Back again for July is another page in the #PLAYBOOK, featuring the newest and hardest, coolest music each month. This is what I’m playing, listening to, from all genres. Baow baow.
Uno The Activist - Parkin' Lot Pimpin'
Never heard of Uno until this record, and I like it a lot. The track is hard and his flow is hard, too, without sounding phony and whatnot. Rxlvnd produced it, and it's really minimal and wavy. Atlanta again.
Boys Noize & Salva - Choo Choo
Everybody should know Boys Noize is one of my favorite producers. This is off of his latest project Strictly Raw vol. 1 which is what you expect from BN. Super hard Techno. Every time he's anywhere near where I'm at, I'm there. Perfect for DJs and producers to throw into their sets at ANY time.
21 Savage - Skirtt Skirtt
So this is somebody you'll be hearing about, like I told you last #PLAYBOOK. 21 is just too street, and it's refreshing because it's alot of fake street music, so at least if we're gonna be claiming Trap music and what-have-you, this is something what it should be sounding like. Especially the production behind him.
Tory Lanez - N.I.N.A. (prod. Baauer)
This record is super awesome to me because I like everything Shlomo and WEDIDIT is about, and the really cool thing about this song is Baauer produced it. People tried to glue him to the Harlem Shake record, so it's cool to see and hear the diversity. Plus it's awesome. Tory is obviously one of the rare super-talented artists, too.
Roy Wood$ ft. Drake - DRAMA (Marci Remix)
A good friend of mine passed this record on to me and told me I should flip it, and I took a few days to hear it. As soon as I did, I knew exactly why he would tell me to. The record is so damn sexy, and Roy Wood$ is extremely melodic, talking about young life. I added vocals and remixed the record for Miami and Freestyle heads. Drake obviously killed it, and HYPETRAK even thinks the remix is cool.
Key! They Hate It (prod. by Dexter Dukarus)
Duhh. I been talking about Key! for a minute but it should be kinda obvious at this point. His new project Screaming Dreams is on the way August 9th, and it's safe to say it'll be hard. Look forward to it, and Dexter is killing basically every track I hear.
Heart of the Projects - Kodak Black
Kodak Black is from down here from Pompano, like 30 miles north of Miami. He's next too; remember these songs, and listen to his last records to hear how raw his words are for 17-18. Heart of the Projects is super real and very deep for a young dude. You can hear No Flocking in episode 003 of #MARCIRADIO.
Egg Foo Young - Bass 2 Large
I heard this on Jubilee's Magic City tape with Opening Ceremony, and this record was one of them that stood out to me. It just makes you move, and it's real Miami Bass, which is what I'm on. Egg Foo Young is a G for this, and I'll definitely be playing these.
LIL UZI VERT - All Night (prod. by Cardo)
First of all, Cardo is the wave. People are asleep, and regardless of how much of a G Khalifa is, Cardo hit so many lives on Kush and OJ with his sound, and inspired me. So shout out to Cardo. I've BEEN talking about Lil Uzi, so at this point just listen to this at a loud volume. He has a record coming out soon too called Super Saiyan Trunks, which is my favorite Dragon Ball Z character. That tells me everything I need to know about Uzi.
Two-9 - My Dawgs (prod. by Dexter)
My dawgs again, literally. This came out on B4FRVR, and they just released the video. Super creative and visionary video. Makes artists re-evaluate the visuals they drop. I like the whole video, the whole song, Dexter snapped again, and this is super cool to see. Shout out to the whole Two-9.
All of these records are what I'm on, and what I'll be playing on MARCIRADIO, my sets and shows (like this weekend for the 40 oz. Bounce Miami x VOID Anniversary), and in the Uber through the AUX. Follow the SoundCloud to keep up with the #PLAYBOOK each month, and tweet me if you have songs that you can't stop listening to.
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So the #PLAYBOOK series is a new monthly set of all the newest music I'm listening to, featuring all genres and all types of music. If you're always dying for new music, you can stop tripping now. From experimental Hip-Hop to Techno, it's all gonna be here.
Myd - Same Old Brand New You
It's just an incredibly funky record. Super playful, but super serious at the same time. Instant feel-good record on the dance floor. Myd is out of France and has worked with Theophilus, founded Club Cheval, all while releasing records with Brodinski on Bromance. He has a groove. Definitely playing this a lot.
Key! - Cried In The Trap
You should know Key! by now, but if you don't it's because you're sleeping. (It's okay, that's what this is for.) Key! has had his hand in most of the big internet records (like "Wrist"), and your favorite rapper is biting him. "Cried In The Trap" is the latest record, and it just shows how easy it is for him. I've been keeping up with Key! since my time in Atlanta, and can honestly say he won't be going anywhere for a while. I've almost never heard a record I haven't liked yet. Go listen for yourself.
Plies - Thick (Snappy Jit Remix)
Plies is just a classic Florida Boy, so you know what it's gonna be with a Plies record. This record is just too Dade, and with the Uncle featured on it, it's just screaming twerk. This is my whole wave. Snappy Jit has been killing everything lately too, and I'm a fan as of late. Thick, thick, thick, thick-
21Savage - Out The Bowl ft. Key!
So OPB is Key! and friends, with 21Savage being the newest young and reckless voice from the clique. Super street music, not that watered-down commercial sh*t they like to claim. This is the stuff that's super awesome to me, for personal reasons, and because I feel like this is the new punk. 21Savage has a story behind him, and TrapMoneyBenny producing the record is gonna give you that Zay 2.0 feel every time. Rider music.
