NAHP Studios flips vape culture on its head with their latest “This My Last One” hoodie drop.
Vapes were created as an healthier alternative to smoking cigarettes but in reality you are just trading one habit for another. Smokers and vapors will always claim “Oh yeah bro this is my last one, I’m done after this” but we all know right after we leave the party they are hitting up the Wawa for another Puff Bar.
The front of the hoodie features a vapor filled graphic with a NAHP vape featuring the flavor “Berry Addicting” with This My Last One featured above that. The back of the hoodie spells out “Not Another House Party” with consume responsibly featured below.
Really hype to see what NAHP has up their sleeve next, or possibly even more additions to this collection in the future.
The homies at REACH are back with the latest addition to their “Testament” collection, featuring the iconic quote “You Ain’t right with REACH, If You Ain’t Right With God”.
The brand new “Hemp” color way with cream 3-D puffed ink might be my favorite of the entire collection. It’s probably the hemp and cream color combination but this piece has a bit of NYC vibes to me like some 90s Era shit. Whenever I see this shirt I just wanna put on some Wu Tang or Griselda.
The last two color ways in the collection had more of a summer time vibe but this one was made for the upcoming Fall and Winter days. Since I have the rest of the collection it’s only right I go pick up the latest installment, you already know it’s gonna be heavy in the rotation.
Just like everything the homies drop this piece is very limited and once it’s gone it’s gone. Everything is Made In REACH.
Been doing the 727 Hip Hop Classics reviews for about a year or so now but I wanted to switch it up and shed some light on some of the shorter projects to come out of the burg. We are kicking the series off with what could quite possibly be my favorite project from Local Muzik Groups own Mari So Dope “O.Y.C.P.F.F” or “ Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires”.
The project starts off with the jazzy “Gabrielle” with production from frequent collaborator Smoke Dawg. Whenever Mari touches the mic he always brings a pinpesque confidence. It was dope how he flipped the “phone jumpin like Gabrielle” hook into several different parts of the verses.
It’s always a vibe when Mari & Ari Chi link up especially on “34th & 18th”. This track really hits home for me because I’ve lived on 18th Ave pretty much my whole life. This one of them joints you jam out to while your rollin down 34th St.
Mari always kills it with the phone call interludes, with another dope one setting up the Smoke Dawg produced “Autumn”. Mari is always switching up the speed and style of his flow sometimes even a couple of times on one single verse. The “Breathe from Fatigue” line has been stuck in my head for a minute now.
At this point “Will Pimp Pt. 2” is one of the greatest songs in the history of St.Pete Hip Hop. From all the quotables like “My Dawg just jumped Calvin Cambridge” to the Trill beat to all the pimp talk from Mari, this track has it all. The video gives the track another life but either way this is one of them ones.
“Gator” featuring fellow Young Local Ameen Spade sounds like one of them old school Local Muzik joints from back in the day. The chilled out production from Smoke Dawg fits the 727 vibe perfectly for two of the cities best to just craft another classic. Ameen Spade has always been one of my favorite lyricists so whenever we get a verse from him I get hype. Mari is always painting pictures of St.Pete lifestyle with his words, making his songs even more relatable.
With a discography so rich with classics it was only right to show love to one of my favorite projects in the entire history of St.Pete Hip Hop. Keep it locked to Jit Camp for the next St.Pete Hip Hop Essential EP review.
Cowboy By Takeo teams up with Tattoo Artist Doghunter3k to create a tattoo inspired collab tee and splash sheet just screaming to get inked on skin.
Cowboy and Doghunter3k came together and drew up images containing elements that fit each artists style and themes. To me it’s almost like if you put Trigun into a “Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas” situation but from the world of Cowboy By Takeo.
The front of the tee features the images from the splash sheet. The back features the Cowboy By Takeo X Doghunter3k logo. Only 24 shirts have been made available, making this a rare gem for all the Cowboy collectors.
Each pieces includes a copy of the splash sheet that inspired the collab. I really dig all the new accessories featured in the sheet like the cigs. The Bounty Hunter motif is always a place I wanted to see Cowboy enter, on some bandit shit. All the images are ready to be tattooed or mixed and matched to your liking.
Like I mentioned before this collab is limited to 24 pieces total. Everyone that wants Cowboy will be able to get Cowboy.
