The 9th Annual Florida Entertainment Summit is heading to Orlando, FL “The City Beautiful” on November 21 – 24, 2013 during the famed Florida Classic weekend to produce Florida’s premier entertainment networking event for emerging talent. For the very first time, in its 9-year history, the Florida Entertainment Summit (FESummit) will be organized outside of Miami. FESummit is sponsored in part by leading Orlando based promotions company, Frontline Promotions and Marketing, Inc providing FESummit seamless integration into the Orlando market.
In addition to events surrounding the historic Florida Classic featuring college rivals Florida A&M University & Bethune Cookman University, FESummit will feature panel discussions, fashion showcases, meet & greet opportunities with film, music and television executives. Previous FESummit participants included International Mega Star Flo Rida, Grammy Award Winner John Legend, Film Producer Will Packer, Platinum Recording Artist Rick Ross, Playgigit.com’s founder John Acunto, Producer Jim Jonsin, Recording Star and Philanthropist Trina and a host of others. (more…)
St. Pete, Fla.-Just when you thought that soul in R&B music was long lost and forgotten, multi – talented singer / songwriter / producer D.Wyte comes in the nick of time to put romance and maturity back into music with the release of his sultry lead single “Body Talk.”
A slow, grinding groove accented by D.Wyte pouring his heart out over a thumping 808 drum track, “Body Talk” adequately sets the mood for any romantic encounter. “Simply put, it’s where desire meets passion,” explains D.Wyte.
The steamy lead single is just a taste of what D.Wyte has to offer from his forthcoming Elitascend-released EP Stages of a Man set to be released this Fall. Featuring feel-good testaments like “Don’t Tell,” “Wait For Me,” “Friend Request” and “Proposal,” Stages of a Man boasts soul-stirring stories of men’s rites of passage to manhood and maturity. (more…)
News: Florida Rapper Robby Goode Tells of his Rise from the Bottom of the Gutter to Penthouse Partying on his EP From The Beach 2 Da Streetz
West Palm Beach, Fla.- Everybody loves the story of the underdog who turns nothing into something with nothing but his wit and own blood, sweat and tears. When every dime is earned from getting your own hands dirty, respect is given to the grind.
South Florida’s newest sensation Robby Goode is the epitome of that Tony Montana mentality. From the bloody Florida streets to partying all night in Jacuzzi suites overlooking the Gulf, Goode gives up the sour and the sugar of his life on forthcoming EP From The Beach 2 Da Streetz.
Available for download on RobbyGoode.com Aug 7, the five-track EP is follow-up to his breakout single “Riding High” featuring MHG’s lethal weapon Compton Menace. It also boasts such simmering tracks as 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. (more…)
Who knew that after being leaked to a South Georgia DJ that Hussch Boy flagship artist Famous Kid Brick’s infectious single “Who Dat” would blow up like this?
But in only a few short weeks, the record has grown legs on its own and sprinted through the South like a track star on steroids. Now, because of the positive feedback and popular demand, “Who Dat” will release Tuesday July 30 to Brick’s eager fan base.
“Before we knew it, we we’re getting calls that people heard it on the radio and it was on a lot of different mixtapes,” says Brick.
And with good reason. Produced by musical maestro 22 Bitches, the record’s hypnotic synthesizers and harmonizing chimes over Brick’s boisterous rhymes of fast cash, fast cars and fast women have given the Tampa, Fla.-based independent heavyweight rapper another hit record to add to his long list of club bangers.
Visit www.FamousKidBrick.com July 30th to Download “Who Dat” for FREE.
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Lakeland, Fla.- He officially put his Polk County, Fla. stomping grounds on the map with last year’s runaway single “Badd.” He exploded online with more than a million hits of YouTube music videos like the booty-bouncing “Bend N’ Get It.” And he has been selling out shows all across the Sunshine State.
Now, central Florida’s latest superstar rapper Leegit finally gives the people what they’ve been waiting for with the upcoming release of his long-awaited album 25/8 on independent label Xcluii Music Group.
“The album is geared towards fans of good music who also like to have fun, dance and party,” says Leegit. “It’s basically a diary of my experiences over the past year- covering everything from love to balling, even to snakes in the grass.” (more…)
News: Famous Kid Brick to Open for Bad Boy/Interscope artist MGK’s Raise The Flag Florida Tour July 25th – July 28th
St. Petersburg, Fla.- Fresh off the Lace Up Tour and currently promoting his latest mixtape Black Flag, Bad Boy/Interscope recording artist Machine Gun Kelly is set to launch the biggest four-city tour the Sunshine State has ever seen on his highly publicized Raise the Flag Florida tour.
