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Twelve’Len – Thank The Gang (Video)

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PRODUCED: Mickey de Grand IV & Fnz
DIRECTED: Twelve’len

STREAM: Apple Music / Tidal / Spotify

After teasing us with snippets and short video clips, Twelve’len finally releases his long-awaited, “Thank The Gang” alongside with a self-directed video that is beyond the hype and worth the wait.

It’s not often that we get R&B records from the sunshine state and this one, is completely refreshing and undeniably irresistible. Twelve’Len has stepped into another tier of artistry with “Thank The Gang”. It’s an ode of gratitude to his team that has stuck with him through the mud and hard times through his continuous journey. The song is so great that I, myself want to thank his team for everything. The Carol City artist is in his bag.

Producers, FnZ and Mickey de Grand IV who deserve so much love for this song, takes us into a 80s & early 90s nostalgic sound that fuses with today’s modern style of music. You can easily get lost in this track, it’s hypnotic. It caresses you with groovey waves, with a bounce that hits you instantaneously. I have to come to the conclusion that this should be mandated to play at future family functions. Twelve’Len is “The past, present and future of Florida” and I’m just excited for what’s to come from him.

Austin Royale – Problems (Feat. JK The Reaper & Goon Des Garcons)

PRODUCER:  Jimmy Kelso

Based out of North Carolina who’s been consistently grinding and putting out heat we have, Austin Royale who just dropped his new headbanger, “Problems”. He brings his fellow North Carolina brethren J.K. The Reaper and LA based artist Goon Des Garçons.

Produced by Jimmy Kelso, “Problems” serves for what’s to come for his upcoming project PLAN|A that’s due to arrive this fall season. This record feels like a double-barrel shotgun blasting in your chest. Royale is front and center within this record and you can feel the intensity and rage building up. You can feel that Austin has this beast mentality and screams all over this tracks. J.K. the Reaper & Goon Des Gracons are dope features that just add more fuel to the fire. Both dropping stellar verses that are distinguished and cohesive.

Dashawn Watson – Blood Red/White Jeep

STREAM: Apple Music / Tidal / Itunes
PRODUCED: Vinny Fuego & DaShawn Wason

Just in time for the summer, DaShawn Watson makes return to set the Internet ablaze. The Live&Local artist drops two crazy joints on our heads, “Blood Red” featuring the hell-blazing Ashton Jazz and “White Jeep” that’s fits perfectly well for the summer time and for day drinking at brunch.

On “Blood Red”, something must’ve ignited a fire inside Watson. It’s as if a powerful spirit has woken up inside of him, bringing out his true skill, almost like he was holding back from his peers and predecessors. The nine-tail Fox has awaken, and his verses are deadly. “Blood Red” was produced by Vinny Fuego who i can imagine as a mad alchemist for the way he cooked this beat up. It’s just bananas. He also tags in Ashton Jazz who makes a stunning introduction, giving witty bars that fit in every pocket. Aston becomes the human torch, making this track even more earth-moving than it already was. There’s an immense amount of growth here, DaShawn Watson has become an adept rapper, from the cadence to control of his voice, to stay on point with his flow…he’s here to make a mark.

Exclusively on youtube,  “White Jeep” takes a different approach. Everything switches over to summer time vibes, and drinking bottomless mimosas. It’s a feel-good record that the people over at Guava Island would love. Featuring vocalists Zaniyahs & Gr8ness who are mesmerizing and more than just complimentary. Together they make this song feel like shimmers of sunlight and sunsets. The song does make a switch and I just want to say that transition is impeccable.

If you haven’t already check out his latest interview with us that was done back in 2018, here.

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Tampa Beat Weekend 19’ [Playlist]

 

STREAM: Apple Music / Spotify

Tampa Beat Weekend returns once again this year and it’s bigger than ever before. Back by popular demand, to bring together all producers and creatives together to enjoy what we love, which is music. This year they’re bringing in notable music artists and producers who are without a doubt amazingly talented.

The team at CitrusRap has teamed up with Tampa Beat Weekend to curate a playlist to not only put you on game but to take you through a 37-Song marathon of different realms of music, that becomes a journey within. The playlist features the performers and special guests who will be at Tampa Beat Weekend. Music coming from Cherele, Big Baby Scumbag, CHASETHEMONEY, ICYTWAT, STLNDRMS, E On The Boards and more.

Tampa Beat Weekend will return June 7-9th. You can purchase your tickets here.

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Sean Brady – Don’t Pursue Em (Video)

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DIRECTOR: GFXKid 
PRODUCER
: G Da Vinci
STREAM: From Me To You

Making his way through the madness, Sean Brady is here to put his city Kendall, Miami on the map with this new video, “Don’t Pursue Em” that’s featured off his debut project From Me To You. The up-and-coming artist exercises his lyrical ability with intricate heavy-hitting bars that comes at you from different directions. Brady is nonetheless impressive, as he’s able to flip flows and spit with jet-like speed while still being able to pronunciate each word. Having that ability takes skill and he obviously has it.

The video was shot by the visionary GFXKid, while the song The was produced by G Da Vinci. We also get a very short cameo of the amazing producer Kaixen. From Me To You, was distributed through 88 St. Records and you can stream it now everywhere.

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Treee Safari – BRAIN DEAD (Official Lyric Video)

STREAM: Apple Music / Spotify / SoundCloud

Back in 2018, artist 070 Shake became the forerunner of the 070 crew as she makes an great impression with her appearance on the Ye album with Kanye West, grabbing attention with her raw vocals that became a standout on the album. Now the next member to share the spotlight is the Jersey artist, Treee Safari.

Treee Safari spills pure emotion over her newly released track, “Brain Dead”. Similar to Juice Wrld, as where you can hear the deep cuts of an “emo” sound, fusing it with hip-hop characteristics as well as meshing with rock elements. Her high-pitched vocality sings pain of broken hearts and regrets but manages to hit the soul. Alongside the single, she drops a lyric video for it. Treee Safari uses samples of clips from classic horror flicks such as American Psycho, Edward Scissorhands and more to further encapsulate on the feeling of “Brain Dead”.

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Aster The GEMini – Glitch (Prod. Jdubbeats)

STREAM : SoundCloud
PRODUCER: Jdubbeats

Already making noise in Broward County, artist Aster The GEMini reaches new dimensions with his newest single “Glitch”. Aster makes a shift within himself, taking steps into evolving and growing from wrestling his demons and vices. He encourages us to do the same too, as speaks on how there’s a disconnect from reality because of technology. Aster encourages us to get into with not only with ourselves but spiritually as well to reach new heights.

The Broward County artist drops a haymaker on top of our heads with this one. Produced by Jdubbeats, the track goes into a spiral of sounds congesting of booming 808s with a spacious but sort of sparse & distorted synth that heavily resonates.

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