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Toucher & Rich: Slaine Discusses Acting Career, Hip-Hop In Boston, Joking With Maple Leafs Fans In Toronto

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Slaine (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

Slaine (Photo by Stephen Lovekin/Getty Images)

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Toucher and Rich changed things up a bit on Friday morning, welcoming rapper Slaine into the studio.

Non-hip-hop fans might recognize Slaine from his acting roles in “Gone Baby Gone” and “The Town.” The Boston native was sought out by Ben Affleck for “Gone Baby Gone,” adding a new career that he didn’t expect to have.

“Ben saw something in me — I wasn’t trying to be an actor or anything like that,” Slaine said. “He saw something in me that I didn’t even see in myself. God bless him, he’s a great dude, and I kind of found something that I really like to do.”

A big Bruins fan, Slaine also said he had a little fun while performing recently in Toronto.

“When I was in Toronto, I was like, ‘Is everybody a Leafs fan?’ And the crowd made noise,” Slaine said. “And I was like, ‘I just want to thank you guys from the bottom of my heart for giving me one of the greatest Game 7 victories of my life.”

He said Leafs fans take their hockey seriously, but they took the joke well enough. That’s something that he didn’t anticipate would go over quite the same if he were to make a similar joke in Montreal.

“I didn’t do that in Montreal,” he said.

Slaine also discussed the Boston hip hop scene and shared some stories from his time on the sets of some of the biggest movies filmed in Boston in recent years. He also gave his grades for some of the performances from 98 Mile.

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