From the Superman to the Stanky Leg, it seems hip hop has gone dancing.
The choreographed theatrics, characterized by skinny jeans and bright colors has some hip hop loyalists worried the genre has gone soft.
"Our words are the bullets," explained Young A.C. late Tuesday night. "We'll lyrically assasinate other emcees."
Judging by the crowd that packed inside South Beach hot spot Play, including local stars Brisco and Ace Hood, for an exclusive listening party for their upcoming album "The New Era", folks can hear the shots.
As unabashed and brazen as their moniker, G.U.N.S. aka Goons United by the New School, are the newest rap squad heating up the Magic City, and undoubtedly one of the boldest. Maybe it's the weather, or the fact that we're geographically at the bottom which makes Florida rap so downright gritty. For that Young A.C. and his cohorts Pebo-Florida, T-Stunna and Jay Balla are unapologetic.
"We're not out here promoting violence, but we want people to see what life was like for us. We want folks to understand our struggle," Young said.
That struggle has taken away Young's father, who's serving a life sentence, and nearly killed Pebo Florida, 18, who was shot twice last year.
"We're over that life and over those things," said Pebo. "We're out here trying to make music people can feel."
Added Young: "We make music that can relate to people from all walks of life. There's a message in our rhymes."