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[AUDIO] Chris Buxton – “Empty”

[Rock Hill, South Carolina] Chris Buxton has been drinking and smoking cause of an “Empty” feeling he’s been suffering from. So he does what any artist would do, hit the notebook and unleash those feelings onto the microphone. The beat is deeply emotional with hints of Trap and Soul sounds. If you’ve every suffered from the feeling of emptiness, this song may very well appeal to you the most. “Empty” can be streamed above.

[Links] Twitter | Soundcloud | Facebook

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[Audio] Nessly – Vogue (Prod. 16 yr old & Clibbo)

If you don’t already know who Nessly is,  I suggest you get familiar. This 21 year old hip-hop recording artist from Atlanta, GA has been picking up a lot of steam on the underground scene lately. I’ve been following his music for a few months now and he continues to put in work while rapidly growing his fan base. While Nessly prepares for the release of his new music project that is yet to be titled, he drops off his new single “Vogue.” This catchy tune is produced by 16 yr old & Clibbo. Make sure you follow Nessly on Twitter.

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[Audio] Roger L Me$$? – Steph Curry (Prod. Oceanside)


Representing upstate New York, Roger L Me$$? releases “Steph Curry” with the sounds orchestrated by the talented IVLMG in-house producer Oceanside. This is an anthem praising the greatness of this year’s reigning NBA MVP. The trap sound is definitely in right now and Roger L Me$$? delivers just that. I’m sure we’ll be hearing a lot more from this combination in the near future. Follow Roger on twitter @kingrmessi or Instagram kingsliveivever to catch all the latest on IVLMG music, clothing, events and more!

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[Audio] FBMDIBLLL – Mango Dumb

Check out this new project from FBMDIBLLL (Fresh Breakfast Muk Dipped in Butter, Lookin Like Light) titled Mango Dumb. This project was  created with new school flows and a lot of Fresh’s personality. He fits right in with this wave of new generation Hip-Hop. This project definitely resembles a kid having fun with music. Make sure you follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat (@MondoMuk)

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[ALBUM REVIEW] Dez Nado – LaDolceVita


[JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA] Making his debut on NikkiSiixx.com, we have inspiring artist Dez Nado with his latest album LaDolceVita! Dez Nado was able to bring a unique, politically/social conscious rap. When I first listened to this album, I felt he was speaking for the people who have dealt with heinous acts of violence because the difference in their skin color. All these injustices that led to the Black Lives Matter Movement.

What I really like about Dez Nado as an artist, he doesn’t rap the false pretenses of a rapper’s lifestyle. He’s more about bringing the light to all the darkness that’s plaguing our country. What’s also unique about Dez Nado he produces and stars in his own locally air cable reality TV series called “Life & Grind: Duval” (airs Sundays at 8pm on Bounce Network – Comcast 225/Digital 17-2). This Tv Series shines the spotlight on local talent here in Jacksonville, including himself, in addition to producing his own music.

dez nado ladolcevita promoLaDolceVita was featured on 360Magazine, Thisis50, Hip Hop Reviews 4D, and DownSouthHipHop. This time I’m going to have an in-depth review of LaDolceVita. My favorite tracks from Dez Nado’s album are LaDolceVita, Prelude 2 Revolution, American Dream, Duele, Luv The Way U Do, Fed Up, Pain, More 2 Life, and Immigrant Story. Check out what I thought about Dez Nado’s LaDolceVita:

[01. LADOLCEVITA] – What a way to introduce you to Dez Nado, from the triumphant sounding production and vocals by Jermeka Monae. This track is meant for the ones who work for what they want. All about the hard hustle and getting the deserving accomplishments. Enjoying life to the fullest with what you got and being appreciated. Great and positive energy that pours through the speakers.

