News: Florida Rapper Robby Goode Releases Smashing New Single “Ridin High” featuring MHG’s Compton Menace, Awaits EP Release
West Palm Beach, Fla.-It’s no wonder why south Florida’s newest sensation Robby Goode’s steamy hot breakout single “Riding High” featuring MHG’s lethal weapon Compton Menace is burning through the South like an inferno.
With its chest-throbbing bass line, hypnotic synthesizers and infectious, sing-along lyrics, there is no denying this Jay Run-produced masterpiece.
“I make music for myself. My words reflect how or what I am thinking at a specific time,” says Goode. “So if somebody connects with my music, then they connect with me. That’s the ultimate reward for an artist.”
In that case, then, Goode has been duly rewarded for his musical efforts since he first set fire to South Florida with his debut single “Obama” earlier this year. Goode laced the hard, bass-driven track and heavy, synthesized melodies with in-your-face lyrics about personal life experiences.
And that’s just the first of the many heat rocks that Robby Goode has to offer. He is set to bring that same firestorm of tight beats and lyrics to his much-anticipated EP From the Beach 2 Da Streetz: The Goode Life Series in June. It also features club-jumping highlight “Numb” featuring Miami-based Haitian rapper Black Dada (“I’m A Zoe”). (more…)
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THE JUICE HIGH SCHOOL TOUR
“IS YOUR GLASS HALF EMPTY OR HALF FULL?”
April 19 – May 3
Orlando, FL (April 8, 2013)- The Juice High School Tour; a mobile event promoting academics, confidence and community for high school students throughout Central Florida, will make its first stop on Friday, April 19, 2013 at Freedom High School.
Established by The Black Room Project; an Orlando project management company, the goal of The Juice High School Tour is to encourage and empower every student’s mindset; to help build self-confidence and inspire motivation in young adult lives.”
An academic initiative geared toward students between the ages of 14-18, in schools that have a high minority and economic disadvantage percentage, The Juice High School Tour will impact over 15,000 students this year. A portion of this tour’s proceeds benefit Strong Dollars For Scholars. (more…)
News: Check out today’s “Weekly Challenger” as Shyann Roberts was a featured performer in The Musical “A Night at the Cotton Club”
Check out today’s “Weekly Challenger” as Shyann Roberts was a featured performer in The Musical, “A Night at the Cotton Club,” which took place at the Harbor Hall Ballroom USFSP in St. Pete last Friday. She did an amazing cover of Dorthy Dandridge’s “I Got Rhythm.”
Jacksonville, Fla.-Duly recognized for faithful service to the urban entertainment industry of the Sunshine State, Amber Craft, CEO of Urban Addiction Entertainment Group, Inc., recently took home two awards during the Diamond Awards XIII in Jacksonville.
The Diamond Awards, founded in 2000 by legendary DJ Bigga Rankin, is platform to recognize artists, DJs and individuals working behind the scenes in the music industry.
Craft won the Elora Mason Publicist of the Year Award and Best Entertainment Website forFutureofFlorida.com, which she operates with much-respected record spinner DJ Smallz. Just a few months ago, Craft also won Best Entertainment Website at Best In Florida Awards in Miami late 2012 for FutureofFlorida.com.
“I’ve been working really, really hard and making many sacrifices and it feels good to be recognized by your peers,” says Craft of the recent awards. “I inspire myself everyday to stay motivated and keep on going. But winning the Elora Mason Award is extra special because she is someone who inspired me to reach for my goals.”
And celebrity publicist Elora Mason is thrilled for Craft to have won the award. “Congratulations to Amber for being the first publicist to win the award named in my honor,” says Mason.
Craft got her start in the entertainment industry in 2007 as an intern for a local central Florida public relations company. After learning the ropes, she launched Urban Addiction Entertainment Group two years later. Since, she has played a major a role in the career of highly praised Florida artist Famous Kid Brick and independent record label Hussch Boy Productions. She has also worked diligently with clients Tom G, Papa Duck, Splitta Squad and Young AJ to name a few. (more…)
Tampa Bay, Fla.-Resonating an awe-inspiring alto with heavenly harmonies, 16-year-old songbird Shyann releases her infectious debut single “Shawty” featuring Hussch Boy Recordings artist Famous Kid Brick. On the up-tempo dance anthem, this sensuous songbird serenades the boy of her dreams over free-spirited production.
