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[UPCOMING EVENT] 7/16 – #PokeWalkMiami in Wynwood then Afterparty at Coyo Taco

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The First PokeWalk Ever!
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!

RSVP HERE

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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 Event: 12/12 – Arts, Beats + Lyrics at MAPS Backlot Wynwood

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MIA it’s been a while but they’re back! With the flavor of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey, they bring you Art, Beats + Lyrics! An explosion of creativity and originality, AB+L infuses various mediums to produce a one night event that ignites the inner desire for innovation and freshness.

Saturday, Dec. 12th

7p – 12a

MAPS Backlot

342 NW 24th St

WYNWOOD

RSVP: Jackhoneyabl.com

or text ABLMIA to 68405

Follow us @jackhoney_us @ablradio & @222worldwide

#ABLMIA

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Culture Shock: Miami’s Indie Scene Looses Venue Support

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For the last two years Miami’s Indie Scene has taken a toll on where or when a local hip-hop showcase will happen. One of the biggest concert venues GRAND CENTRAL in downtown Miami has announced they’ll be closing their doors on September 26. And before a mass amount of supportive venues have shut down as well: The Stage Miami, LMNT, Club Eve, The Nest, The Goose Lounge, and the list goes on and on. We may call this a local entertainment recession right now.
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Here’s a bit more information on me and my experience with Miami’s Indie Scene. I’ve coordinated events in Miami and West Palm Beach areas since 2011-2014. With my accounted history I’ve coordinated about 50+ shows that were artist showcases, networking events, artist listening events, beat competitions, open mics, anniversary parties, The Walking Dead Viewing Party called iScream Sundays, and even a yearly event called Blogfest. I would say I was a lucky promoter guaranteeing venues at no cost because of the quality of the show I was providing. The bar will make their money off drinks and I’ll cover the events expenses with what I made off the door. As the years passed the harder it was to get a show booked, venues I previously worked with wanted to start charging me $1,500 to book a show on a Wednesday night, they would never give me weekends considering my crowds supported me more on the weekends. Also my budget wouldn’t allow me to cover these expenses which made it even harder to book shows.

IMG_0061For the last two months I’ve partnered up with PropsAndBonds who’ve coordinate monthly events within the Miami Scene and also coordinating Vice City Cypher’s Saturday Mic Live at Catalyst. From January-August I was living in California, I came to visit and was hoping to coordinate my sites 5 Year Anniversary show. I asked for their help and we’ve came up short. Every venue PropsAndBonds met with said they would love too but can’t since they’re going to be closing down due to higher rent costs within the Wynwood community. Which startles me because this is where the new Miami reached out to and helped grow from what it was. No one would have set foot in this area 10 years ago but now it’s the talk of the town. But will it still be considering now venues are no longer interested in working with the hip-hop community. Even though it’s been difficult we’re still working hard to make this event happen and give an amazing show with the best hip-hop artist we know.

The harder it is for a promoter to book shows will make it even harder for an upcoming artist to get some time on stage or be able to present a live show in-front of a real audience. As you see as artist you need to come up with creative ways to get your performance out there. There’s an artist who I know that goes out of his way and performs live on the street with a mic connected to a speaker. He’s name is Stide Prince and he calls these pop-up performances The FUCK YOUR VENUE TOUR. But there are issues with doing these type of shows you need a permit from the City of Miami. Or they will shut you down.

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I feel that we all need to come together in working to getting more shows coordinated and get more possibilities for the independent artists to perfect their craft. If you have any ideas or know any venues that will be interested in working with me contact me via Twitter at NikkiSiixx.

Upcoming Event: 10/02 – OASIS ELEVEN at TSL Lounge

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VIBE W. US EVERY THURSDAY @ OASIS ELEVEN –
Miami’s weekly social lounge and creative getaway.
FREE w. RSVP. Drink specials. Plenty street parking.

++ THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL + HOOKAH ++

You never know who you’ll meet, so slide through.
OASIS ELEVEN KICKS OFF TOMORROW – 10/2!

NEW MUSIC from THE PYRVMIDS + TERRY 2DOPE
with special guest RELL BURGUNDY

Hosted by your fave DJ BRE | EMPIRE
Presented by W* + ALL LIKE MINDS
#BeInTheKnow x DOWNTOWN500

Upcoming Event: 8and9 Clothing x Freehand Profit ‘Sneaker Art’ Art Basel Daily Event Schedule

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Wow! Talk about 8and9 has Art Basel on lock! With this week’s upcoming daily events schedule at 8and9’s showroom. You don’t want to miss this! Check out the details below and click the flyers to RSVP on their facebook event page.


What: 8&9 Clothing Presents “The Man Behind The Mask” With FreeHandProfit
When: Dec. 6th-9th
Where: 345 NW 24th st Miami, FL 33127
RSVP: showroom@8and9.com
Directions Via Google: 345 NW 24th st Miami, FL 33127

Check out 8&9 Clothing Pop-Up featuring sneaker art by Freehand Profit and the release of his new book “Army of the Un-Deadstock”. His latest creation, Army Of The Undeadstock is his first book featuring 250 pages of art, sneaker gas masks accompanied by Haiku’s from San Diego poet B(e) Selah.

The 4 day event commences with a Thursday meet and greet streaming live at universemiami.com plus Freehand Profit book signing and sneaker mask display. 8&9 Pop Up Shop is open Thursday 6-12, Friday 4-12, Saturday 12-12 and Sunday 12-8.

Doors Open 6pm
Music By DJ Radamas & DJ A.N.D
Sponsored By Hennessy VS
www.8and9.com

Follow: @8and9 @FreehandProfit @UniverseMiami @DJRadamas @DeeJayA_N_D

Fashion: 8and9 Clothing Ex-Presidents #BrainGang Takes Over Wynwood

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Check out the latest visual from 8and9 Clothing featuring the #BrainGang at it again! Spreading the word that they’re here to stay. Ex-Presidents cover the streets of Wynwood with Brain Gang Stickers EVERYWHERE! I’m not just talking about little stickers, they had some pretty huge ones too. The video’s concept is taken from a popular movie titled “Point Break”. The video was filmed by @RobDade & edited by @iLoveDeviant.

I noticed that these shirts were featured in the video: Sign Of The Times News Boy, 68 Olympic Brain, and Nothing To Play With Brain. All really dope shirts. You can find more, exclusively on www.8and9.com & don’t forget to follow them on their twitter @8and9

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Music Video: Serum & Manifesto – Insurgemcees

Check out the latest visuals for INSURGEMCEES from South Florida locals Serum & Manifesto. Check out the duo as they hit up Wynwood Design Art District Miami, Florida. Serum and Manifesto display true hip-hop roots. INSURGEMCEES has such a great vibe to it. The art work is amazing in the backdrop and that boombox is classic! love it. Video directed by Lex One. Song produced by Ekcel Beats out of California.

Make sure to download the Serum & Manifesto “The S&M Project: Hott Waxx” album for FREE today via cover art below:

Real hip-hop is alive and well in the 305…. -Serum

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Music Video: J NiCS – Never Be Free featuring REKS

The latest music video from J. Nics Never Be Free featuring REKS. The video has vivid images, effects, and local support. Never Be Free is one of my favorite tracks off Champion Rizla EP by J.NiCS & Numonics.

VIDEO DETAILS
Directed by: Joseph Cinnante
David Cabrera
Director of photography / Editor: UnkleLuc
Lighting: Joseph Cinnante / David Cabrera
Produced by: Joseph Cinnante