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PREMIERE: See You Soon – Passenger Seat (Shotgun)

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UPCOMING ALBUM: Nothing Lasts Forever | TBA

Not wasting any time with it, West Florida’s Q.Tate & GTuck come together as See You Soon, to bless us once again as they continue to prep for their debut album, “Nothing Lasts Forever”. Next up on their list is a hard-hitting, yet cruising track called “Passenger Seat”. A testament to all ride-or-die shorties and a middle finger to all of the runner ups. The duo take turns narrating their entertaining and romantic memoirs over a ACR produced instrumental. Whether you’ve found your rider or if you’re just in the mood to flex a bit, this track will surely help you get your point across.

TBT: T-Pain – I’m Sprung

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DIRECTOR: Kai Crawford
ALBUM FEATURED ON: Rappa Ternt Sanga | Purchase via iTunes

Tallahassee Pain made his major debut in 2005 with the single “I’m Sprung” under Akon’s Konvict Muzik recording company, which was an serenade to his wife. Fresh off of his stint with the unforgettable Nappy Headz, T-Pain fully committed to the idea of becoming an all-around musician, showing the world that he could use his voice for more than making radio hits about hitting licks. Officially a “Rappa Ternt Sanga”. Video cameos by Akon, Sleepy Brown, Bone Crusher, Rasheeda, and Midget Mac, the single cracked the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #8 and selling over a million copies.

Ultimately, the album went on to sell over 800,000 after a roller coaster ride on the charts, peaking at #33. Following with an ode to shake junt performers, “I’m N Luv ( Wit A Stripper), and the ultimate mack remix right after. T-Pain began a constant moving career, from production to countless features. Heavily active on the charts and at award shows. Snagging a couple of Grammy’s while he was at it.

But we are here to remember that this is the video that solidified him as a generational legend, and this track will forever remain a landmark in our lives as Floridians.

J $tash – Very Rare Unreleased $hit [EP]

PRODUCERS: Metro Boomin; Money Kamp; Sammis Beats; Double X;
UPCOMING ALBUM: Hood Rich | Release: September 2015

The Broward raised, Japan based urban rock star J $tash lets loose an 8 track compilation of unreleased material dating back to 2013, in preparation for the release of his highly anticipated album, “Hood Rich”, slated to drop in September.

Two of the standouts being the featured tracks. “Fucked Your Bitch”  which co-stars one of A$AP Mob’s more lyrically menacing members, Nast. Produced by the certified hit maker of our era, the greedy Metro Boomin, the trio gives us a reprisal of every rapper’s favorite hobby, next to counting money. Preceded by “Lebron James”, that features Relax Rekords mate Kenny Turnup and it produced by Money Kamp. When these two come together magic is the only outcome. Using the former South Beach king as a reference to the lavish lives that they’ve been actively showcasing.

“Very Rare Unreleased $hit” proves that even his throwaways have the words “Banger” stamped onto them. With only a couple of guest appearances, this  23 minute extended play holds up well. Keeping us on the lookout for the official audio dope that we’ve been waiting on.

“Hood Rich”.

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TBT: DJ Khaled – We Takin Over

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“I am the beast/ Feed me rappers or feed me beats…”

The man. The myth. The legend. The year was 2007. Outside of Florida, little was known of DJ Khaled and exactly what his profession was besides being a radio personality. But what the world did know was that his associates and himself were “the best”. Fresh off of a critically acclaimed debut album, Khaled orchestrated a star packed compilation that forever changed the way that artist collaborate. His infamous persistent ad-libbing setting the match for his upcoming fame barely compares to the roster that he effortlessly puts together every time his name is mentioned.

The release of his first single, “We Takin Over” from his second album “We The Best” was the moment that the masses began to realize the power that DJ Khaled truly had. Directed by Miami’s Gil Green, not only did he bring together Akon, T.I., Fat Joe, Rick Ross, Birdman, and the greatest version of Lil Wayne the world has ever seen. But also continuing to push Florida’s music culture to the edge and beyond with the in state production of the track and the cinema-like music video, that’s extravagant take on Biggie’s legendary “Hypnotize” video.

Although he doesn’t contribute to the music how people expect a title artist to, Khaled has done more with Florida artist on his albums than majority of headlining sunshine state musicians. Continuously featuring acts like Rick Ross, Pitbull, Trick Daddy, Plies, T-Pain, Flo Rida, Brisco, Trina, The Runners, and Cool & Dre. One thing that you cannot say is that DJ Khaled is not a leader of Florida’s music scene and you cannot forget the untouchable hits that he pulled out of his playbook.

Just know that soon he’s due for another one… And another one… And another one…


Night Of The Living Rage: A Recap of TakeoffxLanding

Travis Scott

PHOTOGRAPHERS: Kenny Bobby, Jorgie Films, Nassacre & Pablo Vasquez

The people at Dope Ent once again bringing the state and surrounding areas to rage under one roof. The city of Tampa’s streets were filled with hundreds of Death-like personas, all ready to rage from noon till midnight. Once the festivities kicked off, the fire never died. Even when the weather turned into a shit bag, Tampa remained un-phased, still out for blood.

Experienced music producers, Henry Daher, NIck Leon, Nuri, and Cool & Dre sat in at The Ritz to discuss their influences, production, styles, and the tracks that they wished they had sampled. Between The Ritz and MF Arts, Florida’s next wave of elite visual artist displayed their installments throughout the 14 hour venture. Robert Gallardo leading the way as the curator. Unkle Luc, Rob Regis, Todd The Painter, Hanna Ali, Uzumaki, Milli, Data Synced, Julia Updegraff, and Marilyn all exposed their talents to the city, attracting rave reviews from the attendants.

