Rap Music Is Coming To Wilton Manors

It's not too often that you hear rap music in the gayborhood of Wilton Manors, but all that is about to change. 


Debuting on Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Wilton Manors Vibes on the Drive will host their first Virtual Vibes on The Drive Versus with a rap battle you're not going to want to miss.

Wilton Manors Vibes on the Drive is a musical showcase that occurs every second Wednesday of each month. Normally, the monthly entertainment event happens right on The Drive at 6th Avenue Park next to Drynk Bar but due to COVID-19, like many other social events, Vibes has been shattered for the time being.

But thanks to the Worldwide Web, Vibes on the Drive is going virtual. To promote diversity the Vibes production team (WMEG) enlisted two local rap artists that will perform head to head in a versus style showdown from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The live rap battle is all in good fun with real-time viewer participation.

Never has there been an artist showcase of let alone one rapper in the City of Wilton Manors but now they're debuting two simultaneously. It's all part of WMEG's commitment to incorporate more diversity in the South Florida gayborhood. And indeed WMEG is doing just that with all their monthly, year-round social and cultural events starting with Vibes!

The versus is an eclectic mix with Drag Queen Co-hosts Curry Anne Durr and cisgender outspoken activist Jai Tahlea. The two hosts will commentate the versus that showcases a spiritual Brazilian musician alongside a progressive straight male rap artist. All of which is produced by a team made up of the LGBTQIA community - it's an all walks of life showcase.  

Not to mention the Vibes Versus is part of WMEG's effort to raise funds for the continuation of their events as well as their commitment to bringing attention to Trans, Queer, and Drag awareness, plus pandemic relief for employees currently not working due to COVID-19. If you are a Wilton Manors employee financially affected by the pandemic please apply for aid at WeAreWilton.Love.  

This is going to be epic for the Island City - a new arisen. Don't miss out and be part of the historical interactive experience, RSVP for the live Facebook event at Virtual Vibes on The Drive.


The two artists up for the challenge are rappers VC da Menace and Miranda Shines. Hailing from Boynton Beach, Florida, VC da Menace is a Hip Hop artist and producer with a sizable youtube catalog that ranges from music to beat making videos. Get a taste of VC da Menace rap game with his new video, "Move Thru," released July 4, 2020.

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Miami local Miranda Shines will showcase her rap style alongside VC da Menace. The conscious rap artist draws her musical inspiration from light out of the darkness. She channels her unique life experiences coupled with her overwhelming spiritual aura and yoga teachings to convey her truth. Check out her most recently published track on youtube titled "Dehumanized."
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Vibes on The Dive is a social event produced by WMEG. For questions or press, please contact WMEG's Creative Content Director Jameer Baptiste at jbaptiste@wmeg.org or by phone at ‭(754) 200-2579 ext. 616.