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Boston Rap's Class of 2010

These 10 homegrown hip-hop artists are ready to graduate to the big time
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  September 19, 2010

 

MS. SHEEK
If Sarah Palin is a bulldog with lipstick — or whatever that moron called herself — Sheek is a rottweiler in heels posing as a poodle. The girl’s girl from Dorchester may giggle between songs, but when she barks, she barks big. Marking her territory all over Boston, Sheek has performed in most of the major venues and earned radio burn on all the local hip-hop stations. Come July, she’s severing the Beantown leash with a 20-city East Coast “Stop the Violence” tour.

“I feel like I’ve got to make it out,” she says, her dimple-framed smile flashing. “I’m hungry.” To understand her hunger, you have to understand that she’s feeding more than just one mouth. “I’m the illest mother alive,” Sheek says of her four-year-old son. “I don’t baby him. I came from the bottom, and he’s coming from the bottom too. But I’ll rap — he can be a lawyer.”

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