The unique and amusing privilege of growing up in this strange and tropical land is one that is best appreciated as an adult. When you're young, you take the television presence of such shining stars as Walter Mercado or Belkys Nerey for granted, never fully understanding how special they are. American icons, not exactly, but Miami icons, definitely.
(Feel free to share your picks in the comments. Runners up included: Gloria Estefan, DJ Laz, Louis Aguirre, and Rick Sanchez.)
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The godfather of booty bass, Luther Campbell, a.k.a. Uncle Luke, formerly of 2 Live Crew and currently on the cover of the Miami New Times is one of our favorites. Here, you can see that he's been created in the style of young Luke. He's got his chain and he's flying the flag on his head. Hey, we want some Luther!