Miami bass

Stylistic origins

Hip hop, electro, breakbeat, bass

Cultural origins

Miami, Florida, United States

Derivative forms

Funk carioca, freestyle


Bounce music

Notable artists

2 Live Crew, 95 Sound, Luther Campbell, MC ADE, Quad City DJ's, Tag Team

Miami bass, also known as booty music or booty bass, is a subgenre of hip hop music that became popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Its roots are directly linked to the electro-funk sound of the early 1980s. The use of the Roland TR-808 sustained kick drum, raised dance tempos, and frequently explicit lyrical content differentiate it from other hip hop subgenres. Miami bass has never found consistent mainstream acceptance, though it has had an impact on the development of Baltimore club, West Coast hip hop and funk carioca.