HipHopDX: "Kodak Black is sitting in jail, but is not letting that stop him from keeping his train moving. He is making a statement with the cover art for his upcoming mixtape, Lil B.I.G. Pac, which dropped today. The cover art for Lil B.I.G. Pac features the 18-year-old dressed like a baby in the same fashion of The Notorious B.I.G.'s Ready to Die album. The baby has a bandana tied around his head a la Tupac."
"Gucci Mane’s release from prison yesterday (May 26) brought joy to many. Today brings a new Gucci song, no surprise since Gucci Mane was doubling lesser rappers’ discographies while he was, you know, in jail. The Atlanta legend is also reportedly dropping a new mixtape titled First Day Out Tha Feds tonight — at 10:17 p.m., according to Gucci Mane’s Twitter. But for now, listen to “First Day Out Da Feds” within this blog post." - Spin Magazine
I grabbed pictures, videos, and clippings from my Facebook family and friends to Honor a Musical Genius who I loved dearly...PRINCE ROGERS NELSON. Prince's song "Adore You" in a way saved my life because everytime I became depressed as a kid, this was the song I played to lift my spirits high enough to face another day. Prince invented the Minneapolis sound and took on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom. At 57, he died way too f*cking young, found unresponsive in an elevator in Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota. I'm taking this loss very hard. Prince was the very embodiment of Music.
I had the esteemed opportunity to speak to one of South Florida's dopest independent artists on the rise...SIRIUS BLAC...to get a statement regarding his new found success in the uprising independent music market that has taken metro Miami by a storm. Sirius hasn't had much spare time as he tours around Florida performing and spending countless hours in the studio working on his next much-anticipated project. He's one of the hardest working men in show business spreading positive vibes to everyone that has the pleasure of seeing him perform. Sirius has definitely left his mark and imprint and we look forward to seeing what he does next.
As the line between independent and mainstream music continues to blur with the coming of each new generation, Hip Hop purists with underground loyalty keep searching for the next rapper to surface with an allegiance to the realness. Enter VIGALANTY, a talented, dynamic, influential independent artist and lyricist from Miami, Florida, with serious mic skills, a mature ear, and new-school sensibility. VIGALANTY's story is not one of the average American rapper. Unlike most new rap stars, he is humbled, composed, mature, and palpably aware of how far he came within the ever-changing music industry. His plight to reach the top of the charts might be the story of how Hip Hop got real for independent artists in South Florida in 2016 as Vigalanty emerges from the sideline taking all the punches and blows it takes to survive.
"BJ The Chicago Kid unveiled the clip for "Nothin' But Love" today. The beat, with its twinkly keys and easy drums, evokes the '90s hip-hop that the guest MC Joey Bada$$ holds dear. Though the mixtape version of the song featured Hannibal Buress, he doesn't appear in the video. Look for BJ's album In My Mind early in 2016." - TheFader
"Future gets extra dirty for this week’s edition of #DirtyThursday. In the video for “Dirty $ex” off DS2, the FreeBand Gang leader engages in an intimate relationship with Blac Chyna. While he may have denied that they’re dating, the video proves that they definitely have chemistry. The on-screen couple doesn’t shy away from PDA during the four-minute makeout session. They kiss, hold hands, and roll in the sheets at Future’s Miami crib." - Rap-Up
What up Doe! This is a REPOST for #ThrowbackThursday because it seems as if a few people in Miami forgot about me. So I'm going this take this moment to re-introduce myself... my name is LISA FORD aka the QUEEN OF MIAMI, the only female Promoter in this town inducted into the FAMOUS PLAYAS ASSOCIATION headed by SNOOP DOGG & The Honorable BISHOP DON JUAN with Florida Chapter President DJ MONEY QUEEN GREEN. Every SATURDAY, I promote the OFFICIAL TRI-COUNTY Showcase called the HIP HOP ORGY (@HipHopOrgy on IG & Twitter) at the POLO CLUB located at 5590 Hallandale Beach Blvd, Hallandale Beach, FL 33023. The flyer is located on the right side of this blog. We showcase and feature the hottest independent artists in Florida and abroad. And we play their music on ExcitementRadio.com. Call me, Lisa Ford, for more details 786-447-8754. In the meantime...enjoy the video.
"Rollin" is by far one of the hardest tracks from LIL WAYNE off of his "Sorry For The Wait" mixtape. The beat is beyond sick and Wayne's flow sounds like one that he shot from the top of his head. He was just freestyling and wildin' out and showing the world how much he loves Hip Hop. No autotunes, just Wayne with a rough & rugged MC voice. GUNPLAY from Maybach Music Group made the original version of "Rollin". But Lil Wayne's take on it sounds better to me.