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Top 25 Viewed Posts in 2015

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2015 has been one hell of a year and the most viewed post are here for your viewing pleasure! We have from music videos, artist advice articles, album reviews, even one of my unboxing videos makes it mark on the Top 25 Viewed Posts in 2015:

25. The AWKWORD – Approved Female Rappers List

24. Interview: JamalG

23. Interview: Aviant Redz

22. Beat Tape: IAMNOBODI – Elevated (Soulection) – Instrumental EP

21. Album Review: Shottie – The Blackest Rose

20. Artist Advice: How To Approach A Producer With Or Without A Budget

19. Music Video: Ziggy Lovah – Undercover featuring D-Locz

18. Download: MyVerse – State of the Art Album

17. NikkiSiixx Do’s and Dont’s: How To Promote Your Music Through Social Media Outlets

16. HOT TOPIC: HOW MEEK MILL COULD’VE ETHER-ED DRAKE

15. POLL: Who Sampled It Better? Kingdom Hearts Utada Hikaru – Sanctuary

14. Artist Advice: Avoid Being Just Another Soundcloud Rapper

13. NikkiSiixx Do’s and Dont’s: Submissions 101

12. Music Video: wiLLThaColdest – Find Out

11. Videogames: Pokémon Go App Overshooting It’s Capabilities?

10. Download: Kal-L – To Paris With Love

09. LOOTCRATE: NikkiSiixx Unboxes December’s (2014) Theme Anniversary

08. Music Video: Yuh Boy 85 – IDGAF

07. Exclusive Leak: Does Tink Take A Jab At Nicki Minaj?

06. Music Video: Jay Guira x Da Heist x Young Breed – ISSUES

05. Music Video: White Blake – Double Cups

04. Download: Eric Biddines – Planetcoffeebean 2

03. The NEW Music Scene: 10 New Jersey Rappers That Are Likely To Blow Up

02. Music Video: SEYI – Wanna Be

01. The AWKWORD – Approved Top 10 Hip Hop Artists to Watch in 2015

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LOOTCRATE: NikkiSiixx Unboxes April’s Theme FANTASY

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NikkiSiixx is a member of a gamer subscription mystery box called LOOTCRATE filled with gamer/cartoon/movie goodies. This month’s theme was Fantasy. Based off Game of Thrones, The Princess Bride, and even Dungeons and Dragons! Check out the video to see what else NikkiSiixx got this month’s lootcrate.

Hosted By: NikkiSiixx
Camera Guy: Stephan
Music By: Shottie – Illegally Medicated

Don’t forget to use my link to get your Lootcrate CLICK HERE

GIVEAWAY: One Lucky Commentor will win a Lootcrate from NikkiSiixx.com All you need to do is subscribe and comment on this video on youtube. I will contact a winner by the end of May 7th. Good Luck!

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Upcoming Event: 02.06 – Local Legends Live Presents | #BeLegendary Platinum Anniversary Celebration

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Local Legends Live Presents | #BeLegendary Platinum Anniversary Celebration

February 6th, 2015 | Doors Open At 8PM Sharp
Will Call Miami
700 NE 2ND STREET
DOWNTOWN MIAMI | FL

Tickets Information
5$ Dollar Early Bird | 10$ Dollar At Door.
EventBrite Ticket Sales – http://bit.ly/1y5htV7
21+ Event – I.D. Strictly Enforced

Live Performances By:
Shottie
Natasha Lopez
AG Lyonz
NFA
Argyle Bixby
Fraser In DA Flesh
Sicksdot
Legacy
Web Three

Sounds By:
#TheTalented – DJ Vendetta

Live Broadcast Provided By:
Universe Network Miami – www.universemiami.com

Hosted By:
#MrLocalLegend Ceasefire

Album Review: Shottie – The Blackest Rose

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95Labs presents Shottie’s sophomore album The Blackest Rose. The ten track album is a journey through Shottie’s thoughts and perception of his life and the world. Shottie is a recording artist, MC, writer, and director that is currently residing in New York City. I wanted to show you guys which songs were my favorite from The Blackest Rose, it’s really a dope project and it’s definitely worth the listen.

[x1] Black Roses – Shottie mentions scenarios of how beautiful one thing can be then all of a sudden it can turn ugly like a black rose. Regarding a relationship that was “supposedly” meant to be.. but ending in a tragedy. Wants his mother’s approval, but doubts he’ll ever get it.

