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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

SERGE DIDENKO
It’s 6 am on a Sunday morning when Serge Didenko picks me up for a photo shoot, and he’s as bright-eyed as Homer Simpson at a pancake breakfast. At the shoot, he’s jumping over fences and bouncing around the Belmont High School football field. “I’m kind of crazy,” he says, cracking a smile. He’s not kidding.

The door-to-door Comcast salesman splits his time among attending classes at Bay State (for entertainment management), producing beats, recording, shooting videos, booking gigs, and managing his own company, Did & Co. “I’m trying to do it all on my own. It’s a lot of work, but I want more.” His new album, Bagoflaundry To Ditch, covers everything from rock to techno, with beats that blur the boundaries of hip-hop, electronica, R&B, and pop — all without samples.

 

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