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This Week in Miami Hip-Hop: Mr. Mauricio, Kodak Black, and More

After DJ Khaled rocked the airwaves with his new Drake collaboration “For Free," Miami’s other top artists like Rick Ross and Ace Hood followed suit by dropping major tracks this week. The Carol City native brought together the A-team of his Maybach Music Group for a track called "Make It Work."

Broward rapper Ace Hood delivered his ode to the NBA Finals while 103.5 the Beat's Mr. Mauricio also made waves with his unique collaboration with Rick Ross, Yo Gotti, and the now-incarcerated Troy Ave. Check up on the this week’s new tunes from Ricky Rozay, Ace Hood, and other Florida artists like Kodak Black and Thirston Howell III below. 

5. Ace Hood, "4th QTR"

Broward rapper Ace Hood joins the likes of Lil Wayne and Machine Gun Kelly by dropping off his own sick freestyle dedicated to the NBA Finals. The Hood Nation CEO spits bars influenced by the game and name-drops several players like former LA Laker Kobe Bryant over the beat crafted by SmashDavid and the Mekanics. Look out for Starvation V coming soon.

4. Mr. Mauricio, Rick Ross, Troy Ave, "Paper Plates"

Mr. Mauricio of 103.5 the Beat officially released his major collaboration with Yo Gotti, Rick Ross, and Troy Ave called “Paper Plates” earlier this week. The MMG boss opens the track as the eerie intro entices the eardrums before the beat explodes, allowing Rozay, Gotti, and the B$B rapper to spit their verses. 

3. J.Littles ft. Bodega Bamz & Thristin Howl III, "Tres Leches"

Miami-based rapper Thirstin Howl III, Spanish Harlem’s Bodega Bamz, and TanBoy Luka turn up at the auto shop in J.Littles’ newest visual for “Tres Leches.” In the video directed by Ray Cuts, Littles and Thirstin swap bilingual verses with the Tan Boys, Bamz, and Luka while they party with their neighborhood crew at their local auto garage. The song, produced by Benny Blanco, samples Tito Puente’s classic record “Oye Como Va.”

2. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Wale, "Make It Work"

Contrary to what critics may believe, Maybach Music Group has a stronger bond than most prominent record labels in the game. Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and Wale may seem like they quarrel often in the public eye, but great friends tend to do that from time to time. All three rappers put their differences aside to “Make It Work” in their latest offering. Get ready for Self Made 4 coming soon.  1. French Montana ft. Kodak Black, "Lockjaw"

Before Kodak Black ran into his growing legal woes, the Pompano Beach rapper was caught on video on set for the visual production of his collaboration with French Montana, “Lockjaw.” In the final cut, we see French and the Project Baby riding around Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, and mobbing out with the locals. Directed by SpiffTV, the video comes in support of French’s forthcoming album MC4, which will drop via Epic Records August 19.
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