Limp Bizkit's Chocolate Starfish and the Hot Dog Flavored Water
Another Florida band, Limp Bizkit, was at the top of its game in 2000 when this record was unleashed. It should win an award for worst name ever, but it's actually listed in the book 1001 Albums to Hear Before You Die. The song "Hot Dog" features the word "fuck" exactly 46 times and parodies a bunch of classic Nine Inch Nails joints. It also includes covers of the Who and Guns N' Roses, as well as huge original hits like "Take a Look Around" (from the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack) and "My Way." Oh, and c'mon, don't act like you've forgotten that whole goofy "Rollin'" dance.
Gwen Stefani's Sweet Escape
There's no doubt that Love. Angel. Music. Baby. is Gwen Stefani's best solo album. But the follow-up, Sweet Escape, was recorded in Miami, so we guess it's OK too. This record was mostly made of leftovers from the writing sessions for L.A.M.B., and even though it got mixed reviews, Stefani's sophomore effort still yielded hits. You know what else is interesting? The cover for this album was inspired by Elvira Hancock. You know, Michelle Pfeiffer's cocaine-addicted character from Scarface. Very Miami, indeed.
Beyoncé's Dangerously in Love
It's tough to remember when Beyoncé wasn't referred to as American royalty. But once upon a time, she was just the most famous member of Destiny's Child. In 2003, though, she broke free from girl groupdom and headed for Miami to record her solo debut, and the world of pop music literally changed forever. Dangerously in Love had five hit singles. That's insane. This is undoubtedly one of the best music recording moments in Miami history. All hail Queen Bey.