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Xali – Sweet Love (Single) [+ Announcement]

STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal

God Body Xali has announced his world domination this week. Planning to takeover the airwaves. One week and one track at a time. That’s right. Xali will be dropping a new track EVERY week of 2021.

The first of the 52 making it onto the CitrusRap’s radar is a BIG slider, in the name of “Sweet Love”. A rhythmic and bounce evoking beat with the high octane, quote-worthy bars and ever-changing flows to match. The Broward God Body’s war cry has been issued and it has been heard. 2021 is looking to be Xali’s year.

The highly anticipated project, L1TS1NCEDAY1, is set to drop this March.

Xali
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WorstHUGH – Products Of A Coping Method (Album)

COVER ART: @samoart_
STREAM:
via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal

WorstHUGH makes his inevitable return to the forefront of CitrusRap. Previously releasing two singles. This was just the calm ahead of a brewing, ground shaking storm that was set to release onto the world, and it does not disappoint. Products Of A Coping Method is a body of  work that can be considered a complete masterpiece.

Bringing his best, with delivering the thought of pain and different aspects of coping with the situation, wether through anger, fear, acceptance or money, imbedding those emotions in his song, and incorporates his true feelings into every track makes this project very much stands out.

WorstHUGH is the perfectionist of surreal soul, rhythm, blues and lyricism. Vivid tales of pain turned into triumph anthems. Like a bizarre hybrid of wordsmith rapping melodies, and a psychological thriller flick. This could REALLY be the score to something of an indie film!

Mieux Magazine Presents – Art Wired 2020: Virtual Creators Conference

Mieux Magazine

MIEUX MAGAZINE: via Website/Youtube/Instagram
SCHEDULE/MORE INFO: via Art Wired

As COVID-19 has hijacked the live event experience, we’re coming up onto one of the world’s biggest art week, Art Basel. With things being cancelled indefinitely for nearly all events, including the Grammy Awards’ equivalent to Florida’s underground, one organization were able to bypass the status quo and give us a new look into the future of art.

Art Wired, presented by Mieux Magazine, a virtual creators conference, is set to stream December, 4th-6th 2020 at 11AM ET for its inaugural activation. The virtual conference will stream all across the world via the official Mieux Magazine website, YouTube channel and Instagram account. And all for FREE! No registration required.

Featuring both live and pre-recorded content for THREE DAYS STRAIGHT with artists and public figures like Xavier Luggage, Erika Schnur, Kat Tarbet, Jumping Lomo, Flowercop, Cristy Trabadass, Ayden Stoeffen, Millimisa, Junkyard, Zac Count$, Slade Wilson, Elena Ohlander, TheFoulHundreds, Gaiibe, Swidlife, Crash, Elani Mia, Clancy Reihm, Katelyn Faye, Mergeculture, BryamBryam, Ahn Pham, Lola Chel, Flavar Network, Marina Sachs, Sajida Ayyup and more.

“Every hour or half-hour, for three days, there will be a new video premiering on YouTube or live Instagram stream featuring a different artist showing you their creative process, explaining their techniques, or answering your questions.

Discover artists you’ve never heard of, learn things you never knew, and be inspired like never before by tuning into Art Wired 2020.

-Mieux Magazine’s Official Art Wired Statement (November, 2020)

Artistic interviews, presentations and panel discussions with some the industry’s most sought after talent, teachers, coachers and culture pushers, live art performances, processes and tutorials, a $1 MOMA gift raffle, business highlights and the first virtual reality Mieuxsuem. Two rooms of brilliance. A solo exhibit taken over by the spacious and infinite, Nifty Gateway and another room dedicated to serving as a spotlight for a worldly range of visual artists. Mieux Magazine has once again outdone themselves.

From CitrusRap and the rest of Florida, thank you.

Just Jeff – Runaway (Single)

PRODUCERS: @kgbeatz & @zerobeatz
COVER ART: @longlivethechef
STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal

West Florida representer, Just Jeff, makes his CitrusRap debut. Giving us a heart tugging track of a love lost, in “Runaway”. Produced by the production ensemble, KG Beatz and Zero Beatz. A perfect way of kicking off his winter campaign. Off top the production itself places the track in a good light. Great patterns, perfecting timing, and a mesmerizing sample playing throughout. But Just Jeff slick, ear-catching melody and vibrant lyrics. The Bradenton artist perfectly describes his releases as, “an acoustic fusion pop creation, pin pointing the flaws, lies, misconceptions & misguidance”. Who knew loving someone could come with curses & toxicity thoughts? Take a listen for yourself.

Philly Blocks – Mr. 17th (EP)

HOST/NARRATORS: DJ Murph & Ben Staxx
STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal

Philly Blocks

Kentucky’s Philly Blocks is back on CitrusRap with his long awaited EP, Mr. 17th. A six track melee, hosted by NBA Youngboy’s official sound provider, DJ Murph, alongside DJ Ben Staxx. An EP full of vigorous sounds that’ll amplify the listener’s ears and send an adrenaline shot through your blood stream. Philly Block’s explosive flows and witty jabs is what makes this project a must listen.

Will Reese – Pure (Prod. SoulKidKarma) [Single]

PRODUCER: +Karma
ART WORK: @goodwithsub
STREAM: via Spotify/Apple Music/Tidal
ALBUM FEATURED ON: Caution | Releasing Dec. 4th, 2020

Just moments away from blessing us with his anticipated, joint album alongside producer +Karma, Caution, Orlando’s, Will Reese continues to attack. December can’t get here fast enough, as this tag team duo have been creating some killer, golden rounds together. Like Super Saiyan 3 Gotenks.

This go around, Will Reese, also stylized as WILLXREESE, lets loose the smooth feel good bop for the fall and winter, simply entitled “Pure” An unorthodox and eerie, yet sweet sample playing under smooth, airy pads and incredibly rhythmic drums, as Will Reese is talking shit and preaching at the same damn time. Let’s not forget about that flawless tone switch. What is there not to enjoy about this track? So give it a spin and thanks up later.

Caution is on the way.