Miami's Top Ten Underground Rap and Hip-Hop Acts
This !Mayday! band member isn't just a battle rap champion, his solo tracks ring out on one of the most trafficked radio stations in the country. Catch "Mayday and Chardonnay" on DJ Entice's rush-hour mixshow. Wrek's triple-time wordplay blasts faster than a tech-9 gone fully automatic.
Straight outta Kendall, reppin' Crazy Hood, and putting out new music since 1996, Garcia is still rappin' hungry. The past year has seen his aggression unleashed over Rage Against the Machine instrumentals and his upcoming Off The Beaten Path EP features a roster of Miami heads including Noreaga and Omniscient. Download Rage Against the Scene.
Just because he's backed by Rick Ross doesn't make Gunplay mainstream. This Carol City chico's rapid-fire, hard-liquor, molly, choppers, and blunts flow pays bloody tribute to the street life and its consequences. Download Inglorious Basterds.
2. Jimmy Dade
Pirate radio loves him. So do the strip clubs. This business shark also licenses music to corporations like MTV. He hails from North Miami, shouting out Brown Sub, Little Haiti, and "zoes" everywhere with his music. His hooks and structures are sharper than a razor and stronger than reef rock.
1. Ice Billion Berg
This self-made South Dade lyrical monster has a dedicated fanbase built on mixtapes, heavy regional hustling, and viral videos. He follows the R&B touring traditions of the south by rocking clubs in every corner of the FLA. Trick Daddy put him on when he was still in high school. Now the youngster's rapping like he's got an old soul. Download: Mr. Live 2.5.
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