It’s that time of the year where 8and9 releases their Fall Collection. We take a closer look at them in their promo video for the line. “The collection is heavily inspired by competition, dethroning champions and taking it to the next level. Rocky IV meets ’84 Olympics. Russian imagery is prevalent and the styles are stronger than Ivan Drago.”
Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have Miami artist Starve Marve with his latest single RAIN CLOUD. Starve Marve presents an ambience like no other. The way he speaks its spoken word from within. The song is a mix of Electronic and a bit of Boom Bap. Starve Marve flow is smooth and unique. RAIN CLOUD features Africa Kenyah and Scholar, the track was produced live on a drum machine. If you’re diggin’ Starve Marve’s vibe then you gotta support and let him know! RAIN CLOUD is definitely worth the replay!
Super League is the world’s first and biggest video game league that takes place in movie theaters worldwide. Bringing gamers of all ages together for a social, face-to-face gameplay experience on the big screen, Super League is establishing theatre auditoriums as the ultimate place to play some of the world’s most popular games.
To date, Minecraft is arguably the world’s most popular game, with over 70 million people having purchased it and more than 42 million Minecraft-related videos currently uploaded to YouTube.
How it works:
Gamers will bring their laptop into the movie theatre and connect to the Super League server. Once connected, they’ll join a lobby with up to 100 other gamers at the event. Teams will be formed and gamers will embark on 90 minutes of Minecraft fun.
For Fall 2016, Super League will be offering two ways to play Minecraft in a movie theatre: Minecraft Adventure and Metropolis Madness.
Minecraft Adventure is series of “one-day” events running every Tuesday and Saturday of the week from September 20 to October 1. Each event will feature different worlds, themes, and games. Minecraft Adventure events are standalone – tickets are purchased on an event-by-event basis, and teams are formed in the theatre before the start of each event. Tickets are $20 each.
Metropolis Madness is a four-week “league” running once a week from October 19 to November 9. The league and all of its games feature a “city” theme, drawing from historical US landmarks – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Alcatraz Island, Central Park, and more. Tickets must be purchased for the whole league upfront. The $80 cost of admission includes entry to all four events.
[JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA] Hip-Hop Artist Chronicle makes he’s recurring appearance on NikkiSiixx.com with his latest freestyle over Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Money Trees’ with PARANOIA. Adding another track for his #FallChroniclesFriday series, where he’s dropping dope tracks every Friday. Chronicle’s voice expresses his passion when reciting his lyrics. Touches on topics like the Internet, Struggles, Friends, and daily life. What do you think about Chronicle’s take on Kendrick’s Track? If you like his freestyle make sure to be on the lookout for more content from Chronicle by following him on his social media outlets.
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, SKIP of WELOOSE brings us his latest single entitled NONE OF THEM. This hard hitting base track really gives you a trap night vibe. Skip presents us with funny and witty lyrics, he really goes in on certain type of individuals you might even know yourself.
When you know or heard when people are not true to their selves or to others, you just want to keep your distance and not even mess with them. Like in his second verse he brings up these women who claim to be “models” but in reality their just scandalous women coming to you at the club and trying to drink the bottle you paid for in VIP. That makes hella sense because why do they feel entitled to something you have when you don’t even know them.
Skip brings the truth on his latest track NONE OF THEM. Its pretty cool that at the end of the track they sampled a Chris Rock Comedy Skit. If you’re diggin’ this track from Miami Artist SKIP of WELOOSE, make sure you following up with him on his social media links below:
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, the Dutch-Surinamese alternative rapper V.A.L brings us his latest track POSITIVE VIBES. I really like this track it brings us that old school vibes, V.A.L has a unique flow. He even adds a bit of melodic notes. The track focuses on trying to work hard on accomplishing you’re goals. POSITIVE VIBES also features Miami local BIG NICS! Great collab!
