South Florida is known for being a hotbed of incredibly talented artists. It’s practically a breeding for producing talent. Today, making her CitrusRap debut, we have Miami’s own Skodi with her new headbanger called “Trap”. The Miami artist joins forces with Pompano beach native Chakuda to give us not only an intoxicating and earth-shattering record but a glossy yet gritty video to accompany it. The track has a vibe of its own that’s incredily addictive. As soon as the song ends you’ll want to start it over again and again.
Skodi sounds menacing and confident. A mixture of bravado and edginess, Skodi positions herself as a force to be reckoned with. Her cut-throat bars and dexterous flows puts her in a place where we all should be paying attention to. Both visual and track is the epitome of how diverse South Florida artists are. The sky is the limit for these two artist. I can’t wait to see what they have brewing up next.
Miami based fashion brand, Metrorave, teamed up with production duo Paperwater to present you with South Florida’s first fashion exhibition of the year, KURO! This event featured sounds by rising Broward DJ’s 74.97, Gum, and Paperwater. There were performances by some of South Florida’s emerging artists such as 36JuJu, Dyna Edyne, Slimoe, and a surprise performance by Miami’s very ownSkodi.
Along with the extraordinary designs of Metrorave by local seamstress Countess Brown, the runway was bursting with different textures and fabrics. The fashion designer encapsulates the essence of afro-futurism within the details of her work. Evidently, her electrifying and eccentric color palettes, sets the bar when it comes to these daring garments. Each design held its own personality which complimented the demeanor of each model. Giving them strong distinct looks that kept our eyes glued to their astonishing appearance.
Everything was done precisely, from rehearsals to showtime. It took time and effort but overall, the blueprint was brought to life. It was a mesmerizing experience that defines the art of fashion. While music and fashion go hand and hand, this event displayed the correlation between both mediums. The sounds combine with the creative visuals created an experience that was worth the wait. Congrats to Countess Brown and the Metrorave team, and everyone that participated. It was a special affair, and I was more than honored to witness greatness.
Jackboy has been applying pressure all year, the Pompano Beach rapper is making a return to CitrusRap‘s with his 19 track album, Love Me While I’m Here.
This project features some of Florida’s hottest artists, such as Kodak Black, Denzel Curry, and Hotboii. Also, NY legend Juelz Santana makes a special appearance on track 16 “No Love”. If you didn’t tap into his last release Living In History, I suggest you tap in.
Jwett not dead and, Miami, Florida Flexican, Mula Mitch is standing on that with his latest single, “Slide”. If you’re from Florida you should already know what “slide” means.
This track is self explanatory. He named it based off what he was doing on the whole song. I kid you not, he’s sliding from the beginning of the song to the end. It’s a fairly short track, but trust me you’re going to run it back a couple more times. Even listening to “Slide” at a sped up speed, it exceeds its greatness. You all know how we do it in South Florida, fast music is our forte. We run it up quick and Mitch is definitely coming up fast. When it comes to this particular sound, he stands out amongst his peers and we are here for it. I believe we’re undrafted in Florida when it comes to originality but Mula Mitch, I believe will soon let the world know about the state of Florida.
Overall the single is tough, and stylistic. Mitch comes with suave persona, where his flows are smooth as silk, while rapping with finesse. Be on the lookout as he’s dropping a EP next month, but until then tap into his catalog. You wont be disappointed.
Broward County and Wasted Potential’sown Chef makes his CitrusRap return and is stepping on necks with his latest 7 track EP “Microwave Music“.
This project only has 7 tracks, but there’s a lot going on. It’s packed with some of Florida’s best upcoming producers. The first track “No Favors”, which is produced by SaiDON, and followed by a pep talk by fellow WastedPotential member 36Purp, gives you that “all gas, no breaks” energy. He definitely cooked up something special with this EP.
What I love about Chef the most, is his diversity, he’s not one of those one-dimensional artists. He can switch it up and give you bars at the same time. He demonstrated that diversity on track 4 “Slide & Vibe”. This track stood out the most to me, but the overall ambiance of this project is pleasing. I’m pretty sure he’s just warming up though.
Tund3 is hands down one of South Florida’s most creative artists. The Rising South Florida artist join forces with super producers Keylow and Lemonade Playboy to make his return to Citrusrap, with a visual for his recent release “Remember.”
The South Florida artist creates his own spin on a classic track that we’re all familiar with. The young artist gives his own spin of Earth, Wind & Fire’s classic soul song, “September”. Tund3 has a unique catalog, so I’m not surprised whenever he drops a hit. Don’t be surprised if you’re walking down the South Beach strip, and you hear this bumping. I can’t forget Wavylord capturing every moment. This collaboration alone is one for the books. The track is a vibe that’s captivating and irresistible. The visuals are dope as well. You can play this with your mom in the car or when you’re just trying to vibe and burn one, if that’s what you do. If you don’t know who these amazing artists are, check out their catalogs ASAP. You won’t be disappointed. That’s on me.
Pompano Beach native, 36Purp makes his debut on Citrusrap. If you don’t know who 36purp is, well, it’s time to pull up a chair and take heed. On his recent release “Up,” he goes bar for bar on a melodic track produced by L. Dre. “Up” is one of those tracks you can feel. It’s real, it’s raw, and if you come from a reality where there is pain and struggle, you’ll understand where his heart resides. You can hear the passion in every song, every verse, and he illustrated that pain and intensity on this track. We cant wait to hear what he’s been cooking up, but for the time being, this track is definitely on repeat.