Trick Daddy on What It Means to Be 305: Video

Growing up in Miami, Trick Daddy was the hardest and grooviest thug playboy of them all. Who would have thought the man behind the legend can be so traditional?

New Times had the pleasure of hanging with the former Slip-n-Slide Records superstar in his Miramar home last week, and we caught some of his life advice on video.

We were surprised to learn of his intense love for cooking. He wants to start his own cooking show, tentatively titled Bitch, I Got My Pots, and it’s looking like it might happen. He also thinks families need to sit down and eat together more, that kids need to respect their elders and stay in school, otherwise they might fall victim to the treacherous trap lifestyle.

Of course, Trick Daddy had to let us know of his love for the city. He’s still “Da Mayor,” after all. He worries that business interests in our fair bayside home may run out the very people who give Miami the culture and history that made it what it is.

“To be born here and not care about it and not love it, from sports, from your neighborhoods to your resturants to your stores, gas prices, everything — I worry about everything in my city,” he says. “Everybody come to Miami and prosper and profit and live good except for the people that were born and raised in Miami.”

Strong words from the man who put this city on his back and helped put it on the hip-hop map. It’s true that Miamians can’t afford rising costs of living on existing wages. We were just named the fifth least affordable county in the country for renters. Trick is certainly on to something.
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Kat Bein is a freelance writer and has been described as this publication’s "senior millennial correspondent." She has an impressive, if unhealthy, knowledge of all things pop culture.