Boston rapper and Hipstory founder, Cliff Notez, has released an upcoming single ‘Happy’ off forthcoming album ‘Why the Wild Things Are’ and now has the whole city (and beyond) anticipating the sonic wonders to come. I personally have been anticipating a follow up album to 2017’s elegiac ‘When the Sidewalk Ends’ since that album came out in July of that year. And from the sound of the latest single ‘Happy’ Cliff released earlier this month, all the anticipation and patience has definitely been worth it.
According to Cliff, ‘This new project is a testimony of existence, protest, and survival and how they all become synonymous and unified in the prolonging of the Black body.’ This sounds exactly what this city needs at the moment, and in classic Hipstory style, is bound to bring together diverse communities in the spirit of togetherness and social resistance to racism and oppression.
‘Happy’ features Latrell James, Moe Pope, Tyrek Greene, and Optic Bloom … do you need anymore? If so press repeat on the single below and make sure to pull up at The Oberon September 13th to celebrate the album release with Cliff Notez and the rest of the Hipstory team.
When the actual album drops however, is still up for debate. So be sure to closely follow Cliff’s social media to stay up to date on the happenings surrounding what is shaping out to be one of the biggest album releases in Boston this year.
The album release party also kicks off a new show series at The Oberon, ‘Live @ Oberon,’ which is personally one of my favorite venues in the Boston/ Cambridge area. Tickets will be available beginning Friday, August 9, 2019 at AmericanRepertoryTheater.org, by phone at 617.547.8300, or in person at the Loeb Drama Center Ticket Services Offices (64 Brattle Street, Cambridge). They are 15$ in advance, 20$ at the door, and if you want to get all fancy, VIP tickets are 35$.
This is a party you definitely do not want to miss.
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