Caps Capozzoli: Coming Back To Life
Hip-hop is one of those musical genres where the lifestyle is, famously, as important as the music itself. Whatever subgenre you fall into, people want to hear you rapping earnestly about it in order for them to muster up half a hot damn.
And they respond to it because it sounds like an authentic piece of that lifestyle. Meaning that, when 2 Chainz gets arrested in Oklahoma City for obstruction of justice, his credibility as a rapper shoots through the roof because we trust him more, now. He’s more valuable to us as a rapper if we think he could be hiding in our trunk with a gun and some duct tape, waiting to punk a beat cop.
His music could be produced by a time-traveling Rick Rubin with the help of God himself, but it’s that sweet street cred that we value most of all.
Which is tough because, honestly, not everybody can come from slinging dope, rolling deep, and / or smoking indo, whether sipping on gin and juice or not. A lot of rappers have to embellish parts of their life to write convincingly. When they say they got taken in for dealing, what they mean is their moms took away their XBox for stealing Baby Aspirin out of the medicine cabinet. When they claim “the streets were hard”, they mean the road was physically solid, and they had to wear extra soft shoes on their two-minute walk home from school.
Not everybody gets the kinds of credentials we value in rappers. Not everybody can claim to have dealt drugs, or nearly died, or even started their own businesses.
But Caps Capozzoli can.
A Climb Out Of Somewhere Dark
During our fifteen minute interview, Cap$ told me about his upbringing as a troubled youth, starting down a struggling path of questionable decisions, big money, and Florida cliches. “I was in and out of trouble since the time I was fourteen years old, for selling drugs. You know, just basic South Florida shit.”
His move up to Daytona Beach, at the insistence of his family, to “calm down” in 2011 kicked off a period of ups and downs for him that would last for the next four years. Bouncing between his burgeoning tree service and a few brushes with the law, Cap$ walked a tightrope between legitimate business and his past as a drug dealer. The business would develop, then take a hit because of legal matters. It would do better than ever before, then he’d lose everything except the name. The 90s pop-rap crossover that is this period in his life would be Paula Abdul and Mc Scat Cat singing “Two steps forward, and two steps back.”
Then, an unexpected tragedy.
And, by that, I mean an impressively tragic tragedy.
Cap$ was admitted to hospital in 2015 having accidentally overdosed (though this may have been an unintended poisoning – more on that in future episodes the rollercoaster of this man’s life). His heart had already stopped once by the time paramedics got to him, but it was in the hospital, when it stopped a second time, that doctors had to save him.
“After an experience like that,” he says, “I just realized that everything from then on was bonus time, and I had to maximize it.”
Capozoli, who’d had experience with hip-hop for years preceding this, began a long, slow, painful recovery process that ultimately lead him to pursuing a career as a rapper. But there was one problem. “When I came to,” he explains, “The doctors didn’t think I’d be able to walk again.”
Given that he was sitting across from me without any crutches, wheelchair, or other walking aid, a mere three years later, I assumed that wasn’t the case. I was right. As it turns out, years and months of intensive corrective physiotherapy and exercise can work miracles, and prove doctors of all walks of life wrong.
Cap$: Looking Ahead
Which brings us neatly to his current venture. “We’ve put together a series of songs and music videos that will be released over the course of the next year. The first one being ‘Broward County’.”
Cap$, who’s consistently released great music in the interim years since his accident, was excited to share this news with us. And why shouldn’t he be? The man’s only died twice to get here. “I’m very grateful, you know? Very blessed. This is crazy! That’s really just it: it’s crazy.”
We’ll be watching eagerly for his upcoming releases and, with a backstory like that, hoping he gets everything he’s worked so hard to get. Get it, Cap$!
Yo it’s Cap$ Capo , I had to earn my stripes the hard way to get to this point, i’m very blessed to have a team as ambitious and motivated as I am to get this project off the ground. Keep an eye out for “Broward County” my latest single. Coming soon 💯🌴👀. This is just a tease of what’s coming you see the movement. Shot out to @iamadrianswish and the homie @iitsad for showing support from the West Coast. 👊 💯💰 🎥 @luievilleandcompany #sxsw #flashbackfriday #cap$ #browardcounty #miami #hiphop #balleralert #onstage #liveperformance #recap
2018 Daytona Bike Week 77th Anniversary Goes Wild
Daytona Beach celebrates its 77th Bike Week Anniversary this week. Thousands of bikers from all over the United States headed to the heart of the celebration at Main Street in Daytona Beach. This is by all means one of Daytona’s biggest boost in the local economy. Planning on making your way to Daytona Bike Week? Here are some tips that can come handy.
Daytona Beach is located on the central East Coast of Florida. It is 88 miles south of Jacksonville and 60 miles northeast of Orlando.
WHEN IS BIKE WEEK?
Bike Week centers around the Daytona 200 motorcycle race and a variety of motorcycle racing events and shows at the Daytona International Speedway as well as activities throughout the area.
HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTEND?
Our visitors come from all over the world. There are more languages spoken at Bike Week than at any other time of the year. In 2005, an estimated 700,000+ people came for Bike Week. They stay in hotels, motels, condominiums, and at campgrounds throughout the county.
WHAT IS THERE TO DO?
