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#TBT: Denzel Curry – Threatz (ft. Yung Simmie & Robb Bank$) [Video]

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FEATURED ON: Nostalgic 64 | via Soundcloud

On the 7th anniversary of his debut, this Thursday we bring take you back  to South Florida in 2013, when his a wave truly started. September 3rd, 2013 marked the beginning of Denzel Curry’s solo career, outside of his underground breaking family, Raider Klan. The then 18 year old emcee released his debut studio album, Nostalgic 64. Featuring acts such as JK the Reaper, Lil Ugly Mane, Mike G, Nell, Robb Bank$, Stephen A. Clark, and Yung Simmie. A critically acclaimed project that earned major notoriety, including being placed on Pitchfork’s top 10 albums of 2013. Along with that feat, Denzel Curry, along with the help of his artistic brothers, delivered one of Florida’s most influential and memorable tracks of all time with “Threatz”. Featuring Yung Simmie and Robb Bank$, and with cameos from nearly every young Raider Klan member and South Florida people that you need to know. A high energy, battle cry for the youth of Florida. This moment in history shall and will always be remembered, for it helped catapult our proclaimed star into the eyes of the rest of the nation. That was the moment that Denzel Curry truly became ULTIMATE.

JBO – Dirty South (Video)

DIRECTOR: JocZilla Visuals
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Just as promised, Orlando’s JBO has gifted us with another reason to stay heedful of his work from here on out, as he releases “Dirty South”, letting us all know where he’s from and how he’s coming. A heavy hitting, energy filled smash directed by JocZilla Visuals and produced by Rome. The single serves as the victory lap for his CitrusRap return. With more impressive and hundred-proof ballads to be released by JBO and his overly-active musical mind will make sure to keep all of our ears and eyes glued, for we know that each piece dropped will be of grace.

DJ Winn, Struggle Jennings & Hard Target – River (Video)

DIRECTOR: Breadwin Deville
PRODUCER: Tellingbeatzz
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After one listen, I admit, I was hooked. Now this track is on repeat. Florida’s very own, DJ Winn, put together a motivational track for the ages called “River”. Helping push his brand and Florida’s hip hop scene to new and improved levels, he enlists another Floridian, Hard Target and pairs him with Tennessee’s country prodigy, Struggle Jennings, to deliver a pair of soul tugging scriptures over the  power filled beat.

Lines full of self weapon like confidence and righteousness, as well as pain that was endured to get to this level. There’s so much knowledge of life in this song that should not be over looked. I shouldn’t have to persuade you what to do.

The title says it all, “River”. The official heavy powered single from DJ Winn’s album, Slim Chance, released under Watch Me Work Records. The video was shot in the backwoods of Nashville, TN by director Breadwin Deville. See the Angels & Outlaws veteran unite with Dirt Rock Empire’s foul mouthed emcee.

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Charlie Rothsteen – Know The Difference 2 Album)

STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal From the west side with love, Charlie Rothsteen has been putting in work in the studio lately. The California prodigy released his highly anticipated album Know The Difference 2 earlier this year. A 14 tracklist of sheer mayhem with an elegant overtone, featuring hits songs “Billie Jean”, “Set Baby” and his most popular “Cabo”. A treasure chest full of gems. This man and his army in Cali is a force to be reckoned with and should never be taken lightly. Doing it in the most organic and arrogant way so far. As he delivers a new sound to the music industry as he describes Future Trap&B, Charlie Rothsteen is gaining fans. A true artist of many talents, he found a love for written language through music.

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Money Making Wize – Charm$ (ft. Lil Flip)

DIRECTOR: @Amfilmakers
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Money Making Wize, Miami’s next premier artist. Plucked out of South Florida and causing hell in the of Houston. This week he gives us a visual for “Charm$”, a hyperactive, hard hitting and adrenaline filled experience featuring one of Houston’s legends. The Cloverland OG himself, Lil Flip. An up-tempo-ed, track worthy of a most pit, the song is the ultimate ode to the duos great successes. The Dusa Gang Records representer calls upon AM Filmakers to serve as the director. Posted up at the infamous Screwshop. Showing off a visual that looks like a scene out of new age gangsta flick”. To be real, this man might end up being bigger than any of us expected. Tweet us and let us know your thoughts on this new fire.

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Kobe Fresh Outta High School – Reloaded

The highly anticipated Kobe Day track from Tampa native, Kobe Fresh Outta HighSchool, called “Reloaded”. The take on this track is a complete onslaught. Helping push his brand and Florida’s hip hop scene to new and improved levels. Kobe Fresh Outta High School croons an aesthetically pleasing unorthodox tune with a climactic 808 drop through the hook. There’s so much insight on flexing in this song that should not be over looked. I shouldn’t have to persuade you what to do. Like, share and put this on repeat. Then thank us later.

His upcoming project, Sample No. 8, is on the way.

Blazier – Bad Intention (Album)

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Blazier, the lyrically mythical being that’s on a mission to captivate rap fans, makes his return to CitrusRap just before the Fall truly begins. This time dropping off Bad Intentions, 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, yet this album doesn’t lack in bar quality. Blazier is the perfectionist of surreal rap, soul and lyricism. Vivid tales of pain turned into triumph anthems. Like a bizarre hybrid of wordsmith rapping, 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 Bad Intentions. Producers giving that dark, 808 ambiance to the project, each in their own style and respect to the star artist. This project is FULL of hits!

The introduction is a short, yet intense experience, titled “Relentless”. The latter called “Blood On My Hands” a distressing track that is as heavy and powerful as its title. Followed by our staff favorite, “Swine Flu”, a brash hitting psalm. “Foolishness” is a bar filled, hard hitting anthem for the perfect flex. With only 15 tracks, including the intro. With 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 Bad Intentions 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. Bad Intentions 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.