25 Best South Florida Rappers of All Time: From 15 to 11
12. Pretty Ricky
Style: Slow jams for da bedroom
It's impossible to croon "Baby grind on me" without envisioning a hot, fleshly love fest in the bedchamber. But we ain't complaining 'bout Pretty Ricky's hit. Though the original foursome disbanded and Pleasure P pulled a Beyoncé Knowles ("Did You Wrong" and "Boyfriend #2" proved for a fruitful solo career), they're still Miami R&B-hop legends. The dudes proudly rep our streets: "I got new shoes on the ride (yes sir)/Rollin' down 95 (yes sir)" ...You know the rest.
Style: Culo-shaking party music
We're all living on Planet Pit, as Dat Lil Chico's sixth album title avows. Mr. Worldwide has racked up a bill of ass-glorifying tracks, notably "Culo," "Toma," and "Hey Baby (Drop It to the Floor)." And there's no denying Pitbull's reign as Miami's machismo-tongued prophet -- "Muevelo, muevelo, sin parar" has its implications, ladies. But Pit is Dade County's champion; amid the mysogyny, he's just trying to say, "Miami girls have big asses, and I love them." Armando puts it succinctly on a song off 2006's El Mariel: "Now that's some Miami shit."
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