Florida has become a hotbed for up-and-coming rappers. Broward County, specifically, is home to prominent spitters such as Kodak Black, Ski Mask the Slump God, Jackboy, and the late XXXTentacion. Known for its beaches and eccentric rap scene, Broward County has quickly become a place of interest for rising talent. For your convenience, we’ve put together 10 Broward County rappers you can’t sleep on this year.
Born in New York City, Robb Banks moved to Broward County at the age of six. He is the oldest child of reggae-dance artist Shaggy, and mother Carol Johnson. His music has heavy influences on old-school hip-hop and R&B. On top of this, he implements the newest hit in pop culture, anime. In his work, you hear many of these genres sampled throughout. He’s worked with some of the biggest names to come out of Broward County, many of them from the “Members Only” collective. Artists like XXXTentacion, Ski Mask the Slump God, Wifisfuneral, and others have been acquainted with this group. He has been heavily teasing his new album “Falconia”, which is set to drop this year after date pushback.
Lajan Slim is a Haitian-American rapper who has been touching the mic since the early 2000s. It’s known that his influences come from the Cash Money label, especially songs from Lil Wayne. He gets his name from the Creole meaning of “money” which is Lajan, representing life as a hustler. Slim has always strengthened his money and business, earning him that nickname. His debut mixtape “Hood Olympian” is home to one of his most known songs “Haitians”, among many other crazy bangers to bop your head to.
One of four rappers that are part of the F$O collective, F$O Pete gives Broward County a name with his ability to go between different vibes. If you’re looking for something energetic, he can deliver. If you just broke up with your girl, he’s got something for that, too. His latest release called “Exotic Pop” was released this year and definitely delivers the energy he’s known for.
Another member of the “Fly $hit Only” collective, F$O Dinero has made his name in hip hop after releasing his single “Blue Bills” in 2018. The single brought mass exposure to his melodic and versatile style, which defines their collective as a whole, too. Starting his rap career in his teens, Dinero takes inspiration from the many South Florida rappers before him.
At a young age, Gottii Kidd was part of the street life. As young as the age of 12, he was part of a life of crime. Gottii didn’t finish school and ended up dropping out in 10th grade. After a few years in prison, it inspired Gottii to change his life around and found music through that switch up. A lot of his music is straight from his experiences, from doing time, to losing friends, and growing as the person he is today. He has a tape that is going to drop in June that may be called “Too Turnt”, which he states he’s taking his time, and we’ll see growth in the artistry with this one.
HAB is an up-and-coming rapper from Broward that is continuing to make his mark on Florida. His goal is to achieve the same pedestal that Future has on Atlanta, and Drake with Toronto. His music capitalizes on the melodic bounce that is taking over the new R&B/Hip Hop wave. With drums that hit you in the soul, he has the same vibes that Toosii, Lil Durk, and NBA Youngboy give off in their songs.
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K Money is definitely one of the most underrated artists on this list. In his songs, you can hear the passion in his voice that expresses his want for this lifestyle. Music expresses his hardships, and the only thing he has left to keep him going is music. Given this, he also has anthems that make you want to wild out, giving a nice range of vibes that many listeners can relate to.
If you need some songs to get you turned up, Liberia Sig would be your go-to. Each of his songs has trap-related topics, from the lifestyle on the streets to becoming one of the best to ever do it. He expresses the struggles he went through growing up in the trenches, while also taking pride in where he came from. His latest release named “Tom Brady” now has a music video produced last week!
Suave 3k is easily the youngest rapper on this list, making a name for himself in Broward as one of the next to blow up. From the pain beats to catchy melodic lines, it’s only a matter of time before we see one of his songs trending. His single and music video “Halloween” has reached almost 23 thousand views on his YouTube channel, and you can find many more of his songs on all streaming platforms.
Growing up in Pompano, LOE (Loyalty Over Everything) Shimmy has been rapping for around 4 years. Since last year, however, he has been taking it seriously. He takes many of his musical influences from Boosie, Future, Hotboi, and many others. Since he’s been locking it in, he’s seen a lot of traction and the following has been growing. 808 Nate is his main engineer, and he’s also the engineer for Gottii Kidd. The first song that put him onto his city is “Relapse.” He just dropped a major new single and music video for “bounty” featuring none other than Kodak Black.