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"On Location": Rapper Pouya On Miami's Hip-Hop Scene
Whether you know it or not, Miami has a huge hip-hop scene, rich with history and active artists moving the genre forward. One such rapper representing that community is Miami native Pouya who's been jamming out tracks such as "Daddy Issues," "Underground Underdog" and "Void."
While "On Location" in Miami to capture the first episode of the new music and travel series, Recording Academy host Charlie Travers made a trip to Tropical Park to spend some time on the lake with the 23-year old rapper (and meet his 11-year-old dog Princess). While taking a break on the dock, we learn more about Miami's hip-hop scene.
"Back in the day they had the electric, EDM stuff," Pouya says. "Then fast forward a little bit then came Uncle Luke, which was one of the first Miami rappers. Uncle Luke, the 2 Live Crew, those were the first Miami rappers ever putting on for Miami. Then came Trick Daddy. Fast forward a little bit came Rick Ross, Trina. Fast forward to today it's me, Denzel Curry, the list goes on. … The list is too long."
Pouya, who tells Travers his father is Iranian and his mother came to Miami from Cuba, has always called Miami home. And when asked what he thinks might be missing from Miami's music scene, it turns out this is the wrong question entirely.
"There's nothing missing really," Pouya says. "I think the world is missing out on us. We support each other as a city. I ride or die for my city. This is my city."