The good people at High Tolerance ENT are back with another brazy tour. They linked back up with Robb Bank$ after his successful tour a few months back, but this time Robb is bringing along underground staple Craig Xen as well as a slew of Tampa Bay Hip Hop favorites to stack up the show, making the event can’t miss.
No stranger to the Tampa Bay Area, Robb Bank$ consistently puts on a great show no matter the occasion. I really hope he plays “Griffith Did Nothing Wrong” it’s one of my favorites. The whole crowd is gonna be reppin the set once “430 Kuban Doll” comes on,
No stranger to the underground scene H-Towns own Craig Xen has been due for a performance in Tampa Bay and this tour gives him the perfect opportunity to do so. I am really hype to see what Xen brings to a live show since his music has so much energy.
It wouldn’t be a High Tolerance show without DJ Skum on the 1s & 2s. With the two headliners bringing so much energy on their own, it’s safe to say Skum will have the crowd amped up playing the biggest hits in the underground as well as putting you on some hidden gems from the scene.
So hype to see Sunny Fritz perform a live set. He brings so much energy with his stage presence has it is. Hopefully he’s got some of my favorites like “Dangerous”, “Off The Shits”, and “Bluhdy Moneyy” on the set list. I know he’s been in the studio as of late so we might get some unreleased joints off his upcoming project to hold fans over.
Jit Camp Bonfire Podcast alumni Seafoodsteve his returning to the show scene right where he belongs. We touched on how much he thrives off the crowd so you already know seafood is gonna bring it. Hopefully we get a couple joints from the Florida Underground classic “The Passing” as well as some of the new music he has been working on. “ Versace Bob Ross” is a must.
Boysenberry Clan representatives Vonzell Sly & Lil Devilman will be in the building, performing joints off of both their latest projects. From Sly I am hype to hear “5 Dollaz” live. Lil Devilman just dropped “Whatatrip” so expect him to play a few joints off there. If they end out their set with “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” I can leave the show a happy man.
Staple of the Tampa Bay Hip Hop scene YZM will also be blessing us with a set. I know he’s got a couple new projects dropping to end out the year so we might get some preview of those joints. “Love Sick Black Summer” is one of my favorite projects of the year, so I am it will be interesting to see if YZM picks anything off that project to add to the set list.
The kings of the Pop Up game REACH are back at it again, hosting Robb’s pop up during the day featuring some exclusive merch, possibly only available in the Tampa Bay Area. See what other product the homies at REACH have available as well, they are always dropping game changing pieces.
I need everyone across the entire Tampa Bay Area to pull up for this show, and get a taste of the type of energy High Tolerance ENT is bringing to the Tampa Bay Area.
Over the past year or so Deezy Wee The Reaper has been pioneering his own chopped up/ slowed down mixes over in the 813. The “Grave Mix” is an outlet for artists to drop unreleased music that is just sitting in their file graveyard. Whether you smoked out or just lurkin with tha homies the Grave Mix is on some reap shit. Welcome to tha Grave Mix!
The inaugural mix features unreleased joints from The Reaper himself. All the spooky drops and horror film cuts add into the Grave theme. I dig how the beat will still be at normal speed but Deezy will slow down the vocals, giving off a haunting presence.
Vol.II is my favorite Pre Guapo Era Grave Mixes. This was the first installment featuring other artists, dubbed the Grave List. Vern Sr, Indie Indigo, Richie Guapo, John Lam, & 750ds. Anytime old school film clips are sampled on a project I get hype. This mix is Trill af. It’s rare nowadays to see artists still trying to push Trill culture forward especially in Florida, but Deezy comes at it with a genuine approach while adding in his own flavor. The more cloud rap and Trill tracks selected for this mix are what make it my favorite.
From the Grave List to hosting the Grave Mix, this is the first installment to feature Richie Guapo as host. This installment features joints from Guapo himself, E$krilla, Vern Sr, Fetti Suo, Lil Page, YZM, Sunny Fritz, and Indie Indigo. Whenever the old school wresting drops are added in to the beginning of each track I get so hype. I think Deezy still had my favorite joint on this mix, his style fits perfectly with the Grave Mix concept.
The 4th installment of the Grave Mix is for all the smokers. Deezy & Guapo hand picked some of the haziest tracks from Cloudmaster Price, Drogotdoe, Three D. Swayze, Nico Sweet, Juice Ronaldo, Pusha Preme, and Guapo himself. My favorite joints off the mix come from Drogotdoe & Swayze. This is the mix you just roll up and lurk out to. It was really dope every the Grave Mix of “Hennydropguap”.
