Born: Jeff ravelo
From: Roxbury Boston, MA 02119
As Boston’s flourishing hip-hop scene continues to produce upcoming talents like Michael Christmas, rapper Jefe Replay proves to be cut from a slightly different cloth as the Roxbury native recounts what motivates him to keep grinding on the daily. Walking us through some of his favorite local spots, Replay explains what success means to him on both a personal and professional level.
“Being successful in Boston, you really get to touch your fans, you really get to see the supporters who come out to your shows,” Replay explains. According to him, when he was younger he felt like he had something to prove to himself and his peers, which fueled his hustle even further. “There’re a lot of people that may think that since you’re the man in this one small area, that everyone has that same respect. So I went up and earned it and brought it back home.”
His fierce work ethic set against the backdrop of a neighborhood known to be tough as nails proved to be a winning formula for Replay’s career. “Boston made me never be stagnant; it made me never be complacent or happy where I am,” Replay admits.
- Daniel So