Fri April 22, 2022
What a great time it is to be from FLAWWWDDDAAAA!! That's right, #FlawdaIsh Dez Nado's new single featuring J Chat is out and the video shoot is coming up May 15 2022 -- beach vibes, bring the swimsuits, cars, all that. Free BBQ while it lasts. 2-5pm #Duval, it's up. Email STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com for info (private locations). Buy the single today for discounted/free entry to the 2nd Annual Halloween Weekend Costume Party in downtown Duval + the 3rd Annual Sagittarius Bash & Duval Trap Gala -- Big s/o to those who made the 9th Annual Duval Spring Fest a success! Daddy O from Stetsasonic and the Fleet DJs were in the building, Polo Tagaluchi, 16 artists competed in the Mic Madness tournament and Ty Watcher and The Most Slept On walked away with the title of champ and runner up respectively, Candice Alvita did her thing at the fashion show along with several dope artists, Maxout Clothing Co and Xpreshun, man if you missed it you missed out! Plenty of events coming up though, tap in and stay in the know by joining the Facebook group!
Mon Nov 15, 2021
With about 8 weeks left in 2021, we want to thank everyone for your continued support! You truly are the muscle behind the machine, without you there's no us. With that being said, let's end this year STRONG! I'm talking #FreestyleFilez8 the unofficial BET Hip Hop Awards weekend mixtape, I'm talking #FLAsFinest8 the unofficial Florida Classic weekend mixtape which features the brand new @deznado single "Flawda Ish" feat. J Chat #FlawdaIsh, I'm talking the 2nd Annual Duval Trap Gala: Sagittarius Bash Friday December 10th (Super Early Bird ticket phase ends 1 week from today! DuvalTrapGala2021.eventbrite.com for info), and much more going into Q1:2022 #BlackLuvFest2022 #DuvalSpringFest2022 and a few surprises TBA. I say all that to say, keep rockin' with us, we really are just gettin' started! Now let's turn up in Orlando the right way, press play on Freestyle Filez 8 and Florida's Finest 8 on soundcloud or audiomack, or download the full free versions securely at the links on the home page. Sagittarius szn, is that you playa??
Fri August 6, 2021
A very, very late happy new year. But better late than never, right!? Guess who's bizzack-- #FREESTYLEFILEZ8 returns this year as the BET Hip Hop Awards are back in full effect. Hit us up for your spot, or if you're a listener: stay tuned for the upload link. We'll be uploading song by song starting #BETHipHopAwards #HipHopAwards weekend in September, and uploading all the way through to #Halloween weekend. Then, you know what's next: #FLAsFinest for #FloridaClassic weekend! 3rd and 4th quarter 2021 is stacked, so make sure ya'll are tapping in.
Weds December 9, 2020
SAGITTARIUS SZN IS HERE!! So y'all know what that means... #NewMusic from Dez Nado is OTW. Continuing the LPYH SSNZ (LogophiliYaH Studio Sessions) series, Dez will be releasing his new project #LPYHTwerkTape during #InaugurationWeekend, official release date Jan 15, 2021.
Of course, with the end of the bastard known as COVID-19 in sight, along with his wack @$$ sibling the 2020 recession, not to mention the end of a disastrous regime heading up the current administration in power, there's much to celebrate. Needless to say, the Twerk Tape will be your go-to theme music for your MLK Jr. weekend/Inauguration weekend/Mardi Gras/CARIBBEAN CARNIVAL/BHM/SXSW/Spring Break 2021 festivities. Party safely, we ain't out the woods yet. Mask up! And if you're in the Jacksonville area, meet us at the TRAP... the DUVAL Trap Gala, that is. Friday December 18th, 7-11pm @ Friday Musicale - 645 Oak Street (Formal/trendy attire required)-- We're celebrating Dez's birthday along with all other Sagittarius bdays, plus the launch of the pre-release of the new album, and also filming for a brand new TV series to hit regional airwaves this coming spring. Stay Tuned, and get tickets while they're available! Pre-Sales for the Twerk Tape start DECEMBER 18th-- order your copy @ VIPSquadNation.com and help us get to the goal of 400 PRE-SALES by JAN 15th. Those who buy the pre-sale for $4 (only at VIPSquadNation.com ) get the new single "BOSSY" for FREE, which Dez will be performing and premiering at the Trap Gala. Happy Holidays, happy SAG SZN, and come on 2021!!!
