Music of Florida

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Template:USstatesmusic Florida's ethnic diversity has led to a myriad of musical styles from punk rock to salsa and heavy metal being popular in various parts of the state.

In the early 1980s, Florida was dominated by Southern rock bands in the vein of Lynyrd Skynyrd.

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Miami bass

Miami bass is a form of dance music invented in the late 1970s in Miami. The genre uses rapping and is considered a type of hip hop music, albeit tangentially. Sexually explicit lyrics led to controversy when 2 Live Crew gained some national fame after local officials banned the album and arrested some record store owners.

Punk rock

Florida has long been notorious for repression of youth culture, and punk rock was no exception. Centered out of Gainesville, Tampa and other cities, hardcore punk gained a widespread following. The first band is believed to be Roach Motel of Gainesville. Rat Cafeteria (Tampa), Sector 4, Hated Youth (both of Tallahassee), Morbid Opera (Miami) and Crucial Truth (Pompano Beach) also gained an audience. Some blame the death of Florida hardcore on an influx of hard-right Cuban skinheads.

Death metal

Main article: Death metal

The metal scene in Florida, especially Tampa, started in the mid-80's and is still thriving today, producing black metal artists such as Death(band) and Marilyn Manson.

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