Concerts

Miami Bass Super Fest at BankUnited Center November 10

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 might have never learned to show us that "Tootsee Roll" or how to bust 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'. By April 1995, the crew's euphemism-heavy debut, 199Quad, had peaked at number 59 on the Billboard charts, paving the way for leader Lemonhead's next project, Quad City DJs, whose "C'mon N' Ride It (The Train)" became an instant booty-bass anthem. Most impressive, though, "C'mon" and "Tootsee" remain straight-up rap classics. It's not uncommon to hear either track during a drive-time mix on Power 96 or happy hour at Tootsie's Cabaret. Still, there ain't no bigger treat than a real, live taste of 69 Boyz and booty time.

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