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This Week In Miami Hip-Hop: Bobby Biscayne, Kent Jones, and More

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We’ve been giving South Florida plenty of reasons to love #NewMusicFridays over the last few weeks, but this week is special. Kent Jones released his followup single to “Don’t Mind” earlier than expected. Pitbull’s prodigy Bobby Biscayne has finally given us his debut project that we’ve all been waiting for. 

And newcomers like XaliUnknwn, MeRCY, and Prospectt are all doing their part to remain consistent and keep promising careers alive. Check out what you missed this week.

5. Bobby Biscayne, Dinner at Prime (Mixtape).  

Bobby Biscayne finally serves up the main course with his debut mixtape, Dinner at Prime. The Miami native put together ten fresh records including “Like Me” and “Wrist” featuring Cash Money’s Compton Menace and Constantine. The Cuban-American rapper, who was born Joevanny Astorga, also called on producers like Purp Dogg, the 45z, Mikey the Magician, and more to contribute dope beats for the mixtape, which was released via Pitbull’s Mr. 305 Inc. and his own record label, Biscayne Records.

4. Kent Jones, “Alright.”

We the Best’s Kent Jones went Gold with his breakthrough single “Don’t Mind” and he plans to up the ante with his followup record, “Alright.” Jones channels his love for Earth, Wind & Fire by taking on the essence of their classic hit “Let’s Groove” on the upbeat, feel-good record that’s currently sweeping the internet. His high-pitched chorus is enough to awaken the soul of the late Maurice White, send chills down your spine, and make you feel, well, alright. 

3. MeRCY featuring. Bishop, “Bermuda Triangle.”

Miami’s own MeRCY is back with another ominous banger. The rapper recruits his boy Bishop to throw down chaotic and defensive bars over a new solidified beat. Both budding emcees spit their evil verses as if they were the last bars they had on earth. And with that, MeRCY and Bishop prove they’ve got what it takes to fight their way out of the “Bermuda Triangle.”

2. Xali, “Never Down” (Video).

Broward county rapper XaliUnknwn dropped off the official visual for his latest single, “Never Down.” In the clip, we get a better understanding of his upbringing in South Florida as he lives out his daily routine in his family’s home. The SoFlo lyricist keeps it real as the record, produced by Minati Bass & Alex Freedo, acts as the soundtrack to his daily life. His latest visual effort comes in support of his recent EP Real Every Day, which is available now.

1. Prospectt, “Rain, Rain.”

Not long after dropping off his Are We Done or Are We Finished EP, Dade County emcee Prospectt releases his brand-new club banger that will make any stripper pull a few stunts on the pole. Don’t get it twisted, though — the rapper and beatmaker linked up with “Blow a Check” producer Smash David to ensure that this new track will turn any occasion into an instant party. Add this one to your weekend playlist immediately.

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