Audio: DJ Scheme – “Buck 50” ft. Juice WRLD & Carlton
The Miami Native Polymath Shares a New Song Featuring a Posthumous Verse From His Close Friend; “Buck 50” Can Be Found on the Finished Edition of Scheme’s Album FAMILY
“The Palm Beach-raised music curator and general of vibes Gabe Guerra, better known as DJ Scheme, is among the biggest influencers in South Florida hip-hop…Think of him as DJ Clue to Miami’s up-and-coming Jay-Zs.” – Miami New Times
“DJ Scheme is a driving force behind Miami’s Members Only collective, and his menacing beats helped turn XXXTentacion and Juice WRLD into household names.” – Consequence of Sound
An influential figure in hi-hop, DJ Scheme is a quintessential connector. Releasing a highly-anticipated collaboration with one of his closest friends, Scheme shares “Buck 50,” a new song featuring Juice WRLD and Carlton. Originally meeting in 2017, Juice WRLD and DJ Scheme were constant companions, with Scheme spending time as Juice’s tour DJ and Juice validating Scheme’s ambitions to branch out and become an artist and producer. A brilliant showcase for the late rapper’s mastery of melody and rhymes, the DJ Scheme & Carlton McDowell-produced “Buck 50” is an effortlessly fly banger about Juice’s world-conquering ambitions. A fitting companion piece to “Conversations,” the Scheme-co-produced song from Juice’s posthumous album Legends Never Die, “Buck 50” ends with a poignant guitar solo, putting a fine point on Juice’s words.
The latest collaboration helps complete the mission of Scheme’s recently-released FAMILY album–to harness the energy of love and friendship into musical collaboration/ Scheme’s debut album, FAMILY explores how creative partnerships can create deep familial connections and reinforce a sense of community. Scheme had a hand in the production on each of the project’s 17 tracks, creating a diverse, yet cohesive flow that echoes the 23-year-old’s invigorating DJ sets at Rolling Loud and elsewhere. Throughout the project, Scheme proves to be a natural at finding the hidden chemistry in unexpected partnerships, as well as finding new avenues to explore the South Florida sound that took rap by storm. An ambitious debut for the multi-talented DJ/Producer/Artist, FAMILY establishes Scheme as a tastemaker with a distinct aesthetic and a wide musical range. “Buck 50” can be found at the beginning of FAMILY (Finished Edition).
“In all honesty, I never really wanted a deluxe because I can’t add to that part of my life,” says DJ Scheme. “Now that ‘Buck 50’ is out and the album is complete, I can manifest new energy and focus on the future. 🖤”
The album has racked up tens of millions of streams since its early December release, landing Scheme at #2 on Rolling Stone’s Breakthrough 25 chart and increasing his Spotify monthly listener count from 1 million to 2.1 million. Featuring appearances from Lil Mosey, Ski Mask The Slump God, Lil Yachty, Skrillex, Cordae, Ty Dolla $ign, Lil Keed, $NOT, Fenix Flexin, Take A Daytrip, Danny Towers, Lil Gnar, Shakewell, TheHxliday, Tes-X, and more, FAMILY (Finished Edition) is available everywhere via Scheme Records/EMPIRE.
Buy/Stream “Buck 50” ft. Juice WRLD & Carlton: https://music.empi.re/familyfinished
FAMILY (Finished Edition) Tracklist:
1. Buck 50 ft. Juice WRLD & Carlton
2. Homesick ft. Zacari & Skrillex
3. Trust Nobody (2 My Brothers) ft. Joey Bada$$
4. Thor’s Hammer Worthy feat. Ski Mask the Slump God & ZillaKami
5. E-ER ft. Ski Mask, Danny Towers & Lil Yachty
6. Bussin’ Out ft. Lil Mosey & Ty Dolla $ign
7. Soda ft. Ski Mask & Cordae
8. Splurgin ft. Lil Gnar & Shakewell
9. Baby ft. iann dior
10. Fallin 4 U ft. TheHxliday
11. It’s Alright ft. Tes X
12. Blue Bills ft. $NOT & Fenix Flexin
13. How You Feel ft. Danny Towers, Ski Mask The Slump God & Lil Yachty
14. Zebra ft. Jackboy & Danny Towers
15. 3 Sum ft. Robb Bank$
16. Top Of The Mountain ft. Lil Keed
17. Feel ft. Cris Dinero & G.Wakai
18. Piece Of My Heart
Just 23-years-old, DJ Scheme has evolved into one of the rap industry’s most influential figures. The Miami native started his career as a tour DJ for wifisfuneral, before linking up with Ski Mask The Slump God and XXXTentacion and joining their Members Only collective. Over the past half-decade, Scheme has evolved into one of rap’s most in-demand DJ’s, serving as official tour DJ for the likes of Juice WRLD, Pouya, Robb Bank$, Fat Nick, and more. In 2019, XXL tapped Scheme to be the official DJ for its 2019 Freshman Cyphers. In 2019, Scheme released the PRESEASON EP, his first release as a lead artist, featuring the hit single “How You Feel” ft. Ski Mask The Slump God & Danny Towers, which recently earned a GOLD certification from the RIAA.
DJ Scheme is a fixture at Rolling Loud, hip-hop’s biggest festival brand, performing DJ sets at every Rolling Loud event since its inception and acting as master of ceremonies for the emotional Juice WRLD memorial during Rolling Loud Los Angeles 2019. As the official DJ of Rolling Loud’s Twitch channel, Scheme has evolved into an engaging on-camera personality, regularly co-hosting Rolling Loud’s “The Rotation” talk show and acting as host for two “Loud Stream” virtual festivals.
With his new album FAMILY, Scheme looks translate his vision into a cohesive statement about the power of artistic collaboration. FAMILY is available everywhere via Scheme Records/EMPIRE.
“Buck 50” ft. Juice WRLD & Carlton: https://music.empi.re/familyfinished
“Baby” ft. iann dior: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXpoK4Ppm9U
“Homesick” ft. Skrillex & Zacari: https://youtu.be/b45KJdqXkaQ
“Soda” ft. Ski Mask The Slump God, Cordae & Take A Daytrip: https://music.empi.re/soda
“How You Feel” ft. Ski Mask The Slump God & Danny Towers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjTsQINzwl8