Don't have an account yet? Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. I'll never forget when 69 Boyz' "Tootsie Roll" came on at an elementary school dance in This wasn't the first time I had heard the Miami bass hit — my PE coach had already used the tune to choreograph a line dance for the girls to perform at an upcoming field day.
But, in my school's cafetorium, there were no rules. Fifth-grade boys perched their lunch boxes on their shoulders like they were shooting a music video. It was too late for the DJ who was also our music teacher to change the song. And suddenly I understood that a "Tootsie Roll" wasn't just made of sugar. Although fun to dance to, Miami bass is known for being misogynistic and full of blatant slut-shaming. Despite rampant sexism, there were queens who emerged as powerhouses from the era, tearing through all the bullshit the boys were slinging.
It wasn't easy to find creative autonomy if you were a female rapper, but these ladies fought for it, paving the way for foul-mouthed wonders Trina, Jacki-O, and many other women topping the charts today. Girls get a bad rap for being jealous. Rap group J. C definitely thought so, releasing " Jealous Girls " in But Miami bass duo Dimples Tee wasn't going to let that slide. We can only guess where they would be now if there weren't so many jealous fellas standing in their way. During lunch, they could be seen rap-battling boys. That's where they caught rapper Mighty Rock's attention.
I Got Your Girlfriend. There's no better way to start a night dancing with your girls than to play MC Luscious' hit. Make a financial contribution or sign up for a newsletter, and help us keep telling Miami's stories with no paywalls. She first came on the scene in with a come-back track to 2 Live Crew's "Throw the D.
Over a heavily Miami bass-influenced track produced by Black Mob, Trina lets everyone know sex is her sport. Lyrics like "I make him eat it when my period on," and "See if I had the chance to be a virgin again, I'll be fucking by the time I'm 10," positioned Trina as one of the rawest female MCs of her time. These days, she's still giving fuckboys shit , but we'd give anything for another "Pull Over" music video. As she rides a jetski, dances on a beautifully green-screened ocean, and slides down a water park tunnel, Trina is the epitome of '90s Miami bass feminism.
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