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Kendrick Lamar // Live at The Fillmore Miami

Kendrick Lamar’s star is burning brighter than it has at any point during the 25-year-old rapper’s career. Lamar’s performance was, for lack of a better word, epic. “K-Dot, K-dot, K-dot!!!” the crowd shouted in anticipation before he took the stage. The room exploded when Kendrick came out, the energy overwhelming as fans got their first glimpse of the rapper. K-Dot gave his fans exactly what they wanted, a slew of old school hits from earlier projects with a mix of freestyles and newer songs and, toward the end, a preview of the new album with hits like “The Recipe” and “Swimming Pools (Drank)”. In the process, he showed us all why he’s the total package as an emcee. (Written By: Jayson Stewart @FiveStarAdam)

All Photos by: Natalie Edgar

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La Mala Rodriguez Performs at Grand Central

On Saturday night, Latin Grammy award winning hip hop artist, La Mala Rodriguez performed in Downtown Miami nightclub, Grand Central.  To see the full article check out BeachedMiami.

June 30, 2012. Miami, FL.

June 30, 2012. Miami, FL.


Argentine Passions in Madrid

 

June 2, 2012. Madrid, Spain. Argentine dancers perform tango during dinner at Pasiones Argentinas, a restaurant found on Leganitos Nº 28 Gran Via, near Madrid’s city center.

 


Jacqui Ingar During “Melody” Music Video Shoot

I’m shooting Jame Borcher’s music video this week and couldn’t help but sneak in a photo during this scene. Follow him on twitter @jamesborchers & the lovely model @jacquiingar


Ultra Music Festival 2012

 

 

 

 

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BEHIND THE SCENES: Chino y Nacho ft. Jay Sean “Bebe Bonita” Music Video Shoot

January 26, 2012. Miami, Florida. Chino y Nacho, the Latin Grammy award-winning duo worked on the music video for their song “Bebe Bonita” featuring British R&B artist, Jay Sean. This is the second official single in their most recent album “Supremo” that debuted #1 in sales in the United States and Puerto Rico and atop the Billboard Latin Albums Chart. Akon also appeared on the set as their special guest at Passion Night Club in the Hard Rock Casino. Chino y Nacho, both from Venezuela, recently won the 2012 Premio Lo Nuestro Award for “Group or Duo of the Year” on February 16, 2012.

January 26, 2012. Miami, FL. Nacho and Jay Sean on set during "Bebe Bonita" video shoot.

January 26, 2012. Miami, FL. Sonic, one of the main dancers in the "Bebe Bonita" music video shoot, gets ready for her scene.

January 26, 2012. Miami, FL. Chino, Ariel G, and Nacho on set for the "Bebe Bonita" music video shoot. Ariel is a Visual Consultant and the Creative Director for Artists Collaboration at Mark Ecko Enterprises.

January 26, 2012. Miami, FL. Dancer, Ivenise Ruidiaz poses on set during Chino y Nacho's "Bebe Bonita music video shoot.

January 26, 2012. Miami, FL. The dressing room at the "Bebe Bonita" music video shoot.

January 26, 2012. Miami, FL. Jay Sean, Ariel Gonzalez, and Nacho on set during the "Bebe Bonita" music video shoot.

January 26, 2012. Miami, FL. Chino gets prepared for one of the last scenes of the "Bebe Bonita" music video shoot.

January 26, 2012. Miami, FL. Dancers pose on set of the "Bebe Bonita" music video shoot.

January 26, 2012. Miami, FL. On set during Chino y Nacho's "Bebe Bonita" music video produced by Ben De Jesus and directed by Marlon Peña.



Drake Turns the BUC Into Club Paradise

 

February 14, 2012. Miami, Fl. This Valentine’s Day, Miami’s BankUnited Center introduced Drake‘s opening show of the Club Paradise tour. The tour will run until March throughout college campuses and then will journey on in Europe.

February 14, 2012. Miami, Fl. Drake performs one of his most recent songs “Marvin’s Room”,  the promotional single for his album “Take Care”.

February 14, 2012. Miami, Fl. Drizzy, having the reputation of being one of today’s more “sensitive” rappers, made sure that every gal at the sold out event received a rose from him.

 

Photos by Natalie Edgar


U of Miami welcomes Ludacris and Rudy Currence

November 4, 2011. Coral Gables, Fl. Singer, Rudy Currence (@rudy_currence) was the opening act for University of Miami's homecoming concert at the Bank United Center.

November 4, 2011. Coral Gables, Fl. Grammy award-winning rapper, Ludacris performs at the University of Miami during homecoming weekend.

November 4, 2011. Coral Gables, Fl. Rapper, Ludacris (@Ludacris) performed most of his greatest hits like "What's Your Fantasy", "Stand Up", and "Pimpin' All Over The World" at the Bank United Center for University of Miami students.



1,2,3, Mos Def & Talib Kweli

The hip-hop group Black Star performed at the Fillmore on September 27, 2011.  Black Star, made up of two commercially known MCs, Mos Def and Talib Kweli released their first and only album Mos Def and Talib Kweli are Black Star in 1998. It is said that the MCs are working on another album together. Despite the fact that the MCs are officially solo artists, the Fillmore was completely crowded by fans of the legendary hip-hop group.

 

 


Feel Good Music

“The Monsters” a production team that first came together two and a half years ago consists of Stefan Johnson (sound engineer), Jordan “Boogie” Johnson (producer), and Alex “Xplicit” Izquierdo (songwriter).  The team is based in Los Angeles, California and Miami, Florida. They create songs for pop, hiphop, and r&b artists such as, Ray J, Flo Rida, Mario, TI, Big Sean, etc. Follow the team on twitter: @_THEMONSTERS, @iamxplicit. 

September 9, 2011. Miami, Fl. Stefan mixes SRC/Universal recording artist, Paypa’s debut album “Feel Good Music”. The album is scheduled to release in the beginning of the upcoming year.

September 9, 2011. Miami, Fl. Stefan Johnson mixes “Feel Good Music” a debuting album for SRC/Universal’s artist Paypa. Stefan graduated from The SAE (formerly known as The School of Audio Engineering) in 2007 and immediately began his internship. “I got into this because I knew I could do music every single day, it doesn’t feel like work to me.”

September 9, 2011. Miami, Fl. Stefan discusses future collaborations with the rest of The Monsters, along with songwriter, Clarence Coffee.