Drex Carter recently performed his first headline show at Tier Nightclub. Not too long ago Joey Bada$$ celebrated the 5yr anniversary of his “1999” mixtape that shook the industry with it’s Golden Age hiphop influence. Drex Carter looks to disrupt the game as well with his freestyle “Survival Tactics”. The “Survival Tactics” instrumental has endured time from it’s 1966 origin, Willie Bobo’s “Fried Neckbones and Some Home Fries”, to 1998 with Styles Of Beyond’s “Survival Tactics”, to 2012 Joey’s “1999” mixtape single of the same name, and now in 2017 Drex delivers straight shots with a laser flow to the formidable boom bap beat.




Each show we’ve witnessed Drex perform at this past year the Orlando, FL rapper does an impromptu freestyle where he takes suggestions from the audience and starts his freestyle from whatever word his fans come up with. The whole ordeal is definitely entertaining and showcases Drex’ passion for the art form.

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