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JuiceTapes: Episode Two (ft. Shitty Azalea)

JuiceTapes series of mixtapes to accompany each episode of The Juice.

This episode’s playlist/mix is provided by Shitty Azalea. Powered by 1AMRadio, CitrusRap & @Dash Radio, we present to you Florida’s most dangerous and unstable podcast! Hosted by Chef  PapiCleve

This week’s playlist/mix features: Lunchmoney Lewis, Big Kaino, Betty Dawl, Rick Ross, Twelve’Len, Robb Banks, Mikey Moore, Sunny Fritz, DoLA, Yazmine, MTFR, Koi Kurama, Lil Coupe, Blxxdshot, STZ, Dangla & Wifisfuneral.

Evo – Cake (Video)

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STREAM: via Soundcloud

Holding it down and steadily making noise, even from a jail cell. Today we remind you why Evo is a force to be reckoned with. Before his incarceration, the Tampa native cranked out the official for his hit, money making anthem, “Cake”. A breadwinning track that has since eclipsed over 100,000 plays on Soundcloud. This track substitutes as the perfect guide to stunting, continuing to keep your summer lit as ever. In preps for his release, keep a close eye on Evo, as he steadily rises to greatness and put on for Tampa.

Artists to Watch in 2019

Artists To Watch

As we approach the mid-year peak, the notorious XXL Freshman List recently dropped and featured one of Florida’s own. Salute to YK Osiris, but Florida’s rap scene has recently opened up after an unexpected slew of arrests happening to many of the new faces of the Sunshine State. Who’s the next underground artists to make a wave from the bottom of the map after the scene has quickly become up for grabs. Here’s our list of artists to watch in 2019.


 

Danny Towers

Danny Towers

The flow and direct delivery of Danny Towers is one that’s hard to forget. His wordplay, describing the cutthroat depictions of Florida life gives a unique feeling of connection to his fans worldwide from his Orlando roots. We haven’t had many new Florida artists who give off as serious demeanor with their music reminiscent as Danny, somewhat like Trick Daddy. With his project release approaching, he has some hot singles that have been dropped & previewed including “Who He” featuring Ski Mask The Slump God. Expect for DT to have a big second half of 2019.

 


 

 

Mikey Moore

Mikey More

Mikey Moore is arguably Broward Counties best pure rapper, and definitely one of the most lyrical artists in Florida. With a buzz that has been building online while he endured house arrest, he has fans worldwide. His hit single “Weak” is approaching 1 Million Spotify streams daily, so don’t expect him to slow down with his refreshing passion & soulful approach to creating Hip-Hop serenades.

 

 

 

 


 

Kamilion

Kamillion

To not mention Kamillion on this list would be a disservice. After making waves last year with her breakout single. “Florida Girl”, she’s back with another twerk hit following a long line of Florida legends. Since Uncle Luke & Jam Pony, Florida has always brought music to the table that gets girls going which she’s doing to the fullest. Proclaimed The Queen of Twerk by Meg Thee Stallion. Pay attention to Kamillion as a rumored feature with the City Girls is in the air & her ongoing tour is becoming international.

 

 

 

 

 

Big Kaino

Big Kaino

The high-energy South Florida rapper has built a name for having one of the best stage presences in Florida. After being offered his first deal in 2018, he’s been dropping singles non-stop; leveling up the flow and intensity to new heights. After previewing a song with the acclaimed producer Chase The Money, expect Big Kaino to takeoff by 2020.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gaby G

Gaby G

Gaby G

Gaby G, another artist from the south Florida region who has become one of Miami’s precious gems. A true standout from her peers who bends genres effortlessly and makes music that stick to your gut. Gaby G’s makes alternative R&B music that also collides with the style of pop. She has two stellar projects under her belt that has put her at the forefront of the music scene. Her projects Second Chances and Breathe Me show a great taste of her artistry. Gaby is capable of making addicting records that are seductive and lyrical. The Miami native’s songwriting ability is vivid and vibrant nonetheless,we’re excited what the future holds for her.

