[Originally published in the Boston Herald. All kinds of people caught feelings about this one. Oh well.]
The world didn’t end on Saturday, but a rapture of a different kind swept over hip-hop heads at the Paradise that night.
The fifth annual Boston Hip-Hop Unity Fest had emcees from multiple styles and stages of notoriety rocking the same stage, with famed producer DJ Premier closing out the night in tribute to Gang Starr comrade and Roxbury-born wordsmith Guru.
The rap marathon’s massive lineup almost proved too stacked, as the lengthy roster ran long and Premier was forced to shorten his 90-minute set to just half an hour.