Five Miami Bass Classics to Celebrate The Bass That Ate Miami Documentary
The legendary 2 Live Crew, looking hungry.
Wow, it's about goddamned time! Thanks to the kind and knowledgeable folks over at recently revived Cut It Up Def label and Dream House Studios, the Miami bass movement will finally get a proper documentary. Weighing out the obvious cultural impact, its influence on pop music, and being that it's one of the only music genres South Florida has a legitimate claim of origin to, it's extremely surprising that such a thing doesn't exist already. Bass music was never exclusive to the Miami region, but we were the ones who put our name on it and cultivated the sexploitative image and party lifestyle that would become forever synonymous with the up-tempo 808 boom. And while 2 Live Crew were the obvious champions, there was a stable of talented MCs, DJs, producers, label heads, and studio engineers whose pioneering contributions to the Miami sound have gone virtually undocumented.
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