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!
Its time to celebrate! NikkiSiixx is a year older and is getting ready to party with everyone on September 21st at THE BAR 1306 in Miami, Florida. Shoutout to PropsAndBonds for putting this together for me!
DOORS OPEN 10PM – 3AM
QUEENS DRINK FREE 10PM-12AM
VLVTJONES || MR.ALEXIS || EZMONEYGAUPO
@NormaNow released in her latest email blast that Red Bull Sound Select are throwing a party. Headlined by A$AP Ferg, Cashmere Cat and AlunaGeorge, and featuring top up-and-comers Jazz Cartier, Tennyson, Xavier Omar, 070 Shake, Nick León, and Steven A Clark, don’t sleep on this one. You SNOOZE, you LOSE! #3DaysinMIA is a weekend of live music and more, celebrating the city and the best in new music. Exclusive for Red Bull Sound Select Members. Tickets are $15. Enjoy.
60 NE 11TH ST. MIAMI, FL 33132
DOORS AT 8PM 21+
Last year when the official trailer release for an app that will allow you to capture Pokémon in the real world called, Pokémon Go. I released an article regarding the possibility the app will be overshooting it’s capabilities. What I should of focused on was the real capability of this app’s full potential on impacting the world.
If you’re playing Pokémon Go you know exactly what I’m talking about. This app hits right in the heart of a 90’s kid. The nostalgia this game created by bringing back the original 150 Pokémon search is a great moment. Bringing gamers who would usually stay inside the majority of their days are now walking miles in search and the ability to say you caught them all. Uniting people who would of never talked in the first place to long chats about Pokémon, where they found their rarest ones, and just funny stories or sharing memes. Also allowing people to conquer social anxieties when talking to new people and now being able to communicate face to face instead online in a chat room.
But sometimes there are downsides to great things, where there’s light there will always be darkness. People have been using this to lure people in traps getting robbed at Pokéstops. So it’s really about not going at 2AM in an area you’ve never been before. Because you’re only looking for trouble. Explore the world during the day AND REALLY BE AWARE OF YOURE SOUNDINGS AND DONT BE OBNOXIOUS TO OTHERS WHILE SEARCHING FOR POKéMON. SUCH AS LIKE ENTERING PRIVATE PROPERTY, AND STOPING YOUR CAR IN THE MIDDLE OF TRAFFIC RISKING AN ACCIDENT.
Back to the good news, after about three weeks of a majority of the world playing this app Nintendo doubles in it’s Nintendo Stock. Increasing the value and impact the app has acquired. As we wait patiently for weekly updates, we can’t wait for the chance to start trading Pokémon with other Pokémon Trainers. But in the mist of it all, I’ve met a bunch of people who have the same love for Pokémon as I. Last weekend, I attended a #PokéWalkMiami and for about 3-4 hours a bunch of us went on a search for Pokémon. Setting up lures and owning Wynwood! Shoutout to @NormaNow & @See_Fig!
What do you guys think about Pokémon Go?!
Are you playing?
Which team are you repping!?
Brought to you by @NormaNow and @See_Fig.
Its time to grab your trainer bag & a buddy because we’re taking the quest to the streets of Wynwood!
In our quest to become the ultimate Pokemon master, we’re walking the steets of Wynwood to look for wild Pokemon and we want you to join! So grab your Pokeballs and a friend and meet us – the central meet up spot will be annouced soon and we will explore the streets of Wynwood together. Lets show the world how dedicated we are and level up! Afterwards, we’ll meet back up and grab some drinks at Coyo Taco Wynwood and show off out Pokedex’s & party.
See ya then! I already RSVP! You should too! Let’s catch them all!
July South Florida Bloggers Meetup brings you Libby Volgyes, who will be speaking about how to create more stunning and communicative imagery (yes, even if you only have an iPhone) with easy, digestible tips. They will be meeting at Macy’s Dadeland Home Store and all attendees will receive complimentary food from Pisco y Nazca. Make sure to save your spot. Come hang out with South Florida Bloggers during they’re monthly meetup and meet other local bloggers.
July South Florida Bloggers Meetup
About Libby Volgyes (www.LibbyVision.com)Libby Volgyes is the owner of LibbyVision, a food photography business based in West Palm Beach, Florida.
Libby graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism in photojournalism and spent seven years working as a photojournalist at The Palm Beach Post. She launched LibbyVision.com in 2012 to devote her time to fully capturing the beauty of the best and brightest chefs of South Florida. In addition, she currently writes and shoots for Boca Magazine and The Palm Beach Post, photographs for Florida, Food and Farm and shoots food forPalm Beach Illustrated. She and her brand, LibbyVision, are well-known throughout Palm Beach County for high-end food photography, commitment to client satisfaction and story-telling photographs. Her business operates solely on referrals and reputation. Libby teaches workshops to aspiring food bloggers and speaks around the nation about her food photography.
When not behind the camera, Libby likes taking her giant dogs for walks along the Intracoastal and travels extensively with her husband. She drinks her bourbon neat, her coffee well into the evening and is mesmerized by the light – and the shadows – that dance across her path.
