Miami's Seven Most Essential Rap Anthems

Miami's Seven Most Essential Rap Anthems

With EDM and PLUR on eternal overdrive in Miami, it's easy to forget the city's real musical roots. Before Peace, Love, Unity, and Respect, there were big, booty, bitches.

The Magic City boasts its fair share of rap anthems that molded Dade County into a mecca for rump-shaking club hits. And it's OK to praise Will Smith's paragon, "Miami," or applaud Vanilla Ice for his '90s machismo. But we here at Crossfade want to highlight the city's bona fide bangers by a crop of rappers who live and breathe the MIA.

Sorry, Sean Kingston and Flo Rida, you didn't make the cut.

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7. DJ Khaled's "I'm So Hood"

I know, if you hear another one of his hackneyed catch phrases you'll abandon radio rap (if you haven't already), but listennn ... Don't act like you didn't bump this day and night in its prime, whether you were raised in Overtown or Pinecrest. It's one of those self-asserting bangers that you can apply to anything in life -- "I'm So Hood" is just about being proud of wherever you come from. Without a doubt, that's some essential Miami shit.

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