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Pharaoh LiuKang, SPACE KAMP – Mindfuhhh

The South Florida native Pharaoh Liukang from SPACE KAMP drops a new video, “Mindfuhhh” prod. OG Vinchenzo & the video was shot by FREAKWKAMERA. Going straight into the heart of your brain, Pharaoh etches his wordy bars and verses into that beautiful mind. The melody and hook that Pharaoh repeats over and over is one to remember. It will also be really hard to forget as Pharaoh made sure it was something you heard clearly. SPACE KAMP led by A Flamez is taking over South Florida one by one, with an arsenal of artists. Distributed by InnerCat Music Group, SPACE KAMP has taken the proper moves to get their music out there. I’m excited to see what comes next and what artist drops next as well. I suggest you check out their back-catalog and get ready for all the content dropping this year. It’s SPACE KAMP’s year and we are just starting to witness it. Check out Pharaoh LiuKang’s new video above and let us know what you think!

GoosyMane – Time To Myself

PRODUCER: Lil Larry

GoosyMane brings in the second month of this calendar year with a new song, “Time to Myself” produced by Lil Larry. Yung Goosy takes it up a notch on this record and gives what I like to call, “real spill”. We know Goosy very well over here at Citrus and the talented rapper seems to be picking up more and more momentum. A1 production with even better wordplay from Goosy makes a great song to jam all weekend long. Check it out now and don’t forget to share if you like what you hear!

Rell Money – “FAST LANE”

PRODUCER: MIDAS TOUCH

Ohio’s own Rell takes it to a new level with his latest song “FAST LANE” produced by MIDAS TOUCH. As the year gets into full swing, Rell puts his foot on the gas and doesn’t let up. Over the past years, Rell has made a name for himself in the midwest with some enticing singles & videos. With his latest release, Rell is full-speed ahead and attracts ears from all over. Rell is already dropping more music, so check this track out and get ready for more!

Lovedon – “Confused”

Florida’s own LoveDon clears the air up with his latest song “Confused” that is out now! LoveDon takes it up a notch in 2020 with more songs and projects that seem to be on the way. This record tells a story of confusion and uncertainty within Don’s personal life. It looks like LoveDon is getting more and more in to story-telling his life through passionate lyrics. I’m excited to see what’s to come with Don as the year goes on. Check out the song above and let us know what you think!

INTERVIEW: Kapri

Let’s start off with who is Kapri and where is he from?

Kapri is an eccentric 19 year old Mexican-American kid from Santa Ana, California who has some crazy ideas and plans some people might not get just yet but he knows for certain they’ll come to life one day. A kid who loves to work in and out of the studio. 

What was your early childhood life growing up in Santa Ana?

Life as a kid wasn’t the worst but it definitely wasn’t easy by any means. I grew up living with my two brothers, two sisters and mom in a two bedroom apartment. As a kid, almost everyday was a struggle. Not seeing my pops very often and getting suspended and expelled from schools. Santa Ana really shaped me become the person I am today. I met my girlfriend of 4 years there and man you just see it all, from robberies to carjackings to even seeing my eldest brother get killed in the hands of the Santa Ana police department. That was the hardest thing for me to swallow growing up in the city. Santa Ana, I promise you is super underrated when it comes to talent, a lot of great aspiring artists from actual graffiti to Mexican music to rap to clothes to even soccer players and pro skaters. I grew up around it all.

What are some artists that you were listening to early on?

Some of the artists I used to listen to early on as a kid was Tupac, Big, DMX, Big L and that was because of my brother who really put me on to rap music. I vividly remember poppin a burnt CD my brother made me, into my CD walkman and walking to the corner store bumping NAS ‘Got yourself a gun’. Eventually I drifted off into artists like Pharrell, Lil Wayne, Meek Mill, A$AP then indie music like Mac Demarco, and The Buttertones to eventually liking music from Fat Nick & Buffet Boys to even Corridos, which is mexican music, tapping in with my roots. 

So let’s get to it, when did you start getting in to music?

