The world is a melting pot of cultures and opportunities. America has served as a cradle for music growth and development in almost every field, whether classical music or pop culture.
Florida rappers are mainly responsible for bringing hip-hop culture to its apex. From Homestead to Palm Beach County, international pop artists like Pit Bull paved the way for the next generation of rappers who now represent Florida’s culture on the streets and in the world.
Today we are paying homage to Florida’s diverse culture of rap music by discussing the Top Florida Rappers.
Hailing from Florida, XXXTentacion gained stardom with songs like Look at Me and released famous albums like 17 and ? Born on January 23, 1998, his personal life was not very ideal, and he encountered numerous legal issues from the start of his career.
Unfortunately, he was shot dead at the age of 20. According to several reports, XXXTentacion followed a cult in his youth, and this cult following is the main reason for his depression and alienation theme music.
2 YNW Melly
Born on May 1, 1999, YNW Melly is a Florida rapper. His song Murder on My Mind became a massive hit, gaining popularity after YNW Melly was charged with murder.
3 Kodak Black
Kodak Black earned fame in the world of Rap music after releasing back-to-back hit albums like Painting Pictures and Dying to Live. Aside from being a rapper, he is also a philanthropist and constructed a school in Haiti.
He has also donated money to different generous causes. He has around 11.3 Million Followers on Instagram, & around 20.2 Million Monthly Listeners on Spotify also 1.53 Million followers on Soundcloud.
4 Bobby Shmurda
Hailing from Florida, Bobby Shmurda is one of the most famous American rappers who is currently serving his time in prison. After releasing his first song, he was charged with conspiracy to murder and weapons custody.
He was penalized for seven years in prison, later reduced to five years due to his behavior. In 2017 he announced that he was writing music in prison. He has around 5.6 Million Followers on Instagram, & around 2.9 Million Monthly Listeners on Spotify also 97.6k followers on Soundcloud.
Pitbull has become a household name in the world of music and rapping. We all listened to his raps growing up. I Know You Want Me and Timber. He also has the privilege of singing at the 2014 FIFA World.
Pitbull was also the winner of the 35 Billboard Latin Music Awards. In his career, he has collaborated with numerous A-listed artists such as Jennifer Lopez, Enrique Iglesias.
6 Lil Pump
Lil Pump is another gem from Florida. He is estimated among the most influential rappers of the SoundCloud rap scene. Out of all Florida rappers, he is the best but he is also heavily criticized for using drugs, such as Xanax, marijuana, and lean, without discretion and was arrested multiple times.
T-Pain’s real name is Faheem Rasheed Najm. He came to the limelight after the U.S. Billboard 200-topping album Epiphany. He was also a two-time Grammy-winning artist and famous for using the auto-tune effect in his songs.
8 Ski Mask The Slump God
Everybody in the music world knows Stokeley Clevon Goulbourne by Ski Mask the Slump God. He is the co-founder of a hip-hop collective called Members Only. Besides his music, he is also famous for his controversies.
In 2016, he was charged with robbery and driving without a license. He has around 5.3 Million Followers on Instagram, & around 10.4 Million Monthly Listeners on Spotify also 1.35M followers on Soundcloud.
9 Aaron Carter
Born on December 7, 1987, Aaron Carter is a multitalented musician who is also a dancer, performer, and record producer. He released his first studio album at nine and gained popularity among pre-teen and teenage audiences.
He is a proud bisexual musician and shows his love and support for the community on multiple occasions. He has around 556k Followers on Instagram, & around 354k Monthly Listeners on Spotify also 3k followers on Soundcloud.
10 Fred Durst
Fred Durst is best known for his role as the main vocalist and lyricist of the famous nu-metal band Limp Bizkit which was formed in 1994. He released six studio albums before starting his film career.
11 Flo Rida
Tramar Lacel Dillard is the actual name of Flo Rida, representing the culture and music of Carol City, Florida. His “Low” single broke records at its release and was number one on the billboard for more than ten weeks in the United States.
