Back when I lived in Miami (up ’till 2010), there wasn’t a young hip-hop scene getting love on a national level, at all. To the world, and many locals, Miami is a commercial city… Beautiful people, a bright skyline, blue waters and Top 40 bangers coming out of speakers in traffic. Rick Ross, DJ Khaled, Pitbull – these are the kind of names people associated with Miami… Up until recently.
Within the last year, there has been a wave of young talent building buzz outside of the city through the creation of dope, original content; as well as effective digital marketing strategies (the use of Tumblr and Twitter have been instrumental). According to Tones – a writer for AshleyOutrageous and The305.com – if you look back to 2012, the most prominent names from South Florida were SpaceGhostPurrp and Metro Zu. If you search these days, you’ll see the names Denzel Curry, Robb Bank$, and SDotBraddy being mentioned – along with SGP and Metro Zu.
Last month, SDotBraddy drew some national attention with the release of his “Can’t Tell Me Shit (Remix)”, which features Two-9 affiliate and ATLien, Curtis Williams, and Miami-based rappers: Denzel Curry, Robb Bank$, and Sir Michael Rocks (who recently took his talents down to South Beach). Press outlets and fans of each artist quickly gravitated to the high energy Luxury-produced remix. Both versions of “Can’t Tell Me Shit”, the original and the remix, have proved to be successful for SDotBraddy: with the video for the original earning him a slot on MTV RapFix’s “Get In The Game” segment, and the remix earning him a post on nearly every credible hip-hop publication.
Stream the remix down below, and make sure to check out SDotBraddy’s debut mixtape, Innovation. I’ve included the verse order for the remix down below. This song will be a part of the Private Sessions compilation project, which is due out in early 2014.