Doc’s Thumbs Up: Boutzie “Intoxico” ft. Jimmy Apoet & FLuX

Baltimore artist Boutzie arrives on the indie music scene with her new single “Intoxico,” a track meant to show the woes of partaking in the various choices of recreational activity.

Indeed, this isn’t your ordinary turn up “let’s pop a molly” type of hip-hop song. Many tracks I come across usually praises the “glorious” life of drugs and living in the fast lane. But this submission doesn’t quite get you hopping out your seat ready to twerk or even imagine yourself in a room full of “Thots” ready to “pop-off,” like an average 2 Chainz song. Instead, it inflicts a self-conscious feeling. Thoughts like ‘why do I even do this drug or condone this behavior’ pops in your head while listening to it.

With lines like ‘Oh it’s murder, the conceivable thoughts that’s unheard of…,’ I’m unsure if I’m suppose to feel a little dark inside for wanting to take that shot of Jose I commonly do.

Sheeeeeesh. Should I chill or what? *Pours shot down kitchen sink drain*

Intoxico features Baltimore artist Jimmy Apoet and Baltimore artist and producer FLuX, both very talented emcees and previously highlighted on Doc’s Castle Media. With a talented group like this coming together to spread common awareness in this very unique way, a person could already tell this may even spark a movement.

So…Where does Boutzie come from?


This isn’t the first time Miss Boutzie has graced Doc’s Castle Media presence. Last February, she was featured as a Baltimore Blogger in my 2014 Blogger’s Rundown Series as the inspiring Briana Ragler, and what a surprise to see she has another hidden talent. Girl can sing?!?! Who knew?


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I love the eery feeling that comes from hearing “Intoxico.” Though it makes me question my lifestyle, its “read between the lines” call to action is rewarding not only to me, but also in generation that prides itself in doing illegal and very questionable recreational activities. With depicting the dark truths of how being intoxicated can overtake your body in mesmerizing, without a care, sense, maybe there is a chance to push these unconscious motives that I have for the song in others; subconsciously just suck the “turn up” out of their little unruly bodies.

I sound like I’m 75 years old. Believe, I do turn up. *cough cough*

Let’s be for real here. If more artists can take part in pushing songs like this, people would walk around second guessing what they do for fun. It might not be a guarantee to resist but it leave space to ponder. I like when people are made to think.

This new sound from Boutzie makes me anticipate what the visuals, if there should be any, may look like for this eerie track. I see darkness, lots of slow motion shots, and maybe a creepy church bell? I guess, we’ll have to wait and see.

What do you think about this song? Leave your comments below.

Have you seen the last Doc’s Thumbs Up post? Watch Hazmat Remi’s “Evolve” Official Music Video on Doc’s Castle Media.

Calling All The Beautiful People- DTLR Model Search

I love when I find these different opportunities. Calling all local models! Here’s your opportunity to model for Downtown Locker Room (DTLR).


On Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 2 pm until 6 pm, DTLR in Security Square Mall (6901 Security Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21244) will be hosting a model search contest. To participate in this contest, contestants must wear summer fashions with Timberland 6″ Premium Boots. So be prepared to rock your summer clothes for this shoot.

The grand prizes for the search will consist of a year supply of Timberland Boots, modeling portfolio portraits, and an opportunity to model for DTLR Fall 2014 Campaign featuring Timberland Products. This is an awesome chance for local models to build their resume and portfolio with a huge local brand behind them. Make sure you grab this opportunity.

It doesn’t stop there. I’m accepting submissions from the DTLR contest after it’s closing. I’ll be posting photos from some contestants on Doc’s Castle Media to show my support for local models in the DMV region.

Submit your best photograph from April 26, whether it be from the shoot or your phone, to with the subject line “DTLR Model Search” to be considered. Send your pictures in by April 30th. If I receive no submission, photographs will not be posted. Take this chance to be publicized!

Do you know of more modeling opportunities in the DMV? Share them with readers by posting a comment below.