[03. PRELUDE 2 REVOLUTON] Dez Nado puts together an interlude that has actual audio clips from Tupac talking about the Panthers and the government. Then an activist who supports Black Lives Matter and how they’re reacting to the un-justice for all the lives lost, and a very extremely powerful poetic spoken-word speech regarding all the violence that has been occurring through police brutality and voicing her right for her anger.
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[04. AMERICAN DREAM] Dez Nado expresses he’s thoughts on all the victims that have been happening due to police brutality. Unnecessary roughness that ended the lives of these innocent unarmed victims. All Dez Nado is asking for is peace and equality. The track also features Jermeka Monae with the vocals and Tyler Norris with the poetic speech at the end of the track.

[06. DUELE] How couldn’t post this track? Showing love for the Boriqua’s Dez Nado show’s his skills in rapping in Spanish and English. Love the production of this track! The song makes us visuals Dez Nado in Puerto Rico meeting a beautiful Puerto-Rican and she gives him a tour of the city. A mix of salsa, hip-hop, and R&B makes you want to dance to the beat. DUELE features Jermeka Monae, Gabriele and Twenty8.

dez nado[11. FED UP] It starts with a reality check, listen to what the voice has to say. The track really provides with the production a hard hitting bass with Royal Francis providing bars for the first verse. On the hook and second verse we got Dez Nado. He’s giving a word of an advice to not pay attention to the ones who don’t believe in you and you’re able to do what your heart wants.

[14. MORE 2 LIFE] Dez Nado gets mean on this one, how can you not! Getting frustrated with the system, and working hard and not getting the joys of life. The track features Meanz of Operation, I find their collaboration to be pretty dope. A lot of energy and emotion on this track.

[17. IMMIGRANT STORY] Dez Nado takes us on a journey like no other. An immigrant’s point of view of living in circumstances that are life threatening and what can happen to Syrian’s that are struggling to survive. It’s an amazing tale, so descriptive and Dez Nado is very passionate with this story. If you close your eyes you can watch the movie play. Take a listen you won’t regret it.

This concludes my album review of Dez Nado’s LADOLCEVITA. Conscious rapper from Jacksonville, Florida making a choice to talk about what’s really important over great production. Be on the look out for more content from Dez Nado coming soon.

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


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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Music Video: Gebreezy – Gold Rush


[Stanford University, California] Gebreezy doubles as an artist and a student at Stanford University. He comes with his latest visual, “Gold Rush”, sharing the same name with his current project which is available now. We find the Atlanta native laying down vocals while taking in the ocean waves beach side. A relaxing release, check out Gebreezy with his debut on NikkiSiixx.com “Gold Rush”.

[Links] Twitter || Soundcloud

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Audio: Chisom – Africa Get Money


[DETROIT] Chisom makes his debut on NikkiSiixx.com with his single AFRICA GET MONEY. The track also has an eye-catching visual, but lets get back to the music. Chisom showcases his Nigerian roots by bringing this new wave with a mash of rap and afrobeat. AFRICA GET MONEY according to Chisom an ode to prosperity and enjoyment, for anyone down to partake. “Yeah, they birthed me here, but I rep home / Plan to stunt hard next time I get home,” Chisom raps. The newly-minted 23-year-old makes sure to show love to West Africa; he shouts out everything from Kente loafers & jollof rice, to stylish, Ankara print-clad ladies.

Besides being an artist Chisom is also a producer, he began producing Hip Hop music at 17, inspired by stars like DJ Premier, The Neptunes and Kanye West. Drawing from his love of music of all genres, his keen ear for samples and his Nigerian roots, he quickly developed a striking, eclectic style. His work has been praised by music critics and featured on Sway in the Morning, DJBooth, The Fader, and more. You can find this track on Chisom’s debut EP The Jordan Year (Nov 2015).

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Music Video: Lightshow – M.O.B

Southeast D.C. rapper, Lightshow, and Director, Chop N Shoot Films, teamed up for the “M.O.B” video. The first three things to catch my attention was he had on a jesus shuttlesworth lincoln jersey from “He Got Game”, a replica of the airbrushed shirt that Rico wore in the cult classic “Paid In Full” and he was eating a bowl of my favorite childhood cereal waffle crisp. Now as far as the music goes the production and his delivery sounds like it was inspired by the late speakerknockerz.

