In its few short years of existence, hip-hop blog Golden Underground has proven more dedicated than the rest of the fan-run music sites that proliferate on the web. With an unrelenting fervor for the local rap scene and a discerning ear for regional acts, Golden Underground's brainchild, Boca-bred Christian Hernandez, has the smarts and wherewithal to pull it off. Hernandez not only covers local shows, but he also puts them on himself.
So far, the hustling 20-year old FAU student scraped up enough dough to bring down solid MCs like Brooklyn's Skyzoo and femme fatale Nitty Scott. Last Thursday, Golden Underground teamed up with resurgent Lake Worth rap label Footwork4self Records to throw the first ever Beat Battle. The event pitted area producers against one another, each with a 45 second time limit per rhyme. The homegrown label and savvy blog will join forces once again in a few weeks, for Hernandez's grandest engagement yet; booking off-the-wall rapper Del the Funky Homosapien at Lake Worth's Speakeasy Lounge.