Tues October 27, 2020
Indie Florida rapper/TV producer Dez Nado is back with a celebratory fall anthem called "Lituation" The track features a classic throwback vibe-- just like the whole LPYH SSNZ: The 90s Tape album, this track pays tribute to what Dez called the "greatest era of music" (The 90s). The concept behind the song is basically a celebration, and Dez brings some fellow artists along for the ride including Bridget J. and Charlie Bravo, who are co-hosts on a regional TV series he produces, Kay Bee, and K Lub.
"...in times like these when celebrating doesn't even look the same as it did a year ago, when there are aren't really many things to celebrate, now is when we have to adapt to a new norm, appreciate what we do have and make the most of it. That's really what the song is about, finding a way to celebrate through all the b.s., whether or not your favorite candidate wins in November, whether or not everybody you know makes it through this pandemic (prayerfully they do), whether or not things get better (we hope they do). There's no homecomings this year, no football Classics, so we gotta make whatever the situation is an opportunity to turn it to a Lituation. Tomorrow isn't promised, so live it up...safely of course"
The New Single release coincides with the announcement of a new concept event collaboration to be held Friday December 18, 2020-- SAGITTARIUS BASH 2020: Duval Trap Gala is a celebration of trap music and its place in hip hop culture. As we celebrate the 2020 edition of the BET Hip Hop Awards, with Jacksonville's own LIVE FROM NEW JAX CITY being named official media partners for the third year, where artists like T.I., Trae Tha Truth, Future, Megan Thee Stallion, Mulatto, Roddy Ricch, Lil Wayne, Young Thug, and many others who could be considered Trap Music Hall of Famers will be gracing the screens, it seems fitting to close out the year with Jacksonville's own official trap music celebration, which will also celebrate Dez Nado's birthday and all other Sagittarius birthdays with free toasts/shots every hour on the hour, along with catered dinner provided by Trap House Chicken (THC), a Trap Kings & Queens Fashion Show coordinated by Candice Alvita production featuring looks by Elle Paush Customs, drinks mixed by Stellas Bartending, music by DJ Gitt (who is also a Sagittarius), hosted by Miss Ciara EventPlanner formerly of Team Bigga Rankin, and featuring performances from Dez Nado and others, the event is sure to be one to remember. Tickets are available today at DuvalSagBash2020.eventbrite.com
–a dapperly dope occasion; formal-stylish drip required
>> FRI DEC 18TH
The Trap Gala #LITUATION commences at 7pm and concludes promptly and expeditiously at 11pm @ the TRAP -- Friday Musicale | 645 OAK STREET Jacksonville, FL 32204
**No Drama @ the Bando** Full Security On Site | 21+ Entry ONLY | Cash Bar & Each Ticket Includes Full Access to the Buffet | Catered by TRAP HOUSE CHICKEN -- home of the famous Hennessy Wings and Side Chick Sandwiches | Drinks mixed by Stella's Bartending
Guests are encouraged to bring donations of kids' toys, school supplies, and/or sanitary supplies for our annual holiday drive for underserved local students and teachers. Also featuring Trap Kings & Trap Queens Fashion Show coordinated by Candice Alvita including custom formal/trendy looks by Elle Paush Clothing & LIVE Taping of Jacksonville-based CW17 Urban Entertainment TV Series -- LIVE from New Jax City's New Jax City: Uncut
Mon April 27, 2020
A #DUVALSpringFest2020 Update: We would like to thank everyone for your patience! All Jax venues have closed until at least May 1, therefore Spring Fest will be postponed until the TENTATIVE date(s) of May 28-31. Though dates are subject to change, and minor variations with event details may occur, we will NOT cancel Spring Fest. We will continue to assess the latest developments and update again around May 1. We look forward to getting past this health crisis as a community, and wish everyone well during this time of uncertainty. Please stay safe, do as advised by the CDC and local officials, and we'll look forward to a GREAT Spring Fest celebration that will also serve as a celebration of overcoming and enduring this global and domestic threat. For info, inbox us or email STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com
