Sam Adams – The Come Up

“Still I Rise” feat. G. Curtis

Whether you’ve noticed or not, Sam Adams has a buzz that’s growing by the day. And maybe you haven’t noticed, which is understandable, because the Boston-area native is making much of his noise outside of hip-hop circles, as he’s been garnered an especially fanatical following among college and high school kids. But now’s the time to get caught up.

The recent college grad first created a stir with his “I Hate College,” a remix to Asher Roth’s “I Love College,” which currently has five million hits on YouTube. He then made more noise last March when his Boston’s Boy debuted at No. 1 on the iTunes Hip-Hop/Rap Albums chart. No Sam is getting ready to perform in Cancun with Wiz Khalifa for college spring break in the coming weeks. He’s also prepping his debut album, which he says will be released on a major (he’s been fielding offers since Boston’s Boy), likely in late summer/early fall. —Adam Fleischer

Age: 23
Reppin’: Boston, MA
Notable Releases: Boston’s Boy 2010; Party Records (Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid), 2010
Label: 1st Round Records

Check out some live performances below, then hit the next page to read more about Sam Adams.

“Driving Me Crazy” Live in New Jersey

“I Hate College” Live in Providence

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  • fazetwo

    Yet again XXL has failed again. Why are you promoting pop music and not hip hop let alone even rap music? Two, Sam Adams doesn’t use any key Dubstep sounds so he is just some hip pop. Get outta here XXL!

  • Frankie2Fast

    Gotta Agree with fazetwo….this kid is not using dub step at all and he is definitely pop. Everyone in his audience was little girls cuz they think he’s hot or something. Anyway, if you want to hear some good white Rap why not Check out Yelawolf. And that new SLAUGHTERHOUSE needs more spins. That shit is tight and they will only get better……..

    Sam Adams = mediocre beer and even worse wanna be hip-pop stars……….



    • Shneeebs

      You sir, do not know anything.

      His audience is geared toward college kids, seeing as that he blew up when he was a senior in college – and started performing solely on college campuses. His lyrics make sense, and weave a story that for once, isn’t about being ghetto or killing people.

      He originally stuck with the name Wiz/Wizzy until Wiz Khalifa became huge, and then he went with Sam Adams, since he is a descendant of Sam Adams and is from the Boston area.

      Maybe I would have thought you knew something if you said check out Mac Miller or Chris Webby.. but Slaughterhouse? ..

      ha.. nice jokes..

      • Mr.BFH

        Mac Miller is better than Slaughter House?!?!?!?!?! Get the F*&% outta here… You dont deserve ear drums with shit like that

  • ……..

    uh if you’ve heard his last mixtape Party Records you would definitely know that he uses dubstep

    • mike

      party records was fresh, stupid wookid over everything was annoying though.. but he has definitely turned to dubstep rap. he even says “this has not been done yet.” Listen to some music before you speak

  • Derek

    haha look at all of these kids with their ridiculous names, trying a little too hard to be cool. …… is right, check out Party Records haha. real original with the beer reference…and Sam Adams is a Brew company ya dumb f***, not a beer. If you were actually 21, i’m sure you could find one they brew that you like…if not, grow a pair and join the ranks of men.

  • Ryan Yelland

    yeah you guys are retarded, party records is ALL dub-rap. stop hating’ on sam cuz he’ll amount to more then any of you

  • Marlee

    haha you cant really base knowing his sound off that one video….and yea if you’ve actually listened to any of his other shit on his last mixtape he uses electronic beats and dubstep produced by really well known producers and djs…

  • tylr66

    this dude trys way too much to act hard

  • Matt

    I like Sam a lot, but having said that…Party Records fucking sucked. He got too far away from what hes god at, and tried to jump into the whole dub-rap thing too hard. His new songs hes come out with are dope though, coming home and letter to the lost are both legit.

  • Professional Playa Hata

    dude is garbage

  • grizzwald

    Wow people’s ignorance blows my mind. They hear one song and they automatically assume thats exactly what the artist is. Hmmm not dubstep rap? like it has been said before party records was all dubstep rap. Obviously you wouldn’t know and clearly don’t know about this kid so don’t talk before you write shit. Ha just like people said about asher ohh he’s just a party college kid. i laugh at you people because you haven’t heard all of their music

  • ToMeK

    The Ricky Martin of wanna be teen pop rap…

  • Spacely

    he is laaaaaammmmeee thats pretty much it, he appeals to some white kids but i dont think he will ever get respect from black people, which could cause problems since he’s tryna rap. he puts on to the point that i actually feel kinda disrespected, there are other white boys in rap that can get support, like mac miller and a few others.

  • TheR

    Nah its cool everybody, XXL got paid to do this spot it’s not like we’re donating to read this website. Somebody’s got to pay the bills. Props to Sam Adams.

    True, his music does suck.

  • E

    fuck outta here!!! is this a joke?

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  • JustTom

    For some real dubrap, listen to supergingers remix of Party and Bullshit.

  • Jay

    first off you cant compare mac miller or chirs webby or even sam adams to sluahgterhouse cause all these dudes are in completely different lanes. they all do their own thing and tell their own story. just because theyre all white doesnt mean shit. stop hating on someone whos been successful doin their own thing and just respect the fact that they are. if you dont like the music, dont listen to it and voice your opions somewhere else.

  • Jeffrey Gonsalves

    Curren$y ft. Sam Adams – Jets Over Boston…. Tell me he can rap