Boston rappers that flourish are few and far between, so when someone actually has promise, it shows. After bubbling in the cityâ€™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 Avenueâ€™s follow up to 2014â€²s Summer of â€™91 EP. He shows growth in his storytelling and delivery for a young upstart. Ave links up with a host of local producers from Latrell James and Dutchee to NOVA and HiFadility. He also enlists fellow hometown MCs Michael Christmas and 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.”