The fifth and latest installment of the Grave Mix is one of my favorites to date. With possibly the biggest Grave List to date it’s hard to argue this one. Deezy & Guapo hit everyone off rips with the haunting intro track from Tony Handz. The Grave List includes YZM, Big Kaino, Dior Ding/ Té Tha Dawn, Lil Page, In Debt Chet, Leethal, Fetti Suo, Dosja Off Tha Cornaa, Indie Indigo, as well as Deezy & Guapo. This installment included artists out of the Tampa scene which was a nice look.
With Grave Mix Vol.VI waiting in the shadows it’s only a matter of time until the Reaper opens the Grave again with another stacked list. Hopefully one day we can bring the $luggs from 727 to the Grave for one big $lugged out Grave Mix, crossing over both sides of the bay.
AJ Peterson is one of the most prolific creatives in the entire Tampa Bay Scene. From his art work, to his music solo and with the band Open Culture, to his video & clothing work with Goodjobadult, and creative director work for Darkaire management, AJ pretty much does it all. For this feature I wanted to show some love to his art work he has for sale on his DEPOP site.
I really dig the abstract approach used in AJ’s work. Usually their is some sort of monstrous figure or figures present in each piece, almost a reflection of the society we live in. The city mentioned in the title is featured behind the figure with “Not Your City” featured above. “Eat Your Problems” can have many meanings but I’ll leave that up to the viewer.
This untitled peace reminds me of the lizard people they say hollowed out the moon to take over the earth. This could also be referenced in the small stock figures featured below the grinning monster.
The greven figure wearing shoes in this piece called “Leader” remind me of the taking couch from “Pee Wee’s Playhouse” but with shoes on. The figure appears to be at some abstract lemonade stand offering “Fresh Squeezed Citrus”. I dig the almost patchwork approach to the piece.
“Common Goal” is one of my favorite pieces from AJ. I really dig the black, red, and yellow color scheme. The money bag represents the common goal we all have and the power of a dollar. The figure comes off as a bang robber to me, flaunting his bag of money.
The weird sound frequencies surrounding the piece I feel represent the alarm factor referenced in the title. Notice the arrows pointing down next to “rate” and the arrows pointing up on the right side of the piece. In the shoe holding the head of the figure it appears a different scene is going on. Champagne bottles make a couple appearances in this piece.
This piece “Blast Off” features arrows as well which are becoming a recurring theme of AJ’s work. The figure shown in the middle of the piece has similar characteristics to the one featured in “Common Goal”, both have their eyes on the dollar signs.
If any of these pieces catch your fancy hit the homie up or pick one up from his DEPOP site trashbagboy.
We take it back where my love for Cowboy By Takeo began, on the DEPOP page. The homie is dropping all the one of one statement pieces on here, for the true fashion sommeliers. Here’s a feature on a few of the pieces available in the shop.
Known for their Cowboy Ink splattered jean jacket statement pieces, Cowboy By Takeo flip the concept by adding the technique to pants. The vintage reworked denim is layered with a colorful pastel ink which are then in an over for multiple sessions, allowing each layer of color to pop, everything is done in house.
Love the yellow hits on these Classic Levis 511 straight denim are a total vibe. I am pretty sure the yellow jean jacket is my favorite jacket piece so this feels like a companion to that. Anytime the Cowboy logo is incorporated even in small hits I’m sold. Shout out to Balaclava Boys and Fuck Tha Feds. I like how the ink almost looks like distressing.
Really dig the logo hits on the front of these Dickie carpenter denim. The ink work on the back pockets is brazy and really the centerpiece of the pants. The blue, pink, and green color splashes surprisingly work really well.
The whole front of the canvas is used on this piece, coming off like an exploding sun with orange, red, and white hits. No Cowboy branding on these but the minimalism works well on this one.
From no logos to a whole gang of Cowboys. These Levi carpenter denim jeans might be my favorite piece of this latest drop from Cowboy. The color work on the back pockets reminds me of a graffiti wall tagged by Cowboy.
I really dig how the Cowboy logo looks in white especially surrounded by the barrage of colors Cowboy implements on these vintage Levis 501. I would love to see Cowboy possibly flip this approach onto tees.
