Florida's hip-hop notoriety is going from hot to scalding with the release of Jacksonville-based DJ Bigga Rankin's latest mixtape, From Dade to Duval. It's a part of Rankin's longtime Real Nigga Radio series, where he takes urban artists and tries to break them into a larger market. Luckily for him, Brisco is already on his way to national fame, now that he has signed to Cash Money/Poe Boy, and the tracks selected here are wall-to-wall bangers. Things start off fast and ferocious, from the moment the mixtape's intro begins with Brisco taking shots at his undermatched nemesis Yung Berg. Bigga Rankin matches Brisco's lightning-fast lyrics with enough machine gun sound effects and reggae sirens to wake up a sleeping giant. From there, Brisco's amped-up hit "Bitch I'm Me" follows, as well as "Just Know Dat" featuring Flo Rida and Lil Wayne. It's an impressive way to start a hood mixtape, and things only get better from there. "This My Life" is possibly the album's best song, providing ample reason for people to follow Brisco's trajectory over the next 12 months.
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