Strip clubs across the country (if not the world) owe the city of Miami a lap dance.
Had it not been for our late '80s and early '90s bass, pole dancers may have never shown us that "Tootsee Roll" or how to buss the "Kitty Kitty."
During booty music's most fertile era, a few Miami bassers from Jacksonville, collectively known as the 69 Boyz, wrote some of the genre's most popular tunes for deep dippin' and heavy slidin'.
On December 15
November 10, Miami Bass Super Fest will celebrate booty music at one of the filthiest joints in Coral Gables, the BankUnited Center.
"Tootsee Roll" and "Booty Drop" were perhaps the 69 Boyz's most popular songs off the crew's 1994 euphemism-heavy debut, 199Quad. But deep cuts like the funk-inspired "Kitty Kitty" and fan favorite "Puddin Tame" helped move the record up the Billboard charts. By April 1995, 199Quad had peaked at No. 59, paving the way for Lemonhead's next project, Quad City DJs.
"C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" was an instantaneous booty bass anthem and grew to become of the most popular songs of the decade. It reached the third spot on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart and appeared in Space Jam.
Most impressively, "C'mon N' Ride It" and "Tootsee Roll" have become straight-up rap classics. It's not uncommon to hear either during a drive-time mix on Power 96 or happy hour at Tootsie's Cabaret.
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Still, there ain't no bigger treat than a real, live taste of 69 Boyz and booty time.
Miami Bass Super Fest. With 69 Boyz, Quad City DJs, 95 South, and others. Saturday, December 15.
Saturday, November 10. BankUnited Center, 1245 Dauer Dr., Coral Gables. The show starts at 8 p.m. and tickets cost $21 to $35 plus fees via ticketmater.com. Call 305-284-8686 or visit bankunitedcenter.com.