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Blazier – These Things Take Time (Album)

STREAM: via Apple Music/Spotify

Blazier, the melodically mythical being that’s on a mission to captivate rap fans, makes his CitrusRap debut before the Fall truly begins. This time dropping off These Things Take Time, a full body of work that acts as a teaser to what feels like something bigger in the near future. Blazier relentlessly tears apart the music game with merely nine, yet expressive and weighty tracks.

A vague presence all throughout the project, due to the message/theme behind the project. Blazier is the perfectionist of surreal rap and soul. These Things Take Time is like the idea of “Jacob’s Ladder” put to rhyme and blues. Vivid tales of love lost, turmoil, confusion and triumph. Like a bizarre hybrid of rap, falsetto notes and a psychological thriller flick. This could REALLY be the score to something of an indie film!

For this very situation, Blazier called upon the perfect composers for These Things Take Time. Producers giving that dark, dreamlike ambiance to the project, each in their own style and respect to the star artist.

The introduction is a short, yet intense experience, titled “Insomnia”. The latter called “Memento Mori” a distressing track that is as heavy and powerful as it’s title. Followed by our staff favorite, “Lamb Truck”, a brash hitting psalm. “Losing Myself” is a mourning track of one’s own self love. With only 14 tracks and each track is as hard as the last, it’s impossible pick and pull out this pot. It’ll be best for you to do as we say and play These Things Take Time in it’s entirety. Back to back to back to back.

Today is no day different from any other day when we tell you to keep your eyes and ears locked onto someone that we feature. These Things Take Time is a poignant masterpiece by Blazier. Don’t just use the links above to stream this project, be sure to share buttons it as well and gift as many people as possible with this great and emotion packed music.

RealPeopleRecognize – The Primo Tape (Project)

RealPeopleRecognize, aka RPR, are Miami’s newest collective to take aim at the rap game’s throne and with their latest project, The Primo Tape, this is for sure a shot that won’t be forgotten.  A full body of work that acts as a teaser to what feels like something bigger in the near future. RPR relentlessly tears apart the music game with 18, yet heavily melodically expressive and weighty tracks.

A familial presence all throughout the project, due to the message/theme behind the project. RealPeopleRecognize are the perfect deliverers of surreal rap, with a hint of their souls in each lyric. Vivid tales of love lost, turmoil, money making and triumph. Like a bizarre hybrid of rap, falsetto notes and a psychological thriller flick. This could REALLY be the score to something of that description!

For this very situation, RPR got their entire family and next of kin together to give us something to kick off our Fall with. Artist and producers such as John-E, Krispy Kreemz, JM $teez, Chum, Delvxlle, Mike AP, Chacon, Asal, Yung Papi, Franko LeFlame, Palbo, Shicken & Trop DaVinci all giving a dreamlike ambiance to the project, each in their own style.

The introduction is a short, yet intense experience, titled “Party at Chum’s”. The latter called “In The Cut” is a CitrusRap favorite. A hypnotic hook and heartfelt verse that forces you to sing along. “Kiss My Glock” is a brash, hard hitting heater, sure to turn any party up. With an assortment of 18 tracks and all are as hard as the last, it’s impossible to pick and pull out of this pot. It’ll be best for you to do as we say and play The Primo Tape in it’s entirety. Back to back to back to back.

Today is no day different from any other day when we tell you to keep your eyes and ears locked onto someone that we feature. The Primo Tape is a poignant masterpiece by RealPeopleRecognize. Don’t just use the links above to stream this project, be sure to share buttons it as well and gift as many people as possible with this great and power packed music.

