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MYSTIKAL Performs Live This Weekend at the MIAMI FUNK FEST via @lisafordblog

Good Music. Good People. Good Times. That's the experience you have in store this weekend in South Florida! Dec 9th and 10th, PEPSI presents the MIAMI FUNK FEST, featuring iconic live performances from Rappers, MYSTIKAL & Trick Daddy, as well as legendary R&B groups such as Jodeci, TLC, Bell Biv Devoe, SWV, Dru Hill, Guy ft. Teddy Riley, H-town. The biggest concert of the century is hosted by Uncle Luke and will be held at the cozy and tropical Miramar Park. We are especially looking forward to the return of the animated lyrical wordsmith, MYSTIKAL, who will be highlighting this event with his intense musicality. "I come to do my job for the audience, and my job is to make the audience forget about any bills they owe, or anybody who owes them money and just enjoy themselves and have fun," Mystikal says.
Music Video

J COLE – “False Prophets (Be Like This)” VIDEO via @lisafordblog

Factmag: J. Cole will release his surprise-announced album 4 Your Eyez Only next week, but in a preview featured in the album’s new documentary Eyez, he appears to diss Kanye West and Drake on a track titled ‘False Prophets’, MissInfo points out. “Ego in charge of every move, he’s a star / And we can’t look away due to the days when he caught our hearts,” he raps in one line. “He’s falling apart but we deny it / Justifying the half-assed shit he drop, we always buy it.”
InternationalNews

FIDEL CASTRO IS DEAD!!!!!!! (VIDEOS) via @lisafordblog

NBC6: Across South Florida, the death of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro is being met with a sense of celebration from memebrs of the exile community. Castro, who spent nearly five decades ruling the country after launching a military takeover in 1959, died Friday night at the age of 90. His death was announced on Cuban television by his brother, Raul - who took over as leader of the nation when Fidel Castro stepped down in 2006. Hundreds of Cuban Americans crowded to the roads in Hialeah and Little Havana to celebrate the demise of the father of communist Cuba.
Music Video

Miami Rapper – STITCHES – Remixed Suicide Squad’s x Twenty One Pilots – “HEATHENS” (VIDEO) via @lisafordblog

One of the sickest songs out right now is “Heathens” by Twenty One Pilots off of the “Suicide Squad” movie soundtrack. The track is haunting, the lyrics are provocative, and it’s definitely an instant cult classic. So it would take a lyricist a lot of gull and courage to remix a song with nearly half a billion Youtube hits, but this didn’t stop Miami native, STICHES, from pulling off the task. Watch the official music video for ‘The Streets (Heathens Remix)’ by Stitches, produced by @jimmyduvalmusic and co-produced by @bizzythowed. Stitches throws a killer twist plot twist the original.
Classic Hip Hop

A TRIBE CALLED QUEST – “We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service” (Album Stream & VIDEO) via @lisafordblog

PITCHFORK: A Tribe Called Quest have shared the lyric video for “We The People...,” the second track on their brand new and final record We got it from Here… Thank You 4 Your service. It features the group’s iconic imagery, with the figure from The Low End Theory coming to life and walking around. Watch it below via Complex. Tribe’s new record–their first since 1998’s The Love Movement–features a bevy of high-profile guests, including Kanye West, André 3000, Jack White, Kendrick Lamar, Elton John, Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes, and Consequences. In addition, all four original Tribe members, including the late Phife Dawg, are on the album.
Music

CHILDISH GAMBINO’s Newest Masterpiece “Me and Your Mama” (AUDIO) via @lisafordblog

Childish Gambino's 'Me and Your Mama' appears on new album 'Awaken, My Love!' due next month. Rolling Stone writes, "The six-minute, three-part song begins quietly and builds to a soulful, grooving affair with a female gospel-tipped chorus, before it ratchets up into a stomping blues-funk second passage where Gambino's passionate vocals kick in. "Do what you want/ I'm telling you/ Let me into your heart/ Can't stand it, backhanded/ They want to see us falling apart/ You know that I love you/ So let me into your heart," he sings, eschewing rap in favor of a raw, intense approach. Following the cacophonous midpoint, the song culminates with winding instrumentals, ushering in a cathartic ending to the sprawling composition."
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