Don’t call Slaine’s upcoming record preview a “listening party.” Call it it what it really is — a toast to fellow Boston art.
Sharing a sneak peek of his forthcoming album One Day (due November 22 via AR Classic Records), the Boston hip-hop artist will host a gallery event at Market Casablanc next Monday (November 4) that features fine art, graffiti art, and photography from fellow Massachusetts creatives.
“When you’re promoting an album, it can become a real self-centered thing,” Slaine says. “I wanted to use the listening party for my new album as a platform to help others, instead of just making it about me.”
The evening will also serve as a fundraiser for the Dennis Messing Memorial Foundation, an organization that assists families and folks with substance and alcohol abuse disorders by giving them “support, resources, and financial aid so that they are given the opportunity to attend 12 step treatment facilities.” While the event itself is free to attend, patrons can donate online, and all of the art on display will be for sale, in part to raise money for DMMF.
“I’m one of many artists in this community and I’m grateful for all the support the city of Boston has given me over the years. It’s pretty cool to find a group of artists to rally around the cause and be a part of this event,” he adds. “Hopefully, we can sell some art and raise money for DMMF and the children left behind by addicted parents.”