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PREMIERE: Dxddy Mxck – “Issues” Video

DIRECTOR: MARSMARSMARS
PRODUCER: Phamous
LATEST PROJECT: MXCKSTAPE [Stream]

Watch as Miami’s Dxddy Mxck gives us a glimpse into his mind as he pours out on “Issues”. The track is produced by Phamous, with the story being told through the lens of MARSMARSMARS. A story of disloyalty of peers and heartbreak from love interests. A modern day fable. Do not take this track lightly, Dxddy Mxck now has his foot in the door and the opportunity to prove why he’s valuable to today’s music scene.

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#TBT: Tay Dizm – “Beam Me Up” Video

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DIRECTOR: Max Nichols & Constellation Jones
PRODUCER: Justin Diener

At the peak of stardom most rap artists use their new found power to shed light onto their homie’s talents. And that’s exactly what T-Pain did in 2008 when he signed his longtime friend and hypeman, Tay Dizm to his Nappy Boy Digital record label. After appearing on every T-Pain album at the time and charting on the Billboard Year End Hot 100 Single on the late Dolla’s “Who The Fuck Is That?” and 2 Pistols “She Got It”, Tay Dizm had the strength to make his mainstream debut, with “Beam Me Up” featuring Florida powerhouse Rick Ross and T-Pain, of course. A song that resonated in a lot of child hoods that had school dances, night clubs, and local radio stations steadily bumping. Little to no promotion, the single made the charts, selling 4,000 digital copies in little time. With little to follow up, Tay Dizm continues to release mixtapes and street albums under Nappy Boy Digital, working back to the momentum that he built in anticipation of a long awaited album release.

 

#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.

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.

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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