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Miami's Top Ten Rappers on the Come-Up

Miami's rap scene is on the come-up. There is no stopping or denying it. Over the past couple of years, numerous local talents have taken to the mic and released quality material that warrants outsiders' ears.

Our city's rappers aren't only about the keys picked up at the Port of Miami at 2 a.m. from "papi" while trying to escape the Coast Guard and the Feds. There's intellect and soul in the next generation's words, providing fans and hip-hop enthusiasts with a glimpse into the minds, surroundings, and personalities of the real people of the 305.

Of course, there are more than ten rappers in Miami, many of them great. But we here at Crossfade picked this group of newcomers because they could be the core of 2014's scene.

Let the debating and hating begin.

See also: Miami's Top Ten Hip-Hop DJs of All Time

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