[x3] Sayonara You (featuring Salazar) – Love the production on this track by TeV95. The chemistry with Shottie and TeV95 really shows off both they’re talents. From sick production to amazing lyricism. It showcases through out the entire album The Blackest Rose. SAYONARA YOU also features Miami recording artist, Salazar.

[x4] Bag of Shrooms – I find this track to be fun for the fact Shottie’s delivery is non-stop and consistent. His wordplay is intense. The track also gives off a mean demeanor. You don’t want to be messing with Shottie.

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[x6] Illegally Medicated – “Can I Get A Light? I’m Jus Trying To Live My Life” If you medicate yourself with Maryjane, you can definitely relate to this track. You just wanna live your life and light one up. With the ever day stresses of life and all you want to do is unwind. Love how the song was delivered and the production is nuts!

[x7] Dream (featuring Rue Brown) – “The Homie Said I’m Gonna Be A Star, Same Day My Girl Said I Ain’t Shit” Shottie’s not sure from reality to a dream. Is his goals to high to be reached? Or will he be able to accomplish the impossible. I love the female addition to the album. With Rue Brown’s sultry voice really gives life to the track.

[x9] In The Presence – This track has to be my favorite from Shottie on The Blackest Rose. He’s story-telling is really dope on this one. So descriptive, that leads you’re imagination to become vivid. From conversations he had with his mother or things he see’s in the sky. I thought it was pretty dope that they sampled Paul Hellyer (Canadians Ex-Defence Minister) speech regarding UFO’s and aliens being real.

This concludes my album review on Shottie’s The Blackest Rose. It was a great music experience and I hope many more others take a listen. The Blackest Rose is available on Bandcamp with NAME YOUR PRICE on download or you can pay $8 for an exclusive limited edition physical copy of the project.

The Blackest Rose (Album Release Party) will be held September 25th at Sullivan Hall and will also feature art, visual projections, and live performances by Shottie, Scienze + The Ellavators, and Uptown Vernacular. Click Image Below For Tickets:
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Upcoming Event: 08/01 95Labs Presents – Summer Sessions at Lit Lounge NY

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95Labs – SUMMER SESSIONS

Brooklyn based visual/music label 95Labs hosts SUMMER SESSIONS, a multi-genre indie artist showcase and industry mixer. A celebration of 95Labs’ artists and affiliates.

Hip Hop, Indie, Live Music, Visual Projections, FREE Giveaways, and more!

$6 cover
Live performances until 12am … Dance party 12am-until
FREE open vodka bar 12:30am-1am

Performers:
4FUN Astronauts (w/ Dirty Turk, DJ Laser, Leek, and Mid-Nite)
L.atasha A.Lcindor
Mark U
Que Cee
Shottie & TeV95

TYQUAN SOUNDS and DJ Henry C (w/ special invited guests: Johnny Voltik, Chaz Van Queen, Dom O Briggs, and Rue Brown) TUMBLR

Watercolor (Stonehenge Parnhashnakovsky & Keith Edward) (BK Wildlife)

Artwork by Makeba “KEEBS” Rainey

Tattoos by Badder Israel (4FUN)

DJs:
DJ Tropic
DJ Tek (all vinyl set)

We will be celebrating the official CD release of TYQUAN SOUNDS – FUCKWHOYOUTRINABE, Stonehenge Parnhashnakovsky – MONOLITH project, sneak previewing music from Shottie’s upcoming album “The Blackest Rose”, and much more.

EP Review: D.U.Ivan- Thanks

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Miami’s own D.U.Ivan is back with his latest EP, Thanks. This six song project has three songs produced by D.U.Ivan along with production from Miami Beat Wave, Rusko and Shottie. The first song “Ha!” is a dope freestyle where he just styles over the Shottie produced track with such ease. The second song is “Thanks!”, the title track, which Ivan produced himself. He thanks everything from potent marijuana to his haters on this song. The song “You Know”, produced by Miami Beat Wave, is a turnt up song that you party to yet it’s still lyrical. “Yoga Stretch” is a funny twist on a song about sex, the chorus is pure genius and the indian style chanting on the beat is classic.

The fifth song “Something Different”, produced by Rusko, was truly my favorite song of the EP because it’s a song about actually being different unlike the 2 Chainz song “I’m Different”. The final song of the project “Get A Clue” is a song about him being the man and making sure everyone knows it. Overall this is a solid project that I enjoyed listening to and know I can play in the car on several occasions. Give it a listen and if you choose to download it, leave him a tip for his hardwork.

