Tomorrow marks the four year anniversary of #24in24‘s release. The album itself was created on March 25, 2017, when we invited 24 of our favorite artists to record 24 songs in 24 hours at The Bridge Sound & Stage in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
If this is your first time hearing about the album or you’d like to revisit some of the standout tracks, press play on the mix below. We’ve also sprinkled in some commentary from the artists involved. It truly was an incredible day.
One thing we keep hearing from artists is that we’re overdue for another. What do you think? Let us know below or on Twitter/Instagram. We’re always here for the conversation.
We just wrapped up our annual Alumni Cypher Series and it was one of the best yet. The tradition is stronger than ever. For the fifth straight year, we invited all of our past guests back to rhyme live on-air with their fellow MCs. We had a different group each Tuesday in July & they all brought the heat!
None of this would have been possible without participation from the thriving artistic community in New England, which includes not only vocal artists, but the producers, graphic designers, photographers, and filmmakers behind the scenes, as well as the institutions that support them and create spaces and opportunities to thrive.
Two weeks ago we threw our first show at 3S Artspace in Portsmouth, NH. It was truly a special evening, with artists & fans coming from all over – Boston, Salem, Portland, Hudson, Dover, Manchester…Hip-Hop was in the building. STL GLD, MIKE WING, Qwill, Bakari JB Music, TUSKY, and DJ Myth had the speakers knocking all evening, while rap legends immortalized by the brush of B. Cartier watched on in silent solidarity.
This was a bit of a homecoming show for us as well, with our name owing it’s origin to the great state of New Hampshire. We’ve been putting on for hip-hop in Boston, but would the seacoast be so receptive? We had high hopes and they were met across the board. It was beautiful to see the connections that were made in the audience, the energy that was exchanged, and the pure love of the art celebrated so earnestly.
We’re proud to announce that we are already planning our return to 3S. Stay tuned for more details. In the meantime: The Third Annual Alumni Cypher Series starts on Tuesday.
After the prepared verses you heard earlier, we had an open cypher session for all the guest MCs. Some went off the top, some kicked unreleased verses, all did their thing. The homies Andy Mac & Chronic Tone were on hand to capture video of most of it, which you can watch below.
Mike Wing joins us to discuss growing up a hip-hop fan in NH, his top three underrated MCs, and more. He also lets some details slip about his new album, and closes things out with a live look at one of his new songs.
Mike also hit us with a little freestyle while he was in-studio.
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