Mixtape Spotlight: City Girls x Period

Mixtape Spotlight: City Girls x Period

City Girls, the Miami rap duo who's presence is growing have released their debut mixtape under Quality Control, Period.  Providing the ultimate summer soundtrack for anyone who is not here for men who bank less than six-figures, J.T. and Yung Miami deliver honest bars over bouncy beats. 

 

While J.T. and Yung Miami are newer to the scene, the two have been rapping together since their teenage years. Their Miami rap predecessors, Trina, Trick Daddy, Khia Jacki-O, and 2 Live Crew inspire their sound. All aforementioned artists cultivated the sound of Miami Hip-Hop and the City Girls are keeping the energy alive.  

The spirit of Miami encompasses a love of flashy lifestyle, being outspoken and vibrantly flaunting colorful fashions.  City Girls share in an interview with Miami New Times  that their home-grown sound is here to stay. 

That’s our culture; that’s our lifestyle. People who make music nowadays, they just go off what’s popular or whatever is trending, but we just go off what we listen to. When we make music, we’re just being ourselves. No one will sound like this if we just be ourselves and be in our own lane, because no one else sounds like they’re from Miami right now
— Yung Miami x Miami New Times

City Girls are providing a refreshing voice yet their roots in the rap game go deeper than many new artists. Yung Miami's mother was childhood friends with Trina, arguably the most successful female rapper to hail from Miami, and Trina is actually Yung Miami's godmother.   JT may not have royal rap lineage yet her natural drive to rebel. 

The Miami New Times reports that rapper Trina gave them the advice to have fun, take it seriously but not to let anyone pressure them in to doing anything they do not want to do.  This advice can translate to fans of City Girls who's alter ego gets much needed fuel from rapping along to Fuck Dat Nigga. 

This is alter-ego music,. If you work a 9-to-5 every day, when you get out off your job, put on a City Girls song and you just a bad bitch then. That’s the vibe we going for. You confident then. You just know.
— JT x Miami New Times

A highlight of Period comes from City Girls 2018 spin on a Salt N' Peppa classic I'll Take Yo Man.  The two girls give an updated sound to the 1980's hit record. Watch the video below. 

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