When V.A.L was growing up he first listened to Wolfmother, Red Hot Chilli Pepper and Rage Against the Machine. But then he was introduced to hip-hop at the age of thirteen to “Natural Born Killers” by Dr. Dre. After that V.A.L was compelled to create art through his music. Especially being inspired from West Coast Rap. If you’re interested in more content from V.A.L please make sure you follow him on his social media accounts below.
Something brand new from the minds behind @propsandbonds.
Self Made Miami is a celebration of the creative minds who choose to carve their own path when no opportunities are given to them. So if you are a musician, artist, vendor, entrepreneur, or just on your daily hustle and know the meaning of sacrificing to achieve your dreams, then this one is for you!
-Props and Bonds
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event? – All ages. Alcoholic drinks for 21+ only, strictly enforced. Anyone 21+ with no ID = no liquor.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event? – Parking available on the street. Sign up with Uber and use code gabriel1077ue and get your first ride absolutely FREE.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions? – INFO@PROPSANDBONDS.COM
When – Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)
Where – The Showroom by 8AND9 Clothing – 7814 Northeast 4th Court, Miami, FL 33138
What a way to bring together hip-hop and comics with what Co-creator/Executive Producer Mikel.M from Toronto Canada and Producer/Artist Xia-Dawn from Miami, FL did on their collaborative mixtape called SAMURAI SHIN VS XIA-DAWN. When you get your free download of Samurai Shin VS Xia-Dawn you get two new comic strips from “Samurai Shin” Episode 1 Web Comic Book. The mixtape also features from P.Soul, Kuro Silence, Mikel.M, Tripstyle, AJB4 & Voice Over Actor “LeQan Bennett”. Music inspired by comics and anime, my favorite elements to combine on a project.
Samurai Shin is inspired from two anime shows like Samurai Champloo and Afro Samurai, with main characters Amir and Keith. Mikel.M will be writing out the comic and talented artist Ivan Earl Aguilar from the Philippines will be working on the art. With Xia-Dawn being a fan of anime and hip-hop he couldn’t miss out the opportunity to work on this project.
The seven track mixtape brings us some instrumentals and some dope tracks. With my review, I’ll be going over which ones are my favorites. They are: Brand New Day, Combat, Samurai Shin, All Flows Reach Out, and I Be That.
[BRAND NEW DAY] This track really captured my attention, reason why because if I was a lyricist or femcee I would of taken this beat and make a hit with it. Xia-Dawn executed the beat perfectly.
[COMBAT] I find this instrumental to be so motivating. It also reminds me of a Quentin Tarantino film. Seriously! You can’t tell me no. And a bit of Mortal Kombat inspiration with those “fight” and “finish him” being said throughout the track.
[SAMURAI SHIN] I really like how grimy/street style with this track, it even sounds like we’re in a cypher with Tripstyle. His flow is classic. Definitely represents the essence of 90’s hip-hop.
[ALL FLOWS REACH OUT (A.F.R.O)] To put into words how I feel about this track, it’s what I liked to call “groovy, baby”. I love the smooth vibes produced by Kuro Silence. This instrumental brings a lot of positive energy. I’ll definitely play this at a party for sure.
[I BE THAT (SAMURAI)] AJB4 takes Samurai Shin’s story to life with his track that hits topic from the comic. You gotta be careful who you’re messing with cause they can easily take your life especially if they’re a Samurai.
This concludes my project review on Samurai Shin VS Xia-Dawn. The 7 track mixtape really provides a fun time while still embracing hip-hop and anime. While listening to the project look at the comic strips provided. You can feel this music really coming out from the sketches. Love the art of music and in the arts.
[WEST PALM BEACH, FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, Norah Johnson releases a single called REALITY which is off his upcoming mixtape #CONTACTYEAR. Being inspired by music as a child Norah Johnson grew to love music, but as soon as he started listening to Nas. It just opened his mind to a whole new world. His talents for creating music flourished with each and every single passing day. Even now, years later, his passion and drive has taken him to new heights and the motivation surrounding him has made him into the artist he is today.
