Boston rappers that flourish are few & far between, so when someone actually has promise, it shows. After bubbling in the city’s underground scene for years, Avenue has been on a roll in 2015, dropping one single after another leading up to his debut album, ‘The Chandelier View‘. Today, he releases the full project.
‘The Chandelier View‘ is Avenue’s follow up to 2014′s ‘Summer Of ’91‘ EP. He shows growth in his storytelling & delivery for a young upstart. Ave links up with a host of local producers from Latrell James & Dutchee to NOVA & HiFadility. He also enlists fellow hometown MCs Michael Christmas & his Summer Of Ninety One crew member Deon Chase for guest appearances on the 15-track record.
“It was a lot more conversation than music-making,” said HiFadility about ‘The Chandelier View‘ with the The Boston Globe. “It was a lot of talking and us developing a mutual understanding of the world as we see it and then integrating it.”
And as he commented to XXL:
“My father is my biggest fan. He loves my music. When I did my first tape, I put together a show in Revere. I’m performing onstage and I look and see that he’s crying. He can pinpoint certain things in the music that he knows are true. That’s the best part.”