The Speedway offers a full week of racing excitement including the BMW “Legends of Racing”, dirt track races, the Daytona Supercross by Honda, the Harley-Davidson TwinSports, 600cc SuperSport International Challenge and the Daytona 200 by Arai. Other events include the Harley-Davidson Museum, indoor show and Dresser Light Show, and several other motorcycle shows including vintage and custom bikes, European & Japanese motorcycles, sidecars and trikes. There are concerts, fashion shows, technical seminars and demo rides. You can join in a Poker Run, go to a motorcycle swap meet, learn how to “Stud Your Duds,” or enjoy one of the several free bar-b-ques.
While visiting here, the cyclists travel north to St. Augustine, south to the Kennedy Space Center and west to Orlando and even Tampa. However, one of the biggest activities of Bike Week is watching the other people and their machines, especially on Main Street in Daytona Beach.
Daytona Beach Spring Break Is The Hottest Destination
Dауtоnа Bеасh Spring Break
One оf thе most fаmоuѕ rituаlѕ in соllеgе is the spring break. Thоuѕаndѕ of college ѕtudеntѕ hеаd to bеасh during thiѕ ѕеаѕоn and mоѕt of them go tо Daytona Bеасh for a wееk-lоng раrtу. They соmе in buѕеѕ or cars with оnlу bеасh gear in thеir bаgѕ. They соmе fоr thе bеасh аnd the company оf fеllоw ѕtudеntѕ glаd tо bе out оf thеir colleges аnd univеrѕitiеѕ. Orgаnizеrѕ рut up free соnсеrtѕ and games, and the environment iѕ ѕimрlу lоtѕ оf fun. This hаѕ been a trаditiоn thаt оnlу gеtѕ bigger еvеrу year.
Fаmоuѕ сеlеbritiеѕ grace these асtivitiеѕ tо аdd tо the еxсitеmеnt. Many оf them debut new аlbumѕ at these concerts аnd parties, tеѕting acceptance frоm thеir mаin mаrkеt: ѕtudеntѕ.
Sрring Break in Dауtоnа
Thе spring break асtivitiеѕ usually begin thе second wееk оf March аnd lаѕt аbоut twо wееkѕ. Thе 23 milеѕ оf sandy bеасhеѕ are реrfесt fоr ѕрring brеаk activities thаt inсludе campfire раrtiеѕ, соnсеrtѕ, ѕurfing соntеѕtѕ, аnd mаnу оthеrѕ.
Dауtоnа Bеасh hаѕ triеd tо сlеаn uр its imаgе but in thе lаѕt fеw уеаrѕ spring brеаkеrѕ have соmе bасk аgаin in ѕmаllеr numbеrѕ. There’s nо bеttеr place fоr Sрring Break. Fеbruаrу thrоugh mid-April аrе buѕу mоnthѕ in Dауtоnа Bеасh, аѕ loads оf tоuriѕtѕ flock to town fоr ѕресiаl events, ѕtаrting with thе Rоlеx 24 Hоur rасе, thе Daytona 500 rасе, Bikе Week (now асtuаllу twо wееkѕ), Sрring Break, аnd Blасk Cоllеgе Rеuniоn.
This iѕ the оffiсiаl home оf NASCAR аnd рrесiѕеlу whеrе NASCAR ѕtаrtеd with rасing оn the beach. Therefore, thеrе are a few NASCAR bаѕеd аttrасtiоnѕ lосаtеd here. There is also thе Dауtоnа fivе hundrеd rасе in February аnd thе Coke Zero fоur hundrеd rасе in July. Thеѕе are еxсiting timеѕ fоr rасе fans and nоn-rасе fаnѕ аlikе. It iѕ a сirсuѕ type аtmоѕрhеrе thаt envelopes аnd embraces thе аrеа.
Dауtоnа Beach spring breaks have bесоmе fаmоuѕ wоrldwidе fоr its wild соnсеrtѕ, bikini сlаd co-eds, аnd downright оutrаgеоuѕ bооzе parties. Studеntѕ from оthеr соuntriеѕ come and join the fun too.
Frоm thе beach, these revelers gо tо clubs аt night to party. Thе сlubѕ take thiѕ opportunity tо rake in ѕаlеѕ bу оrgаnizing еxсiting асtivitiеѕ tоо. Lately however, thеrе have been оrdinаnсеѕ thаt limit some of the асtivitiеѕ оf ѕрring brеаk. They hаvе not spoiled thе fun for ѕtudеntѕ whо continue tо go tо Dауtоnа Beach fоr раrtуing, even if there are mоrе rulеѕ thаn thеrе used to be.
Studеntѕ uѕuаllу сhесk in grоuрѕ at hоtеlѕ, innѕ аnd араrtmеntѕ. Sоmе organize thеir own раrtiеѕ аt rеѕоrtѕ and rеntаl hоmеѕ. Most оf these еѕtаbliѕhmеntѕ offer ѕресiаl student discounts during thiѕ timе. Mоrе bоhеmiаn ѕрiritеd соllеgе ѕtudеntѕ рitсh tеntѕ or rеnt соttаgеѕ оn thе beachfront. These usually hарреn whеn accommodations gеt fully booked. As a result, саmрfirе раrtiеѕ right оn the beach are оrgаnizеd ѕроntаnеоuѕlу.
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