IT WAS CLEARLY A POWERED BY FLORIDA/APEX COTURE MAGAZINE TAKE OVER IN TAMPA, FL AT THE SOUTHERN MUSCLE RADIO AWARDS! IF YOU WERE THERE YOU SEEN IT AND YOU KNOW BUT S/O TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED AND ALL ARTISTS!!!
The #SMRAwards were definitely a necessary event especially for upcoming artists here in the south. The Panel of Hip Hop industry analysts gave out much needed info to these up and comers and kept 100 with them about the costs, the labor, the strategies and promo tactics that are the smart routes to take to ensure your success.
You know we got the footage of the homie @Preach407's performance also a lot of backstage footage.
One of the most important points they touched on that I'd like to reiterate is the costs. I believe I heard "It's costs to run these websites" among many other costs that were spoken of but that one I wanted to touch on because of the major platform that Apex Coture Magazine provides, why so many artists and people that think our services are free or we owe you a spot in here. We do barter but we don't own anyone anything. You want to utilize our services, pick a package. You want to barter, bring a deal to the table. So many people want to benefit from the services and goods of others but don't feel they need to contribute. I don't know who made you niggas feel entitled but we are all working out here. This site has the dopest layout in the Digital magazine game. You think this shit free? Tighten up my nigga.
But all was well received and the artists poured their hearts out on the stage. It was beautiful. No violence. All love.
We are lookin forward to next year and if you'd like Apex Coture magazine to cover your event just give us a holla..
S/o to The kids and comedians who all were there. We wish we had everyone's name of business and info. If you read this article and you were there email us and we will get you an S/O.
Now on to the footage!!
Video By Kenneth "Mr. Baggs" Turman for Powered By Florida Empire and Antuan "A-Tuan" Wright for Apex Coture Magazine