Miami Rapper Lex One Launches Phood Stamps, a New "Recession-Themed Party Celebrating Public Assistance"

Break out the EBT, homie.

'Cause tonight at Eve, Miami rapper and Get That Paper Son label boss Lex One will be launching Phood Stamps, a new party that he describes as a "recession-themed event celebrating public assistance." And "just like food stamps, this will be a monthly thing."

"It's no joke that this whole country is getting broke, including the party-goers," Lex raps. "So we hope to bring Miami a monthly event at a reasonable cost with amazing out-of-state and local talent."

But it ain't ironic, son. This party concept is rooted in real-life experience. "The last year, shit has been fucked up," Lex admits. "Paid gigs went from $90,000 a year to none, overnight. Royalty checks were getting lighter. Bills were getting harder to pay.

"And for the first time in my life, I was like, 'Damn, I need some help.' So I applied for food stamps and I was approved. Now I couldn't imagine life with out it."

"I used to be ashamed and embarrassed as fuck when I had to pull the card out. Now I'm proud as hell when I swipe that thing at Whole Foods," Lex laughs. "Yes, Whole Foods accepts EBT.

"Food stamps and government assistance is a new thing for me personally," he adds. "But most of my family growin' up was always on welfare. So it was a blessing. 'Cause people in need can get help when it's needed most.

And looking to spread that public-assistance wealth, Lex and the rest of the Phood Stamps crew plan to host a monthly battle rap contest. The grand prize: An EBT shopping spree. "Yeah, man, Why not let some MCs battle it out for food? Clearly, no one is eating off being a battle rapper. So now we're gonna change that."

Otherwise, this recession-themed rap party's gonna be all about real shit, good music like Lex's new mixtape Dude Where's My Car, and killer special guests like tonight's Jeru the Damaja.

"We don't want this to be another boring hip-hop show with a bunch of rappers grabbing their junk rapping over a backing track. We want it to be dope as fuck," Lex insists. "GTPS swag, ya know."

Phood Stamps with Jeru the Damaja, Lex One and Rob Riggs' Dude Where's My Car release party, Mike Beatz, Brian Breach, George Young, and others. Friday, June 29. Evem 1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami. The party starts at 9 p.m. and admission costs $15 at the door. Ages 18 and up. Call 305-995-5050 or visit


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1306 N. Miami Ave., Miami, FL

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I have more respect for the mexicans that do my landscapping at my home .They come here dont know the language get pad minimum wage but they love to work , but niggers are the opposite they hate work then they want to blame white people for thier issues fuck you niggers you are parasites you are the scum of this planet .Fuck Rodney King Fuck Trayvon Fuck Al Sharpton Fuck Jesse Jackson Fuck all the niggers abusing Govt assistance .Go To Work  Niggers


These fucking niggers always taking advantage of Govt assistance .Those a monkey nigger know the definition of work.  This is the reason our economy is in the situation it is .These motherfucking black watermelon eating lazy cunts have to be supported .Fuck you niggers get your ghetto lazy asses back to africa !!!   Fuck Trayvon fuck all you niggers on foodstamp welfare an section 8 .All you cocksuckers goona die from diabetis and high blood pressure buying frozen food from walmart with taxpayers money.thats what happens when you live in a ghetto spend all you money on a BMW with rims instead of paying your bills,then you have a black monkey bitch working in a government office hooking up all the niggers who dont deserve assistance. Fuck all niggers..


Lex has always been pushing the positive vibes. Good luck with the new monthly. When I am down that way I will definitely check it out.

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