Prezz and Jemouri headline The Smoke House Social rap showcase in Jacksonville

Prezz performing

A burgeoning hip-hop scene is emerging in Jacksonville, Florida. To capture the essence of the scene, The Smokehouse Social recently presented the Rap Showcase. Held at Odyssey Sports Bar, several Jacksonville rap artists got a chance to show their skills to an audience of influencers.

DJ Beans, a prominent DJ in the city, spoke about Jacksonville’s hip-hop scene. “The Jacksonville music scene is live,” DJ Bean said. “We have a lot of talent in the city. The local artists are grounded and they come from the heart. They’re putting in blood, sweat, and tears to get to where they need to be.”

Once the event kicked off, artists hit the stage to share their work with the enthusiastic Jacksonville crowd. Jacksonville native G Jones proved to be a standout as he performed his latest single, “At The Store.”

“Meet me at the store, meet me at the store, I gotta watch my back cause they got what I want,” rapped G Jones, who recently shot a video for the song that is picking up a buzz in the Jacksonville area.


Following the showcase, The Smokehouse Social artists Prezz and Jemouri graced the audience with a special performance.

Prezz hit that stage first and took the audience’s excitement to its highest level as he performed “We Gon Make It,” rhyming, “We gon make it, we gon make it, if we don’t got it we gon take it!”


Jemouri smoothed things out for the ladies in the audience with his mix of rap and R&B. He performed his hit song “Another Number.” “You’re just another, number, in my phone,” he sang to the audience. Jemouri, a Los Angeles native,  recently performed before thousands in Las Vegas with West coast legends Ice Cube, E-40, and Too Short.

“You’re just another, number, in my phone,” he sang to the audience. Jemouri, a Los Angeles native, recently performed before thousands in Las Vegas with West Coast legends Ice Cube, E-40, and Too Short.

Attendees also got an opportunity to interact with Backwood girls and a chance to receive new and exclusive swag.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

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  1. A “rap social” with all non blk women (just two token BW in top pic that vanished for the 2nd group pic, as I knew they would)?

    Blaq Men engaged in the erasure of Blaq Women in full effect everywhere you look these days. In the end, it is Blaq men who will lose the battle…and the war..

  2. DUnno ’bout anyone else, but I’Se gots a king size bona! D’Em bros be samplin’ some fine BEcky t’nite! HUnny drippins fo’ all. JUst creamed maself t’inkin’ ’bout it. mmmhmmm

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