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Anonymous – [Hotboii] ft. [LPB Poody]

Ever since I was put onto Hotboii’s album Kut Da Fan On a couple of months ago, it has been a project that I love returning to whenever I need a taste of that classic Florida sound. Although he might have a similar drawl as someone like Kodak Black or 9lokknine, he distances himself from that sort of company by utilizing a slightly more melodic delivery than them or any other Florida artists. Sure, his notes might not always be directly on key or have the perfect pitch, but it does the job of showing some of his emotions about the very telling, eye-opening events that he speaks of in his music. One of the standout tracks on the project which features another one of my other favorite Florida artists, LPB Poody, is undoubtedly “Anonymous”. In this song, quick and intricate piano keys are played as tapping percussion and banging drums enter into the picture. Overall, the beat has a sort of anticipatory quality that provides some undertones of angst and worry. To begin with, Hotboii starts rapping in a normal fashion and allows his ad-libs to contribute a bit more of a melody as they’re sung in the background. …

Kriminal Mind – [9lokkNine]

While I’ll always have a love for all sorts of music coming from Chicago due to the fact that I’m from the area, I’ve gained an appreciation for other music scenes throughout the country as I’ve expanded my knowledge about the industry and the different styles of Rap around the world. Someone in New York can consider their music Drill even though it sounds totally different than the Drill music in Chicago, and the same goes for other genres. Listening to music from different Hip-Hop or Rap hubs around the country feels like you’re taking a trip around the US, visiting different places and taking in their influences and cultures. Although I have a love for all of these different regions for many different reasons, Florida has been producing some of the most unique styles to date, which also happen to be some of my favorite styles as well. I can’t figure out if it’s the accents these artists have, if it’s their interesting cadences, or if it’s their out of the box personalities, but either way, I can’t help but pay attention when they drop new music. One of my absolute favorites right now is undoubtedly 9lokkNine. While this …

1Minute – [9lokknine]

The Florida Rap scene has long been blossoming, yet it seems as if people don’t respect it nearly as much as they should. Although it appears that it’s only taken off in the last half-decade or so and prior to that there were only a few mainstream artists to emerge from this region, now more than ever this part of the country deserves its moment in the spotlight. The underground scene is booming partially due to the fact that the sounds they create are unlike anything else in the country, but it can also be because of their unique deliveries and flows which are always something to behold. 9lokknine has been on the scene for quite some time at this point and although he has drawn comparisons to Kodak Black due to their similar voices, he has done so much to differentiate himself and prove that he’s not a clone whatsoever. His most recent song “1Minute” just received a music video treatment, and I couldn’t be more excited. The track itself features old school tropical hits, rapidly chattering percussion, and speaker-busting drums that pave the way for 9lokk to not only spit some great bars but also show off his …

Tour – [Blueface] ft. [Asian Doll] [NLE Choppa] [Kiddo Curry] [Sada Baby] & [9lokkNine]

It seems like in the current state of Hip-Hop, although there are collaborations left and right, you rarely see more than one or two other artists hop on a song together. This might be due to the fact that it’s more common to have tracks that run two minutes or less rather than extending into the four or five-minute range like before, or it could be because it’s tough to get an abundance of artists together at the same time considering new talents are popping up all over the country. Regardless of what the reasoning is, Blueface’s most recent song “Tour” recruits some of the most notorious rising artists in all of Rap music. Creeping piano keys, building kick drums, and pace-setting percussion lays the pavement for a West Coast banger, which isn’t uncommon whatsoever for the Los Angeles Rapper. Blueface does a great job of aggressively attacking certain words, ditching his normally off-kilter flow and sticking to a more rhythmic rhyme scheme. Asian Doll, who’s someone I always see in the headlines, is also an artist I’m not as familiar with. Her verse blew me away in all honesty, as she meshed oh so well with the beat and …

Watch Sada Baby Make Tacos on “Follow My Recipe”

