Music Monday: Miami Raised Musicians


Having a successful career in music can be a tricky task to accomplish, but the people of Miami have a special spark and flair that gives them the edge they need to succeed. Miami is a hot city filled with even hotter talent, especially when it comes to music!

Gloria Estefan, Trina, Luther Campbell, Trick Daddy and Jon Secada (to name a few) all grew up in Miami and have had tremendous success in the music industry.

Gloria Estefan attended St. Michael-Archangel School and Our Lady of Lourdes Academy in Miami. She also worked at the Miami International Airport as an English/Spanish/French translator in the Customs Department, prior to her success in music.

Trina grew up in Miami and attended the Miami Northwestern Senior High School. She began her career as a model and a rapper in Miami prior to her career taking off when she was featured on Trick Daddy’s second album.

Luther Campbell better known as Luke was born in Miami Beach. Prior to his music career Luke worked as a cook at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Miami Beach, while promoting concerts and bringing together the hottest rap groups in Miami. He also participated in an 8-week study program at the public radio station WDNA.

Trick Daddy, the well-known rapper and producer grew up in Miami as well. After being featured on one of Luke Campbell’s songs from his album, “Uncle Luke,” his career began to take off.

Jon Secada, known as the Cuban American singer songwriter was born in Cuba, but raised in Hialeah, Florida. Secada attended high school at South Florida’s Hialeah High School then went on to Miami Dade Community College before transferring to the University of Miami. He received his bachelors in Music and earned a Master’s in Jazz Vocal Performance.

This list just goes to show, being raised in Miami will give anyone that extra edge they need to conquer the music industry. Miami is due for a new music star! Who will be Miami’s next music sensation? Tweet us some of your favorite upcoming musicians in Miami at @Loop305 with the hash tag #MusicMonday


-Samantha Wagner