Tues March 3, 2020
HNY! Happy Super Tuesday. Happy Carnival SZN. Happy #DUVALSPRINGFEST 7th Anniversary! It's an honor to bring Jacksonville (North Florida/South Georgia market) the area's biggest annual indie platform for creatives for the 7th consecutive year. Big up all our collaborators and partners this year, we're bringing some fresh, new concepts for this year's fest while keeping the foundational cause the same: giving back to the community and sharing our platform with those who need it the most. Spring Fest will be during Easter weekend this year, kicking off with a Spades Tourney Thurs at the longest running open mic in Jacksonville history, a fashion/local model showcase Friday + a prom tux/dress rental donation giveaway for local underserved students, a march madness/final four-themed artist showcase/tournament Saturday during the daytime + an industry/media mixer, followed by a main event Saturday night with two Duval LEGENDS at Onyx and 93.3 live on site, and lastly Sunday Service @ OACC, 7th Annual Feed Those in Need Drive, and Mumma Mona's close-out Caribbean concert/party featuring Jamaica's VERSHON Live.. This is an event you don't wanna miss..like always! DuvalSpringFest2020.eventbrite.com #VisionIsPower
Weds Sept 11, 2019
Fresh off a successful #JaxSummerFest2019, VIPSquad ENT in collaboration with Cultures Clash and ADUH Clothing along with Get Candid Studios is happy to bring back SAUCY SUNDAYS starting October 6th and going to December 8th. Saucy Sundays is a monthly party/showcase event offering yet another platform for regional businesses and talent in the NE Florida/SE Georgia area to shine and connect with potential consumers along with national/visiting businesses & talent. The original re-launch date was labor day weekend 2019, but due to Hurricane Dorian we were forced to reschedule to the second planned Saucy Sundays date, October 6th, the perfect recovery date for those coming down from #BETHipHopAwards weekend in Atlanta, FAMU Homecoming weekend in Tallahassee, and those warming up for #A3C in Atlanta and HU Homecoming weekned in D.C. Our headliner will be the Island Powerhouse Band, a Jax-based Caribbean band comprised of Caribbean natives and 2nd Gen Caribbean Americans, some of whom originate from the Bahamas who were affected directly by Hurricane Dorian. For that reason, we decided to partner with them to accept supply donations to assist our brethren and sistren in and around Abaco, Bahamas. For info, use the contact form on this website or visit SaucySundays2019.eventbrite.com
Monthly linkup w/ some of DUVAL area's hottest indie entertainer-entrepreneurs. Top 40 + Performers + Caribbean + BBQ/Drinks = #SaucySundays
About this Event
VIPSquad Entertainment | ADÜH Clothing | Cultures Clash Present
>> Sunday Oct. 6, 2019
Top 40 | Caribbean | Afrobeat | Hip hop and R&B | Latin | Indie
Tunes provided by DUVAL DJ Bravo
-LIVE Taping of Jacksonville-based CW17 Urban Entertainment TV Series -- LIVE from New Jax City's New Jax City: Uncut
-Live Music + Performers & Special TV Interview Guests
-Hosted by Charlie Bravo from Live from New Jax City
Jerk & Curry BBQ Wings, Dogs & Burger Plates | Hunch Punch (Rum Cocktail + VIPJuice) | Combo Plates for Sale
--For Performance or Vendor Spots, email STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com | All Performances at Saucy Sundays will be taped for a new series coming this fall-- top performances and top ticket selling artists will earn an interview and feature on CW17
7-10:30pm @ Get Candid Studios -- 903 Edgewood Ave W Jacksonville, FL 32208
-Interested in Vending at these Events?
-Got a Brand/Business, Event, Talent, or Client who Could Benefit from Exposure to 80,000+ Potential Consumers that our Promotional/Marketing Campaign will Reach?
-Interested in Sponsoring any of these Televised Events and Receiving Unmatchable Visibility and Unrivaled Access to our NE Florida/SE Georgia Demographic? Let's Work!
