AR's Listening Party at Circle House: "Get on My Level"
Backyard DJ hut at the Circle Village compound.
Photo by Jacob Katel
Independent hustler AR is a rapper who wants you to get on his level.
You're going to need a Bentley, several cases of Ciroc, a backyard party at the Circle House, and a single with Jim Jones.
We were there at his new music listening party on Saturday night, getting drunk, eating chicken and shrimp, and jamming to new songs like "Fire."
Check the cut for Crossfade's recap and photos.
Movers and shakers from all over the county were there to show support including higher ups from the Opium Group, chart topping songwriter Rico Love, and the Ciroc girls keeping everybody's cups full in the cold weather.
Abebe Lewis' Marketing and Branding Group put the event together. Abebe says, "I met AR and his camp on the party scene. I saw them making noise and drawing crowds wherever they went. I saw their movement so we chopped it up and made this happen."
AR is an independent artist who is originally from Little Rock, Arkansas. "I used to do my thang in Houston, Texas, but for the last two years I've been based here in Miami."
AR works with a business man named Shabazz. Shabazz works with Diddy, but he wants everyone to know that "AR has no major backing. All the cars, the bottles, the clothes, the jewelry, that's independently funded."
The listening party consisted of 5 new singles of varying styles. We particularly enjoyed a hardcore gangster tune called "Fire." There was also a reggae inspired track for the ladies, and two other songs with tales from the streets.
Although the weather was cold, the jam was on point. The people enjoyed the food, the drinks, and the music.
And at the end of the night when everybody rode out, they were probably singing the AR feat Jim Jones song "Get On My Level," which saw many respins throughout the night.
Look out for the official video directed by Colosus and his Dade Fire productions coming soon.
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