In 2018, Louis Junior finally gave Tampa fans the album they asked for

Best local albums of 2018.

click to enlarge Louis Junior plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on November 26, 2018. - Michael M. Sinclair
Michael M. Sinclair
Louis Junior plays Crowbar in Ybor City, Florida on November 26, 2018.

Louis Junior: Nothing More, Nothing Greater It’s hard to think of a hip-hop release that Tampa Bay wanted more than this one from Louis Junior. Featuring production from the likes of Best Kept Secret, The Union, Freek van Workum and Downtown Music, Junior trusted the ears of producer Maxx Forman (plus the finishing touch of Matt Reisinger) and turned in a nine-track, deeply personal statement that could leave you both crying in the sheets (“Fading”) and running wild through the Goddamn streets (“Nothing More, Nothing Greater”).

Scroll through a slideshow of 2018's best Tampa Bay music releases or see and sample all of them here. Call your local record store to see if it is carrying the release.

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Ray Roa

Read his 2016 intro letter and disclosures from 2022 and 2021. Ray Roa started freelancing for Creative Loafing Tampa in January 2011 and was hired as music editor in August 2016. He became Editor-In-Chief in August 2019. Past work can be seen at Suburban Apologist, Tampa Bay Times, Consequence of Sound and The...
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