25 Best South Florida Rappers of All Time: From 15 to 11
Hometown: New Orleans, but he chills on Palm Island
Style: "I'm rich bitch" singles
Though he's from the Big Easy, we'll take Birdman over his Heat-hating NOLA cohort Lil Wayne any day. Plus, the "#1 Stunna" rapper is truly about that lavish Miami life. In 2012, Birdman purchased Scott Storch's $14.5 million Palm Island mansion (equivalent to the size of a Four Seasons Hotel) and he's a proud South Beach nightlife hooligan -- the Cash Money cofounder habitually throws Memorial Day gigs at Mansion and Cameo. Cue Big Tymers' "Real Big."
13. DJ Khaled
Style: Shouting uncorroborated truths
It's easy to mock DJ Khaled's discography of catch phrases (no need to divulge), but you have to give the man credit. "WE DA BEST" and "LISTENNN!" are the backdrop to arguably every radio rap anthem we love right now. Khaled's a heavy-hitter in the Miami rap community, collaborating on homages to the 305 like "Born-N-Raised" and "I'm So Hood." His brand continues to shape the city's crisp, thick beats and the SoFla rappers behind them (like Plies, Ace Hood, Rick Ross, Trick Daddy, and Pitbull). Khaled's hood credibility is questionable, he never actually raps on a song, and he recently fake-proposed to Nicki Minaj for publicity. But he makes the beat, so we'll let all that slide.