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New Music: D.U.Ivan – Ha!

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Check out the latest freestyle coming from D.U.Ivan titled HA! The track is definitely out there! With a dope ass beat coming from Shottie. D.U.Ivan is having fun with his witty lyrics and stand out tone. You gotta play this track a couple of times, in order to catch everything D.U.Ivan has to say.

HA! Can be found on D.U.Ivan’s solo debut Thanks EP which is set to be released on 01/31/2013. He doesn’t stop there, less than 2 months later he’s releasing his debut album I Do What I Want! (03/01/13). Mark your calendars, these are going to be some dope downloads.

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Music Video: Shottie – Alligator Alley

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Shottie’s recent music video release ALLIGATOR ALLEY, has answered so many questions that were left unanswered in his last video HORROR MOVIE. We find out what lead Shottie & Candice to clean up their bloody mess.

But now I still have more questions? The women that Candice killed… Who is she? Did she screw them over? Did she steal all their money? Was that the only resort was to kill her? Shottie you’re killing me here! With your sick verses and visions!

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Directed by Shottie & TeV95
Starring Shottie and Candice Freshko

Music Video: Shottie – Soda Popinski

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Check out the latest music video from Shottie SODA POPINSKI. Shottie is always involved in some crazy scenarios in his music video. This time Shottie was kidnapped by two badass chicks. Shottie spits his verse on a chair while the girls start taking all his possessions. Removing his chains, rings, and taunt him since they’re armed with a knife & a gun. SODA POPINSKI was mixed, mastered, and produced by TeV95.

VIDEO DETAILS
Directed, Shot, & Edited by: Shottie & TeV95
Starring: Shottie, Candice Freshko, & Tinky Paulla
Grip & Lighting by: Nadav

Smells Like Holy Spirit a 6 track EP by Shottie & TeV95 is now available: HERE

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Music Video: Shottie – Horror Movie

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Check out the latest visuals from Shottie HORROR MOVIE off of his project Smells Like Holy Spirit. I love this music video, because it doesn’t seem like one. It feels more like a mini Horror Movie. It just drives me crazy cause we don’t know what lead Shottie and Candice to change outfits in the bathroom, and where they’re going after. The video is only 2:16 minutes long! Wish it was longer or TeV95 can make a real movie out of this, I’m just saying. It wouldn’t be a bad idea though.

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Written & Directed by: Shottie & TeV95
Edited by: Shottie & TeV95
Shot by: TeV95
Starring: Shottie & Candice Freshko

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New Music: YMF (Your Moms Favorite) – Underpaid Featuring Garcia, Shottie, Anjuli Stars, & DaVincci

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YMF (Your Moms Favorite) brings us an ultimate clash of talented individuals all on one track UNDERPAID. Featuring Garcia, Shottie, Anjuli Stars, and DaVincci. Mixed and Mastered by MiamiBeatWave. UNDERPAID is the first track off of YMF’s upcoming mixtape Heavy Flow Vol.2. I’ve heard that it should be dropping by May. That’s what a little birdie told me. Can’t wait to hear what else YMF has to offer.

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Upcoming Event: 1/28/12 #FML: The Listening Party at Club EVE

VICE CITY CYPHER & VAGABONDS MUSIC GROUP Proudly Present…

#FML: THE LISTENING PARTY
Saturday 1/28/12 @ EVE
1306 N. Miami Ave
DwnTwn Miami
10PM | 18+ $10

DJ TWIN spinning Today’s Hottest HIP HOP & REGGAE

Live Performances by:

MAIN STAGE:

VAGABONDS
SCHOOL BUS (LAC/JTC/Kairo Lavo3)
DASHIUS CLAY
SHOTTIE (of IDEE4)
VURN
SERUM & MANIFESTO

SIDE LOUNGE STAGE:
Open Mic for the MC’s ( Beats by REALITY)

ROLLS ROYCE
YUNG SPEC
TAY G
LIL GUNNA
ROC SOL & DJ CHEO
STRAIGHT NO CHASE
BLOKAHOLICS (Celebrating Young Kali’s birthday)

Free exclusive copy of the VAGABONDS upcoming EP “#FML” for the first 50 people to pay at the door.

FREE MUSIC AND T-SHIRT GIVEAWAYS ALL NIGHT LONG!

Special thanks to the following sponsors for their involvement:

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