Music was always a thing for me. When I felt sad? Music. Mad? Music. Inspired? Music. I started off with a group of guys at my high school fucking around, eventually dropping a diss track that later people said was really good, so I rocked with it. I kept going and met one of my good friends, EIGHTY, who let me borrow his studio on the weekends and at times recorded in my room off garageband with one of my friends. Eventually I linked up with Flexatelli, who really fucked with my music at first. Crazy thing is me and him talked in 2012 when I “tried” to start rapping but it never went through, Mind you I was 12 at the time lol, but yeah I got introduced to the whole 12k studio thing 6 years later in 2018 with him and I feel like that was where he helped me find my sound and what audience I should gear towards. 

Was it always a passion or did that work ethic come later in life?

My work ethic came from my mom. She taught me how to work, of course coming from Mexico illegally there was no other way.  My mom never really had ONE stable job, she had a bunch of side hustles and eventually made her own business but what really stuck in my head was when we would go to the swapmeet and sell car parts just to pay the rent. I went every weekend from 5:30AM-4:30 PM for about 5 years straight. That really taught me, okay this money is not gonna come easy, we really got to work for this shit. So in everything I do, I either do it 110% or don’t do it at all. 

So being from the west coast, how has that impacted your music?

Versatility, forsure. seeing the variety of music to come out of the west coast made me wanna make my music and the way I rap different every time.I often get my music compared to those from south Florida like wifi or nick but that’s because my taste in beats are like those from there. But every now and then I try recording stuff people can vibe too. Stuff that someone would DJ at a house party or a club you know? That’s what west coast is all about the vibe, the beat. 

As the year gets started, what do you have planned?

I have a lot planned actually. A lot more visuals, different variety of new music, some big features and of course shows hopefully a tour! Stay tuned! 

You’ve already had a few releases so far, such as “Double Clutchin” the music video. How do you feel about that release and so forth?

That was one of my favorite songs I actually recorded in 2019. I usually do one verse tracks but Flex pushed me to do a song with 2 verses on it that night which was my first time doing it. The video was shot in my hometown of Santa Ana and was actually the first ever visual I dropped as well which is crazy to think. The cover was actually done by my blood brother Cesar who SNAPPED on it, he’s been hand drawing all my cover arts so shout out to him, one of the best up and coming artist right now. I’ve been getting so much great feedback off of it but for me there’s always room to grow, “how can I make my next video go harder, next song better” and just whatever I have to do to fill In the shoes of the greats, I’ll do just that. 

What are some goals you have for the next year and the years to follow?

So many things and Ideas I have in mind.  Drop more content forsure, be more consistent and just be a great overall artist. In doing so like I said go on tour and perform at upcoming festivals etc. 

Anything else you would like to add?

NEW SONG “MILLY” produced by Flexatelli of course, with a video coming out at the end of February or early March. Stay tuned for that. I promise y’all it’s way better than anything else I’ve put out so far. Every song we’re elevating!

SOCIALS:

@killkapri – Twitter

@killkapri – Instagram

INTERVIEW: The Future of South Florida w/ Eli Hawkins

Eli Hawkins is a dynamic young professional with diverse education and experience in directing marketing communications and event production. A keen ability to assess both client needs and organizational objectives to define and execute the most effective operational strategies. Demonstrated persistence in exceeding goals, with proven success in utilizing clear and precise communications to enhance quality results.

Eli has previously worked with iHeart Radio, Circle House Studios, and Midtown Studios Miami.

Eli currently has an event company that specializes in events for the college market. In recent years our events have featured artists such as Young Thug, Kodak Black, Rick Ross Maybach Music Group, XXXTentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, Wifisfuneral, Yung Bans, Playboi Carti , Retch, Pouya, and Denzel Curry.

I should start off by asking who is Eli Hawkins? Also, where are you from originally? 

Eli Hawkins is a dreamer, Eli Hawkins is someone that loves bringing his ideas to life. I’m a hardworking Young Black Male, Who loves working with other creatives who are equally passionate about there craft and as my brand grow I try to bring my peers along with me. If I would have to sum it up I’m I would say I’m culture Shifter. I’m originally from Carol City , a small city in south Florida hometown to Rick Ross, Denzel Curry. 

Where did your love for music come from?

My love for music Has always been rooted from my family but once I grew up Music started to become my safe place. especially when bull shut would be happing in my life,I would always turn to music rather that be creating it,producing it, showcasing it, or even just being around it. Music has always been my safe place and I think that’s where my love comes from. 

A major question I have is, how did you get so involved in the south Florida scene at an early stage for our generation? 

