Photo by David Cabrera Eskeerdo, eating up at Morro Castle in Hialeah.
It's a Saturday afternoon, and Alexander Izquierdo is smoking the last of his cigarettes outside of DJ Infamous' studio in North Miami. He's recovering from a night (and morning) of South Beach clubbing for a friend's bachelor party. It'll continue, but not until this stopgap of an interview has been completed.
Known now as Eskeerdo, the Hialeah rapper, responsible for writing credits on Kanye West's "Clique," Meek Mill's "Burn," and Rihanna's "No Love Allowed," is prepping his latest solo effort, Eskeerdo, a follow-up to last year's DJ Don Cannon-hosted mixtape, 31 Days, that will serve as a reintroduction to this artist who once went by the name Xplicit. And what better way to reintroduce yourself to the world than having your latest single, "For the City," be used in the Miami Heat's "Heat Nation" short film?
But before Eskeerdo rides off into a night of unthinkable antics, he spoke with New Times about writing for others, his relationship with Derick G., and, of course, Hialeah.
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