“Shawty” is Shyann’s breakthrough lead single from the early 2013 release of her forthcoming Edgestone Music Group independent debut EP I’m Just A Girl due to be released in Spring.
Soon over the horizon is the accompanying music video for “Shawty.” The video is directed by south Florida eagle eye Misfit HD and due to shake up national video outlets to start off the new year.
“I’m a fresh, new female singer with amazing talent and that’s what I bring to this record,” says Shyann. “It’s the kind of record that you just can’t deny…Hearing it is breathtaking but to see the video is an experience within itself.” (more…)
Nuk Grissle’s “Pretty Girl” to Debut on Bad Girls Club Tues Jan 29th
Tampa, Fla.-It’s been a seemingly long time coming since high-profile Central Florida super group Splitta Squad blessed the rap game with a brand new body of work. But now the wait is finally over as their long-overdue album The Re-Creation is here and hits the streets today.
The LP is currently offered in two versions. A free version hosted by Terror Squad’s DJ Christion is available on datpiff.com and the original version is available for download via iTunes.
Taking their time to construct a flawless masterpiece, group members Great and Chucky Boy return like they have something to prove and deliver a more modern-day approach to feel-good music.
The LP is fueled by their latest single “Do It.” Produced by M.Rell (who also produced their last single “Superstar”), the sexually-charged track is a highly contagious strip club anthem that has been circulating through the South and heavily downloaded on Digiwaxx and GreenHitz.com since its release late last year. (more…)
Tampa, Fla.-The world is the stage for St. Petersburg rambunctious rapper Talio. Since cashing in on the local news running the story of his chance encounter with Hollywood starlet Selena Gomez, he has gone from garnering fans mainly at his preparatory school to international attention.
Released on Christmas Eve, this crazy, animated video has racked up views around the world and has even been picked up by international TV stations Galavision (Spanish television) and Televisa Musica.
And he keeps the momentum turned up to the max with his latest Park Street Records/2 Crunk Entertainment-released breakout single and rowdy, club-shaking video “Get Crunkcoco” featuring insane internet phenomenon Crunkcoco.
Shot in the sunny city of Tampa and directed by highly talented Andres Yepes of Star Video Productions, the rowdy, up-tempo video features St. Petersburg insane entertainer Crunkcoco, who has already caught the attention of such notable celebrities as pop/rap superstar Nicki Minaj and basketball great Shaquille O’Neil.
News: FutureofFlorida.com Takes Home ‘Best Ent. Website” at the ’2012 Best In Florida Awards’ [Miami]
On Sunday January 23, 2012 in Miami, Florida FutureofFlorida.com took home the award for the “Best Entertainment Website” at the 2012 Best In Florida Awards which took place at KOD.
In January of 2012 DJ Smallz founded FutureofFlorida.com which is a BRAND that was created to showcase the Future of Florida. FoF is updated daily with content from the Panhandle all the way down to Keys. We have definitely proven to be Florida’s newest and hottest lane showcasing talent ranging from Artists, DJs, Models and Urban Businesses.
We’re very happy to take this award home via @UrbanAddiction
Tampa, Fla.-For six straight summers, Ft. Myers rap goon Frank Lini has been faithfully holding down the streets of Florida with back-to-back block-burning singles. Known for gritty delivery and painful lyrics, the street disciple now cranks up the commercial side of the game with a new deal, runaway single and regional tour.
Frank Lini puts big plays into action by recently signing with Tampa-based So Dope Records in conjunction with Tohlih Management, readying for the release of forthcoming mixtape Hoodstar due in the fourth quarter and tour set to kickoff. And Frank is strategically setting it all up with his fresh, new single “60 Minutes.”
“This record is a little different for me, but it still has me in it,” says Frank. “It’s more angled towards radio but with some street elements still in it. It has a nice feel and we’ve been getting a lot of positive feedback.”