>> CONTACT: 904.651.7960 or STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com <<
Contact 904.651.7960 or 904.990.2372 or email STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com for Info
+Florida All-Star Mixtape #FLAsFinest6 Available TODAY [Click the Hashtag to Stream or visit www.VIPSquadNation.com to download in FULL for FREE]
+The Much Anticipated album "LogophiliYaH" from Dez Nado will be preceded by two globally distributed mixtapes, the 1st of the 2 will be released in December during Sag Birthday Bash Week along with the NJC Uncut CW17 TV Finale Taping & Season Finale Event
+LIVE from New Jax City TV Series will be Filming and Featuring Select Artists for Interview and Select #SaucySundays Performances will be aired on the CW Network (Contact STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com for guaranteed TV/ad placement & features)
***Celebrating the release of the #ShootYaShot LP featuring the single "Shoot Ya Shot" by Dez Nado featuring G-Slim, as seen on Thisis50.com, featured in Playboy Magazine, and HYPE Magazine, and crossing the 100,000 Spotify stream mark within the first 6 weeks of its release and 200,000 officially as of AUG 2019-- along with #LPYH90sTape + #FreestyleFilez7+ #FLAsFinest7-- THE go-to mixtapes for your Labor Day weekend, College Football & NFL Season Kick Off, ATL Hip Hop Day Fest, #A3CFestival, Homecoming Season, Florida Classic, and Sagittarius SZN festivites -- Freestyle Filez 7 (drops #BETHipHopAwards wknd Oct 1 2019) x Florida's Finest 7 (drops post- #HowardHomecoming + pre- #FloridaClassic wknd) 🔥🔥🔥 VIPSQUAD DJs are officially accepting tracks now til SEPT 18 #500KPlaysDownloadsnCounting >> SUN Oct 6 7-11pm #SaucySundays Showcase & Party #AfrobeatnBBQ #Jerk #Curry << INFO @ VIPSquadNation.com -- FF6 Series Available NOW @ FLAsFinest6 + www.audiomack.com/FreestyleFilez6 or download in FULL @ www.VIPSquadNation.com --FEATURING
Rick Ross | A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie | Tokyo Jetz | Kamillion | Trina | T-Pain | Ace Hood | XXXtentacion | Caskey | Plies | Lil Duval | Ball Greezy | Drake | Cardi B | Lil Wayne | Dez Nado | Jacquees | Tory Lanez | G-Slim da Vet | Bangem Bandz | Seerious Penny | The Weeknd | Travis Scott | August Alsina | Bad Bunny | Ty Dolla $ign | Nicki Minaj | Snoop Dogg | K Camp | Kirko Bangz | Popcaan | A$AP Ferg & MORE
Weds April 7, 2019
Jacksonville's biggest end-of-summer platform for indie brands and talent is BACK during #Summer2019 in #DUVAL county. Event Lineup + Details Below, but news will break weekly as JSF19 approaches so stay tuned!
>> Thursday July 25-Sunday July 28
>THU July 25
Media & Small Business Mixer + Performer Showcase
-LIVE Taping of Jacksonville-based CW17 Urban Entertainment TV Series "LIVE from New Jax City"
-Performers & Special TV Interview Guests TBA
-Annual BACK 2 SCHOOL K-12 School Supply Drive Kickoff [Accepting basic school supplies at all Summer Fest events for locally based underserved students]
7-11pm @ Get Candid Studios -- 903 Edgewood Ave W Jacksonville, FL 32208 | Hosted by CW17’s LIVE from New Jax City
>FRI, July 26
IONE Fashions & Robert Channelle Present: End of Summer Fashion & Hair Show
-North Florida/South Georgia Televised Fashion & Hair Showcase with special guest designers & models
7-11pm @ Trinity Flowers & Event Center -- 5808 Normandy Blvd #17, Jacksonville, FL 32205 |
11pm-2am After Party @ Live Bar 335 E Bay Street 32002
>SAT, July 27
VIPSQUAD ENT & Robert Channelle Present: End of Summer Drip Fest -- Cookout & Beach Party
+BBQ & More
+JSO on Site/Security Strictly Enforced
1-5pm @ Huguenot Park 10980 Heckscher Dr, Jacksonville, FL 32226
CW17/Live from New Jax City’s FLARIBBEAN FLAVA: Soca & More -- Live Band Showcase
with LIVE BAND and Some of the Southeast’s Hottest Indie Talent Performing for a Special Summer Fest Episode of CW17’s LIVE from New Jax City
9pm-12am @ Jacksonville Beach [ADDRESS TBA]
+VIP After Party @ Private Location
[Email STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com for Location Info] 12am-until
>Sunday, March 17
10am-12pm @ OACF Church 2763 Dunn Ave 32218
Community Day and Back 2 School Supply Drive Wrap Up
1-5pm Eye Kandy Salon & Hair Boutique -- 1680 Dunn Ave, Jacksonville, FL 32218
+BBQ & More
+Last Day to Drop Off Donations/School Supplies for Underserved K-12 Students for the 2019-2020 School Year
-Interested in Vending at these Events?
-Got a Brand/Business, Event, Talent, or Client who Could Benefit from Exposure to 100,000+ Potential Consumers that our Promotional/Marketing Campaign will Reach?