A Dutch Masters sponsored Wrap Party was in effect at MF Arts. A area full great performances by a cascade of creatives that are continually pushing the culture forward. From brain-wavy sets like LeMieux‘s to addikting stage presence like Nik SB‘s. Tampa made it’s presence felt while showcasing some very talented and originally styled acts. From Betty Dawl, Gatsby, Big Baby alongside Lil Xela, Boy Wonder, OG Layla Johnson, and She.Go.

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At The Crowbar is where the pressure began to be applied. 4th Quarter Quan DJ’ing setting the ambiance for the building. DoLA, one of Florida’s next promising artist came out with the poise of Julius Caesar, owning the stage and it’s spectators when he performed “Stranger Than Fiction”. They ended the set beautifully with a back to back act out of “Addikted” by Nik SB, while the man himself was posted on stage turning up along side.

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21 Savage followed suit, kickstarting the mosh filled venue. Tag teaming the stage with Key! and ManMan Savage. Completely tearing the knob off when he performed “Gang”, “Skirtt Skirtt”, and “One Foot”. Close by at all times, Key! retained steady control of the crowd, there wasn’t a spot on the floor lacking bounce or head bobbing. Performing with two microphones, only adding to his rock star persona.

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The Orpheum was next in line for arson. After the crowd was drown in by the supporting acts, Pouya alongside Fat Nick and Mikey The Magician caused total mayhem. Inciting an indoor riot with the help of special guests Denzel Curry, SDotBraddy, Yoshi Thompkins, and Wifisfuneral. Parting the sea of fans, just to bring them back together just to mosh their brains out some more. Then the New Jersey devil known as Retch took the stage. Displaying an organic IDGAF presence, that made you appeal to his performance because you knew that he wasn’t here to front, he was on stage to give the fans what they came for, and showing sincere admiration for them.

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Although OG Maco‘s performance was cut short due to back spasms, he didn’t leave before he gave crowd the remainder of his strength and energy. ” Ape Shit” was performed with the image that the title paints falling down at times because of the pain, Maco held on long enough to give bystanders a middle finger before the crowd erupted into a “Fuck Em x3″ rant.

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The headlining venue, The Ritz is where it all came together. Wifisfuneral and Swamp Posse, both finished off the night with multiple performances, proving that they can thrive no matter the stage size. Audience members walked out with new playlists favorites with “Lightskin Trick Daddy Pt. 2″ & “White Magic”. Missing two members (SKYXXX & Keez) the young men displayed rock star qualities, emphasizing on “star”.


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The entire place place erratic now, Nuri performed an electric DJ set before bringing out Robb Bank$ to “2Phoneshawty”. The crowd at an uproar as anyone would’ve guessed. Many acts started mosh pits, but Robb Bank$ demanded one for his single “Pressure”. Reminiscent of a young Zack De La Rocha. That alone could have been the headliner, but we were still blessed with two remaining acts.

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Denzel Curry didn’t miss a beat once he pounced onto The Ritz stage. Giving us hits “Chief Forever”, “Envy Me”, and “Ice Age”. All before having the crowd raise their arms to the sky to absorb energy for a spirit bomb. The set still didn’t see it’s highlight until Denzel brought out SDotBraddy and Yoshi Thompkins to share the wealth with his C9 family, and making the crowd explode when he brought out The Buffet Boyz and Robb Bank$ on stage to perform “Threatz”.


Full of high octane energy and attentiveness Travi$ Scott came out demanding total control during every second of his set. Stressing the importance of a great performance from head to toe. Practically performing every song on each free album and dropping inspirational gems to remind the audience that dreams are meant for reality. Ending the blood, sweat and teared set with the crowd singing “Drugs You Should Try It”, a final mosh to “Antidote”, giving The Ritz one last burst of excitement before concluding an epic night that the great city of Tampa will remember and appreciate until next time.


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WF Marco – WITIT (ft. Keano Spitta)

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DIRECTOR: Pablo Vasquez III
PRODUCER: Rock Ya Girl
LATEST ALBUM: Studio Nights | Stream

Weirdo but he’s rare though. It was only three months since Orlando’s Marco dropped his groundbreaking project Studio Nights onto the world, he calls upon the visual God, Pablo Vasquez III to deliver the official video for “WITIT”, one of the standouts on the album. Featuring fellow weirdo, Keano Spitta. A rhythmic and bounce evoking track with the appealing visuals to match. Watch as Marco and his WFFW family set your screens on fire.

Cherele – JIT2K15

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ARTWORK BY: Kangie West
LATEST ALBUM: Lost Paradise – Stream|Purchase

With so much hostility in the music realm, Cherele and LeMieux decide to bless the masses with celebratory vibes entitled “JIT2K15″. It’s safe to say that two will always display perfect musical chemistry. Cherele on vocals, LeMieux on instrumentation, they both continue to deliver a kaleidoscope of styles. Reminiscent of songs like “Set It Off” by Strafe and “Freak How You Want It” by Kilo Ali. Just like those, this track places you in a jooking trance. A hypnosis of sorts. The artwork was created by Kangie West of Conceptual Vaginas. “JIT2K15″ is a bridge between the past and present. Make sure you blast this when getting ready for the party. On the way to the party. At the party… You get the gist.