The color drip at the top of these Levis 517 reminds me of rain that would appear on a painting but the whole idea takes another form when it’s splashed on vintage denim. For some reasons these joints remind me of NY and now I wanna bump “Hardknock” by Joey Bada$$.
These reworked Levi 501 capris are some next level shit. The homies at Cowboy incorporated hand embroidered flowers into the piece, brining the detail work to the next level. The pattern going down the sides of each leg is a dope touch that one might not notice on first glance.
That dollar sign just hits different on these Carhartt blue jeans. One of my favorite touches Cowboy does is whenever he used a big splash of different colors he always incorporates a little white to make the whole picture pop.
Hit up the Cowboy By Takeo Depop site for all of these pieces. Commissions are always welcome so bring your ideas to life. After this insane collection of denim jeans I hope an anticipated denim collab is in reach.
Bringing a more street sound that has been missing in Tampa Bay Hip Hop scene, Lil Fancy & E $krilla push the sound forward on “Twins” with production mainly handled by Heavykev and the rest of the infamous Key Kartel. Free $krilla!
The project starts off with the bouncy “Right Over Left”. Fancy & $krilla made the perfect ride out music. The flows go brazy as well as the bars. The brim line from Fancy was a standout for me. Heavykev went stupid with the beat.
“El Stupido” sounds like it’s straight outta Brash Bandiboot. Whenever $killa or Fancy use that sort of whisper flow it’s my favorite. It’s so menacing yeah coherent even that the opps get the message. Definitely one of my favorite joints on the project.
Heavykev has one of my favorite producer tags in the game. “Wit My Naybor” is one of them ride out joints for sure. Peril Sensei & ACE NH where nice additions to the track adding in a more double time flow to the ride out sound.
“Fruit Shit” featuring Yung Slugga is some gangster shit for sure. I love that haunting sound in the background of the beat, setting the tone for Fancy & Slugga. From the John Cens reference to the Blueprint line this one has it all.
“Block Hot” featuring Q5 & Yung Slugga will definitely hit home for all the block stars. Q5 went brazy on his verse, really dug his verse. Fancy has one of the best voices for Rap I have heard. Fancy’s lyrics always feel 100% and original, he’s really out here in his own lane.
“Ceiling Fan” featuring MTE Sosa is exactly my vibe. This one reminds me of one of those old school Gucci Mane joints where him and the squad just rip a menacing piano beat. The way $krilla & MTE Sosa’s flows meshed on this one was an interesting route to go with, big vibes.
“Owe Me One” puts Fancy & $krilla in a more melodic lane but the way Fancy flips his vocals doesn’t come off as corny, he’s still on some gangster shit.
“Walk In” has one of my favorite hooks from $krilla. His faster pace flow over the glistening piano keys is the perfect pair. All the cheese references at the end of the track was definitely a highlight and dope rhyme scheme.
“Unfook” produced by Heavykev puts Lil Fancy on his western shit. The beginning sample sounds like some shit out of an old Cowboy movie, with Lil Fancy as the shooter. This one has big anthem vibes for me.
“Meg The Stallion” feels like it could be played at an Island Strip Club. The sort of Grave Mix aspect Richie Guapo provided on his remix of the track really brought a different vibe, which was a great change up at the mid point of the project. Definitely one of my standouts. This one on some Trill shit, on Prx Jit!
We are right back on that hype shit with “Once It Started” produced by Key Kartel’s own Thump Money. Love the energy and menacing piano beat on this one. The gravely whisper flows from both Fancy & $krilla bring it all together. Fancy went stupid on the hook.
“Highkey” featuring Peril Sensei just makes me wanna get in my whip and ride around the block as fast as possible burning the loudest za . The beat provided by Heavykev is light hearted but still fits in with the rest of the beats in the project. $krilla went brazy when he said “Yes I love my choppa but this Nina come in handy”.
“Of Course” puts Fancy & $krilla back over some menacing piano keys provided by Heavykev. Who knew a piano could hit this hard. One of my favorite Fancy lines is when he says “I’ve been off the porch for like 24 years, but I’m 25.”
Really love the approach Fancy & $krilla took on for the “Day N Night (interlude)”. The more slowed down track feels like something they crafted after a long day in the trap. The dreamy production by Santiago Purp brings the listener into the clouds with Fancy & $krilla.
