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Danny Towers – BLOCKBUSTER (EP)

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EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: HenryDaher
PRODUCERS: HenryDaher, Danny Wolf, & AdamOnTheTrack
ARTWORK: Whateverfits.

Orlando’s Danny Towers pulls up to the finish line with a jam packed project for the fans. “BLOCKBUSTER” is a product that delivers the same feeling as  of new age legend Young Thug. Meaning it resonates nothing short of power inducing bars that makes the listener feel as if they are the baddest individual alive, with production and rhythms that forces your body into tribal dabb movements. Art direction was handled by the talented Whateverfits. Executive produced by HenryDaher, the sounds have instrumentals from himself, along with Danny Wolf and AdamOnTheTrack. One feature, that being Wifisfuneral, a frequent collaborator and only just four tracks deep. This will surely leave audio dope-heads fiening. Hopefully there will be much more coming from Danny Towers in the near future.

Solomonilla – Want To

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PRODUCER: Eestbound
UPCOMING PROJECT: TBA

The Maryland hitman Solomonilla drops off a body by the name of “Want To.” A bass laced production by Eestbound, Solomonilla once again comes with a vigorous and spirited demeanor, he continues set speakers ablaze. Only helping grow the anticipation for his upcoming project that has yet to be announced. Keep your eyes and ears wide open for what’s next to come from Solomonilla.

#TBT: Plies – Shawty (ft. T-Pain)

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DIRECTOR: Edwin Decena
PRODUCERS: Drumma Boy & Ensayne
ALBUM: The Real Testament (2007) | Purchase via The Real Testament

After a brief college football career, Plies unintentionally made a buzz in the music game after receiving great feedback on a track released on his older brother’s indie label, Big Gates Records. A short grind throughout Florida’s circuits led Plies to Miami, where eventually he signed to Slip-N-Slide Records in 2004.

Being best known for his street albums, his debut album was slated to release under new distributor Atlantic Records in 2007, as The Real Testament. To kick start the mayhem, Plies enlisted T-Pain, Drumma Boy, and Ensayne to assist on his major label single debut, “Shawty”. An instant hit in the underground and over the sound waves.

The single went on to sell over 500,000 copies, certifying it gold and charting at #9 on Billboard’s Hot 200. Plies’ name was being solidified nationally. His album was held with great criticism from the press and consumers. Selling 96,000 copies in it’s first week, landing at the #2 spot on the Billboard 200. A year later, it was certified gold.

2015, we’re still glued to our media outlets, waiting in excitement for what Plies has in store for the world next. From his outlandish Instagram videos to his street anthems and community events. This man knows how to keep his name and legacy alive.

Babatunde – 500 Days [EP]

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Putting on for South Florida and the Mother Land all in the same breath. Babatunde comes hard with his latest project “500 Days” an ode to the trap-soul genre blend that has flooded the sound waves through the recent times. Hailing from the Tribe MIA, the rapper-singer-songwriter delivers strong, yet airy vocals blended gracefully with an overdose of great production. With Instrumentals supplied by producers BathingMontel, Young Pee, VSpence, KruzTFE, & MarvBeats. The features are very limited, helping Babatunde prove that he can hold his own light. Nonetheless, the only guest appearance comes from one of Miami’s promising new-comers, NELL (free the boi). Listen as the young man puts in 12,000 hours of work for the new school.

Gucci Mane – Orange

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PRODUCER: Honorable CNote
ARTWORK: @MikalTheGod

If Weezy is the mixtape god, at the least Gucci Mane has to be the mixtape Jesus with all of the material that he puts out at such an alarming rate. Live from his prison cell Big Guwap drops off what some of us over at CitrusRap.com believe to be a testament to our quality work. The short length Honorable CNote produced track, simply titled Orange, is reminiscent of the Gucci Mane that the culture has immortalized. May he continue to bless these cold streets with the heaters that we’ve longed for.

#FREEGUCCI
#FREEGUWOP

#TBT: Uncle Luke – I Wanna Rock

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PRODUCER: Kenneth “Devastator X” Terry
Album: I Got Shxt On My Mind (1992) | via iTunes

A performing legend and southern Rap pioneer, the man previously known as Luke Skyywalker has been bringing bass to the game for over three decades. His resilience is what helped him become one of the most prominent figures in not only Miami’s music history, but in the world. Going toe to toe with every region in rap music, George Lucas, and the Supreme Court.

After having a successful career as a concert promoter, Luther Campbell decided to take up audio edition and production classes. Combining his credibility, lifestyle, charisma and new found techniques to help produce some of raps most controversial and club praised joints with then California based rap group, 2 Live Crew. Ultimately being the star of the scene and catapulting them into success.

When 2 Live Crew’s most success album As Nasty As They Wanna Be was deemed legally obscene by the U.S. Supreme Court (the decision was later overturned), they released a response project called Banned In The U.S.A., with the blessings of Bruce Springsteen of course. The B-side, The Luke LP served as Luke’s first taste of the solo life and the inarguable album to covet the Parental Advisory sticker. Gaining continuous notoriety in all areas for it’s sexual nature and unchained lyrics that the fans expected from the performer.

After legal issued forced the group’s split from Luke Records, Luther prepped for his first official solo album I Got Shxt On My Mind, and the first single being “I Wanna Rock” (also know as Doo Doo Brown) and instant club cult classic. Crowd controlling, ass shaking filled, response styled track.

The single did just as he expected. And with another decade of records with similar style and following that was powered by the club scene in Miami, Uncle Luke continued his reign as the bass king, helping him remain a 100 million dollar man and the raunchiest man in music history. The black Hugh Heffner.

PREMIERE: See You Soon – Passenger Seat (Shotgun)

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PRODUCER: ACR
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.