In 1996, Maurice Young aka Trick Daddy Dollars appeared on former 2 Live Crew member Luther Campbell entitled “Scarred”. It was the first anyone had heard from Trick and it immediately established him as a formidable young gun. A few years later and with the elimination of “Dollars” from his moniker, Trick Daddy became one of the most well recognized names in the Miami rap scene. He was always noted as an artist who had insane love for his hometown. I mean, how couldn’t he? Other than his predecessors (2 Live Crew), Trick Daddy was one of the only brimming rap talents the port city had seen. He carried himself arrogantly like a New Yorker and with a stark taste for southern rap culture. He was as mystifying to the rap heads of Miami as Jay-Z was to the streets of Brooklyn. Eight years later with four gold albums and one more with platinum distinction Trick Daddy became a household name across the entire country. Most rap heads have a critical understanding of Trick’s contributions to the game but few understand the significant impact he had on the future generation. Today’s Floridian stars like Rick Ross, DJ Khaled and Flo Rida all attribute part of their success to learning from the Daddy. In this case, maybe he wasn’t such a good thing for music….