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Don Carlos & Don UL – Designer Girl (She Got Me) [Prod. Don Carlos]

PRODUCER: Don Carlos
ENGINEER: J Da Kidd
ARTWORK: @aleea_rae
STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal

SMASH HIT ALERT!

The talented, South Florida maestro known as Don UL seems to bless us with his strong presence at the right times. This go around he makes his CitrusRap debut by leaving us with “Designer Girl” and he’s a little charged up. Melodically giving us brash details of his intimate late night thoughts of love and truthfulness over an airy and dancehall driven instrumental provided by the Reggae legend, Don Carlos.

Don UL and Don Carlos have created a song so enticing that we ensure your repeat button will work overtime once you hear it. Releasing tracks of this magnitude and rate, it is being evident that rhythmic music for the soul has never died, but went into metamorphosis. Something big is coming from the young dancehall God in the making. You can bet on it.

GenoDa1 – You’re Welcome (Album)

STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Soundcloud

A few months after taking off with the release of his highly acclaimed track, “Cold Hearted”, Homestead musician, GenoDa1 is back on CitrusRap to release his highly anticipated album, You’re Welcome. Presented by Sound Alive Records. With features only from Witt, Kevin Hues & Zues, this 11 track masterpiece is full of flamethrower bars with a strong, thoughtful mix of storytelling, You’re Welcome appears to be one of this quarters best project releases.

A versatile blend of sampled beats, with heavy bass, coated lyricism and a uniquely slurred speech. You’re Welcome is a well rounded project is an evolved version of his recently released project Vibes

GenoDa1 gracefully displays his multi-facet superpowers as he continually transitions from emcee to rap star in this project. Making you question if you’re listening to two separate, but equally gifted artists. With all of the confidence in the world, we guarantee that once you press play on the K. Murph intro, you will have to let the entire project ride out. Then put it back.

Gouda – Worth (Dir. Mighkey) [Official Video]

DIRECTOR: Mighkey

St. Pete’s Gouda has been fueling himself off of pure self determination and liberation since he’s broken out. This record speaks just that. A commitment and deep trust in ones self. Shot and edited by Mighkey, founder of Stay Low Films. The official video for his latest jam, “Worth”, hits the net. With the nostalgic, drift-less effects buddying the independently empowering track with grace. Gouda sticks to his prerogative and continues to live my his self-rule, all while giving out quality music from the west side of Florida..

Will Ree$e – Out Front (Single)

PRODUCERS: Chiveer & King Malcolm Beatz
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: @goodwithsub
STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal

Say hello to the man destined to set Florida ablaze. From the no look releases to the art that he’s constantly featured in, Will Ree$e has been making all of the right moves to keep current fans alert and onlookers interested. All it took was a consistent track record of fye, bar heavy tracks and groundbreaking art. Nearly three minutes of perfection and body moving, the Pine Hills artist, formally known as Will+TheLife, comes back today with the instrumental assist from Chiveer & Malcolm Beatz, for “Out Front”. A head-banging anthem of self reliance, bag securing and snake dodging. Turn your speakers up and jam this until they burst, as you wait for his album BLIND BOY$ DON’T LIE to finally hit the streets.

Florida Fiya – Velasco (Album)

PRODUCERS: Florida Fya, Ricardo Fierro, Caleb Sarikey & Aston Marton
STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal

Florida Fiya has been blessing our site with music since the start of his journey as an emcee. Fort Myers rapper, Florida Fiya has proved before on CitrusRap that he can hold his own on the mic, but Velasco is another excellent showcase of what elite looks like. Velasco is a display of a range of emotions and events that suit the title so well. From fast cars to money making. From psalms of every day life to heartbreak. Florida Fiya using his talents and ear for sound to paint the best picture of “Velasco“. There are tracks for every feeling and opportunity.

No features whatsoever, Florida Fiya continues to show fire in his eyes and a snarl in his growl as he proves why his skills never lie. An 17 track itinerary of pure gas was delivered by the Lee County phenom. Mostly produced by frequent collaborators Dub, the mixtape also features sounds from Ricardo Fierro, Caleb Sarikey, Aston Marton and even Florida Fiya himself.

Tracks like “Major League” shows us versatility with his melodic flows and bashing rhymes. While the Dub produced “Almond Milk” gives a familiar rhythmic and hypnotic flow, it passes all tests of being a banger once you realize that you’ve been head bobbing the entire two minutes. Then you gotta run it back.

It’s safe to say that Florida Fiya is back to make a run at the charts. 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. So hop in your whip, give Velasco a listen while you ride and prepare to put this album on repeat.

Too Trill DM – Part 4 (Official Video) [Dir. JOHNNIGHTT]

DIRECTOR: @JOHNNIGHTT

Too Trill DM has been doing wonders for the state of Florida after the release of his LP Thinking Out Loud. An incredibly packaged full length project that has been setting the South Miami on fire over the past few of months. More recently he gives us this visual offering for their hometown called “Part 4”, one of the standouts from the album. One that needed a video for the fans. The eye popping video was directed by John Nightt. Too Trill DM gives us a cinematic masterpiece that shows the perfect contrast to the heavy hitting track that in turn, serves as a look into his life and a dedication to his home, Miami, Florida. Just what we need today.

Blxxdshot – Icey (ft. STZ & Envy)

PRODUCER: @AyoGee
COVER ART: @xoverxpr

Following the momentum of “3Pacc”, his latest wave crashing track, Blxxdshot brings in his Puerto Rico counterparts, STZ & Envy, to form a trio of madness on “Icey”. A song of great energy and self assurance, produced by Gee.

With Blxxdshot setting the initial tone with the opening verse, STZ carrying the message further while also delivering strongly when in the spotlight. Then arrives Envy, to give yet another great display of fluid like flows and lyricism, adding more gasoline to the track’s combustion. These young emcees took action into their own hands to ensure that the track would remain a banger with an onslaught of bars for the entirety of the three minutes that the song lives. In the words of URL’s Geechi Gotti, “EVERY FUCKING BAR!”.

Stay alert because these guys are looking to make some serious noise this year, much farther than Florida and the island of Puerto Rico. And it damn sure looks/sounds like they have the tools to do so…