With all of these South Florida artists on the XXL Freshman "10th Spot" voting list, it's looking like we are going to have some representation. Vote for any if your favorites!
Mave is back with another dope conceptual video for his "Crowned Royal" track from his latest project Retrospket. The track features close collaborator Truly Def and was directed by Brill Adium. Check it out!
Here's a new track from Skyler White titled "You Shoulda Known". The song speaks on the people who have seen you sticking to your passion, your grind forever, but fail to see your greatness until everyone else does. This song spoke volumes to me as an artist. It's listed under a "Trap & Blues" genre tag that fits it pretty well. Stream "You Shoulda Known" below. #PLVYLIST Approved
Upcoming Skyler White Shows
Culture Shock @ Uncle Lou's (Orlando)
Fusion @ Backbooth (Downtown Orlando)
As promised, here is the new mixtape Don't Quit Your Daydream by Broward's own Hollywood Rowe. It's beautiful. I've always appreciated Rowe's messages since the Myspace days when he was a positive light on being a "Rapper" in Fort Lauderdale.
I may be late, but i'm sure there are plenty more people who haven't heard this dope project yet. Can't just be me. This Smino guy has a jiggy vibe and I haven't been able to stop listening to it since my photo editing session yesterday evening. Check it out!
Find "blkswn" in my welcome #PLVYLIST
I'm scrolling down my timeline on Instagram this morning and I come across a sponsored ad for a movie about a new black superhero coming out this Friday, April 28th. The first thing I thought was "What's this?". Second thought was "How come I never heard of this?". I had to look deeper into it especially after seeing "Chronicle meets Iron Man" as a tagline (two other movies I completely enjoyed). I also seen that it was produced by the same person who produced "Get Out", one of my top movies of the year.
Quick Synopsis (via IMDB): "A young street magician, played by Jacob Latimore, is left to care for his little sister after their parents passing and turns to illegal activities to keep a roof over their heads. When he gets in too deep, his sister is kidnapped and he is forced to use his magic and brilliant mind to save her."
This seems to be a superhero origin film for a completely new and very realistic character. It seems right on time with other black superheros emerging into Netflix and big screen debuts, such as Luke Cage & Black Panther respectively.
Watch the trailer below and share this blog if you would like others to see it as well. Follow SleightTheMovie for updates and stay tuned for my review.
We are blessed with visuals for "Take Over The World" from Broward's own Hollywood Rowe. The track comes from upcoming project, Don't Quit Your Daydream, releasing tomorrow, Friday, May 28th. #BelieveInBroward
The long awaited Tupac biopic "All Eyez On Me" will be in theaters on June 16th, Tupac's 46th birthday. Watch the trailer below!
Fresh off his spectacular Coachella performance, King Kendrick took to Twitter to announce his upcoming tour dates for The DAMN. Tour. The tour will be kicking off July 12th in Phoenix and ending August 6th in Los Angeles.
Along with dates and locations, this announcement comes with word that Travis Scott & D.R.A.M. will be joining K. Dot on the tour. Which date will you make?
So, you missed the last #UnitedWeJam and you're beating yourself up about it. Never fear, Mood The Party is here! April 28th at The Abbey, #UWJ is back for another round. It's gonna...be...dope! Great art, great vibes, don't miss this show for only $5.
Come out to witness the Immortal UCF Sigmas release our newest members to the community this Saturday at UCF's Visual Arts Building. It's going to be a dope production. #MAB
Kung Fu Kenny is back with new visuals for "DNA" off his latest DAMN. album. This is one of the hardest tracks so i'm excited to see visuals from it, especially after the dope visuals for "Humble." Check it out!
Psssst! The last open mic of the semester is on 4/20. It will be in the Psychology building of UCF's campus in room PSY108. Everyone is welcome to come and close out a great year with Project S.P.I.T. and Writers UKnighted. Share or sit back and enjoy! Either way, we'd love to see you there.
New vibes from WTF's own KP Gwala from his Medals narrative. Enjoy!
On May 9th, Venue 578 is bringing the Heat of the Week to life. The winners of the first five weeks and two redeeming artists will compete in a showcase for a chance at opening up for T.I and Hustle Gang. The artists will be judged on content, delivery/skill, and crowd response.
The Heat of the Week now gives a local artist the opportunity for online exposure, radio exposure, headline performance exposure, and opening performance exposure of a top tier artist. Shout out to Venue 578 and the Music Plug for making all of this possible.
I highly suggest all Central Florida up and coming hip-hop artists to come and network with each other. We are trying to bring the culture together, so we can all rise to the top together. Other cities give local artists full support and they love their hometown heroes. Come meet me, Venue 578 staff, people affiliated with studios and radio stations, and more importantly your fellow artists. Coming to this event will show that you genuinely care about this segment and that will give you a better chance of getting on because I can see that you're serious about your art, hustle, and professionalism. A major venue is finally showing that they care about building and growing local talent. The bigger the support, the more we can get more artists on, while building with the artists that have been on it from the start. We truly are growing a family. Come to this event, and when you end up winning Heat of the Week you will get the same love back when it's your time to shine.