By: Seamus Fay
Just look at 2016’s Mass Ave & Lennox for proof — Avenue is undeniably one of the coldest rappers in Boston right now. Equipped with chilling rhymes and ominous, unforgiving tales of street life, he never fails to paint a vivid picture with his lyrics, and further so, he never misses, holding consistency as perhaps his most deadly weapon. Today, Avenue takes the spotlight back alongside Deon Chase for an incredible new album, Nightfall.
9 tracks long, this project is devoid of any fluff, jam-packing every second with charismatic tales of life after the sun goes down. The features from Hil Holla, Bodega Bamz, and Willie The Kid complement these themes of restlessness and unwavering confidence to an emphatic extent, and the result is a dense project that calls for no extra response other than to be spun back, again and again. Nightfall is the jackpot for storytelling rap, and Avenue & Deon Chase are the hard-earned winners.
Stream the project on Spotify below: