Miami's Memorial Day Weekend 2014: Ten Best Parties
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Time to grind in the 305.
It's Memorial Day weekend, AKA Urban Beach Week. As usual, South Beach and the mainland will be offering a great variety of new and old, ratchet and refined, as well as some straight gangsta lineups.
So start practicing your twerk, get your 26-inch chrome rims installed, and stack that paper high. Things are about to get ever so slightly turnt up.
Here are the ten best parties during Memorial Day weekend 2014 in Miami.
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Hot 97's Takeover. Hosted by Love & Hip Hop's Erica Mena. With DJ Camilo, Fergie & Springer, Massive B, and DJ Young Chow. 11 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Cameo, 1445 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-532-2667; cameomiami.com. Ages 21 and up. This legendary New York City hip-hop and R&B station is always on point with its classic yet eclectic mix of tunes. So expect a p-a-r-t-y that wouldn't seem out of place in an old House Party movie when Hot 97's top DJs take over the Cameo decks. Also, Erica Mena is fiiiiiine.
Fabolous. Presented by Headliner Market Group. With DJ Stevie J, Iron Lyon, and Fly Guy. 10 p.m. Thursday, May 22, at Story, 136 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-538-2424; storymiami.com. Tickets cost $30 plus fees via wantickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Dark, moody, soulful -- he's Fabolous. Now, hopefully, for Memorial Day weekend, the Brooklyn fave will be spitting tracks from his new, long-awaited album, Loso's Way 2: Rise to Power. Because if lead single, "When I Feel Like It," is any indication, that will mean the party plan just might include fast cars, loose cash, and public fellatio. As Fab might say: "Err!"
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