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Tonight: Dead Prez at Green Room For Brown Bag Wednesdays (21+)

April 25, 2012 Leave a comment

South Florida hip-hop fans should be going crazy tonight with Dead Prez performing tonight at Green Room for Brown Bag Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale. Along with the duo, Skam2? and stide will be performing.

The 21+ even will be $10 and doors open up at 10pm. But don’t worry ladies, you can drink free til 12.

Remember…IT’S BIGGER THAN HIP-HOP! HIP-HOP! HIP-HOP!

Interview: Robb Bank$

April 25, 2012 Leave a comment

The little homie Robb Bank$ has been doing his thing the past year with the release of his debut solo mixtape Calendars. He opened up for Stalley a few weeks ago and is preparing to drop his second mixtape YOTS (Year Of The Savage) later this year. With that said you know I had to see what was up with Robb. I got a chance to kick it with him for a few to see what’s up with him and how things have been going since the release of Calendars and talk growing up, the mixtape and, of course, comparisons to A.$.A.P. Rocky. Here’s a sample of my Broward-Palm Beach New Times piece “Robb Bank$ Thinks He May Be Happy”………

“It wasn’t like I was in and out of jail or some shit,” said Bank$. “I would never lie about that shit. It is what it is. If you down here and a nigga try you, fuck you going to do? You got to show the nigga what’s up.”

What was originally meant to be an EP, Calendars released in mid-February after multiple set backs, turned into a 14 track mixtape thoughtfully drawn from personal experiences that has turned many heads in South Florida.  

“Calendars is everything that’s happened to me from the last three years,” said Banks. “From bad break ups to I fucked this nigga up to this nigga fucked me up, my homeboy died, this happened, that happened.”

Full article: Robb Bank$ Thinks He May Be Happy

Drake Going at Drake and David Getta? Really?

April 25, 2012 Leave a comment

So I got work that Wheelchair Jimmy may have taken a little shot at Miami’s own Mr. 305 and David Guetta by saying their music lacks integrity.

Drizzy told NME Magazine, “For me, the David Guetta stuff just doesn’t work,” he said. “I don’t really wanna go there. There’s other artists, that’s their sound. They feel in order to thrive internationally that they gotta do straightforward, four to the floor, David Guetta, Pitbull music.”

Really? Just like Heartbroken Drakes “raps” about women that he’s cried about in the past because he makes him money, Getta and Pitbull make their brand of music because that’s their forte. That’s what their fans love. I will be the first to admit I didn’t fully appreciate the transition Pitbull made from how he rapped early in his career to the dance music he comes out with today. But now, I’ll jam to it. And besides Rick Ross, Pit has been holding it down for South Florida on a more international level.

Also, hasn’t Nicki Minaj collaborated with Guetta a couple of times? What’s next? Are you going to say her music lacks integrity as well? And I’m pretty sure Drizzy’s latest song with Rihanna is pretty close to a dance record. Hell….IT IS A DANCE RECORD!!! If I can fist pump to it then it’s a dance record. Period.

I’ve said before that I believe Wayne gave Drake his left over drugs when he went to prison, and after trying to sneak diss Ludacris and Common combined with this, it doesn’t seem like I’m too far off.

J Nics – The Product (Mixtape)

April 24, 2012 Leave a comment

Miami’s own J Nics has finally dropped the second and final installment of the SNAS series The Product today. After releasing SNAS – The Tribute late last yearThe Polar Bear Mac serves listeners with 11 new tracks that feature QuESt, ¡MAYDAY!, Aleon Craft and Phresh James with production by DJ Sharpsound, ICE, The Lottery, Plex Luthor, SMKA, Taavi Haapala, Ace 2euce, Bodega Creative and Seventy Two. Follow J Nics on Twitter  @JNICS305

Download: J Nics – The Product

Favorite: How I Feel Ft. QuESt

Rockie Fresh – Into The Future (Video)

April 23, 2012 Leave a comment

I’m just gonna go ahead and say it: Fuck what anybody says! The Delorean is the illest car to ever even be spoken of! 88 MPH of time-traveling fury so wild it could land you a prom-date with your mom or on a hover-board in the year 2015! Checkout the video for Chicago’s very own Rockie Fresh for the track “Into The Future” from his mixtape Driving 88.

Eric Biddines “The Frozen Lake EP” Release Party at Propaganda

April 22, 2012 Leave a comment

West Palm Beach veteran MC Eric Biddines will release his latest project The Frozen Lake EP, produced by J-Sharp, Saturday, April 28 at Propaganda. Also performing will be fellow WPB artists Muzik Jones Drew, Makiin and Blaine.

And if you don’t know about this dude then you need to catch up quickly. He’s been doing this thing for a while up in WPB and deserves a lot of credit for putting some spotlight on the county.

All those in attendance will be given away free copies of The Frozen Lake EP before it goes up for sale on iTunes.

It’s $10 to get in and doors open at 8pm at Propaganda, 6 south J Street Lake Worth, Fl 33460 in Downtown Lake Worth.

Interview: Muzik Jones Drew

April 19, 2012 Leave a comment

Took me a while to finally get this one done, but it finally is. Adding to the continuous growth of the hip-hop/rap scene in West Palm Beach, which I personally believe is underrated, is Muzik Jones Drew. This dude has some talent both in and out of booth. At 25 years old, Drew has already staked his claim as one of the go-to-guys in WPB. Here is a sample of my piece “Muzik Jones Drew’s Music Love Jones Makes Him the Man to Know in West Palm Beach,” (long title, I know), where he talks about his first beat program, working with up-and-coming WPB rapper 1Hot and a pretty funny Los Angeles trip…..

There would be nights I’m like up till 3, 4 in the morning with headphones on, because after 12, I’m getting yelled at,” said Penn. “Everyone is telling me to turn the music down and stuff like that. I’m just in my dad’s office producing till I’m tired.”

 His beats would eventually be used by his younger brother, Dexter, an aspiring rapper.

“My first beat I made probably would’ve never got used,” said Penn. “I would’ve still been some dude in his parent’s office just pumping out tracks for nothing.”

But in 2007, Dexter was sentenced to six years in prison for kidnapping. The arrest would become the reason for making the transition of music being a hobby into a future livelihood.

Full article: Muzik Jones Drew’s Music Love Jones Makes Him the Man to Know in West Palm Beach

Follow Muzik Jones Drew on Twitter: @MuzikeJonesDrew

Tonight: Steven A. Clark, Hi-Raz, Ghostwridah, QuESt and Sin Perform for Brown Bag Wednesday

April 18, 2012 Leave a comment

Get put onto 5 of the up and coming South Florida rappers all in one place tonight at Green Room in Downtown Fort Lauderdale for Brown Bag Wednesday. Doors open 10pm for the 21+ even and the best part is the no cover charge at the door. So there’s some money you could use towards a drink or two while watching Steven A. Clark, Hi-Rez, Ghostwridah, QuESt and Sin put on a dope show.

Tonight: Brown Bag Wednesday Presents Sene, Saheed, Reks and Knowledge Medina

April 11, 2012 Leave a comment

Brown Bag Wednesday at Green Room in Downtown Fort Lauderdale has been going hard since it started a couple months ago and tonight’s show is no exception. South Florida hip-hop heads get to see Brooklyn’s own Sene take the stage with South Florida MCs Reks, Saheed and Knowledge Medina.

Not to one up the performances, but event has NO COVER CHARGE at the door so now you can use that to hook up the bartenders when ordering some drinks.

Case Arnold – One Mic

April 10, 2012 Leave a comment

Case Arnold drops his “One Mic” freestyle. Peep that shit.