Fivio Foreign – Big Drip


Maxie Lee Ryles III who is known as Fivio Foreign was born in Brooklyn, New York. Growing up he had a passion for music and started rapping in 2011 under the name Lite Fivio which he later changed in 2013 to the name we all know him as, Fivio Foreign. At first, he released music through Spotify but all that changed when his single Big Drip released  in August 2019 earning over 3 million views on YouTube. Unfortunately, in 2016 Maxie lost his mother to a stroke which he described in an interview as a hard experience for him. He revealed in his interview with DJ Vlad she was hospitalized for two weeks due to the stroke and during that time, he visited her every day. After the death of his mother, he had to grow up instantly as far as taking care of himself, rent, food, and necessities. He was great friends with late rapper Pop Smoke who he considered family because they shared the same ideas, friends, and enemies making his death hard for him.


The Life Of Fivio Foreign


Fivio made a rise alongside Fetty Luciano, Mr Swipey, and AXL Beats production. His hit song “Big Drip”  released on his pain and love EP brought him many audiences with 43 million views currently in which he was able to perform alongside late rapper Juice WRLD at the New York 2019 Rolling Loud. Columbia Records made a deal with Fivio with the number within a seven-figure range. Fivio explained that his plans for future projects include a mixtape and a couple of songs then possibly an album. Fivio gained recognition being a part of the XXL freestyle for 2020. He got co-signed by Meek Mill the Dream Chasers CEO and they appeared on stage together at the powerhouse 2019 in which Fivio performed his hit song. Fivio has teamed up with many big names in the music industry including Rich the Kid on “Richer Than Ever” with 15 million views currently. A couple of months after that release he teamed up with Tory Lanez on “K LO K’.

In May 2020 Drake released the song “Demons” featuring Fivio which charted at 34 on billboards. Later that month, he collaborated with Lil Tjay and Pop Smoke on “Zoo York” which charted 65 on the hot 100. During an interview in November with Power 105.1, Fivio shed light on his goal of making an imprint that helps his fellow MCs from Brooklyn. This is fascinating because it shows his desire to help others get to a comfortable position. In May 2020 Fivio Foreign launched the Foreignside foundation, a nonprofit organization that provides benefits and resources to former or current gang-affiliated people,  homeless people, incarcerated individuals, as well as supplemental and educational assistance. He started the organization to honor his late mother who loved to give back to the community.

So Yonkers Interview!



I had the chance to sit down this year and talk to the artists on the So Yonkers single. The music video received over 200,000 views on Youtube and is continuing to grow.

CASH B, LadySlim, ReallyJaewon & Keem are the artists featured in the viral video.

Cash B came up with the idea before the So Brooklyn Challenge began but once Casanova released the challenge he quickly gathered his winning team to dominate the challenge.

During this interview I had the chance to learn how each other began rapping, their upcoming goals and what growing up in Yonkers was like.

The music video was also recognized in Westchester Magazine.

Below is the actual music video to So Yonkers. Check it out and let me know your thoughts!


Rotimi Macy’s Collaboration

On November 8th, Rotimi better known as Dre from the Starz, hit television Show, “Power” modeled several different looks and offered fashion tips for every occasion at the Macy’s Men’s Dressing Workshop. This was only one of the events held at the Fulton Street Macy’s in downtown Brooklyn to celebrate their new renovations.

The guests in attendance were able to participate in a Meet and Greet with Rotimi and even had the opportunity to take a photo with the star. There was also a scheduled Q&A to be led by the President of 100 Black Men of America.

Below are photos from the event! Make sure you visit the Fulton Street Macy’s in Downtown Brooklyn to see the new renovations.

Shot by Kashiem Brown (IG @Bigmaninthecity) 




Shot by Kashiem Brown (IG @Bigmaninthecity) 

Shot by Kashiem Brown (IG @Bigmaninthecity) 

Shot by Kashiem Brown (IG @Bigmaninthecity) 

Shot by Kashiem Brown (IG @Bigmaninthecity) 

Shot by Kashiem Brown (IG @Bigmaninthecity) 

Shot by Kashiem Brown (IG @Bigmaninthecity) 

Shot by Kashiem Brown (IG @Bigmaninthecity) 

Shot by Kashiem Brown (IG @Bigmaninthecity) 

Trey Songz Stops In Brooklyn During #SXINTHECITY!

Trey Songz made a stop in Brooklyn at the Canarsie Plaza Liquor Warehouse to sign SX bottles for countless fans last weekend. SX Liquors comes in 6 flavors, Cha Cha Cha, Cafedouble, Samba, Negro, Mojito and Blanco. There are two rums, two vodkas and two tequilas within the 6 flavors offered through SX Liquors.   Below is a video of Trey Songz performing at Amadeus night club last weekend for #SXinthecity. Check it out and comment!

Mixtape Review: June Stuy – “A Different World”

June Stuy from MoneyMobb released his fourth mixtape earlier this year called, “A Different World” on Datpiff.com. The 17-track compilation explores Bedstuy June Stuy perspective on life especially with singles like, “A Different World” and “Brooklyn Boy Bastard.” Two things you’ll learn for sure in this mixtape is his love for Bedstuy and stacking paper.

From the start June Stuy wheels you in with his heavy beats and bars, “They ray Charles to that cash talking bout they seen it all, we a different cloth nah hold up this a different world” and later on the track he spits “Ain’t shit funny with no money I’m the class clown.”

He merks several beats from mainstream artists on the project such as “Coco Mix,” “Poppin Mix” and “Migos Mix.” On Coco Mix he raps, “I’ma take that like Puff, scam nigga you aint making that much, spending all that money on blunts, looking for some help every first of the month.” He has a variation of topics for haters, fronters, thots and hustlers.

 June Stuy songs allow listeners to get a feel for the life he lives. “The Morning” and “Nasty” will explicitly tell how he gets down with the ladies while some of his songs are completely motivational. “The Come Up” lyrics details how important it is to work hard and persevere and understand the struggle in the grind, “Everybody in the field but don’t catch plays.” At the end of the mixtape one thing is for sure, his motto is to stay away from negativity and get the paper.

Check out the “A Different World” mixtape to enter into the world of June Stuy.

Mackalevin Releases His New Record, “Show Me Around”

Brooklyn bred, Mackalevin took a break with the East Coast and dropped a West Coast based record called “Show Me Around,” featuring K. Remedy and Don Jr. I feel like I was living through Mackalevin’s vivid details while he was rapping about his California experience.


Despite his change in location Mackalevin’s lyricism is always positive, “I never hated, I’m just motivated.” This record is exciting and adventurous and the beat screams a good time. Although, Macaklevin speaks of hard work and lack of sleep the context of the song is all about the west coast turn up.

All three rappers on the track showed off their bars with their incredible flows. Do not sleep on this record!

Visit https://www.cdbaby.com/m/myaccount/downloads now to hear this dope track.