Even 25 years later, echoes of Miami freestyle's powerful influence can still be heard on the radio, in the clubs, and in the electronic dance music that's dominating today's music industry.
During the mid '80s and early '90s, freestyle boomed from Miami's wildly creative and prolific scene. But thanks to the timeless skill of producers like Pretty Tony Butler, songwriters like Garfield Baker, and singers like Trinere, our local bass music is still making asses clap like 808s, from São Paulo to the San Fernando Valley.
The truth is freestyle will never die. So ahead of a free concert at Magic City Casino on January 11, we here at Crossfade caught up with Trinere to talk about her music, strippers, Gloria Estefan, lawyers, and twerking.