-Interested in Sponsoring any of these Televised Events and Receiving Unmatchable Visibility and Unrivaled Access to our NE Florida/SE Georgia Demographic? Let's Work!
>> CONTACT: 904.651.7960 or STAFF[at]VIPSquadNation.com <<
Contact 904.651.7960 or 904.576.3676 or email STAFF[at]VIPSquadNation.com for Donation Info
For VENDOR/PRODUCT or SERVICE Placement info at any of the above events, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SUN Feb. 3, 2019
Happy New Year, and Black History Month! It's a new year, so that means North Florida/South Georgia's biggest annual platform event for indies is coming up! Spring Break 2019 in DUVAL is gonna be lit! Don't miss this year's edition of DUVAL Spring Fest-- DSF19's event lineup includes a VIP Media Suite where locals and out-of-towners can come mix and mingle with regional media, DJs, indie & major recording artists/producers, photographers/videographers, models, regionally based industry heavyweights and entertainment entrepreneurs of all sorts, a Game Night/Karaoke industry/talent mixer, a designer/fashion revue, a prom tux/dress giveaway & community seafood boil where local underserved/at-risk students eat free, a 90s-themed Yard Party/Artists 2 Watch Showcase, and a Volunteer Beach Clean-Up to wrap it all up. Events from Spring Fest week will be featured regionally on CW17 and viewable by over 40,000 local cable TV viewers. For talent/sponsor/vendor inquiries or other additional info, check out THE EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE
TUES Nov. 20, 2018--
Happy Sagittarius Season! It's the best time of the year, and two of VIPSquad Ent's best versions of their two annual mixtapes are now available at VIPSquadNation.com for FREE. Soundcloud and Audiomack only have the partial versions, the full versions with no tracks missing are ONLY available on VIPSquadNation.com. We're gearing up for the last event weekend of the year, which is the End of Year Sagittarius Bash held in Jacksonville during the second weekend of December this year in celebration of the two mixtape releases, the upcoming seasons of the hit regional cable TV series "Life & Grind" and "LIVE from New Jax City", and celebrating VIPSquad CEO's birthday! This year, we're excited to announce that there will be a new single coming from Dez Nado in the very first week of 2019 with a MAJOR feature, and currently Dez and G-Slim da Vet's new single "Shoot My Shot" is scheduled for a Thanksgiving weekend release. Pre-Order @ VIPSquadNation.com/music -- both upcoming singles will be available on Pandora, Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon Music, however, pre-orders for "Shoot My Shot" are available the last week of November up until December 17th when the single goes live. Buying a pre-order gets you the mixtape version AND the mastered version with a surprise feature immediately when it's released on December 17th, all for only $0.99! We're opening pre-orders in hopes to land on Billboard during the first week of the single's official release, so please help us make history! Give Thanks, and happy holidays fam-- Shalom
FRI Sept 21, 2018--
Happy Autumn idren! Welcome to VIPSquadNation.com. Make sure you click the link on the home page to download the Unofficial #BETHipHopAwards weekend mixtape #FreestyleFilez6 which released TODAY 2 weeks ahead of the BET Hip Hop Awards which will be in Miami again this year on October 6th. Hit the contact us page or reply at the bottom of the home page with your thoughts on the mixtape! Stream @ VIPSquadNation.com/music or The Soundcloud Page Here -- Hopefully we see ya'll at the Atlanta and Tallahassee release parties for the mixtape, October 5th at Furnace 41 in Atlanta to kick off A3C weekend, and the following day at the block party for FAMU's homecoming with Young Bostic at DA PLUGG. Click "Shows" at the top of the page for info, #BeReady #HeavyChanceofPreVIPitation
WEDS Aug 15, 2018--
What up people! Welcome to the new site, this is where the blog 4 Da Taste will be located, in addition to the new music from VIPSquad Entertainment, VIPSquad DJs, and new episodes of both Life & Grind and LIVE from New Jax City (CW17-Jacksonville; DeKalb25-Comcast Atlanta). Life & Grind Season 5 is coming October 2018 to CW17! Plus Roku, Fire Stick, etc. This is VIPSquad's Digital HQ! You may see posts from cast members, from myself, and/or VIPSquad members. We're prepping for some solid 2019 developments, much thanks to yall for the continued support! New album, LogophiliYaH was too dope to rush and release the original date, so we'll be releasing it Early 2019. Pre-Orders will be available on my birthday, which is December 16th, which is also when we'll be hosting a new type of event in Duval; a entrepreneur-fashion-artist showcase with performances and plenty of networking, along with TV cameras rolling for a new TV show we're bringing to CW17 in 2019. Stay tuned for release party info, pre-order link, and exclusive clips from the sessions.