Norah Johnson has his own unique sound and style that is able to captive and relate to not just one specific group but to all that come in contact with his music. With his latest single REALITY he touches base that moment you have yourself a mirror check, just becoming honest with oneself and coming to realization with what your up against. And a look back with what you’ve overcome. The overall steady tone is presented over a jazzy production.
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com Angel Parrilla brings us his latest single entitled UNIVERSE. Universe is actually a single off his Universe Album that includes twelve dope tracks from the Miami native. I really like how slow the pace is, you can really understand Angel Parrilla lyrics. It’s also pretty cool he mentions about manifestations and how they blow his mind, when they come to real life. Angel expresses on UNIVERSE that if you had an idea of what he’s been through, you’ll probably can relate. The Universe is ours! Check it out for yourself and play UNIVERSE from Angel Parrilla.
[JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA] Chronicle makes his return with his latest visual CHILL INTRO/ BLACK COFFINS. You can find these track on Chronicle’s Bright Nights album. The single also features Dezy with her soulful voice, it really provides the laid back vibe to the CHILL INTRO. Which complements the visuals captured by LrK Productions, especially the headlight view in front of the car while it’s driving. Pretty dope.
Chronicle shows the struggle of everyday life and the simplest things in life to help get through these struggles. At the end you get a taste of BLACK COFFINS. Chronicle releases a new song over Dom Kennedys ‘Black Bentleys‘ giving insight on black lives through the eyes of a young black man in a world that’s against him. Very powerful imagery, #BLACKLIVESMATTER. Be on the lookout for more content from Chronicle by following him on his social media outlets.
Props and Bonds Presents: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 20TH
9PM – 2AM
@catalyst_hh 301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166
🎼 Artist Performances
🎹 Producer Battle
🎤 Freestyle Cypher
🎮 Classic Video Games
🙌 🏽 Networking Event
🎟 Good music, cool ass people and unforgettable memories
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Vanguard House presents the charity of collecting water for victims of the Flint, MI Crisis at this months Kulture Miami on 2/27/16. Kulture Miami is a monthly event with live performances, food, art and spoken word. The drive is sponsored by The Foul Hundreds and Art Central Miami. Vanguard House will be doing monthly charities events so stay tuned and donate!
After Art Morera dropped the Afterglow EP, during his campaign he released the Covert Loop$. This is where Art Morera freestyles over 3 instrumentals. The instrumentals can be found on Curren$y and Alchemist’s Covert Coup project. I really like how all three beats are all in one track. Art is one hell of a story-teller, and his lyrics come to life and play a movie in your head. Here’s where Art Morera demonstrates he can take over any beat. Follow his journey and make sure you download the Afterglow EP.
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] After making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com with his music video DON’T TURN AROUND, GiZMO TAiLz brings us his first solo project MuGiWara EP.
If you’re not to familiar with what a Mugiwara is, it’s actually means Straw hat. GiZMO TAiLz is an artist, director, editor, producer, and engineer. He’s even 1/2 Member of The Creative Duo RASKLz [PIZZV.LORDz]. This is not just your regular thirteen track EP. It would be safe to say it’s more like a dark experiment with house/techno with a dash of some hip-hop. You can say it’s an unfound sound in today’s music. For my review I’m going to break down my favorite tracks off the MugiWara EP, which are MuGiWara Awaken, UV RAY, Take Control, Don’t Turn Around, 6GOLDZ, Su-Zen-B [Heal], and Voyage [Filler].
UV RAY // MuGiWara Awaken have a visual along side the tracks. The tracks are really an introduction to thus the style and vibe GiZMO TAiLz demonstrates. In the Music Film, GiZMO has a very unknown and strange power, and a love for pizza. The video is extremely trippy, but cool in a sense. Inspired by anime Video Games And Real Life Situations. The Young PIZZVLORD Looks For a quick “Slice” and what new Powers he’s Awaken Between The 2D And Real World. As Gizmo Falls Into A Tranced State, his visions are becoming powered. Now on a mission to create a New Wave. Did he really find a ForBidden Pizzv Crest? Directed and Edited by GiZMO himself, and Fimed Co. Directed By eqobKING.
