Boston’s Next Up Rap Artist
One of Boston’s next up rap artists to represent the city in hip-hop, Last Days is not only an authentic representation of his neighborhood Dorchester, but also for the entire city. Last Days’ music is autobiographical, as he shares his life experiences and lifestyles, while still staying true to the hip-hop roots.
The acclaimed album Rose Gold Don and single “What You Into” featuring Benny The Butcher brought him to the forefront of the industry. Since then, he has released several singles and gained recognition from prominent artists of GRISELDA Records, among others. Last Days’ latest album Boston Boy 2 is the second installment to his Boston Boy series and showcases his vulnerability, charisma, and clever wordplay. Despite being a hidden gem on the East Coast, he has a growing fan base and is poised to make an impact in mainstream hip-hop.
Boston Boy 2
Dorchester Rap sensation Last Days has officially shared his first album and visual of the new year Boston Boys 2 out now on all streaming platforms. Listen HERE. The 12-track album tells a vivid story of one wild Boston boy’s life. The first single released off the album, “TYPICAL WH’RE (DIOR)”, which was released last month sets the tone for a host of astonishing tracks. Each song captures an eventful storyline from the rapper’s hot boy lifestyle. Boston Boy 2 will give listeners grit, pain, and love.
Meet and Get To Know Last Days
Kulture Vulturez: Can you breakdown what it was like growing up in the city of Boston for you?
Last Days: Growing up in Boston was hell. I grew up in the gang bang era where you wear certain team hats that could cost you your life. Let me give you an example, let’s say if you wore an Atlanta Braves hat, that hat stands for Academy. That’s a hood. If you’re not from around there, it wouldn’t be wise to wear that hat. And if you did wear that hat and you’re from around there, you didn’t have to tell n***as where you was from.
That’s how we identify. That’s the way I grew up. It ain’t like that no more. Now it’s more it’s more respectful. But growing up, it was kind of hard. I ain’t gonna hold you.
Kulture Vulturez: Growing up in Dorchester, how is that section different from other parts of the city?
Last Days: Dorchester is different from any other side of the city because we focus on money, But it’s a lot of killing on that side. But we are more focused on getting money. We are not really robbers and shit like that. We’re more focused on getting money and handling business if necessary. But whereas we differentiate from a place called Roxbury, when you think of those parts, like, grimy shit, you think of them [Roxbury] n***as.
LAST DAYS -Typical Whore (Dior)
Kulture Vulturez: Can you breakdown Boston hip hop? From the history to its current stance.
Last Days: I can definitely break it down. I could. The first rapper to go gold or anything from Boston was Edo G. He’s from Roxbury. He has “I Got To Have It”, that was his big single, along with songs like “Be A Father To Your Child.” The you had the Almighty RSO, which I’m sure everybody knows who they are, Ray Dog, which is Benzino, and all of them n***as. They was different type of n***as.
Benzino from my hood, we from the same neighborhood. All of that clown shit going on now with the internet, I don’t know anything about that, because I know the real [Ray Dog aka Benzino]. That n***a ain’t nothing to play with.
That’s the history of the town besides, New Edition, New Kids on the Block, and f***ing Marky Mark. That’s the music part, you know, we have actors and shit like that. As far as the hip hop scene, it’s not a big hip hop joint here. We have a few people that you might have never heard of before too, though. That’s really heavy in the streets of Boston had their moments, but didn’t take it to he next level where it was nationally recognized.
Kulture Vulturez: What motivated you to start rapping and getting involved in hip-hop?
Last Days: What motivated me was just as a kid. I like the light, I like the gift of being able to put words together. That was my motivation. My motivation was seeing n***as that look like me rapping about the shit that I either witnessed or was going through. It motivated me every day to realize to say, I can actually do this and I can actually make some money from this. I always I love rapping.
LAST DAYS – Yellow Tape
Kulture Vulturez: When do you start to take hip-hop seriously, though? Officially releasing music.
Last Days: I would say I took it serious in 2003. I’ve been doing this shit for a long time. In 2003 I had came home from the joint and by 2005 I was four days away from a record deal. I ended up getting into a shootout and I ended up going back to prison for six years.
I lost out on what I was striving to do. Then I would say if you were going to write it down, I would say 2011, because the path I’ve been on since. I came home in 2011, here we are in 2023. I would just summarize it up from there, 2011 and until now.
Kulture Vulturez: How do you feel you evolved as an artist since entered hip-hop?
Last Days: I’ve evolved with the times, bro. When when we was wearing baggy clothes and rapping a certain way, I was doing that. When we went to dress up, I was doing that. When we was wearing jerseys, I was doing that. So, I’ve been a part of all of this shit.