 

 

 

Betty Dawl

Betty Dawl

Betty Dawl

Coming from city of Tampa, Betty Dawl is something magical and special. She’s the other half of Trapfone, who she collaborates with producer Jordan Patrick. Betty has an image of a majestic extraterrestrial. She’s filled with astronomical energy and you can feel it within her music. Diving into her music you experience the fun she has and how each track feels like you’re being sprinkled with fairy dust. Betty’s style is bubble-gum rap music that resonates with you within the first listen. With her latest release “27” it’s a joyful record that’s sweet like a pack of skittles.

 

 

 

Marc The Prophet

Marc The Prophet

Marc The Prophet

Marc with his latest release, Prophet!, shows he’s ready to cause mayhem. He continues to level up his skill-set, showcasing that he’s a promising act. His latest project Prophet! His full of heat and hay-makers for the summer season. He gives pure emotion within each record makes. Standout tracks like “Neverland” and “No Rest” are high-energetic records that are full of madness. Marc The Prophet is dynamic and it’s best to keep him on your radar.

 

 

 

 

 

DaShawn Watson

DaShawn Watson

DaShawn Watson

Born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, DaShawn Watson is an multi-talented artist that is full of ambition and hunger. Not only does he rap with a high caliber, his own production is top notch. His latest project Some Things Just Feel Better is rich with poetic lyricism and the growing skill of a songwriter. He shows his vulnerability and introspective moments within this project. is latest release “Blood Red” that’s hell-blazing and deadly. His canny wordplay and smooth flow puts him in a different lane from other rappers and he wants you to know that. DaShawn Watson is an adept artist that’s full of potential and it’s scary because he’s just getting started.

Don’t Let Up: A Sit Down w/ Mike Smiff (Interview)

Mike Smiff is one of Florida’s prominent stars in the making. From a steady elevating grind from the early 2010’s, which lead to him signing a deal with FL powerhouse label, Slip-N-Slide Records. This was merely the start of his rise, as he continued to set the streets on fire with his mixtape Chase Dis Money, featured tracks with Trick Daddy and Yung Miami and touring all throughout the country. This has been quite a journey for Mike Smiff.

With his highly anticipated project, All Gas, No Brakes 3, featuring his lively single “My First Hunnid” featuring Gank Gank, set to be released July 2nd, we got a chance to ask the young Miami legend in the making a few questions that have been burning a hole in our journalistic minds. Check it out below.


What was it like growing up in Miami-Dade? 
A:  Miami Is A Beautiful City! The Best Back Drop In The World. It has great Weather, Palm Trees, Beaches & Pretty Women! Unfortunately, the average person who was born & raised in Miami Don’t Get To Enjoy All that Miami Has To Offer as Far As The Luxury Night Life & Things We See In Movies! It’s 1 Bridge that Seperates The Rich From The Poor & Your Perspective On Miami All Depends On What Side Of The Bridge You Grew Up On.
When did you know you wanted to be a musician?  
A: I fell in love with music Before I Fell In Love With A Girl! I Wrote My First Rap In The 2nd Grade. The Moment I Found Out There Was Money That Could Be Made Doing Something I loved To Do I Was Sold.
Who are some of your favorite producers to work with?  
A: I like locking In With 2/3 Producers & Just Go Crazy. I Feel That’s How You Create Your Own Sound & Vibe! Right Now I’m Locked In With 3 Producers out of Florida
Make It Bang, Rippa On The Beat, & Schife.
What inspires your music? 
A: All Of My Music From The Old To The New Is Inspired By Real Life! Things I Seen, Been Around & Heard! Places I have Been, My Everyday Feelings & Thoughts. Really All Of My Personal Peaks & Valleys.
What should fans expect from “all gas no breaks”? 
A: They Should Expect Growth! I Got So Much Better Since They Last Heard Me. I Know Who I am & What I Stand For Now, So I’m More Confident and More Polished. From The Word Play To The Content To The Beat Selection. This Is Definitely The Best You’ve Heard Mike Smiff
What songs are you most excited about?  
A: I’m Excited About Every Song For Different Reasons!! It’s Been 2 Years since my last project so I’m just excited to be Heard & im so confident in the music. I know they gone love me for this one.
How did you get the inspiration for my first hunnid?
A: My First Hunnid Was Definitely A collaborative effort Between Me & Gank Gaank. Just Us both coming from the trenches Not having anything & now being blessed to be in a situation To Be winning after taking so many Ls. Man We Finna Get this bag & Go Stupid.
What was your favorite part of working with city girls?
A: The Best Thing For Me Was To See How Hard Yung Miami Works! It Took 3 Studio Sessions To Finish That Record & Everytime she Had Something Going On Right Before Or Right After, but She Just Got It Done! I don’t think she gets enough credit for her work ethic man. It was really inspiring to see. It made me step my game up a notch.
 
