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[AUDIO] SKIP – None Of Them

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[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:

[LINKS] WEBSITE || TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || SNAPCHAT – SKIPWELOOSE || FACEBOOK ||

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[AUDIO] V.A.L – Positive Vibes featuring BIG NICS

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[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.

[LINKS] TWITTER || SOUNDCLOUD || INSTAGRAM ||

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[UPCOMING EVENT] Props and Bonds Presents: Self Made Miami at 8and9 Clothing

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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!

“Those who aren’t given an opportunity make one themselves.”
-Props and Bonds

FAQs
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

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[UPCOMING EVENT] April 23rd – Saturday Mic Live at Catalyst

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Hey guys make sure you go follow @selfmademiami305 to check out our FIRST main event of the year! It’s been a long time since we’ve done one of these but trust us, the wait has definitely been worth it.

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!!!
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Props and Bonds Presents: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
SATURDAY APRIL 23rd
9PM – 2AM at @catalyst_hh
301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166
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🎼 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
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✅ HOSTED BY:
@luni_lovin @ksvctr and @orphanchildproductions
✅ SOUNDS BY:
@vlvt_jones
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[Upcoming Event] April 16th – South Florida Bloggers Meetup Sponsorships

April South Florida Bloggers Meetup

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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 MendezAnnabel 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.

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[FREESTYLE FRIDAY] YD – Army

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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.

Connect with YD online
Facebook
Twitter
Youtube

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Upcoming Event: 3/19 – Props And Bonds Presents Saturday Mic Live at The Bridge

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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!
$10 Online
$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:
www.hiphop4flint.com
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Props and Bonds Presents: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
SATURDAY MARCH 19TH
9PM – 2AM @ “The Bridge”
4220 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL 33127
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PRESENTING:
@jredgram
@soflorod
@kooley4rmtheave
@primelegend_lmg
@hakimgreen
@thirstinhowlthe3rd
PRODUCER BATTLE:
@khai_genius
@xia_dawn
@hueyforbes

HOSTED BY:
@luni_lovin and @ksvctr
SOUNDS BY:
@vlvt_jones
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[Project Review] Samurai Shin VS Xia-Dawn

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samurai shin vs xia-dawn comic artWhat 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.

samurai shin vs xia dawn [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.

samurai shin vs xia dawn 3This 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.

LINKS
Samurai Shin Comic Book + Soundtrack Coming Real Soon
Samurai Shin Social Media Outlets: FACEBOOKTWITTERTUMBLR

Xia-Dawn Social Media Outlets: TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || SOUNDCLOUD ||

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Audio: Angel Parrilla – Universe

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[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.

[LINK] @angelparrilla_

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Audio: Roy The Savage – E.N.Y. (SLOWdown Gentrification)

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Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com Roy The Savage with his latest single E.N.Y (SLOWdown Gentrification). The powerful message Roy The Savage confidently expresses his thoughts on the massive rezoning process that’s happening in his neighborhood, East New York. If you’re not familiar with Gentrification is, SOUTH PARK makes it clear on their episode “The City Part of Town”. It’s insane because gentrification is also happening here in Miami, such as the extremely ARTSY Wynwood.

Roy The Savage raps in English and a little bit of Spanish, he presents his roots from his Dominican household. His style has been shaped by the golden era of hip-hop of the 1990’s and NY’s greats. Roy dedicates himself to his community by running projects that help young people in his neighborhood get internships. His main goal is to travel the world, play music, connect with people, promote peace, and spread love. Be on the lookout for more content and positivity from Roy The Savage by following him on all his links below:

[LINKS] FACEBOOK || TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || SOUNDCLOUD || YOUTUBE ||

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Upcoming Charity Event: 2/27 – Water Drive for Flint, MI Crisis at Kulture Miami

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water drive vanguard house 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!

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FREESTYLE: Art Morera – Covert Loop$

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art-morera-afterglow-ep-cover-artAfter 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.

[LINKS] TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || YOUTUBE ||

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Audio: DZ The Rapper – Hey My Nigga

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North Miami Beach son, DZ the Rapper, not too long ago released his newest single “Hey My Nigga”. It’s a great way to enter the new year after seeing the success of fellow NMB artist and friend Zoey Dollaz for his breakout single “Blow A Check”. The production was done by a well known South Florida DJ, DJ Illusion, he gave the track a grimy trap feel. I love how hungry DZ sounds on this joint. This has the potential to be an anthem this summer and that’s coming from the same guy that predicted “OG Bobby Johnson” would become a hit. I have been silently watching DZ the Rapper’s movement for a while and this song proves that he has the potential to have crossover success.

Connect with DZ the Rapper
Twitter || Soundcloud

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EP Review: GiZMO TAiLz – Mugiwara

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gizmo tailz[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.

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An Amazingly Self Built Dark & Trancy 13 Track EP Made For Gouls Of the night. Join The Journey Of Pain and Happiness As the Sleeping Dragon Awakens and Creates a New Path With his Unlocked Rare Power“. – 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:
TWITTER // FACEBOOK // INSTAGRAM //

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NikkiSiixx Adventures: 1/16 – Magic City Comic Con in Miami

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Screen Shot 2016-01-18 at 11.40.06 AMI 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:

Princess Bubblegum & Jake with BMO @magiccitycon #princessbubblegum #adventuretime #magiccitycomiccon #jake #bmo #comiccon #cosplay

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Love this art piece of Edward Scissorhands 💖 @magiccitycon #art #comiccon #edwardscissorhands #magiccitycomiccon

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EP Review: RealProperLike – Signs

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realproperlike[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.

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“A full time worker – part time poet/part time philosopher.
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:

[LINKS] TWITTER || FACEBOOK || SOUNDCLOUD

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Download: Art Morera – Afterglow EP

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IMG_0612[MIAMI, FLORIDA] After the success of his debut album Around Midnight, Art Morera has something ready for the listeners for the new year. And it’s the Afterglow EP, the nine track project solely produced by long time collaborator Nixon. Go on the journey with Art Morera, while he sets to motivate and inspire you to and make your own adventure. Check out the dope coverart of Art’s dog Morty who has his head out the window. This represents the joy you find whether you’re going through obstacles that happen to come your way. The Afterglow EP features Royce Rizzy from Privateclub and Miami Artist Ramon Revere. I’ll be reviewing Afterglow with a more in-depth in an upcoming EP Review, stay tuned and don’t forget to download!

[LINKS] TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || FACEBOOK || YOUTUBE ||

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Music Video: SP – Down To Ride featuring Bertrand Boyd

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[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Check out the latest music video from SP! The East Coast/Alternative Rapper brings us DOWN TO RIDE featuring Bertrand Boyd. DOWN TO RIDE is the track for the best friend that you’re willing to do anything for. You have each others backs through thick and thin. SP expresses how he cherished his friendships even though he’s left with just a memory. Not that he’s friend died, but more like the friendship did to the point that they’ve become enemies. I really like how dynamic the shots are and how beautiful a cemetery can be. DOWN TO RIDE was shot by @byportal.

As to SP “Down to Ride is a tale of deceit, a tale of watching those who you believe you can trust. They’re snakes all around us, be cautious because they walk among us“. Be on the look out for what’s in store for SP by following him on TWITTER || INSTAGRAM || WEBSITE ||