Trick Daddy, 1998 THE ROLLEXX (MIAMI, fl) photo by j lash
When Trick Daddy surfaced in the mid-90s with a feature on Luke’s “Scarred,” no one could have predicted that he would become one of the leading voices in Southern Hip Hop. Most people to this day, discounting people who live in Miami, probably didn’t realize that was him on that song until years later. When his 1997 Based On A True Story album hit stores, it didn’t make a lot of noise on the national music scene. But his NC-17-rated dialogue with Trina on 1998’s “Nann Nigga” made him a household name and XXX-rated songs like “Suckin’ Fuckin’” made him well known in the strip joints. While he made songs like “Change My Life,” people didn’t open up to hearing Trick speaking on life’s struggles or politics until later in his career. Known for both his vivid tales of reality and his frank sexual boasts, Trick’s lyrics are always worth hearing.
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