Miami hip-hop has always been known for its bass-heavy production, first pioneered by 2 Live Crew and continued through the years by the likes of Trick Daddy, Rick Ross and Pitbull. But the current crop of rap artists are taking influence from outside their city, and the results are mighty impressive. Flight School Preps are one such act, having been labelled part of the “New Miami” hip-hop scene, even if they are two years late to the party.
Comprised of MCs Ansarae “Sly” Salahuddin, Maurice “Reese” White and Jonathan “Jay” Inoa, Flight School Preps’ latest release is the personal BlarkMarketED album, detailing the trials and tribulations the guys have faced over the past year since the successful release of first album Expensive Dreams.
“Dolla On A Dream” is one of the album’s standout tracks, with the three MCs rapping about the drama money causes over a laid-back beat and delicate bass line, recalling 90s era hip-hop. While a big call, there’s a bit of Jurassic 5 meets A Tribe Called Quest going on in “Dolla On A Dream,” but whatever your thoughts, it’s a damn good track.
Download both Expensive Dreams and BlackMarketED here.