Sponsors: Macy’s in Dadeland for hosting our meetup. Pisco y Nazca for providing tasty bites for the attendees.
[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Art Morera brings us his latest visual to his freestyle mix of 3 Curren$y songs entitled COVERT LOOP$. Listen to Art’s takes on Curren$y’s songs off of his project “Covert Coup” produced by The Alchemist. The video was filmed by Kimber Vasquez, Art Morera, and NikkiSiixx (yeah and I made a few cameos in the vid too). I love all the visuals that were added into the video that really brought Art Morera’s lyrics to life. B-Roll footage that captured Miami and San Francisco/Oakland scenes. Art’s flow can really adapt to different sounding beats. Be on the lookout for more content from Art Morera by following his social media links
Here’s a new segment over here on my youtube channel. Where I film my reaction to hearing a new track or watching a music video from an indie artist. On our second episode of Nikki Hears It First, I’m watching South Florida Artist Ivy with his visual to IDK. Produced by Mac Bassick. Take a look at what I thought about “IDK” and I would love to hear what you guys think about the track/visual! I would also like to add the song has a cool, calm, collect feeling to it I forgot to mention that in the video.
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The current state of The R&B scene in South Florida is little to none, but thats going to change on May 13th. RNBAE Showcase sponsored by @Crisdacat and @Miz_gabz96. What an amazing ideal to bring back R&B. They have a really special night dedicated to lovers and ones dealing with heartbreak. You don’t want to miss this! Make sure you come through and support Miami’s R&B Scene! I’ll be there and ready to network!
LOCATION: 3326 N Miami Ave
(In Midtown across from the shopping center with Target, Lime, Homegoods etc)
SHOW: 9:00 PM to 12:00 AM
TICKETS: $15 online @ RNBAESHOWCASE.EVENTBRITE.COM
PARKING: There is free parking available as there is space (Lot behind the venue)
THEME: Love / Heartbreak
ONES AND TWOS:
ART ENTERTAINMENT: Kangie is providing a “color by number” art piece for everyone at the event to enjoy. This is an interactive art piece allowing guests to color on the display and we will take a photos in front of it as well.
FLYER CREATED BY: @thatboysp
[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
Every 2nd to last Saturday of EVERY month, Saturday Mic Live goes down! This month were back at our home base in @catalyst_hh but this will be our biggest SML yet! 3 rooms, live music, live art, a dedication to Guru of Gangstarr and fundraising for His House Orphanage! Best of all, it’s all FREE. So give what you can, if you can and make sure to come thruuuu!!!
Props and Bonds Presents: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
SATURDAY APRIL 23rd
9PM – 2AM at @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
✅ Producer Battle slots now open
✅ $30 Entry | $100 Cash Prize
📧 Email us now INFO@PROPSANDBONDS.COM
✅ HOSTED BY:
@luni_lovin @ksvctr and @orphanchildproductions
✅ SOUNDS BY:
April South Florida Bloggers Meetup
This month’s meetup is all about sponsorships! Annabel Mendez of Marketities (and formerly of Procter & Gamble) will be sharing her influencer marketing wisdom, including what it takes to get the attention of brands as a blogger.
About Annabel Mendez (marketites.com)
Annabel Mendez is the owner of Marketites Strategic Marketing Firm. Some of her current clients include Logitech, Kimberly-Clark, NuuMobile, SquareHue, and Yuppie. Prior to Marketites, Annabel was the Marketing Director at The Art of Shaving where she led all product launches and branding efforts. She was also the Regional Marketing Manager for Covergirl, Olay, and Max Factor in over 13 countries in Latin America and led the first beauty blogger event in Mexico City.
Miami’s own YD, also known as the Overtown Ambassador, took on the B.G. (of the Hot Boys) classic “Cash Money Is An Army” on his latest video release. He kept his verse true to his Miami roots with lyrics like “I done it all, I sold weed I sold hard/ Got my ‘drobe from them Burdines babies, fuck the mall/”.
As he’s breezing through the verse you see him in the streets of overtown connecting with his neighbors. YD shows how witty he can be with quotables like “just got a block I’m bout to break it down to Marshall Faulks”. This is a great way to hold the fans attention while he’s currently working on Murder In Miami & Overtown Ambassador 3. Check out the video below and look for what he has coming next.
THERE HAVE BEEN SOME BIG CHANGES TO
Saturday Mic Live THIS MONTH!
On March 19th 2016, 55 cities around the world will be using HipHop Culture to raise money for Flint, Michigan and help out those in need of clean water. s/o to @hiphop4flint_miami for reaching out to us and including us in this endeavor!
$12 at the Door
All Proceeds Will Go Towards Helping the Families in Flint, Michigan
Help us raise enough money to help out as many families as possible in Flint. For more info, visit:
Props and Bonds Presents: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
SATURDAY MARCH 19TH
9PM – 2AM @ “The Bridge”
4220 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL 33127
✅ PRODUCER BATTLE:
✅ HOSTED BY:
@luni_lovin and @ksvctr
✅ SOUNDS BY:
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.