Heavy bass, speaker knock, rearview shake, trunk rattle, these are all components of any true hip hop car audio experience, and fans love it cause it feels good.
And like many great rhythmic forces in music, it came from the Magic City.
Sure, hip hop was invented in the New York City’s South Bronx; and a great majority of its early listeners got around on foot, bus, and subways. While they surely banged their tunes through big speakers at night clubs, in rec rooms, and at block parties, Miami was the first market where car stereos became a significant aspect of hip hop culture.
And that’s why it’s no surprise that pop-charting duo L’Trimm and their crucial conquest of the charts in “Cars With The Boom” is critically considered one of the greatest of all time.
The track originally dropped on Time-X Records, a division of HOT Productions founded and presided over by the great Henry Stone.
As Joe says, “I was sittin’ in the studio over by Bird Road and The Palmetto when these two beautiful teenage girls walk in and say they want to record. I called their mothers immediately, signed them to a recording contract, named them L’Trimm, wrote them a hit, released it locally, got the reaction, and got them on Atlantic Records. The rest is history.”
From 1946 to 2014, Henry Stone ruled the Florida music industry with an iron fist, a brick of cash, and a warehouse full of vinyl. HSM is the last of over one hundred record labels he personally founded. This record label includes works from every decade in his sixty-five year career right up until today. Licensing available for film, samples, advertising, movies, video games, and more. Family owned and operated.