When we talk about hip-hop history, Boston isn't the first city that comes to mind. It has its legends, but hubs like Atlanta, Chicago, New York, Houston, and Los Angeles always lead the conversation. Thanks to rising talent like Cousin Stizz and Michael Christmas and an emerging scene that is both diverse and united, it feels like Boston is gearing up to have a real moment. We spoke with five artists leading the way and got their local recommendations to help guide us through the sounds of their city. Here are five Boston rappers and the five Boston rappers they're listening to. 

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