I know Sada Baby has been on the scene for a minute, but I was just put onto him a few months ago. I can’t believe what I was sleeping on because he’s making some of the wildest and crazy music in the history of Detroit Rap. His style is like a mix between hard-hitting, aggressive drill music crossed with vibes of West Coast Hip-Hop aesthetics. While some songs lean more one way than the other depending on the track, this is a style all on its own that I haven’t heard any other rappers create in my life. Aside from this unique flair, his personality levels up records more than I ever thought was imaginable. Whether he’s smiling, dancing, using different voices, or trying out new styles, he’s always experimenting with different sounds which keeps his music intriguing, fresh, and always fun to listen to. I never knew I needed to watch rappers cook beyond Action Bronson’s “Fuck, That’s Delicious”, but CinematicTV created a show on YouTube inviting rappers to come in and show off their skills in the kitchen. They’ve had 9lokknine on to cook a prison brick, TeeJayx6 cheffing up a scam burger, and Lil Gotit creating …

4 Headed Goat – [Breadwinna Gdawg]

Florida rap music has developed into something of its own sub-genre over the past ten years and the distinct bounce and southern drawl that Florida rappers have made so famous are only continuing to morph into something even cooler. Presently, Breadwinna Gdawg (which is easily one of the best rap names out) is holding it down for his home state and the Palm Coast native is only strengthening his vice grip on the region with each new releases he gifts fans. Most recently Gdawg unloaded his 4 Headed Goat mixtape that showed several different sides and skillsets of the budding artist and he left zero doubt about his natural rapping ability, as he spits his impassioned and genuine lyrics across all of the sixteen tracks that are apart of this project. Breadwinna Gdawg can flat out rap and while he may not be doing lyrical gymnastics on the beat, he still brings unique flows and non-recycled lyrics to each beat he hops on. 4 Headed Goat has but three guest verses, but the artists included are all heavy-hitters in their own right, featuring fellow Floridians 9lokknine, Yungeen Ace, and Lil Poppa. I was quite impressed with this project and while Breadwinna Gdawg is still …

ROC OUT! – [GUCCI $ANTANA]

Florida rap has a vibrant and illustrious history but today the state sits in a transitional period, keeping themselves in the limelight with the success of rappers like YNW Melly, Rod Wave, and 9lokknine, but the era of Florida’s SoundCloud heyday is fleeting more and more with each passing day. However, a new star may be here to change the tides for Florida’s increasingly monotone sonic landscape. His name is GUCCI $ANTANA and his new track “ROC OUT!” is incredibly hard. $ANTANA is certainly influenced by the aforementioned SoundCloud titans who call the Sunshine State home. The St. Petersburg rapper shows off his variety of flows on this track, switching deliveries several times throughout. His range is impressive and it is clear that GUCCI $ANTANA is quite versatile. I am very excited to see what else he has in store in 2020 and would definitely recommend familiarizing yourself with this rising star.

Bakkwoods – [9lokknine]

9lokknine is by far one of my favorite talents coming out of Florida. You can tell he’s talented and unique the moment you hear his music, but he also knows how to have fun and keep things fresh which can be a struggle for some rappers in the industry. His Florida drawl has had him compared to Kodak Black, and although this comparison is valid when it comes to their sounds, they’re two autonomous artists making their own distinct moves. 9lokknine is back and better than ever with his latest song and accompanying video for “Bakkwoods”. The song itself boasts jarring 808’s and other rapid percussion that is something new and uncharacteristic of the artist, but he absolutely smashes it. There are spurts throughout the track that just flow so well together and it seems like he might not even be breathing, which is always extraordinary when a verse can sound as smooth at 9lokk’s. The visual is simple but appealing, drawing inspiration from some classic rap videos with a few tweaks. The setting is mainly in an apartment complex as well as in front of a brick wall that has graffiti-strewn about, and this allows for 9lokknine to flaunt …