TAKE CONTROL – The vibes on this one remind me of Kid Cudi’s Man on The Moon: The End of Day. “Let The Music Take Control” is repeated throughout the track with some melodies. In a sense it’s kinda like putting you in a trance.
This ain’t your ordinary music video, this visual definitely grabs the title for unique and dope graphics. GiZMO TAiLz is an inspiring artist that creates music in many different forms of hip-hop and can tap into alternative house genres. His visual DON’T TURN AROUND begins at the start of a retro fighting video game that eventually turns into a real life ninja, who is set to get The Pizzv Crest. GiZMO TAiLz transforms into Ninja Formation and Fights Dragoro. The visual also takes place at this years Florida Supercon 2k15. DON’T TURN AROUND is a music video like no other and definitely sounds like something new. Gamers can enjoy this visual too.
6GOLDZ – Considering GiZMO TAiLz self-produced the entire project, you can find some really catchy melodies. I found it on this track 6GOLDZ. Very simple, but when he starts rapping about his 6 gold teeth, it goes really well on beat.
Su-Zen-B [Heal] Even though this track is only instrumentals you can really dig this clubby vibe, GiZMO is trying to bring to the table. Another good instrumental is Voyage [Filler]. If I was an artist, I would be interested in seeing about working on getting production from GiZMO TAiLz.
This concludes my EP Review of MugiWara by GiZMO TAiLz. If you’re diggin’ the project you should definitely support the artist via Bandcamp. Be on the lookout for more content from GiZMO TAiLz by following him on his social media:
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I attended Magic City Comic Con in Miami this passed weekend. And for a girl who loves comics, video games, and anything geek culture, I had a really great experience for my second time ever going to a Comic Convention. I was set and ready to go in cosplay. I chose Princess Bubblegum from Adventure Time. I even had a BMO in my purse. I was accompanied by @ArtMorera and @iloveSmurfs22. Check out some of the photos to see who I came across on my adventures:
Had an opportunity to speak with @johnwesleyshipp || He played Barry Allen in 1990 and plays Barry's Dad Henry Allen in The Flash ⚡️⚡️ I told him his role as Henry Allen has impacted me so much. For not having a father I see his character's inspirational words to Barry, are words to me too. Great moment!! @magiccitycon
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] A poet expressing himself through his music, RealProperLike exhibits his five track EP signs as a form of creativity inspired by the South Florida community. With signs in was created by the spirit of Art Basel 2015. According to RealProperLike “The concept of “signs” is to creatively express a journey of thoughts ranging from acceptance, dropping jewels, art, life, and love as only I can paint it”. I’ll be reviewing my favorite tracks off RealProperLike’s signs EP and what is his lyrical art exhibit trying to display.
INFORMATION – RealProperLike is a philosopher and goes in-depth with information he wants to provide you. He even talks about being more grateful to everything in your life. And even sneaks in a history lesson in there. The way RealProperLike breaks it down you can image it in your mind. Very descriptive just like a story teller.
ART – One thing I really like about this track is the theatrical flow RealProperLike has when he’s reciting his lyrics. The Beat is dope as hell, it was executive produced by realproperlike, custom made @custom60625, serious beats @seriousbeats, and by the audio genius [kr]ypton @mrbandason. Recorded, mixed, and mastered at @fsstudiomiami/ @kingpinstation. This has to be my favorite track off the signs EP.
SLAVE – You gotta bob your head to this one. RealProperLike expresses the struggles of Black Lives Matter. When the beat drops it really makes your concentrate on his poetic flows. Embracing his roots and feeling liberated that him and his people are strong and they are no one’s property.
Who am I? A different type of thinker, a big kid with an old soul”. – RealProperLike
Signs is a proper prelude to further creativity, critique, and conversation as any art exhibit should provide. RealProperLike paints the picture, can you see it? Be on the lookout for more content from RealProperLike by following him on social media: