Memorial Day 2012: Fifteen Best Rap Parties in Miami and South Beach

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Have a supa holiday with the supa thug, Young Jeezy.
See also "Memorial Day 2012: Six Best Electronic Music Parties Around Miami."

The Beach is about to get flooded, son.

At this very moment, there are 250,000 rappers, DJs, celebs, porn stars, strippers, and regular people packing the Hummer full of champagne, cash money, and 12 changes of clothes. They're making last-minute adjustments to the party plan. And soon, they'll be cruising across the causeway to Miami Beach for Memorial Day weekend.

Meanwhile, Miami Beach Police, city manager Jorge Gonzalez, and the Unity Coalition's anti-Urban Beach Week activists are frantically prepping for this human tsunami by organizing an onslaught of cops, DUI stops, and other emergency security measures.

But shit, we here at Crossfade just wanna non-violently wild out. So let's all just chill and keep the peace. There are way too many holiday throwdowns to even bother beefing.

Check out the fifteen best parties for Memorial Day weekend 2012 in Miami.

Jeremih and Roxy Reynolds. Thursday, May 24, 11 p.m., SoBe Live, 1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-725-3353; Tickets cost $30 plus fees via Ages 21 and up. Kick off Memorial Day weekend with Chi-Town fellatio fanatic Jeremih, porn pro Roxy Reynolds, and a lil' foreplay. As the J-Man likes to say, "Lick it, lick it, lick it."


DJ Khaled. With French Montana. Thursday, May 24, 10 p.m., Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-532-2667; Ages 21 and up. Big homie's got a billion jobs. He's a Def Jam exec, the CEO of We the Best enterprises, a YMCMB superproducer, 99 Jamz's top jock, and an all-star professional party starter. So he works, like, 27-hour days. And this Thursday, he's making Cameo his motherfuckin' office.

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YMCMB. Hosted by Birdman. Thursday, May 24, 10 p.m., Club Play, 1045 Fifth St., Miami Beach; 305-532-4340; Tickets cost $40 to $120 plus fees via Ages 21 and up. What goes down when Mr. Brian "Birdman" Williams (AKA Baby, Stunna, Lil Wayne's Daddy) and the rest of the Young Money Cash Money crew waste a weeknight on South Beach? Well, according to the official YMCMB corporate handbook, approximately a billion dollars, 333 bottles of GT Vodka, and 69 premium hos.

Young Jeezy. Friday, May 25, 10 p.m., King of Diamonds, 17800 NE Fifth Ave., North Miami Beach; 305-999-9500; Tickets cost $60 to $120 plus fees via Ages 21 and up. We were warned. "Can't you niggas tell?" Jeezy shrieked. "I'm just looking for a supa freak." And now this Southern spitter says he's "supa geeked," cruising toward KOD in his "supa coupe" with a suitcase full of "kush and Cîroc" and "100 stacks" looking for a supa stripper with that "wet-wet supa leak."

Ace Hood. With Juelz Santana, plus DJs Springer, Griot, and Nasty. Friday, May 25, 10 p.m., Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-532-2667; Admission is free before midnight. Ages 21 and up. Sometimes, you wanna blow that money fast. Other times, you gotta save. As Broward County native and DJ Khaled protege Ace Hood astutely points out, "Mama need a house, baby need some shoes." And that's exactly why he, Juelz Santana, and the Best of the Best fest are hooking all y'all up with free admission to Cameo this Friday.

Location Info


SoBe Live - CLOSED

1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music


1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

Club Play - CLOSED

1045 5th St., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

The Catalina Hotel & Beach Club

1732 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: General

Ice Palace - CLOSED

71 NW 14th St., Miami, FL

Category: Music


1235 Washington Ave., Miami Beach, FL

Category: Music

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