South Florida started jooking simultaneously the morning DJ Khaled's "To The Max" featuring Drake was released to the world. I have been hearing debates since Monday morning as to what inspired the sound. Some claimed Jersey Club. Some claimed Baltimore Club. The argument of South Florida's jook sound has lasted throughout. Being a proud representative born and raised in SoFlo, more specifically Broward-Lauderdale, I automatically felt the song was reminiscent of all the party songs I danced to since middle school ....at least.
The real winner in this whole conversaton is South Florida, as our sound is now being spread with the roots being discovered. Billboard (YES, I SAID BILLBOARD), in an article titled "Intro To Jookin': 12 Miami Songs That Influenced DJ Khaled's 'To The Max', listed popular classics that still get play today. If you don't know these songs, we may need your Florida residency back. Check it out!
1. Bizzle - "Lip Bitin Animal"
2. Piccalo - "Stick N Roll"
3. Geetee - "Pull Out The Stick" ft. Sam Sneak
4. COA Babii - "Wign"
5. Ice Berg - "Naked Hustle" (Remix) ft. Bizzle
6. DJ Chipman - "Bean Ahh"
7. Dunk Ryders - "Shone On Deck"
8. Militant Military - "Mz All Da Way Live"
9. Grind Mode - "Extasy"
10. Ball Greezy - "Shone"
11. Brisco - "Just Know That"
12. Grind Mode - "I'm So High"
...and sidenote Billboard, it's not ALL Miami. Broward is on that list too bih!