American hip hop duo City Girls consisting of Yung Miami and JT have released their new single, “Top Notch” featuring rapper Fivio Foreign.
The duo originate from Miami, Florida, and garnered attention after making an uncredited guest appearance on “In My Feelings”, the 2018 chart-topping single by Drake.
The group’s name derives from the pair being from Opa-locka, Florida and Liberty City (Miami), described by Complex magazine as “two of the roughest neighborhoods in Miami, Florida”.
City Girls released their debut mixtape, “Period”, in May 2018. The mixtape which reached No. 16 on Heatseekers Albums the same month. Period also ranked 26th on Rolling Stone’s 30 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2018. In July 2018, the duo were launched into mainstream recognition after an uncredited feature on Drake’s “In My Feelings”, with Yung Miami appearing in the music video. In August 2018, they released the documentary, Point Blank Period.
In November 2018, City Girls released their debut studio album, Girl Code, which features vocals from Cardi B, Lil Baby and Jacquees. The album debuted at no. 63 on the Billboard 200 chart issued December 1, 2018. The two singles from the album, “Twerk”, featuring fellow rapper Cardi B, and “Act Up”, peaked at no. 29 and no. 26 on the Billboard Hot 100, respectively. JT was transferred to a halfway house on October 8, 2019, 5 months before her scheduled release.
In September 2019, Yung Miami confirmed to Ebro Darden on Apple Music’s Beats 1 that the duo planned on recording a new album, expecting to release it early in 2020. On June 19, 2020, City Girls’ second studio album, titled City on Lock, leaked in its entirety online.
JT announced hours later that the album would be released at midnight of the same day. The album’s first single, “Jobs”, was released hours before the album alongside a music video. The album includes guest appearances from Yo Gotti, Doja Cat, Lil Durk and Lil Baby.
In March 2021, their viral unreleased song “Twerkulator” amassed popularity on social media application TikTok, after 20-year-old dancer Layla Muhammad choreographed a dance for the song.
The song had since been used over 1,100,000 times on the platform, with creators such as Charli D’Amelio and Malu Trevejo performing the dance. However, despite this viral restore, the song remained unreleased as the basis contains a sample from “Planet Rock” by Afrika Bambaataa and Soulsonic Force, which was yet to be cleared. On May 21, 2021, “Twerkulator” was officially released.
On October 29, 2021, Yung Miami released her debut solo single, “Rap Freaks”, alongside its music video. The song debuted and peaked at 81 on Billboard Hot 100, becoming Miami’s first entry as a solo artist.