So I was first introduced to the south Florida scene by Denzel Curry in my freshman year of high school, at carol city high school they had a early morning school program for kids that needed help with there homework. So I would be in there, Denzel would be in there and the tutors would let’s us use the computer to work on our homework, So this is around time Raider Klan had just started up, they we’re building there whole movement. And Denzel would put me on to all there music on Datpiff and I would be like wtf this isn’t traditional Miami rap it sounded like a whole new sound. So after I left carol city I moved to Miramar And that’s where I met my best friends and we started throwing Events under Xlaced we all had a love for discovering South Florida artist like Raider Klan, Pouya, Lofty 305, ao we throw our first show and started booking the same Artist that we we’re listing to while giving Artist from our city a chance to perform. And from there everything just took off! We started booking bigger actsSo in recent years, you’ve put on events that have featured the likes of Kodak Black, Rick Ross Maybach Music Group, XXXTentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, Lil Keed, Glokknine, Lucki, and many more.

How did it feel to accomplish these things and bring the music right to the fan?

It feels good to have accomplished all these things But when I first started I never look at it, that way or like it was a major accomplishment. Just because I was a fan first and it felt like I was doing my duty as a fan And someone that wanted to be in the industry. I just really had I high appreciation for the art form And the Love of music. 

As 2020 gets underway, you just announce the Coi Leray tour. Are you excited for this and what can we expect? 

Ahhhhh man I’m so hyped for this tour, it’s going to be one hell of experience. I just really wanna execute me and my team vision for this tour, rather that’s from the venue,the lighting, You guys can expect a lot of surprises a lot special guest and overall a lot of dope female talent coming from south Florida. It’s gone be a sold out show We already Sold out on the first tier of tickets. So if you don’t have a ticket I’d advice you to get one!!! For Miami Date and Orlando!!!! 

What are the dates for this exciting tour and where will it be taking place?

January 31st for the first stop in Miami, February 2nd for the Orlando date, then we’re back in Orlando I’m the 13th for Danny home coming show.

Are there any big expectations for this tour or you just happy to be apart of it?

I’m expecting a crazy ass show lol, like with most of my event I really try to put out positive energy and make sure everyone is having a good time, Network and discover new talent. 

We also peeped that you are putting together the Danny Towers, Orlando homecoming show. This to me is a huge deal, what do you think of the momentous occasion that will be happening on February 13th?

Yoo Danny Homecoming show is going to be crazy I’ts a huge deal to me, I’m Honored for the opportunity to even present Danny HomeComing Show in Orlando. It’s gone be another sold out event!!! And I’m ready to make history on the 13th. 

Danny Towers has been working endlessly to get where he’s at right now, what can you say about that? 

That’s a fact. Danny been grinding for a minute and to see where he’s at right now, is inspiring I think it gives inspiration to a a lot of artist coming out of Orlando. And If you think about Danny and Glocknine really like the first artist to pop from Orlando in a minute. So I feel like it giving hope to a a lot of upcoming artist from the Orlando. 

What was that significant moment in your life/career that you knew hosting shows, being behind the scenes, etc. was what you wanted to do for the rest of your life?

It’s actually not what I want to do for the rest of my life,I mean solely. I’m a creative, I enjoy making music I enjoy the creative process of producing a record and I’m into fashions Designed, I also enjoy film. It’s all art to me. And this year and the years to come I just plan on show casings more of my artistry, Helping More Artist, And of course more lit Party and tours!!!!!

Well the year is just getting started, what else can we expect? 

SO MUCH MORE… So y’all keep rocking with the boy and supporting the movement and I’m just keep pushing the culture forward. How do you go about discovering artist and what do you look for in an artist I really have a love for discovering new music rather that’s spending time on YouTube, scrolling through Instagram or just going to different events. II look for inspiration like if artist can’t inspire me then I most likely won’t work with them. 

KAPRI – Double Clutchin’

DIRECTOR: Joel (@DirectedByJoel)

PRODUCER: Flexatelli

California native KAPRI by way of Santa Ana drops the official video for “Double Clutchin'” directed by Joel and produced by FLEXATELLI. As we get near the end of January and 2020 is officially underway, Kapri looks to capitalize on the new decade with a compelling visual. Kapri had the pleasure of telling me that more content and music is on the way. So buckle in and get ready to hear from the rising artist. Check out his new video and single now, also don’t forget to let us know what you think!