25 Best South Florida Rappers of All Time: From 5 to 1
4. Trick Daddy
Hometown: Liberty City
Style: Rowdy, horn-heavy street bangers
Trick will ride or die for his city. Dude's been known to have supposedly flicked a lit cigarette at a Weasel fool for talking smack about the MIA.
The Liberty City vet paved the way for Miami thug life imagery on the marching band-backed "Shut Up," and 305 hooligans surely can't forget cruising to Trick's velvety verses on "I'm a Thug." When "E'rybody wanna motherfuckin know why" Trick dresses "so fly," he simply answers, "Bitch, I do it for the hood." Trick Daddy Dollars isn't ashamed of where he's from, and that's essential for repping Dade.
3. Poison Clan
Style: Clubby, pre-Dirty South bass
As one of Luther Campbell's protégés, Poison Clan joined the ranks of Miami's burgeoning bass scene in the early '90s. But JT Money, Debonaire, Uzi, Madball, and Big Ram blended bouncy, early Dirty South impressions with Miami bass' hissing cymbals and kick drums; they basically set the precedent for Houston-based Southern rap. The group's leader, JT Money, eventually went solo (remember "Who Dat"?), but the Clan will always be known for making the club "Shake What Ya Mama Gave Ya."