As we approach the mid-year peak, the notorious XXL Freshman List recently dropped and featured one of Florida’s own. Salute to YK Osiris, but Florida’s rap scene has recently opened up after an unexpected slew of arrests happening to many of the new faces of the Sunshine State. Who’s the next underground artists to make a wave from the bottom of the map after the scene has quickly become up for grabs. Here’s our list of artists to watch in 2019.
The flow and direct delivery of Danny Towers is one that’s hard to forget. His wordplay, describing the cutthroat depictions of Florida life gives a unique feeling of connection to his fans worldwide from his Orlando roots. We haven’t had many new Florida artists who give off as serious demeanor with their music reminiscent as Danny, somewhat like Trick Daddy. With his project release approaching, he has some hot singles that have been dropped & previewed including “Who He” featuring Ski Mask The Slump God. Expect for DT to have a big second half of 2019.
Mikey Moore is arguably Broward Counties best pure rapper, and definitely one of the most lyrical artists in Florida. With a buzz that has been building online while he endured house arrest, he has fans worldwide. His hit single “Weak” is approaching 1 Million Spotify streams daily, so don’t expect him to slow down with his refreshing passion & soulful approach to creating Hip-Hop serenades.
To not mention Kamillion on this list would be a disservice. After making waves last year with her breakout single. “Florida Girl”, she’s back with another twerk hit following a long line of Florida legends. Since Uncle Luke & Jam Pony, Florida has always brought music to the table that gets girls going which she’s doing to the fullest. Proclaimed The Queen of Twerk by Meg Thee Stallion. Pay attention to Kamillion as a rumored feature with the City Girls is in the air & her ongoing tour is becoming international.
The high-energy South Florida rapper has built a name for having one of the best stage presences in Florida. After being offered his first deal in 2018, he’s been dropping singles non-stop; leveling up the flow and intensity to new heights. After previewing a song with the acclaimed producer Chase The Money, expect Big Kaino to takeoff by 2020.
Gaby G, another artist from the south Florida region who has become one of Miami’s precious gems. A true standout from her peers who bends genres effortlessly and makes music that stick to your gut. Gaby G’s makes alternative R&B music that also collides with the style of pop. She has two stellar projects under her belt that has put her at the forefront of the music scene. Her projects Second Chances and Breathe Me show a great taste of her artistry. Gaby is capable of making addicting records that are seductive and lyrical. The Miami native’s songwriting ability is vivid and vibrant nonetheless,we’re excited what the future holds for her.
Coming from city of Tampa, Betty Dawl is something magical and special. She’s the other half of Trapfone, who she collaborates with producer Jordan Patrick. Betty has an image of a majestic extraterrestrial. She’s filled with astronomical energy and you can feel it within her music. Diving into her music you experience the fun she has and how each track feels like you’re being sprinkled with fairy dust. Betty’s style is bubble-gum rap music that resonates with you within the first listen. With her latest release “27” it’s a joyful record that’s sweet like a pack of skittles.
Marc The Prophet
Marc with his latest release, Prophet!, shows he’s ready to cause mayhem. He continues to level up his skill-set, showcasing that he’s a promising act. His latest project Prophet! His full of heat and hay-makers for the summer season. He gives pure emotion within each record makes. Standout tracks like “Neverland” and “No Rest” are high-energetic records that are full of madness. Marc The Prophet is dynamic and it’s best to keep him on your radar.
Born and raised in Ft. Lauderdale, DaShawn Watson is an multi-talented artist that is full of ambition and hunger. Not only does he rap with a high caliber, his own production is top notch. His latest project Some Things Just Feel Better is rich with poetic lyricism and the growing skill of a songwriter. He shows his vulnerability and introspective moments within this project. is latest release “Blood Red” that’s hell-blazing and deadly. His canny wordplay and smooth flow puts him in a different lane from other rappers and he wants you to know that. DaShawn Watson is an adept artist that’s full of potential and it’s scary because he’s just getting started.