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Carter Slade & Tone Taso – Plead The Fifth (Prod. YellowProdd)

PRODUCER: YellowProdd
STREAM: via Soundcloud

Indie artist of 2022 have been on a roll. But it is evident that two in particular have been leveling themselves up properly before releasing a Kamehameha wave of sound waves, like this one that’s made its way to the CitrusRap front pages. “Plead The Fifth” is a heavy dose of melodic electricity and high quality song writing, filled with emotion. Joliet, Illinois representers, Carter Slade and Tone Taso, are two men on the edge as he shows off a crazy onslaught of rhymes and flows, that match this dynamic, airy and space aged beat produced by YellowProdd. The duo effortlessly give us their raw and real feelings, as they tell psalms of love lost and betrayal that evolved into something to motivate us all to stay focused. If you need background music to release some stress or flex in your two door with, this track is definitely the ideal joint.

Spirit.Gze – Seasons (Prod. Kay Dank) [Single]

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The women of Florida continue to put in work, as Spirit.Gze preps to bring us a cold winter. Her second single of the year, which dropped this summer, is this gift entitled “Seasons”, making it’s way to the CitrusRap front pages.. A duel threat of a track, that tone switches up perfectly, just like the seasons. A warm and affectionate piece produced and co-written by Kay Dank.

Light, full of life and accompanied with a hypnotizing, hazy synthic melody. Her unique voice gliding over the beat, with lyrics that sum up and relate to most lives of this generation’s indigo children.

For the past year, Spirit.Gze has been setting Florida musical bar high with her angelic voice and intimate performances. Tampa surely has another star in the making. Listen as she goes in.

Skodi – F.O.M.W (Official Music Video)

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PRODUCER: Jordan Patrick
STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal

Weeks before her return to the Rolling Loud stage in New York, Miami’s forever expanding musical sensation, Skodi, makes her return to the forefront of the CitrusRap pages. Dropping off her long awaited piece of art called “F.O.M.W” aka FUCK OUT MY WAY. A thrashing, head bang worthy anthem about setting yourself apart from the status quo.

“F.O.M.W” is the song that Luke Skywalker was blasting in his helmet the second he blew up the Deathstar. And just like a Jedi, Skodi kicks riddling gems in this Jordan Patrick produced, FXRBES directed, rage-infused, heavy hitting joint. This is a true conquest of success and self-indulgence. 

Skodi continues to revel in her glory, all while cranking out premium content, relentlessly. Solidifying her pathway to greatness, no matter what lies ahead.

niceymost – SEVEN (Album|Review)

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After going on a tear for months on end, releasing a new track each week, Central Florida’s own, niceymost, pulls up to the finish line with a jam packed project for the fans, as part of his new year’s resolution. SEVEN is a collection of his latest and greatest drops from the past year, that deliver the same feeling as a musical self help book for hustlers and creatives alike. Meaning it resonates nothing short of power inducing bars that makes the listener feel as if they are the coolest individual alive.

With production and rhythms that forces your body into tribal, head bobbing movements. Using both bars and a refreshing beat selection to grab ahold of our ears. This will surely leave audio dope-heads fiening. Two of the standouts being “5 Star” a more lyrically menacing track. Preceded by the self-righteous anthem, “Mr. Untouchable”. When these two tracks are played, magic is the only outcome.

With SEVEN, niceymost proves that even his loosies have the word “Banger” stamped onto them. This 19 minute extended play holds up well. Keeping us at CitrusRap on the lookout for more audio dope by the young rapper. It seems there will be much more coming from one man army, niceymost, in the near future, as this is just the second wave of his genius plan. For now, enjoy this album while you’re on your money making mission.

ItsJustMikey – Being Honest (Crack Pipe) [Single]

PRODUCERS: Sakii & SkipOnDaBeat
COVER ART: LeAndre Barnett & Perfect (@jobmofett)
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Following the momentum of “Lauderale Boo”, Broward legend in the making, ItsJustMikey, brings in a collection of 954 stars to assist in his first drop of 2022. Today on CitrusRap, the South Florida artist makes his year’s end debut with “Being Honest (Crack Pipe)”, a double feature song of great energy and self assurance, produced by Sakii and SkipOnDaBeat. With Mikey setting the initial tone with the opening verse and then carrying the message further in the second half, as the beat switches. Proving that he can deliver strongly no matter which instrumental is in the spotlight.

ItsJustMikey took action into his own hands to ensure that the track would remain a banger. Mikey also called for assistance from Broward native visual artists, LeAndre Barnett & Perfect, to give a great display of their talents by creating the official cover art, adding to the track’s combustion. Stay alert because he’s looking to make serious noise in the upcoming future with a sound sure to reach much farther than Florida. And it damn sure looks/sounds like he has all of the tools to do so.

Nocturnal Dez – Lets Get Active (EP|Review)

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With last years entry reaching over half a million downloads to accompany a million views. South Florida representor, Nocturnal Dez returns to CitrusRap during the third quarter to unleash another musical installment into his critically acclaimed discography, Lets Get Active.

No features whatsoever, Dez continues to show fire in his eyes and a snarl in his growl as he proves why his numbers NEVER lie. A seven track itinerary of pure gas was delivered by the South Florida phenom. Mostly produced by frequent collaborators Aston Marton. The project also features beats from Eem Triplin and Corey James.

Tracks like “No Sleep” shows us versatility with his melodic vocal projections and bashing rhymes. While the Aston Marton produced “Action” gives a familiar rhythmic and hypnotic flow, it passes all tests of being a banger once you realize that you’ve been head banging the entire four and a half minutes.

It’s safe to say that Nocturnal Dez is back for his annual run on the charts as he’s grown accustom to doing. With bodies of work as appealing as this one, the entire state of Florida is likely to help catapult him back into the front lines of stardom. Give the EP a listen and prepare to put it on repeat.

Whoppa Wit Da Choppa – Whoppalations (Album)

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Jacksonville’s undertaker, Whoppa Wit Da Choppa, is here making his CitrusRap debut with his long awaited album, Whoppalations. An eighteen track melee consisting of hard drilling production. An album full of vigorous lyrics, that’ll amplify the listener’s ears and send an adrenaline shot through your blood stream. Whoppa Wit Da Choppa’s explosive flows and polarizing jabs is what makes this project a must listen.