Now, I’m on some grown man fly n**** rap type shit. I ain’t really on the hoopla of what is going on. I never had the make believe raps and shit. So, my shit was always what was really going on in my life at the time.
Kulture Vulturez: How did you come by the name of Last Days?
Last Days: I tell this story all the time. It’s nothing major, but it was 1999 coming into 2000. Everybody was talking it was the end of the world. We thought the world was going to blow up when the ball dropped [at New Years].
I just had to put “Last Days” on my arm because of that. In the summertime, one of my homies just kept calling me, ‘Yo Last Days.’ When he was saying it was sounding fire to me. I just turned into an acronym. It stands for Lived Off Situations Through Drama And Years of Struggle. I just ran with that shit.
LAST DAYS- Sounds Like a Movie
Kulture Vulturez: Fast forwarding , you just released your latest album, Boston Boy 2. Can you break that project down?
Last Days: Boston Boy 2, this is my second installment to the Boston Boy series. The reason why I stress this Boston shit so much is because you don’t know me. If you seen me, you wouldn’t assume that I’m from Boston. You wouldn’t just assume like, ‘Oh, yeah, that’s a Boston n***a right there. Because you don’t know what a Boston n***a look like.
I stress the “Boston Boy” so you don’t have to ask me where I’m from. What’s this? What’s going on? Yo, who’s that? Nah, I’m saying I’m from Boston. I’m not from New York. I am not from L.A. I’m from where I’m from.
I’m from the forgotten part of this shit. I need y’all to focus on that. There’s some people up there spitting, them n***as get fly there, them n***as get busy. If I just spoke and I talked and you just seen me, you would think I was from somewhere else. You wouldn’t think I was from here. So that’s why I stress the “Boston Boy” so much.
Kulture Vulturez: How is Boston Boy 2 different from your other projects that you had released previously?
Last Days: Is really different because I put all my sweat in. All my projects, I put all my blood, sweat and tears into my shit. But for the most part, this one right here is different because in my heart I feel like this is the one. That’s why it’s different for me.
I didn’t reach out for any crazy features. I could care less. I’m trying to showcase my talent and I’m trying to showcase some of the dudes that’s going to come up in my city, the producers as well. Everybody’s from here. I don’t have no out of town on anything. The only thing I have from out of town is my brother Fuego Base, which is my dawg. He’s from Connecticut, but I consider him an honorary Boston ni***.
Kulture Vulturez: What has it been like touring with Benny The Butcher and the whole Griselda sqaud?
Last Days: It was great, man. Basically, I went on two tours with Butch. I went on tour with West Side and with Conway. The first tour I went on was What Would Chinegun Do Tour.
It was a dope experience. It was fire. That shit went so well that I was invited back. I was commissioned for that. Yeah, it was a dope experience. A lot of first time experiences. Like, I’m signing titties on the road and all types of shit. So, that was fun.
LAST DAYS feat. Benny The Butcher -Tradition
Kulture Vulturez: What’s next for you following this release?
Last Days: We working on the next project, but we don’t know what we calling it yet. We’re also working on a series, “Position of Power,” that’s what I believe it’s supposed to be called. I’m working on a series that I wrote. I’m putting it into production now with some dope people. I’m definitely working. Working with anyone.
Focusing on mental health and things like that because people talk about getting fly, selling drugs, killing and shooting, pimping, and all that bullshit, but n****s ain’t real with themselves. A lot of n****s got issues and a lot of n****s come from broken homes and fucked up backgrounds.
A lot of shit that us as black men think is normal is not. I’m trying to get into this shit from a whole another angle. I don’t mind being a n**** with the shiny jewelry telling you that you are veering off to the left. Sometimes you need that. You need to address those issues in order for people to be able to deal with you or know what you got going on. So that goes for anybody.
Kulture Vulturez: What made you get into mental health advocacy?
Last Days: I have an autistic son. I just got custody of him four days ago. It has been hard for a real n****, bro. I ain’t going to hold you. With my son, he’s a special dude. If you seen him, you wouldn’t know that he has anything.
I don’t like the word retard. I done smack n***as in their mouth for saying it. I don’t like that word. That word is like fa***t or n***er coming out. That’s a bad word, bro. You should never disrespect anybody with special needs. I never been like that. I never disrespect nobody. Then I had a son with special needs. So I’m really against that shit. I’m uplifting that shit. I’m with bringing it to the forefront so people will know that these people are just a little different, but they the same as us.