DIRECTOR: Pablo Vasquez PRODUCER: Silky STREAM: via Soundcloud
Donnie Benz has been making a great amount of noise with his steady rising hit “Wine Slow“, so it’s only right that he hit us up with the official video, which is steadying racking up listens and views just like it’s audio. As Central Florida continues to build it’s rep as one of the state’s hardest working regions, Donnie Benz holds that credibility on his back like a jersey with the way he puts his craft out to the world the only way that he knows how. That’s #TheJoseWay. The video features his club banging, smash hit that the state is hypnotized by. But with an added bonus, Pablo Vasquez is behind the hardware, which is a stamp in the Florida music world for a banger. Keep your eyes and ears locked onto Donnie Benz and press play on this heat.
MIX & MASTERED: AMG RECORDS
Masiah, coming out of Tampa dropped a video for his song “On It”. The Tampa based artist gives solid bars over the StretchPTB produced track and sets off fireworks in not only the visuals but in your mental. As we said countless times, it is time for the Gulf Coast to rise and claim their fame, and Masiah is reaching out to be one of the first to do that. Check out the dope visuals that was shot by CeezHairston.
Central Florida’s WADE makes a phenomenal debut on CitrusRap with “White Bic”. A lyrical onslaught and many tales of the ultimate flex, the Daytona Beach raised and Orlando based emcee is running hard on all cylinders with his latest bump. A Skufl produced, certified banger. Ah man… It’s such a relief hearing someone who can not only flow as fluid as WADE does, but who’s words and voice makes you want to live life through his song. “White Bic” is a psalm for the youth, that tells of working hard, building your name up and living as strongly as possible before our ultimate demise. Thus the line, “Got that lighter white as hell, so I can die before I retire.” A truth of all cursed artists, the want to die a legend. But WADE’s take is that of a rather optimistic approach to this “bad luck” trinket. Our superstition of bad luck is his sweet revenge. Fingers crossed that this isn’t the last that we hear of WADE. Although, we do have a feeling he will make a strong return.
As Florida’s underground rap scene continues to grow, we at CitrusRap continue to pursue new artist discovery. Based in Miami, DRTY and his family of creatives OffRipCult, just dropped his 5 track EP NEO BOWSER CITY, featuring his work with a couple of rising producer, CashMoneyAP & Bruce Wayne. DRTY creates signature sound throughout “NEO BOWSER CITY” which is fueled by modern trap, with a mix of airy, cloudy ambience and early 90s rap inspiration providing head nodding rhythm, raunchy lyrics and punchlines. The EP is full of melodic synths, heavy 808 bass drums and crisp snappy snares. DRTY’S standout tracks “Carolina 10s”, “Karma” and “Highlights” are definitely about his lifestyle, his astral beliefs and all based on making boss moves in the game with DRTY’s bravado vividly descriptive on every track. More from OffRipCultis soon to come, trust.
DIRECTOR: @FilmChief PRODUCER: Dnote The Billionaire
South Orlando’s very own, Loui3Lu drops off an exclusive for his CitrusRap debut. “Savage Wit It” is a certified hood anthem to bang all throughout the streets of Florida, directed by FilmChief. Loui3Lu lets his hot boy lifestyle be heavily know on this heavy hitting Dnote The Billionaire produced joint. To prove that he knows how to make a banger, he enlists rising star Derrick Milano to lend a verse and join the party. This track comes as a testament to his survival in a life that claimed so many, as he tells the balance between the luxury and aggression that comes with being a savage. All though this shows us his animalistic nature, this track shows and proves that it can’t stop Loui3Lu, only fuel the fire.
As Florida’s music scene continues to flourish, we have gotten the opportunity to discover a handful of not only talented wordsmiths, but persistent hard workers. Toneward of Orlando is both of those and today he delivered the visuals to his soul touching track, “Lavoro”. While the scene is a hot spot, nothing comes without a price and as kids stray away from the laboring path on a search for an easy come up, Toneward spits about staying true to the path that he’s chosen to musical greatness and never letting anything detour him. Through rhythm, rhyme and pure dedication, Toneward gives viewers a up close look at what Sempre Al Lavoro means.
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: StonerRidge PRODUCER: Taylor King LATEST PROJECT: Super Riggs | Stream
With a lot of rap music and it’s representers nowadays being clones or followers, authenticity is hard to come by. Especially when it comes to street music. But when were pointed towards Riggs of South Miami Heights, we already knew that we were getting the real deal before we even pressed play. The young outspoken rapper drops off a stellar track called “Tragic”, recounting his mission to the top of success and all the trials that come along with it. Riggs melodically tells us of it all, from groupies lurking to lame rappers collabs, to the opps having to get the button pressed on them. As rhythmic and descriptive as his words are, they suit this Taylor King produced bouncy, electro beat perfectly, putting you in a head bobbing trance of sorts. Listen up close as we tend to tell the future a lot (and we get it right a lot too). Riggs has the potential to keep this streak of authenticity in South Florida alive and we have a feeling he will do just that and beyond.