12 Denzel Curry
Rapper Denzel Curry initially achieved stardom for notable projects like Ta13oo. He has also worked with famous artists like Ghostemane and ZillaKami and created Lil Ugly Mane’s Twistin and Dillon Cooper’s Eyes of the World.
Trina is also among the top Florida rappers and is a multitalented entertainer. In 2013, her single “Pull Over” was No. 27 in the Complex ranking of Top 50 Best Rap Songs by Women.
Born on December 3, 1992, Jatavia Shakara Johnson, commonly known as J.T. in the music world, is another female rapper from the land of Florida. She has around 4.8M Followers on Instagram, & around 1.3M Monthly Listeners on Spotify also 29.8k followers on Soundcloud.
15 Yung Miami
Born on February 11, 1994, Yung Miami and J.T. created a hip-hop duo under the name City Girls. Got fame by singing their first song “Fuck Dat Nigga”. She has around 4.9M Followers on Instagram,
Better known as Ghostemane, Eric Whitney began his musical journey by playing guitar covers, and then he shifted to metalcore. He earned popularity with his unique style of fusing rap and metal.
17 Dominic Fike
Dominic Fike is a Florida-based rapper, musician, and multi-instrumentalist. At the young age of 10, he learned to play the guitar. Fike first gained fame and recognition after releasing numerous famous like Don’t Forget About Me, Demos.
18 Montel Vontavious Porter
Montel Vontavious Porter started rapping under the name of Murda Mase and released famous hits like “Can’t Nobody Hold Me Down” and “Been Around the World“. He has around 473k Followers on Instagram,
Algernod Lanier Washington, with the stage name of Plies, is the best Florida rapper. After leaving his college education, he released four hit studio albums between 2007 to 2010.
Plies released his first hit single in 2007, “Shawty” (featuring T-Pain) and “Hypnotized” (featuring Akon). He has around 8.9M Followers on Instagram, & around 3.7M Monthly Listeners on Spotify also 36k followers on Soundcloud.
20 Trick Daddy
Maurice Samuel Young, with the stage name Trick Daddy is a multitalented rapper and actor from Miami’s Liberty City. He was first featured on the track “Scarred” by former 2 Live Crew member Luther “Luke” Campbell.
21 Ace Hood
Antoine Franklin McColister, better known in the music world by his stage name Ace Hood, is a Florida rapper. Hailing from Port St. Lucie, Florida, he started his music career by signing a contract with record producer DJ Khaled’s label, We the Best Music Group in 2008.
Blood, Sweat & Tears (2011) and Trials & Tribulations (2013) got world recognition among his four music albums. He has around 2.5M Followers on Instagram, & around 3M Monthly Listeners on Spotify also 141k followers on Soundcloud.
22 YK Osiris
Osiris Jahkail Williams, known as Y.K. Osiris is Florida-based singer and rapper. He first gained recognition from his songs “I’m Next (Freestyle)” and “Valentine”, which were remixed by rapper Lil Uzi Vert.
23 Kevin Pouya
Kevin Pouya, known professionally as Pouya, started his musical career in 2011. He attained stardom after releasing the song “Get Buck” in 2013. He has around 1.3M Followers on Instagram, & around 3.8M Monthly Listeners on Spotify also 554k followers on Soundcloud.
24 Amara La Negra
Diana Danelys De Los Santos (born October 4, 1990), better known by her stage name as Amara La Negra, is Florida-based singer, actress, dancer, writer, and T.V. host.
De los Santos’ began her musical career at the age of 4 on the Spanish language television program Sabado Gigante. He has around 2.4M Followers on Instagram, & around 50k Monthly Listeners on Spotify also 1.7k followers on Soundcloud.
25 Kent Jones
Daryl Kent Jones is a famous rapper. He gained popularity from the hit single “Don’t Mind”, which achieved number eight on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart. He has around 347k Followers on Instagram, & around 823k Monthly Listeners on Spotify also 21.6k followers on Soundcloud.
Uffie is a multitalented American-French rapper, songwriter, D.J., and fashion designer. She earned popularity from her debut studio album Sex Dreams and Denim Jeans. She has around 19.6k Followers on Instagram, & around 98.4k Monthly Listeners on Spotify.