Florida Fiya – Tryin 2 Live Right (Video)

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DIRECTOR: @iamwillfilms
PRODUCER: @wavesbydub

The CitrusRap introduction to Florida Fiya, is a straight up body blow over to the gut. Perfectly named artist and perfectly titled track, of course. “Tryin 2 Live Right” is just the start to a movie like experience shot by iamwillfilms. It features a strong, bass filled beat by WavesByDub that Florida Fiya manipulates flawlessly with his speed bag of rhymes and throwing a hay-maker or two ever so often. Never missing a punch. Reminiscent of the generations greatest fighter, in which the track is obviously themed after. This track is a rendition of many tales of the inner city youth who just want to make it out, safely.

“Tryin 2 Live Right” is a treasure chest full of gems. Florida Fiya and his talent in Fort Myers is a force to be reckoned with and should never be taken lightly. Doing it in the most organic and genuine way so far. Not only does this seem like it’s sport to him, but it’s child’s play in some way. Convincing us that he has something dynamic hidden up his sleeve and this is barely the tip of the asteroid. I just pray that the world is ready for the turn up before time runs out.

Lina Reign – Can I (ft. Nell) [Prod. JWIGG & Eli Hawkins]

PRODUCERS: JWIGG & Eli Hawkins

Refreshing your souls with sounds of curiosity and affection, today we bring you Lina Reign. From the church choirs to auditioning for America’s Got Talent and The Voice Latin, the Puerto Rican-Dominican, Miami native always knew what her purpose in life was. Today she steps another step on that journey by making her CitrusRap debut with her latest single, “Can I”, featuring one of Miami growing underground legends, Nell.Produced by her longtime friend, producer, and manager Justin Wiggins aka JWIGG, alongside Eli Hawkins. Here, you can hear as the broadway hopeful soulfully sings of patience and displays a multitude of ranges, as she channels vocal influences such as Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston and Alicia Keys. All while Nell kicks the verses off with an energized, swaggy poem over the beat. Very reminiscent of early 2000’s pop-rap collaborations from JLo and Ja Rule, that ruled most of our childhoods. Just a month after the release of her first batch of singlesin that small amount of time Lina Reign has already reached a new level musically. As she continues to steadily evolve with her reputation for virtuosity, we will continue to press play in support.

ShakezBeQuiet – Hate The World (Prod. DrellOnTheTrack)

PRODUCER: DrellOnTheTrack

As aware as we are that this is a Florida related platform, we still couldn’t be any prouder of the state and the work they’ve been putting into the rap game. ShakezBeQuiet is definitely one of the next of many sunshine state artists ready to run with the torch, and he does exactly that on his new track “Hate The World”. This track is somewhat a love letter to his own life. With the groovy guitar setting the cadence, the upbeat percussion and the descriptive verse laid over. What more could you ask for? Conjuring up his inner Future, ShakezBeQuiet pours his emotions out and lets it be known that he can do all good and all bad, by himself over this DrellOnTheTrack produced beat. The duo both do their part at being active within the instrumental, never failing to keep our heads bobbing and only adding to this audio dope. Listen and get drawn into your true-self with “Hate The World” and make sure to thank us later.

SLWJMZ – Majik

SLWJMZ lets loose some seductive energy on her freshly released track called “Majik”. An intimate and passionate poem performed over a mellow, but powerfully soul driven instrumental. This track by the young, Miami emcee is yet another example to the phrase, “The Future is Female”, as she exerts the duality of the hungry and patience for details of love, that only a woman can teach the world. SLWJMZ has given us a real mood setter and baby maker for the fall. Just in time for cuffing season.

Emmpowerr – Cartoon

STREAM: via Apple Music/Spotify

In an age where women often feel powerless, in comes a perfectly named artist, Emmpower, with her own superhero theme music. The Tampa rapper comes through for her CitrusRap debut with “Cartoon”, a high energy, war call towards every man that has ever abused their power. Derived from a personal experience, this song is sure to resonate with today’s community and hopefully will open our eyes to the every day struggles of women. Where most would shutter in fear or anxiety, Emmpower used this moment to channel it creatively and therapeutically into this art piece.So turn this up, get ready to exert some energy and keep your ears glued to what Emmpower has coming in the future.