Florida is never short of talent when it comes to hip-hop. With some of the best names coming out of South Florida like Kodak Black, XXXTentacion, and Ski Mask The Slump God, emerging Floridian rappers have many to learn and grab inspiration from.
Hip-hop is a big part of Florida’s culture and it’s dope to see the influence pass through generations. You can hear the influence in each one of these emerging Florida rappers, and they don’t dissapoint.
Here is our first official list of Florida-based rap and hip-hop artists you should be supporting in 2021.
10 Florida Rappers You Should Be Supporting In 2021
J. London is new to the game but presents veteran quality lyricism and production, and so smoothly. You can hear influences from all over in J. London’s discography.
With obvious influences from some of 2020’s most listened to emo rappers, Juice WRLD and Trippie Redd, 637godwin leads the new generation of emo trap rap. I know 2020 made you at least a little emo so get your fix in with 637godwin.
VV$ Ken throws out sneaky vocals with an unstaggering flow on his single, “Deadly.” Already collabing with huge names like Tory Lanez and Rich The Kid, VV$ Ken is on his way to the big leagues. If you mix Jack Harlow with Fivio Foreign, VV$ Ken is what you get and he won’t disappoint.
While Robb Bank$ hasn’t quite “blown up”, he is no stranger to the game. Being apart of and consistently collabing with XXXTentacion‘s hip-hop crew Members Only, Robb Bank$ has built up his credibility and discography. Beats that will make you dance overlayed with hard hitting lyrics makes Robb Bank$ perfect for any occasion that you’re trying to get hyped up for.
With almost a dozen albums under his belt, this is the perfect underground rapper to dive into. I suggest you start with his 2015 album, “Year of The Savage” starting with my favorite song of his, “Wit.”
Making waves all over Instagram, GrownBoiTrap keeps his almost 40k followers engaged and hungry for more content. As you could guess by the name, GrownBoiTrap creates trap rap that sounds straight out of South Florida, influenced by artists like Kodak Black and Smokepurpp.
Already collabing with my favorite SoFlo rapper Ski Mask The Slump God and other big names like Young Nudy and D Savage, GrownBoiTrap is successfully building up his name and credibility in the hip-hop scene. “No Standards” went straight to my playlist.
Don’t sweep Twissy under the rug just because she’s a woman. Don’t mistake that pretty face for gentle vocals, Twissy comes in hot with lyrics that will make you sit down and shut up. Twissy hits us with an undeniable flow and dope visuals on her track, “Griselda Blanco.”
RugRat OD gets vulnerable expressing his troubles in life and with women throughout his whole discography, taking obvious influence from fellow Floridian artist, YNW Melly. RugRat OD’s over 80k followers on Instagram proves the emotional connection his music and image has sparked with fans. His top song “Trenches” was featured on WorldStar Hip Hop‘s YouTube reaching millions of views.
Influenced by his fellow Pompano Beach raised rapper, Kodak Black, Jackboy gives us a mix of that South Florida trap rap sound topped off with Young Thug influenced vocals. While Jackboy has already blown up and been signed to Kodak Black’s label Sniper Gang, I wanted to include him as he’s leading the next generation of Florida grown emerging rappers. You can really hear the Young Thug influence in his song “Pressure.”
Heavy vocals, real talk, and sneaky beats makes up DKE AUTHOR. If you’re a fan of rappers with deep vocals like Young Dolph and Yo Gotti, DKE AUTHOR is guaranteed to be your next favorite rapper. His hit song “That Guy” was featured on WorldStar Hip Hop reaching over a million views.
Foolio is one of the most dynamic emerging rappers coming out of Florida right now, switching between a rapid fire flow to a more melodic flow throughout his whole discography. You can hear influences from all over in Foolio’s music, from Tay-K to Flipp Dinero to even newer artists like Jackboy. For one of his harder hitting songs, check out “Crooks” which was featured on WorldStar Hip Hop reaching millions of views. For a more emotional and melodic track check out, “Play With Me.”
As you can see (and hear), Florida is not short of talent in the Hip-Hop world. Some of the hottest emerging rappers are coming out of Florida, so you definitely don’t want to turn your head. If you like what you just heard, check out the playlist.
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