SUN July 22, 2018--
As we close in on the finale of another premiere season for another cable TV series "LIVE from New Jax City", producers look to close out the season in a big way. The finale will include footage from Atlanta, during the 3rd Annual INDIE MEGA FEST with Suge Knight Jr. and White Gold, along with additional footage from SMOOTH & GROOVE Concert at Vet's Memorial Arena with the one and only Faith Evans, Keith Sweat, Jon B, and Lalah Hathaway, where LIVE from New Jax City cast members will be moderating the industry panel and, just as they were during the 2018 BET Awards Fan Fest in LA one month ago, will be confirmed media partners bringing you LIVE content straight from the event! Make sure you all hit www.facebook.com/NewJaxCityLIVE to catch the live stream FRI July 27 6pm-7:30pm and don't miss the Q&A with Faith Evans! TUNE IN SUN 8/12 6pm to see what NJC is all about --a new episode of Jax's newest cable TV series airs at 6pm SUN 8/12. Make sure you're tuned in to catch the NEW TV series SEASON FINALE. Link us if you have a music video, biz/brand you want featured. A
Contact for info on VIP/BOTTLE service @ Saucy Sundays | For feature/performance spots, vendor spots, or advertising spots info: www.facebook.com/NewJaxCityLIVE -- #FreestyleFilez 6 drops #laborday wknd #FLAsFinest 6 drops Oct 14 #LogophiliYaH Dez Nado's new album coming 12.17.18!
5/16/2018 -- VIPSquad Entertainment celebrates 12 years in business with the announcement of #SaucySundays, a monthly performance/small business platform that occurs on 4th Sundays in Jacksonville coinciding with "LIVE...from New Jax City" (the Jacksonville market's newest cable TV series, airing on the market's CW affiliate network CW17 on 2nd Sundays at 6pm).
Saucy Sundays continuies on Memorial Day weekend, on Sunday May 27, 2018, from 6-11pm at Get Candid Outdoor Lounge -- 903 Edgewood Ave W Jax, FL 32208. For performance/vendor info, contact STAFF@VIPSquadNation.com or 904-651-7960
3/1/2018 -- Jacksonville, FL -- Northeast Florida/Southeast Georgia's BIGGEST Annual All-Indie Platform is BACK! Bigger and Better Than Ever!
Tickets available/donations for the Feed Those In Need Drive accepted TODAY --> DUVAL Spring Fest 2018 Official Facebook Event Page --> https://www.facebook.com/events/163698864401730/
DUVAL Spring Fest 2018 Official Eventbrite Page --> https://www.eventbrite.com/e/duval-spring-fest-ryb-2018-tickets-41809559518
11/18/2017 -- Two of the most downloaded mixtape series in the south #FreestyleFilez5 and #FLAsFinest5 by the VIPSquad DJs are now available. Visit the VIPSquad DJs Secure Mediafire site for Florida's Finest Vol. 5 [Free Download, Promo Use Only] **Also Available** Freestyle Filez 5 -- Click to Download this FULL mixtape series from VIPSquad DJs Secure Mediafire site -- Visit the "MUSIC" tab at the top of this website to preview both mixtapes on SoundCloud before you download if you prefer.
Freestyle Filez, which is for promotional use only and protected by fair use copyright laws, is the second mixtape series produced by VIPSquad DJs, a music group under Dez Nado's VIPSquad Entertainment. The mixtape series is less party-based than the more commercial Florida's Finest mixtape series and is more focused on celebrating the art form of hip hop, lyricism, and production, in addition to exclusive freestyles and heavy-hitting, bar for bar tracks from indie and major artists. Florida's finest, on the other hand, features Florida's best artists’ original music, and is released during one of the biggest weekends for urban entertainment in the state: The Florida Classic, where hundreds of thousands descend on Orlando to see the two largest HBCUs in the state meet up in an annual football game, culminating in a halftime show featuring Florida A&M and Bethune Cookman University's marching bands. The two mixtape series together have amassed a total play/download count of over 325,000. Quietly, these series are gaining a lot of industry attention and becoming one of the most sought after platforms by both indies and majors.