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ApolloFu$e – Retro$pekt

PRODUCER: Sqvxlls

With #POORAMERIKAWEEK upon us, the clan from Miramar has been shaking things up releasing a new banger everyday. To celebrate day 2, ApolloFu$e drops off a new track, “Retro$pekt”. The stellar production from Sqvxlls is very mystical which gives off a chill, futuristic vibe. Fu$e delivers a smooth hook along with solid verses giving us a piece of his mind and he doesn’t hesitate to keep it real. Take a listen above and stay tuned for upcoming releases featured on #POORAMERIKAWEEK.

You can catch ApolloFu$e and fellow Poor Amerika members live this weekend on a 3-city tour with MMG’s Stalley. Find out more information here.

PREMIERE: Xali – BLOCKA

PRODUCER: K$X95
UPCOMING PROJECT: The RED EP: The Real Every Day EP
RELEASE DATE: March 6, 2016

As he prepares to deliver his long awaited The RED EP, Xali drops off the bonus track “BLOCKA” to give fans a teaser of whats in store for the project. Recruiting K$X95 for the production, the bass-heavy beat hits hard from the beginning laced with a menacing undertone. Built from his personal experiences, Xali creates this street anthem for all the victims or witnesses of gun violence. Whether it’s at the hands of peers or police, he depicts the raw reality of many who fall victim to their circumstances then….BLOCKA! Black out to the banger above and check out the cover art for the EP below. It’s Real Every Day, the EP is coming soon stay tuned!

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Noex – Sunday Shining

After recently performing at #DillaWeekend in Miami, it’s no surprise that Noex released a new freestyle, “Sunday Shining” in honor of the late, great Detroit producer J Dilla. Here’s a quick history lesson on what makes this track so special. He freestyles over Dilla’s “Gobstopper” beat which was included on his ninth studio album Donuts released on Feb. 7, 2006. Proceeding it’s release, Jay Electronica used the beat for “Abracadabra” in 2008, followed by Nas for “The Season” in 2014, among others such as Busta Rhymes, Rah Digga, and Rapper Big Pooh. So basically, the beat is classic. Dropping the freestyle precisely ten years later, Noex approaches it with a sense of exuberance and poise maintaining a balance between knowledge and self-confidence. Sustaining the soulful vibe of the original, he does a good job paying homage to the legendary J Dilla. This isn’t the first time Noex has hopped on a classic, check out his “Get Money Freestlye” after you vibe out to “Sunday Shining” above!

SALES – Jamz

UPCOMING PROJECT: TBA
RELEASE DATE: April 20
ARTWORK BY: Alana Questell

Orlando duo SALES provide some real “Jamz” with the first single from their upcoming project. The soothing track fuses smooth guitar chords, subtle drums, and the graceful vocals of Lauren Morgan together, for a warm feel-good tune. Combining indie-pop elements with catchy melodies and eloquent lyrics, SALES exude a sense of tranquility and happiness in their music. After releasing their previous single “Big Sis”, it’s evident that their unique sound and consistency seperates them from others and we can only wait to see what the future has in store for them. Stay tuned for their debut LP on 4/20 and listen to “Jamz” above. If you want to catch them live, check out their tour dates here.

Nil Bambu – Fever

PRODUCER: Crashtandy

Trinidadian princess Nil Bambu sets the world ablaze with her sensational new single, “Fever”. The production from Crashtandy instantly captivates listeners, combining various elements to produce an electrifying beat. Nil serenades us with luscious and seductive melodies that will send chills up your spine. The vocals on this record are intoxicating and Nil’s island vibe is a beautiful addition to this smooth tune. Check out this enticing single above and take a listen to her previous single “06′“.

Twelve’len – Seattle (Video)

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DIRECTOR: FXRBES

South Florida indie band Twelve’len impresses us with visuals for the emotional track “Seattle” from their latest project. This is the fourth track to get the visual treatment from their 5-track EP PINK which was recently released and has received nothing but great reviews from fans. Directed by FXRBES, the stark visuals have a melodramatic effect reflecting the somber feeling of lost love. With background vocals sung by Gaby Duran, the slow and mellow melodies make this a very smooth listen. Check out the visuals above and revisit the visuals for “You and I“, “Miss Lady Pink“, and “Packing“.

Aaron Sriro – Ground’d (Video)

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PRODUCER: Wun
DIRECTOR: BennyFlash

Miami native Aaron Sriro returns to our pages with visuals for his latest loosie “Ground’d” produced by Wun. This record has a very unique sound, the eccentric production stands out while Aaron voices his thoughts by simply talking out loud as if he was just having a conversation with himself. In addition to that, the BennyFlash-directed video is one of a kind with numerous inclusions of vivid effects and whimsical enhancements that will truly amuse you. See for yourself by checking out the dope visuals above and get familiar with Aaron’s previous releases “Phantom” and “Otherwise“.