Phoenix rapper Dave Miranda has cemented himself in the local hip-hop scene as one of Arizona's premier emcees. Rocking the mic as Mr. Miranda, he has a smooth, laid-back delivery and an excellent ear for slick productions when it comes to his collaborations. Miranda is a reflection of so many Latino millennials in Arizona; Latin music is as familiar to him as Aretha Franklin and Chaka Khan, and the influence of American pop culture is inescapably noticeable in his music. Over the years, he has commemorated everyone from Ritchie Valens and Rick James to WWF wrestler the Ultimate Warrior and Mr. Rogers — he released a mixtape earlier this year called Mister Miranda's Neighborhood. Besides his musical reach, his great-uncle is infamous civil-rights plaintiff and Miranda rights subject Ernesto Miranda.