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Boston Hip hop

As part of our celebration of Hip Hop Appreciation Month, today we're diving into the hip hop scene here at home. It may not be New York or LA, but Boston's hip hop scene counts some hip hop greats as its own. Boston rappers fill up clubs, and without rapper Edo G.'s venture into socially conscious lyrics, we might not have had Talib Kweli or Mos Def. Today, we look at Boston rappers' influence on hip hop. We're joined by Chris Faraone, a reporter on the Boston Phoenix and true Boston hip hop guru; and Edo G., Boston's great grandfather of hip hop.
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Thursday, July 5, 2012       Listen 897
*Originally aired 11/02/12
Walter Mosley on The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey


Walter MosleyLate last year, Walter Mosley joined us to talk about his latest novel, The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey. Mosley’s protagonist, Ptolemy Grey, is an old, ailing recluse living in a dump of a cluttered apartment. His mind, on a downward spiral of dementia, is equally cluttered with a mashup of memories: the death of his wife, the lynching of a friend, his service in World War II. Then everything changes when he’s offered a Faustian bargain—a drug that will restore his brain in exchange for a shorter life. He takes the plunge, hoping mental clarity will help him solve a murder. Though Mosley may be best known for detective novels, his writing spans all genres: literary fiction, science fiction, crime and social commentary. In The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey, Mosely uses threads from all of these styles to tell the story of mortality and morality. 

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