Arts & Entertainment


2018 Winner: STL GLD


Mere months after earning Album of the Year at the Boston Music Awards with their politically-charged “Torch Song” (which addresses police brutality and other themes), emcee Moe Pope and producer The Arcitype baked a comparatively confectionary new single, “Donut Shop.” The effortlessly fresh banger boasts old-school flavor and pairs nicely with the hip-hop duo’s grinding B-side “DBL MNT.” Also consider their performance at May’s Boston Calling, and see the proof that, whether speaking truth to power or simply serving tasty sonic treats, everything GLD glitters.

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