The first single off of his forthcoming mixtape, Hoodstar, due later this years, “60 Minutes” is currently spinning on radio mixshows throughout Florida, Georgia and Alabama. The official video is due by November. And Frank will be on the road in the South on a street promo tour doing meet and greets and performances.
“I’m still in the lab finishing up Hoodstar,” says Franks, “but trust me; it will be another classic from Lini boy.”
News: Florida-Based Hit Factory Collab Mindz Introduces Southern Songstress Novella With Bad Girl Anthem “I Can Be A Bitch”
Tampa, Fla.-Blazing across the state of Florida like a raging firestorm, R&B/Pop newcomer Novella has been heating up clubs and radio alike with her bubbling debut single “I Can Be A Bitch” featuring Florida boss Famous Kid Brick.
Produced and written by musical geniuses Sekay and Marlon Jean, the sassy bad girl anthem boasts an energetic party groove, sonic synthesizers and driving drums as the urban pop diva sings with sass about her quick-to-the-minute mood swings. “I Can Be A Bitch” is the first single to be released off of her forthcoming EP, I Am Novella, due early 2013.
“My music is fresh, fun, fashion. It’s eclectic and girl-empowering music,” explains Novella. “I’m not afraid to take risks. I stand out because I do me and I can do it better than anyone else can.”
Novella is the latest artist to blow from Florida-based hit factory Collab Mindz Productions. Established in 2001 by Frank “Sekay” Oliphant, the company has garnered gold accolades, been nominated for three Grammies and has cracked Billboard charts on several occasions with projects from Jaheim, J. Holiday and Charlie Wilson. And now Collab Mindz is setting fire with their sexy and seductive flamethrower Novella.
Tampa, Fla.- Central Florida prodigy Gitt Swift closes out the summer with another banging hit single and video “Money Dance.” The single is the second release from his forthcoming King House Records mixtape History In The Making Vol. 2, due later this month.
The song is produced by Stunna Baby (Plies/Big Gates Records) and the video is directed by Ondra Joel and videographer Justin Petrone of Status Industries.
“I want to be the one to change the game,” says Gitt Swift “and make it cool to make good positive music.”
And that is exactly what he has been doing since becoming an entertainer. Born Sayquon Devonte King, the youngster relocated to the sunny city of Tampa, Fla. at only a year old after his mother headed further South in search of a better opportunity for her family.
Tampa Bay rap group Splitta Squad explodes on the scene with their latest offering. This time Splitta Squad blesses the masses with the highly contagious strip club anthem and video to their latest single “Do It.” The song was produced by M. Rell. The video, which was shot on location in Tampa, was directed by videographer Jeff Osbourne.
Over the last year, Splitta Squad has been preparing for the release of their forthcoming album, “The Re-Creation.” It will epitomize a more modern day approach to feel-good music. Since 2004, this has been the goal of Splitter Records/Splitta Squad.
With the growing success of their last crossover smash single, “Superstar,” the rest of album should be full of hits,” says Julia Beverly – Ozone Magazine.
News: Young Music Mogul Famous Kid Brick Strikes Again With Video Release “I’m On It” and Simmering New Single “Yes Sir”
St. Petersburg, Fla.- Central Florida native son Famous Kid Brick has got to be one of the brightest rays of independent hip hop to glimmer and gleam from the Sunshine State today.
With more than 2,500 BDS-registered radio spins of his runaway hit single “Im On It,” 15,000 iTunes downloads and sold out shows throughout the Southeast, Hussch Boy Productions flagship artist Famous Kid Brick has been continually holding Florida captive.
And he is set to give the rest of the world a dose of the radiant rays that our backyards have been soaking up for months with the release of his official video for “I’m On It.” Edited and directed by creative videographers Robert Gallardo and Justin Petrone of Status Industries, the video is a collection of performance footage over the last year as Brick has been sailing away on his sea of success.
Now after two solid snowball seasons of turning up temperatures even hotter with amped-up party rhymes and innovative styles, Brick continues to spread his infectious sound throughout the South and across the continent with his new single “Yes Sir,” which dropped the same day as the video.