What advice would you give to an artist On The Rise? 
A: Don’t Let Up!! Your Name Has Made It Into Rooms That You Havnt Walked In Yet.

Mike Smiff is letting it be known that he isn’t slowing down anytime soon. So we advice that you all fasten your seatbelts and enjoy this trip to stardom.
All Gas, No Brakes 3 set to be released on all platforms tomorrow!
Mike Smiff

F$O Dinero – Broward (Video)

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DIRECTOR: Counterpoint 2.0 Productions
STREAM: via Apple Music/Spotify

At long last! The highly anticipated visual of South Florida native F$O Dinero’s ode to his home, “Broward”. The take on this track is a complete masterpiece. Helping push his brand and Florida’s hip hop scene to new and improved levels. F$O Dinero’s croons an aesthetically pleasing scenes and luxurious rhymes to match, as the youthful hitmaker moonwalks over this 808 filled beat. There’s so much insight on flexing in this song that should not be over looked. A real motivating look at what talent can do for you, when applied properly. We shouldn’t have to persuade you what to do. But with this one, we’re straight up telling. Like, share and put this on repeat. Then thank us later. Might as well hop on the bandwagon now, because whether or not you’re on it, this ship is sailing to better places and at a FAST rate.

MARCTHEPROPHET – Prophet! (Project)

STREAM: via Apple Music/Spotify

Eight tracks of sheer mayhem with an elegant overtone. Prophet! is an addition to the warfare that MARCTHEPROPHET has initiated. An album fueled by pure emotion. The Florida rapper continues to give us something to stir up this year’s musical debate, adding fuel to the fire that he ignited months and throwing everyone off of the FL rap thrown that he’s claimed. Note, that this is his FIRST project ever. Completely setting the bar into outer space for the rest of the rap community.

The introduction to Prophet! is a straight up body blow called “Cold World”. Perfectly titled, of course. It features a strong, bass filled beat that MARCTHEPROPHET manipulates flawlessly with his gear shifting flows and throwing a hay-maker or two ever so often, fused with heavy melodics to sing your soul out to. Never missing a punch.

A treasure chest full of gems such as the high energy filled madnes from “No Rest” and “King Tut” featuring Whisper The Coke God, and our personal favorite, “Neverland”. This man and his army (Wolf Pack ENT) is a force to be reckoned with and should never be taken lightly. Doing it in the most organic and arrogant 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.

MARCTHEPROPHET – Neverland

Merely hours away before the release of his project, Prophet!, we want to remind you guys why this young man has the right to be heard and supported, with the second single from the project. MARCTHEPROPHET, a true creator of his own world, blessed us Floridians and all surrounding states with a new hope for the youth in rap with this self reflecting hit called “Neverland”. A heavily melodic heater. One that doesn’t force, but invites you to sing along too. A tale of mistrust and disparity, that most of us can relate to, with an underlying message that we all will perceiver through the turmoil of life.

After hearing Prophet! in it’s entirety, this is only a smidgen of the talent level that MARCTHEPROPHET exerted onto this piece of work. Once it officially drops, cover your heads because it is a true audio bomb and the shockwaves will tear your ears and soul wide open.