The lyrics strongly stick to the theme of what M.O.B. is an abbreviation of by the way that he speaks of his ex girlfriend. The wordplay is simple but the sing song melodic delivery draws your attention and hooks you. The way that he made it seem like his ex was still obsessed by having a wall covered in his photos and flyers was quite genius and her tearing them down made for a great scene. “M.O.B” is off of Lightshow’s most recent mixtape titled If These Walls Could Talk which can be found on Spinrilla. The video is below for your viewing pleasure:

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EP Review: GiZMO TAiLz – Mugiwara


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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Audio: Ronnie Dylan – Prey featuring Jake Crocker


ronnie dylan prey[SEATTLE, WA] Ronnie Dylan, an upcoming artist who has recently released his single PREY, featuring Jake Crocker. Ronnie Dylan provides a deeper message with describing what happened to one of his family member, who overdose and was able to survive. Usually Ronnie Dylan’s music has a more positive sound but with Prey he was able to be dark with a sense of light. Besides being the featured artist Jake Crocker, he also produced PREY! Be on the look out for more music from Ronnie Dylan.
[LINKS] TWITTER || WEBSITE

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Audio: Jared Xavier – Sincerely Yours


[WILKES-BARRE,PA] Jared Xavier makes his debut on NikkiSiixx.com with his latest single SINCERELY YOURS. The smooth production by Tuamie, really gives the Staten Island New Yorker a chance to expresses himself with what he’s gone through this passed year. He talks about him being mischievous, up to no good, but yet he still maintain focus on his music.

Jared Xavier has been releasing music since 2012 with his first mixtape The Difference. Then in 2014 he released Now or Never, currently Jared Xavier released his mixtape Dope Is A New Drug: Side A. Jared is able to display consecutive work through his projects and if you’re feeling his track SINCERELY YOURS you gotta be on the look out for the visuals coming soon.

[FOLLOW] @JaredXavier_

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Interview: Blizzi Boi


NikkiSiixx from NikkiSiixx.com sits down with Miami Up and Coming Artist Blizzi Boi and we discuss his genre of Oceanic Music such as his track AQUAFINA. His Approach to Trolling Videos when he added himself to an announcement video from Lil Wayne, and a glimpse into his free project “Purity Rang“. We also discussed his old track Sanctuary which was featured on my poll Who sampled it best! Be on the lookout for more content from Blizzi Boi and don’t forget to check out his youtube channel.

Artist: @BlizziBoi
Cameraman: @iamrickybanks

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Upcoming Event: 11/21 – @PropsAndBonds x VCC Presents Saturday Mic Live at Catalyst in Miami

Come through SATURDAY NOVEMBER 21st!! Props and Bonds x VCC Present:
SATURDAY MIC LIVE
Saturday November 21st at @catalyst_hh
301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166
Doors Open @ 9PM | Everyone Invited

PRESENTING:
@silenthandent (@luni_lovin & @ksvctr)
@sndngchllz
@titomedero_bsc
@youngproze
#GDC

DJ SETS BY:
@deejaytwin

POWERED BY:
@silenthandent
@nikkisiixx
@officialvcc
@wedoitfortheloveofmusic

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY BY:
WeDoItForTheLoveOfMusic.com

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Audio: Rex The Rager – PACMAN


[DELAWARE] If you’re the type of person that relies on someone to provide you you’re substances… This is the track that you can relate to. Considering the times when these sources can be unreliable when you need them the most. Rex The Rager expresses his frustrations with his pass experiences on his recent track entitled PACMAN. The track sounds amazing, produced by Prince Ali. Rex The Rager is melodic, but yet packs a punch with his delivery. Rex The Rager expresses the frustrations on waiting for some work and they say in 20 minutes but in reality its 2 hours? Rex is on the search for the right PACMAN.

