Avenue – All Business

Thursday, August 17th, 2017

New heat out of Beantown by Avenue, produced by V Don. Check it out below, and make sure you go get that Mass Ave & Lenox album if you don’t already have it in your summer rotation.

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Avenue – Mass Ave & Lenox (Album Stream)

Friday, May 5th, 2017


Boston up-and-comer Avenue is back with his new project, Mass Ave & Lenox. The album was largely produced by Frank The Butcher and The Arcitype, both seperately and under their moniker Cookin To Kill, but also features beats by DJ7L, Joe Cutz, Latrell James & Tedd Boyd, Wally West and others. Guest rappers include Smoke DZA, Royce Da 5’9, Ariez Onasis, Deon Chase and Prano. We spoke to Ave back in February about the album and his creative process for our In The Lab series, so be sure to check that out before or after you sample the new project.

Stream below.
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Video: Avenue – Ain’t Shit Funny

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

Rising Boston talent Avenue is preparing to drop his new project Mass Ave & Lenox next Friday, May 5th, and today he shares some new visuals for the track “Ain’t Shit Funny,” which as you’ll hear, is heavily influenced by “You’ll See,” the classic Biggie and LOX track. Check it out above and be sure to hit the link below for our recent In The Lab piece with Ave where he discusses the sessions for the new tape, his writing and recording habits, beat selection and much more.

Previously: In The Lab with Avenue

In The Lab with Avenue

Friday, February 17th, 2017

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Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)

I first encountered Boston rapper Avenue’s music in mid-2015 on a friend of mine’s blog. It was a video for his song “SPILT MILK,” and there was something about his modern take on classic street rap that struck me. He had his own style and sound with strong traces of golden era grit, but it was also deeply rooted in the millennial mindset of the new school hustler. I was intrigued, so I did what any rap fan should do when they discover a new artist’s music they like—I started following and supporting.

It’s now a year-and-a-half later, and Avenue’s new project Mass Ave and Lenox is on my short list of most anticipated rap releases of 2017. It started with the first single “Party’s Over (Ringing Off),” a captivating banger complete with block-wise bars, hard drums and smart samples. It was apparent with this drop that Ave’s writing and ear had matured during his hiatus. Clearly Avenue, along with his production partners Frank The Butcher and Arcitype aka Cooking To Kill, were preparing to put Boston back on the rap map in a real way.

As we rapidly approach the release of Mass Ave and Lenox, we thought now was an appropriate time to get Avenue on the horn for our latest In The Lab, and get a feel for how him and his team get down in Beantown when it comes to putting a new project together. It turns out it’s a lot of what you’d expect (beats, rhymes, and blunts), but there seems to be an extra layer of thought and craftsmanship going into their collective process, because they know the legacy of their city is on the line. Go In The Lab with Avenue, the new pride of Boston, below.

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Avenue – Ungodly (Prod. by Frank The Butcher)

Thursday, November 19th, 2015


Boston’s Avenue describes the “Ungodly” nature of his South End neighborhood on a new cut called “Ungodly” produced by Frank The Butcher. Pretty tough.

Previously: Avenue – Inner City Prelude (Video)

Video Premiere: Avenue – Inner City Prelude

Thursday, August 6th, 2015

If you’re not up on Boston rapper Avenue just yet, well here’s your chance to get familiar. Dude is definitely one to watch for, and we’re proud to premiere the opulent visuals today for “Inner City Prelude,” produced by nova off Ave’s recent release The Chandelier View (now available on iTunes). Vibe out above, and hit the jump to stream The Chandelier View if you missed it.

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Video: Avenue – Toca Tuesdays Freestyle

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

Beantown rapper Avenue pays a visit to Tony Touch and spits some slick bars over the “John Blaze” instrumental. Watch above, then hit the jump to check out his debut project The Chandelier View.

The Chandelier View is available for download on iTunes.

Previously: Avenue – SPILT MILK (Video)

Video: Avenue – SPILT MILK

Thursday, May 14th, 2015

Boston rapper Avenue comes through with some crisp new visuals for the latest release off his upcoming project The Chandelier View, due out May 19th.

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