4. Splack Pack “Scrub Da Ground”
One of the most ubiquitous hits of the era, “Scrub Da Ground” gets dropped at parties to this day, whether they’re Miami Bass themed or not. The correct response to this at a party is for all patrons to immediately drop their ass so close to the floor, you could mop it. Notice the shout out to Palm Beach County in the lyrics. Yes, Miami Bass is a full, 100 percent Tri-County Area experience.
3. DJ Laz “Esa Morena”
I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: This is Miami’s unofficial theme song. You couldn’t walk two blocks without hearing this jam bumpin’ from someone’s car stereo or the backyard of some house party. DJ Laz ruled the era with his Power 96 Megamixes. His classic mash-up beats and Spanglish lyrics paved the way for Pitbull to do his thing. He’s got a lot of other jams just as great, but this one goes so hard and fast, it reigns supreme.
2. 2LiveCrew “Get It Girl”
It’s not fair to pick one 2LiveCrew song. Miami Bass wouldn’t exist without Uncle Luke, Brother Marquis, Fresh Kid Ice, Amazing Vee, and Mr. Mixx. Everything they ever recorded, released, and performed in their years of glory deserves to top this list, but I’m gonna give shine to “Get It Girl,” because the beat beats the pussy up almost as hard as the lyrics. It’s fun, it’s funky, it’s catchy, and it makes you want to dance like a slut. That’s what Miami Bass is all about, after all. All hail the Kings.
1. Uncle Luke ft. Trick Daddy “Scarred”
I don’t really care what anybody says, this is the greatest Miami Bass song of all time. Uncle Luke stepped away from the Crew and gave the world some of the greatest jams not just in Miami Bass history, but all music in general. This is one of the best beats I’ve ever heard, and it marks the official introduction of Trick Daddy, a true Miami legend. It also provides the listener with ample opportunity to rap in a goofy frog voice. Also, hydraulics!