And there’s only one independent rapper in the state of Florida with a strong enough fan base and stage show so exhilarating to hold his own alongside MGK. That rapper’s name is Famous Kid Brick.
Sponsored VYBE Nation and AAA Entertainment, the tour kicks off at Jacksonville venue Brewster’s Roc Bar on July 25, resumes in Orlando at Firestone Live on July 26 and continues to Pompano on July 27 and Tampa on July 28. And Hussch Boy Productions flagship artist Famous Kid Brick will be the opening act for all Florida shows for the Billboard-topping rapper.
“We’re very excited to have Famous Kid Brick join the MGK ‘Raise The Flag’ Florida Tour,” says Neal Carter, CEO of Vybe Nation. “Brick has worked hard over the last few years, has a versatile fan base and an amazing show! He’ll fit right in!”
Here’s another club banger from St.Petersburg artist Cristol who has had the clubs going crazy over the past year with a colossal movement centered around his last singles, #AssSoPhat and #WhoYouFinnaTry. This single definitely keeps the movement going and has now been officially added to rotation on Wild 94.1.
Tampa, Fla.- Whether putting points on the board from major plays on the field or in the bedroom, Tampa, Fla. rapper P.Kumlawdi (pronounced cum laude) scores big with his latest crowd-pleasing single “Touchdown.”
Produced by musical mastermind Trakman, the up-tempo club jam boasts a catchy hook and sports/sex metaphors atop thumping kick drums, slapping snaps and even referee whistles. This is the perfect for any sports bar, club or house party.
“I make music to have fun and put out a message for people to relate to,” says P.Kumlawdi. “You can see my words as I say them. My words touch people. You can feel them when I play them.”
Born in Tampa’s infamous College Hill public housing projects, P. used sports as a way to escape his destitute situation. He landed a football scholarship to college and during his senior year, he began writing raps to pass the time. His roommate used to sing so one day, P asked him to write a song together. That one record turned into an entire mixtape.
Although the mixtape garnered much respect around campus, he had to put music to the side to concentrate on sports. He was eventually drafted into the NFL but still wrote rhymes in his spare time.
For three years straight, P perfected his craft and won several talent shows around town. In April 2012, he dropped his first official mixtape The Miseduction of P.Kumlawdi hosted by DJ Headbussa. The mixtape single “7 Grams” got a lot of good responses from a video posted on WorldStarHipHop.com. (more…)
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NEWS: Breakout Singer/Songwriter Nanu Kenzie Creates Her Own Lane in the Clubs with Runaway Single “Now or Later”
Tampa, Fla.- It’s not hard to tell that Brooklyn-born bad girl Nanu Kenzie is just as bitter as she is sweet on her takeoff debut single “Now or Later” featuring Tampa rapper Tom G.
Tearing through nightspots across the Southeast with its infectious, up-tempo production, quirky synthesizers and Nanu’s hard-edged lyrics, the single is the perfect introduction for her forthcoming mixtape Welcome to Splitzville Vol. 1 due this summer.
“If you don’t have the clubs on lock, you got nothing,” Nanu protests. “‘Now and Later’ is cocky and confident and that’s the vibe I wanted everybody to feel.”
And she is sure to retain that same cocky and confident vibe throughout the Welcome to Splitzville Vol. 1. Case in point is the cut “99 Problems,” where she spits lyrics like “you make a b**ch wanna do voodoo.” It runs chills down your back and yet still leaves you wanting more.
Nanu also introduces her alter-ego “Evo L” (“love” spelled backwards). On “EvolLove,” she puts her own sinister spin on a remix of T. Rone’s popular single “Hello Love.” (more…)
News: Sneek Da PuppetMaster is Creeping on a Major Come-up with Brand New Single “Back in Power” and Forthcoming Debut Album
Orlando, Fla.-After making a name for himself across the Southeast and Midwest with three successful mixtapes and an EP, Memphis-born, Orlando-based rapper Sneek Da PuppetMaster comes back like he never left with the spanking new single “Back in Power.”
Already beginning to make noise in the Southern region with the braggadocios single, Sneek is perfectly positioning himself for the July 4 release of his forthcoming debut album Sneek Is Da Name By Da Way.
“I plan to change the game and not just be in it,” says Sneek. “I’m here to evolve the culture, set some standards and write some new guidelines.” (more…)
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.”