One of my standout joints on the project is “Gucci Print”. Fancy’s deep voice brings this haunting vibe to the song, working as the perfect companion to Heavykev’s menacing beat. The video takes this joint to another level so I would definitely check that out.
“Briminal” is on some wavy shit. Both Fancy & $krilla approached this track with a more lighter flow but it works with the hazy beat. Whenever the duo pop up on a more slowed down beat they still bring mad energy, just from a different approach.
“Summertime” produced by Heavykev is on some big Tampa Bay shit. This that track you just put on at the function or beach event and will have everyone goin brazy. This is one of my favorite hooks from Fancy, I really dig when he brings more of those melodic vibes.
The beat “Ayy” starts off as some Kingdom Hearts sounding shit but then transforms into one of the hardest Trap beats I’ve ever heard. Fancy & $krilla just spazz over the flute and piano sampled production. This that shit you just way your Glock round to. The flow $krilla used towards the end of the track was a dope touch.
At this point “Meg The Stallion” is a Tampa Bay classic track. This shit needs to be playin at all the strip clubs on both sides of the bay.
“Dangerous” ends out the project on a more hazier vibe. Again Fancy is killin it with these melodic hooks. Some how the duo is able to make the tracks feel light while still saying some of the hardest street shit in the game.
For me Lil Fancy & E $krilla make the perfect street music that fits the Tampa Bay Area. You can have fun to it while still being on some gang shit. Key Kartel crafts the best soundscapes for Fancy & $krilla to reek havoc in. Really hype for Fancy’s upcoming project, but until then imma have the whole 727 ridin out to “Twin”. You know how we bumin, free $krilla!
With the success of Sage The Fox’s “Genesis” release party, the Darkaire family is back with a stacked lineup of performers and vendors to end out the fall.
Sage The Fox is one of my favorite artists in the entire Tampa Bay scene. I know he’s gonna kill it with some joints off “Genesis” like “Grease Monkey” or “Monica Lewinsky”. Who knows we might even hear a couple unreleased joints from the fox.
I haven’t had a chance to see Vonzell Sly perform live yet but I am really hype for his set. I feel like “5 Dollaz” is gonna hit different in front of a live crowd. It would be dope if he brought out Lil Devilman to perform “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”. Everyone is gonna be floating during Sly’s set.
Darkaire’s own TallPaul will be hitting the stage performing a couple joints off his upcoming project as well as the cult classic “At The Bends”. This one is gonna be can’t miss, you know Paul is gonna do some zany shit.
MEL. The 8th snapped at “Another Barely Legal Show”. I’m hype to hear some of the new joints he’s been working on since the last show. The crowd is gonna explode as soon as the beat for “Fuck” comes on.
Deleteeglitch has been killing it with the roll out for his upcoming project “Oh Boy! This Is My Lucky Day!” His visuals are always bonkers so I am interested to see what the homie is going to bring to a live performance.
No stranger to the stage Sean.MP3 will be bringing the futuristic vibes to the show, and he’s bringing along some friends as well. Maybe it’s the homies Rishi Beats & Kalibmusix or Sean’s own crew 40 Band Culture made up of Pink Lemonade & Clueless. Either way Sean always brings brazy energy.
Thx. will also be in the building showcasing some beats as well as a few other surprises. Their production on “Grease Monkey” & “Jesse Owens” for Sage The Fox on “Genesis” are definitely some stand outs.
Interstellah will also be hitting the stage at the event. Not sure if he’s bringing out a new mix he’s been working on or some unreleased beats.
It’s always a blessing when Garbäj pops up. After their insane tie dye drop as well as the jeans they have been dropping as of late are definitely changing the game. Knowing Garbäj their will probably be some exclusive gear available for supporters.
Balaclava Boys is pretty much essential for any dope pop up in the Tampa Bay Area. From the gun plushies to the “Fuck Tha Feds” tees there’s some for everyone. Pick up one of the jackpot tees for a surprise.
Crunk Punk is bringing the vintage vibes to the event. Known for having pieces a little on the stranger side, I can’t wait to see what hidden gems will be on display.
Food will be available from Radcardo and zaza will be available from Mary Jane Comforts for those that partake.
If you really down for the Tampa Bay underground scene come out and show love to the gang. It’s dope to see the 727 side of the scene get an opportunity to host such a stacked show.