News: Much Respected Tampa Rapper Fatty Duke Shakes Up the Sunshine State with Newest Video “Boomin’” featuring Gucci Mane
Tampa, Fla.- You just can’t turn on the radio or set foot inside a Florida nightclub without being captivated by the up-tempo production, quirky synthesizers and bottomless bass kicks of Tampa rapper Fatty Duke’s infectious “Boomin’” featuring A-town don Gucci Mane. Now topping himself once again, Fatty Duke shows why he has had the Sunshine State on lock for so long with the long-awaited video to “Boomin.’”
The track is produced by rapidly rising beat junkie DJ Young Cuba. And the video, shot on the gritty streets of Fatty Duke’s beloved Tampa, is the vision of creative mastermind videographer Omar Shaikah of Shaikah Films.
“’Boomin’ is just an installment of several major moves that I’m making in the upcoming months,” says Duke. “I’m about to change the way we listen to, look at, and feel music.”
Planning each move like a strategic game of chess, Duke’s upcoming project, a street album entitled Talkin’ Cash Shit hosted by DJ Winn (Cool Runnings DJs / Mr. Watch Me Work.) Set to be released on September 18, the mixtape features fellow Tampa rappers 1 Syke, Don Juan and Pro Major.
Tampa, Fla.-After years of tantalizing audiences of central Florida with dynamic dance moves, convincing acting roles and positive musical vibrations, teenage prodigy Gitt Swift heats up central Florida with his King House Records independent single and video release “Tighten Up.”
The single and video is set to be released in July 2012. The video is directed by Justin Petrone with Status Industries and includes appearances by fellow Florida rappers Young AJ and Lil Brus.
“I want to be the one to change the game,” says Gitt Swift, “and make it cool to make good positive music.”
And that is exactly what he has been doing since he was first introduced to the world of music. Born Sayquon Devonte King, the youngster’s first taste of entertainment came at the tender age of four when he performed a lead role in urban-produced film “Stuck On Broke.” Gleaming on stage, the entire audience and cast members recognized that God had graced this kid with an extraordinary talent to entertain.
News: Florida-Based Rapper Young AJ Signs Major Distribution Deal and Releases New Street Album Just Like Music
Covering another set of milestones in his career, Tampa, Fla.-based rapper Young AJ recently signed a distribution deal with Pyramid/INgrooves/Fontana/Universal. His debut single “On My Job” featuring Trick Daddy is steadily gaining momentum and his highly anticipated street album Just Like Music hosted by DJ Smallz is now available.
Tampa, Fla.- Continuing to spread motivational messages mixed with street credibility, Team Crawford musical messiah Young AJ recently landed a groundbreaking distribution deal with Miami-based independent label Pyramid Records.
Distributed through INgrooves/Fontana imprint and national powerhouse Universal Music Group, Pyramid, established in 1991, is home to an eclectic mix of talented recording artists ranging from multi-platinum political rap group Public Enemy to legendary soul band Earth Wind and Fire. AJ is the youngest blood on their roster of hit makers.
“I believe great things will be coming from this young man,” says Pyramid president Allen Jacobi.
Destined to blaze far past his roots in the Sunshine State, Young AJ’s first ray of impending superstardom is an inspirational anthem “On My Job” featuring Miami’s own hip hop veteran Trick Daddy. The record will be available on iTunes and every online retailer in June.
“I’m very proud to have an artist of Trick Daddy’s caliber as not only the featured artist on my first single, but also a supporter and friend,” says Young AJ.
Team Crawford artists’ Young AJ and Lil Brus grace the cover in the latest issue of the Atlanta-based magazine, Street Report. The magazine is available in over 17 cities Nationwide. Click Here to check out the exclusive interview with both artists.
Hussch Boy recoridng artist Famous Kid Brick lands a spread in the latest addition of Atlanta-based magazine, Street Report. The magazine is available in over 17 cities Nation Wide. Click Here to check out the exclusive interview.
Husscboy recording artist lands an interview in Miami-based magazine, ACE Entertainment.