TWITTER@RexTheRager

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Upcoming Event: 10/24 – Props And Bonds Presents Saturday Mic Live in Miami Springs

The next Saturday Mic Live is set for OCTOBER 24th so go and mark your calendars! We are also setting off our very first SML BATTLE OF THE BANDS and we’re still reviewing submissions. So if you or someone you know is in a really dope band, tell them to get at us asap!

Props and Bonds x VCC Present: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
Saturday October 24th at @catalyst_hh
301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166
Doors Open @ 9PM | Everyone Invited

PRESENTING:
@silenthandent (@luni_lovin & @ksvctr)
@topdollaqoq & @protegeqoq
@6cardinal
@jakeemhd
@starvemarve
@artlovetrap

BATTLE OF THE BANDS:
Open Slots Available, Contact Us At:
propsandbonds@gmail.com

DJ SETS BY:
@deejaytwin

POWERED BY:
@silenthandent
@nikkisiixx
@officialvcc
@wedoitfortheloveofmusic

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY BY:
WeDoItForTheLoveOfMusic.com

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Upcoming Event: 9/19 – Props and Bonds x VCC Presents Saturday Mic Live at Catalyst

Props and Bonds x VCC Present: SATURDAY MIC LIVE
Saturday September 19th at @catalyst_hh
301 Westward Drive, Miami Springs, FL 33166
Doors Open @ 9PM | Everyone Invited

PRESENTING:
Silenthand Fismits (@luni_lovin & @ksvctr)
@meydayworld
@original_brees
@crossgotflavors
@illlogicz

PRODUCER BATTLE:
@305curtis
@yachleel
@mr.klassik
@jordievipaths

DJ SETS BY:
@deejaytwin
@6cardinal

POWERED BY:
@silenthandent
@nikkisiixx
@officialvcc
@wedoitfortheloveofmusic

VIDEO & PHOTOGRAPHY BY:
WeDoItForTheLoveOfMusic.com

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Project Review: Lamont – Respect My Grind


2E4A4688[MIAMI, FLORIDA] Growing up in different neighborhoods from North Miami Beach, to Overtown, to Perrine, and even down to Homestead. Lamont was living and dealing with the struggles of living in the inner city. Even witnessing his parents battle drug addiction which gave him the strength to vow to never sell those drugs under any kind of circumstance. This is where Lamont truly began developing himself as a person. Currently, Lamont has released his Respect My Grind project that consists of five tracks. I gotta say that Respect My Grind was very well put together. Project credits from recorded by Lifer Entertainment, Mixed by D.Shim Productions, and Executive Produced by Lamont himself. Respect My Grind has a powerful vivid honesty that goes well with his empathetic lyrics. Lamont starts with Disclaimer, bringing that hardcore side of himself with the grittiness of his flow. Then Lamont brings with his next track MASHED POTATOES. Feel with R&B vibes and a catchy hook. A track to get your girl in the mood. The following track is entitled ANOTHER YEAR, which is dedicated to all the people you know who are no longer here. _E4A4760Its like we need to celebrate cause we’re here for another year. Another dope track with those R&B vibes. Then Lamont takes us to church with his track LORD KNOWS. Lamont goes in on this one, he describes a woman asking why they took her baby, he was killed from violence on the street. RESPECT MY GRIND is more of a fun, soulful track where Lamont gives you his back story and let’s you know the only way to work is going the hardest. My favorite tracks are Disclaimer, Mashed Potatoes, and Another Year. But my all time favorite track has to be MASHED POTATOES, because how catchy it is and his flow is sick on this one. Your left impressed with his capability to flow on these different sounding tracks. Lamont did a mixture of sampled and boom-bap beats. Respect The Grind is worth the listen since Lamont is standing up in his artistry and expressing himself the best way he knows how, and that’s through his music. Be on the look out for more releases from Lamont by following his social media links.

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