HOOD DIEZEL’s 5th musical mixtape, “I Am The No”, is dense with the notion that he’s in a league of his own with well-documented lyrics about the reality of growing up in Pompano while maneuvering a way to blast off in the industry. Diezel is a rap-avenger delivering dope gritty music with no gimmicks and while this record is sure to please longtime fans, it also works as a compelling case that Diezel and producer, Cash Marley, is South Florida’s new dynamic duo as Marley produced the majority of the tape allowing Diezel to capitalize off the natural progression of his solid rap career.
In the Nation of Hip Hop, iron sharpens iron, and when top Miami-Dade and Broward County independent artists came together last Saturday night in a dramatic, intense, roller coaster of a rap battle, one man reigned supreme, BENTLEY COOP. BENTLEY COOP, Lauderhill, Florida's musical virtuoso prepares for the release of his ambitious new EP, "Cut Da Check", which weaves personal history and poignant nostalgia into a sound that’s both singular and inclusive. He stakes out his own territory in an effort that blasts off to other galaxies. Bentley sounds like he’s rapping in an outer orbit, and now has established himself as a foundational figure in South Florida hip-hop.