25 Best South Florida Rappers of All Time: From 20 to 16
17. Flo Rida
Hometown: Carol City
When mainstream radio got wind of the phrase "Shawty had them Apple Bottom jeans/Boots with the fur," Flo Rida blew the hell up. "Low" solidified the brawny Carol City boy as boogie-rap gold (the former, and Flo's David Guetta-backed "Club Can't Handle Me" are dance film franchise Step Up anthems). And though he's often chastised for capitalizing on the EDM trend (EDM-hop?), Flo Rida makes people feel good (and loose) at the club. Don't forget his latest track with fellow 305-er Pitbull, the revelatory white-girls-got-ass "Can't Believe It." Flo, you get an "A" for experimentation.
16. Ace Hood
Hometown: Deerfield Beach
Style: Screechy, quick-spitted bangers
Broward County is often written off as Dullsville next to its swankier, scantily clad cousin, Miami. But "Bugatti" rapper Ace Hood reps the 954 all day, er'y day. On "Broward County Anthem," he affirms, "I'm so 9 to 5 4," and then names himself the "Broward County savior." Before hopping on DJ Khaled's We The Best Music Group wagon, Ace "was back in Deerfield, giving momma heart attacks." We appreciate your honesty, Ace Hood. Unlike many South Floridians who insist they're from Miami (but really hail from Coral Springs, Boca, Tamarac, or the like), you ride or die for BroCo.
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