Djedjotronic - TRAFFIC
Instant favorite. If you know anything about me, or about Miami Bass, this record is just too nostalgic. Super accurate, and it just takes you right back to 1987. This is the sound I stand for, and plan on having everybody popping and locking again. Djedjotronic has been a favorite of mine since about two years ago, and it doesn't look like that's changing soon.
Big Sean ft. Jhene Aiko - I Know (Miami Marci Remix)
This record is special to me. I like what Big Sean's doing, I love Jhene, and I re-imagined this record to move and feel like Miami and Brazil. It's definitely Miami, it's definitely Freestyle, it's definitely Baile Funk for my Brazilians, and it's obviously gonna make you dance. Duhhhh. If you listen closely, too, you might hear yours truly in the background.
Etnik - MVMT No. 2
Etnik is out of Germany, and I wrote about him previously. His last record Celsius has me tripping, and now this one has me tripping again. Super aggressive, super dirty, and super technical. This is the Electronic stuff that pushes everybody to be better and make better music. Can't wait to play this in a dark room.
Denzel Curry - Captain Sea Fonk
Zel has been snapping. I'm super proud of Denzel Curry, because he's an example of staying true and having a team around you to push your vision. Curry is repping very hard for Miami, more specifically Carol City, and it's time for it to be like this. The record feels like 8:30 at night down 183rd. I can't help but vibe and feel like the man to this. Go buy 32Zel/Planet Shrooms right now, because these are the projects you're supposed to spend the few bucks on.
Maelstrom - 20150602MFDCV
DJ tools. Miami Bass is all over this one, and it had me frowning up as soon as I heard it. Another dark, sweaty Techno record reminiscent of Miami Beach and 808s all over the world. I'll definitely be mixing old R&B into this to have fun. Maelstrom is out of France also, and works closely with the Louisahhh!!! and the Bromance family too, so all of this makes sense.
Miami Marci - Young ft. Jace and Curtis Williams
This song means a whole lot to me. Jace and Curtis Williams are out of Atlanta, part of arguably the most forward rap collective in recent time, Two-9. I recorded this record between Miami in Atlanta, around the time Mike Will dropped Ransom. I'm glad to be able to call these dudes and the whole Two-9 gang my homies, and this is that record for the 2015 Young Man. It's an anthem, Jace vibes, Curtis snapped, and Prodigal Son is about to go crazy.
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Thursday the 26th is a movie.
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The second episode of MARCIRADIO 002 is live. Tropical Trapping: vol. II. My curated picks of the hardest new music right now.
So today marks the last day of 2014. This was an intense year. One of the most relevant and most eventful transitional time periods - not just for myself, but for a lot of people. The only thing that really keeps coming to mind through it all, is that everything happens for a reason. Everybody's in the pursuit of their ideal. Their ideal career, relationship, paper, and everything else. Everybody wants to be established. The most important thing to realize through it all is that everything happens for a reason, and all you're supposed to do is be thankful and have faith.
We have the awesome opportunity of life, and it's a crazy gift. You learn the lessons as you go, and they hurt most times, but in the end you see that everything was what it was supposed to be. You're supposed to learn from your mistakes and apply it forward to be the best person you can be. Faith is required, though. Faith in something. Even if it's the fact that you believe there's nothing to believe in, that's better than being out here blind. Be thankful.
Everyday I wake up, and when I wake up, the first thing I tweet is "Up and thankful." If you even have an iPhone, there's really so much to be thankful about in your life situation that it doesn't even make sense to charge up all your little stupid problems. Because that's what they really are;
Stupid little problems.
This year was literally upside down. A lot of people feel that way. Everybody has their problems. Everybody wants to help their relatives. Everybody wants to cop new cars, grab new clothes, go have fun, but these things are always there. Just be thankful for the opportunity to experience it all, because everyone has their share of stuff they wanna fix. You just have to literally have faith in yourself and go hard. What you think becomes your reality. Literally.
All of 2014, I focused on getting back right. Getting rid of all the distractions, getting rid of all the negativity, stupidity, and especially ego. That whole phony "trying to be the coolest" wave is over with. Nobody's perfect, and everybody is out here just trying to be as ill as they can be. Once I re-centered and got back to focusing on what's important to me, my family, mastering my craft and my wave, and just trusting in God, you start to see everything surrender and fall right into place. Through all the BS and all of the crazy points in life, you always get to the joy afterwards and look back to realize that it was all gonna be straight.
For 2015, let's just try to be as dope and as positive as possible. We saw a lot of darkness this year and it's gonna get a lot worse, but it can get better if people look at each other and try to help people as much as we can. I have so much in store for 2015, and to have made it this far and be alive is a blessing. For that, I'm living out loud and going off.
Prodigal Son 1.16.15.
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So on Wednesday I flew back to Atlanta for the release party highlighting Mike Will's #RANSOM Mixtape, and when I tell you it was a movie, it literally was. So awesome to be with all of my real homies from my days in Atlanta, and to see everybody's progress in music, art, and just life in general is always the coolest thing to me. Hopped on a flight, partied with all my homies, made some of the best music for 2015, ate Waffle House, and Uber'd all over the place. Can't say I didn't have an awesome time.