Living-Local Archive


From the Worcester Telegram & Gazette to the Boston Globe, the Worcester hip-hop community continues to make daily news headlines. Check out our full interactive bibliography below as well as our rotating author highlight.

Interactive Bibliography


Boffice, Andrea. "Media Analysis of City-Wide Local News Portrayals of Youth Criminality: Worcester, Massachusetts" (2018). International Development, Community and Environment (IDCE). 193.

Connell-Sanders, Sarah. “Opinion/Sarah Connell Sanders: Meet the Worcester Producer Who Wants You to Trade Gangster Rap for Gospel Rap.” Worcester Magazine, 17 Dec. 2020, 

Doss, Jeremy. “New Generation Preserves Break Dancing Tradition.”, March 29, 2017. 

Duguay, Robert. “Death Over Simplicity Sets His Own Tone with 'Til There's Nothing Left'.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, February 24, 2021. 

Fay, Liz. “The View from the Studio: Producers, Recording Engineers See Talent, Ambition in Worcester's Music Scene.” Worcester Magazine, Worcester Magazine, 7 Apr. 2021, 

Fay, Liz. “Worcester Rapper SUMiT Revels in 'Stimulus' Success.” Worcester Magazine, Worcester Magazine, 24 Feb. 2021, 

Fay, Liz. “The Beat Drops for Art Beatz: Success of 'Pump Up' Puts Worcester DJ in the Spotlight.” Worcester Magazine, Telegram & Gazette, 28 Jan. 2021, 

Fletcher, Allen. “One on One: Ali Bomba.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, August 24, 2006. 

Hanson, Melissa. “Joyner Lucas Shows off Worcester with Music Video 'Broke and Stupid'.” masslive, June 28, 2019. 

Infante, Victor D. “Wu-Tang Clan Rapper Cappadonna Headlines Block Party Benefit for Creative Hub Worcester.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, June 15, 2021. 

Infante, Victor D. Listen Up: 'Stanton Capitol Presents' a rich, soulful showcase for Worcester rappers

Infante, Victor D. “Listen Up: Jafet Muzic Presents Masterful 'Art of Embracing Damage'.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, May 19, 2021. 

Infante, Victor D. “Opinion/Worcesteria: Rush Limbaugh Is Gone, but We're Stuck with His Influence.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, February 18, 2021. 

Infante, Victor D. “Song to Get You Through the Week: K'Nen and Jafet Deliver Moody 'Mysterious Maiden'.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, January 24, 2021. 

Infante, Victor D. “Opinion/Listen Up: Death Over Simplicity Shows His 'Chops' on Mixtape.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, January 20, 2021. 

Infante, Victor D. “Joyner Lucas Shows 'Evolution' on New Album.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, October 23, 2020. 

Infante, Victor D. “Joyner Lucas Asks, to 'Snitch' or Not to 'Snitch'?” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, October 21, 2020. 

Infante, Victor D. “Hip-Hop Artist Lo Gun in Fighting Form with 'Shogun'.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, September 16, 2020. 

Infante, Victor D. “New England Hip-Hop Is Very Much Alive.” Worcester Telegram. Telegram & Gazette, September 2, 2020. 

Infante, Victor D. “Ashley Deyj More than Swagger on 'Black Coffee'.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, August 30, 2020. 

Infante, Victor D. “Jafet Delivers Captivating 'Danger'.” Telegram & Gazette. Telegram & Gazette, June 14, 2020. 

Infante, Victor D. “Listen Up: Hip-Hop Roundup with Leon Legacy, Savageland, Rezno, Nine Millz and Louie Gonz.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, May 7, 2020. 

Infante, Victor D. “'And I've Been This Way since Day One': Worcester Rapper Joyner Lucas Drops Long-Awaited 'ADHD'.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, April 7, 2020. 

Infante, Victor D. “Hip-Hop Brings History to Life at R.A.P. F.A.I.R.” Worcester Magazine. Worcester Magazine, February 14, 2020. 

Infante, Victor D. “Song to Get You Through the Week: Joyner Lucas Returns for 'Revenge'.” Worcester Magazine.

Worcester Magazine, February 13, 2020. 

Infante, Victor D.“Listen Up: From Punk to Rap, Worcester Drives Musicians to Song.” Telegram & Gazette Staff.  July 9, 2019. 

Infante, Victor D. “Song To Get You Through The Week: Joyner Lucas Delivers Raw, Emotional 'Devil's Work'.”, May 2, 2019. 

Infante, Victor D. “No Grammy? Worcester Rapper Joyner Lucas Was a Long Shot.”, February 11, 2019. 

Infante, Victor D. “A Tense Conversation: Worcester Hip-Hop Reacts to Joyner Lucas' Viral Video, 'I'm Not Racist'.”,, 8 Dec. 2017, 

Infante, Victor D. “Haze Writes Love Letter to Hip-Hop with The Failures and The Glory.”, August 3, 2017. 

Infante, Victor D. “Worcester Rapper Joyner Lucas Eyes New EP, Underground Music Award Nods.”, October 23, 2015. 

Infante, Victor D. “All Eyes on Them: The Drake-Meek Mill Feud.”, August 5, 2015. 

Infante, Victor D. “What You're Listening to: Metal and Hip-Hop.” Worcester Telegram, January 27, 2011. 

Mahon III , John. “Worcester Hip-Hop Artist Gets a Boost from Wyclef Jean.”, August 27, 2011. 

Matthews, Tom. “Worcester Record Label 'Str8up Ent.' Signs Deal with Sony Music     zs mmskDistribution Comp.” Masslive, 23 Dec. 2020, 

Mudambi, Veer. “Hip-Hop Duo Claims Its Place at the Top with New Album.” Telegram & mkl lGazette. Telegram & Gazette, September 10, 2020.    mkill    mllllllweapon-esp-claim-their-place-at-top-with-new-album/42444801/. 

Onwuamaegbu, Natachi. “College Kids Get an Education in Worcester's Hip-Hop Scene.”                           The Boston Globe, June 7, 2021.                                                                                                     M                                                               m     worcesters-hip-hop-scene/?outputType=amp  

Schuyler, Elizabeth. “Local Musician Breaks Boundaries.” Pulse klklllMagazine, November 3, 2003.  kjlkll 

Shaner, Bill. “'.Almost' There: Photographer Drefromthewoo Captures Hip-Hop Rise in nxnllNew Book.”, November 19, 2019. llllllll 


Sullivan, Mark. “Pastor Has Second Thoughts about Rap Video Filmed at St. Peter's in Worcester.”,, 8 May 2019,