On Saturday, January 28, Miami nightspot Eve plays host to the listening party for #FML, the latest project from hip-hop duo The Vagabonds. The event is hosted by the duo of Baysiqly and E.R. as well as Vice City Cypher.
There will be live performances by The Vagabonds, plus School Bus, Dashius Clay, Shottie (of IDEE4), Vurn, and Serum & Manifesto. The side stage will host an open mic competition, plus have additional performances by Rolls Royce, Yung Spec, Tay G, Lil Gunna, Roc Sol & DJ Cheo, Straight No Chase, and Blokaholics. DJ Twin will be holding it down on the 1s & 2s.
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Late last night, The Vagabonds dropped “Invisible,” the first video from their upcoming EP entitled #FML. The song, produced by E.R., is a Baysiqly solo track, detailing the struggles of those who are ignored and overlooked. With everything going on in the world these days, especially with regard to the Occupy movement, this song is particularly timely and relevant. From VMG:
“Invisible” mashes up E.R.’s bouncy, psychedelic board work with cinematics from Mr. Visual, showing a first-person view of an individual being ignored by everyone who passes him by. That, along with flashes of current world events, is a deadly mixture that can drive anybody to insanity and irrational choices, as depicted by the ending of this video.
This actually dropped a couple of weeks ago but I wasn’t blogging at the time so I missed the opportunity to let y’all know about the latest collaboration between my buddy E.R. (of The Vagabonds) and Dominican MC Mago.
“Best of Both Worlds” showcases the rhyme skills of the two Miami-based lyricists, the concept being that Mago (who also produced the track) spits in Spanish while E.R. raps in English. The song has no hook—it’s just the two MCs going back and forth, tag team-style. “Although Latinos have been well represented in hip-hop in the past,” E.R. writes on the VMG blog, “it’s rare to see both sides of the spectrum being showcased alongside each other.”
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My homeboy E.R., one-half of Miami rap outfit The Vagabonds, decided to lay down a little solo joint to, as he puts it, “get your mind off the Miami Heat’s loss in the recent finals.” While I’m not sure if it’s us, the listeners, or him, the ultra-Heat fan, that needs to be comforted, one thing is certain: E.R.’s blessed us with another banger.
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Tagged Baysiqly, Billy Blue, DJ Khaled, E.R., GhostWridah, Maybach Music Group, Miami Heat, MY-Ami, Poe Boy, The Vagabonds, Trina, Wale
On Wednesday, March 30, The Vagabonds will take the stage at Tampa’s Club Skye for what’s sure to be a rollicking good time. The duo of Baysiqly and E.R. will perform hits from both V For Vendetta and Good Neighbors, and they may even throw a few surprises in the mix.
Special guests for the evening include DJ Smallz (Southern Smoke Radio), producer Drumma Boy, and industry honcho Bigga Rankin.
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This past Wednesday, my boys Baysiqly and E.R., known to hip-hop aficionados as The Vagabonds, released their latest music video for the new single “Predictions.”
The video’s concept is very cool, and somewhat similar to the idea behind Mike Figgis‘ experimental film Timecode; the screen is divided into quarters and features shots of E.R. and Baysiqly going about their usual daily routine before meeting up at Nicaraguan eatery Yambo Fritanga in Miami’s Little Havana neighborhood.
Since it’s a music video, though, it’s all about the music. The song is a Baysiqly solo, and the MC waxes philosophical about The Vagabonds’ current status and future in the hip-hop game over E.R.’s funky, Willie Hutch-inspired production.
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Day two of the video shoot for The Vagabonds‘ next single “Predictions” began at a Kendall laundromat, as seen in this pic of Baysiqly tweeted by the group’s other half, E.R. Later on today, the cast and crew will head out to Little Havana eatery Yambo to wrap up the final scenes of the shoot.
Taken from The Vagabonds’ critically acclaimed new album Good Neighbors, “Predictions” is directed by writer/filmmaker Giancarlo Loffredo.
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