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Smoke Bulga

THE RAPPER FROM THE SOUTH END HAS HIS OWN SOUND. NOW CAN IT MAKE HIM AS POPULAR AS THE PATRIOTS?

January 23, 2005

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Smoke Bulga fell in love with hip-hop during the 1980s, with rappers like Run-DMC, Big Daddy Kane, and Rakim. Growing up in the South End, he heard rap music pouring from boomboxes and watched street fashions flourish as kids started mimicking the styles of their hip-hop heroes -- Adidas sneakers, tracksuits, and extra-thick gold chains, known as "dookie ropes." (Full article: 346 words)

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