Welcome to Miami: Meet Four Pandora Trendsetters Representing South Florida
During the 90s, the most celebrated hip-hop artists with chart topping success were primarily located between New York City and Los Angeles. Over the past decade, artists have sprouted from other markets like Meek Mill from Philadelphia, Mac Miller from Pittsburgh and Drake hailing from Toronto. Atlanta has become, as one critic put it, “Hip-Hop’s Gravy Chain” thanks to standout artists like Future, OutKast, T.I. and Young Thug.
Now it seems, the city of Miami is nurturing a new generation of emcees long after the days of early Miami rap pioneers like the 2 Live Crew, Trina and Trick Daddy. Following in the footsteps of Denzel Curry, a new class of young emcees representing Miami/Dade County are showing signs of breakout success, particularly on Pandora.
This week Pandora spotlights four South Florida emcees on the ‘Trendsetters Chart’, a program where Pandora ranks emerging artists who’ve seen the highest number of artist station adds over the past week. Previous ‘Trendsetter Charts’ have the predicted the success of artists like Lil Yachty and D.R.A.M., so it’s a good place to be featured.
Read on for an introduction to each. Like what you hear? Listen to Pandora’s Gunshine State: South FLA Hip-Hop station.