Florida native DJ Smallz has united 30 established and up and coming artists from his home state of Florida for a monumental new track called “Welcome to the Gunshine State.” Smallz, the purveyor of the hugely popular Southern Smoke mixtape series, conceived the track as a way to bring attention to the flourishing Florida rap scene and create a buzz ahead of the release of his upcoming LP, Southern Smoke: The Album. “No one in Florida has found a way to unite Artists representing all hoods, counties and cities in Florida until now,” he says. “And I felt like this was a great time for me to release this record with the attention that TJs DJs conference, [the] Ozone Awards, Khaled & Plies were bringing to the state. Now with people paying close attention to what’s going on down here, it was my responsibility to the streets to make sure everyone was represented, and this record definitely shows how the whole state can be united.”
Artists featured on “Welcome to the Gunshine State” include Acafool, Brisco, C-Ride, Dirtbag, Deuce Poppi, Dukwon, Dunk Ryders, Flo-Rida, Grandaddy Souf, Haitian Fresh, Jacki-O, Joe Hound, J-Shin, Papa Duck, Piccalo, Plies, Smilez & Southstar, Smitty, Stacks, Suave Smooth, Supa Chino, Swordz, Tampa Tony, Tom G, Treal, Trinity, Triple C’s, Triple J, Wes Fif and Young Cash. The track is produced by DJ Smallz.