This song is a tribute to the city of Miami, specifically the South Beach section. There is a great deal of diversity and wealth in South Beach, which Smith refers to in the lyrics. Beauty and celebrity are prized in Miami, and famous people often enjoy special treatment in the many beach resorts and nightclubs South Beach offers.
Will Smith had immediate solo success with his first single, "Men In Black," which was produced by the team of Jean-Claude Olivier and Samuel Barnes, also known as Poke & Tone or The Trackmasters. They also produced "Gettin' Jiggy Wit It" and "Miami" for Smith.