‘Miss Newton” rap hits a nerve in Mass.
A Roxbury rapper has created quite the buzz with a video depicting one of Massachusetts’ wealthiest cities as a boozy, suicidal teen epicenter.
Local hip-hop artist Moufy says he hasn’t had any backlash from his video “Miss Newton,” a song about a rich suburban girl who parties too much and makes bad choices that lead to her suicide.
The video has more than 30,000 views.
The student-turned-rapper said the subject is one that “a lot of towns in the country can relate to” because underage drinking, sexual promiscuity and suicide are prevalent in today’s teen culture.
“As an artist, I was conveying the truth about some things that do happen in high school and college,” said Moufy. “Kids can relate to that.”
Moufy, 19, said he was kicked out of high school for being disorderly and transferred to a boarding school in New Hampshire. He will attend Merrimack College in the fall.
In the meantime, he has been selling out shows locally, and is slated to appear with some big college-aged rap names emerging in the scene such as Mac Miller and Chris Webby.
With a mix-tape dropping in August, Moufy is sticking to topics his demographic knows about.
“Kids go through tragedy and kids also party,” he said. “Some people have different opinions on it, some people don’t respect it, but others say it’s real life. Suicide is a tough topic, but it is something that does happen.”
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