Future Brown Create "Vernaculo" Music Video, Commissioned by Perez Art Museum Miami

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A still from Future Brown's "Vernáculo."

Is music really "art"? What about music videos?

The Pérez Art Museum Miami seems to think so. For Art Basel Miami Beach 2014, PAMM commissioned and premiered a music video from NYC production collective Future Brown for the song "Vernáculo," featuring Maluca and directed by Rory Mulhere.

The museum also hosted a live performance by the group during Basel. And if you missed the gig, that's too bad. But you can still watch the video online and discern the fruitfulness of this "exercise in capitalist surrealism" for yourself.

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"C9 Is the Future": Denzel Curry, SDotBraddy, Mike Dece at Vive Block Party 2014

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Miami's Denzel Curry running game on #ABMB.

When it was time for the C9 collective's Denzel Curry and Mike Dece, Metro Zu's Lofty, and FWAY God to take over Vive Block Party 2014 at The Showroom by 8&9 Clothing, the scene erupted and all of the fans sprinted to the stage.

Dece's single "Yung Ho" is what tipped it off. Alongside him, hyping the crowd, were his C9 brothers Denzel and SDotBraddy.

The next song was Curry's "Ice Age," a modern-day pimp anthem. And Denzel absolutely dismantled the mic.

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Fool's Gold Day Off 2014 Dropped That Bass on Art Basel Miami Beach

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Fool's Gold label boss A-Trak does #ABMB.

Last year's Fool's Gold Day Off was lit, thanks to the 305's own Trick Daddy. A true thug's holiday.

And this year's #FGDayOff during Art Basel Miami Beach week was nothing short of spectacular, with headliners like Fool's Gold label boss A-Trak and wild Detroit rapper Danny Brown.

The DJs dropped that bass and the hip-hoppers kept it hype while the crowd did lots of ass shaking and even some moshing.

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Phil Collins' Little Dreams on Canceled Concert: "He's Sorry to Have Disappointed His Fans"


After a four-year stage absence, Phil Collins was finally set for a comeback concert.

During Art Basel Miami Beach week, he would perform "three or four songs" as part of a gala to benefit the Little Dreams Foundation, a youth scholarship and mentoring program that he founded with ex-wife Orianne Collins-Mejjati.

But then, on the night of the show, Collins canceled, after keeping attendees waiting for hours. He apologized and provided a vague illness-related explanation. But many who'd paid $103.50 to $353.50 felt cheated, especially since Little Dreams and the singer seemed to wait till auctions had ended to break the bad news.

Just now, Collins-Mejjati has issued a response regarding her ex-husband's health, the Little Dreams gala, and the backlash.

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Andre 3000's Basel 2014 Art Talks: Video

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André 3000 wearing one of his "i feel ya" jumpsuits during Outkast's 2014 reunion tour.

"I felt like a sell-out."

That's what André 3000 recently told The Fader magazine about Outkast's 2014 reunion tour.

At least, though, he seems to have enjoyed designing the jumpsuits. Emblazoned with slogans like "art or fart?" and "i've never had f@cebook, twitt@r, or inst@gram" and "make love like war," Mr. 3000 wore a different outfit each night, occasionally accessorized with a big "Sold Out" price tag.

"It became a theme where I was more excited about this than the actual show," he said. "This is fun, running out in these."

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Le Baron Pop-Up at the Delano's FDR Lounge Was the Dance Party of Basel 2014

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Check out the full 116-photo slideshow from Le Baron Art Basel Pop-Up at FDR Lounge

Last Wednesday night, we trotted down the Miami Beach Boardwalk past Miley Cyrus wailing away with Wayne Coyne for a small crowd of the most aggressive adults ever to elbow their way past doormen and cops.

We weren't interested in actually getting trampled to see Hannah Montana cover the Beatles -- as camp as that sounds.

We were heading over to the Delano to the most desirable dance party that coincides with Art Basel Miami Beach, Le Baron.

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Basel Castle 2014 Turnt Up With Yung Lean, Mykki Blanco, Mike Will Made It

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Miami's most infamous poultry-themed party boy and one of his would-be children, sunny-side up.

The palace got ratchet.

Over the weekend, Basel Castle packed a couple thousand party people (Scandinavian spitter Yung Lean, NYC shapeshifter Mykki Blanco, New Wave-y crew Future Islands, rap producer Mike Will Made It, some graffiti artists, even the chicken and the egg) into an actual castle in Wynwood.

But unlike real medieval times, it was chill vibes.

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Khaotic, Overtown Rapper's Basel 2014 Art Piece Started Blockwide "Boola!" Chant

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Khaotic Killz Basel

Khaotic is an Overtown rapper who collaborated with a Hungarian abstract artist named MSL for "Khaotic Killz Basel," a mobile pop-up art performance.

They put a painting on a Benz and staged impromptu street performaces of Khaotic's new single "Dime Piece" while parked on the busiest block in Wynwood.

Up and down NW Second Ave., people cheered and smiled and stared. They took photos, yelled "Boola!," and enjoyed the shindiggin'. Here's what it looked like and what the people had to say about it.

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Basel 2014's Sunday Party Guide

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Every arty party must come to an end.

And so it goes... We have indeed reached the final day of Art Basel Miami Beach 2014.

Of course, all that means is #ABMB closing parties and one last night of bar-hopping till 5 a.m., from SoBe to downtown to Wynwood.

Just check the cut for today's Basel party guide.

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Phil Collins Cancels Comeback Concert at Little Dreams Gala During Art Basel Miami Beach


At 11:30 p.m., a gaunt, bespectacled Phil Collins walked on to the stage of the Fillmore Miami Beach, flanked by his ex-wife Orianne Collins-Mejjati and their young son, to tell the sold-out Little Dreams Gala crowd that he had to cancel his performance.

It was to be Collins first concert in over four years. He had suffered from nerve damage in recent years, as well as pancreatitis from alcohol abuse, but no specific reasons were given for why he would not be singing last evening.

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