Ten Best American Flag Bikinis From Fourth of July 2013 on South Beach

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Oh, America the beautiful.

After 237 years of freedom and fireworks, you still shine on, a beacon of hope for all the world to see. And we, your beautiful people, continue to raise our glasses and our flag-manicured fingers to the sky every Fourth of July.

Being a United States citizen comes with certain unalienable rights. Like life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Oh, and the freedom to turn our nation's flag into something with which to cover your expensive, fake tits.

We all look down on burning a flag, and you shouldn't step on it. But wearing it as a bikini is strongly encouraged.

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Fourth of July 2013: Ten Best Music-Related Things To Do Under $10

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Welcome to America where you can smoke a cigar, look at Playboy, and go for a swim wearing a fur jacket all at the same time.

America just celebrated its 237th year of Independence! And since it's a holiday weekend, you just might be celebrating freedom from the restraints of your cubicle!

Even though you're at liberty to do whatever the hell it is you wanna do, we're pretty sure you wouldn't wanna blow all of your hard-earned cash on freedom bashes and booze.

Here are Crossfade's ten best music-related things to do under $10 this weekend.

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Brickell Independence Fest: Booze, Bikinis, and America's Birthday at Finnegan's River

Photo by Rolando Jimenez Photography via Finnegan's River Facebook page

The United States of America is about to turn 237 years old, triggering a wave of quirky traditions like the Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Competition in Coney Island and inappropriate groping at backyard barbecues across the nation.

In a city as sexy as Miami, however, the celebration's a little different.

Just as the founding fathers dreamed, the Big Mango will observe the Fourth of July with a ton of booze, teeny bikinis, and heavy bass drops at the inaugural Brickell Independence Music and Arts Festival Pool Party at Finnegan's River this weekend.

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Fourth of July 2013: Five Best Rap Parties in Miami

French Montana is bringing his whole block with him to Miami.

Fourth of July celebrations are a great American tradition. But you know what else is? Rap music.

Hip-hop started in these streets. No other country can claim rights to the birth of history's greatest and most influential genre of music. And so what if it started in New York City, Miami has embraced rap with all her heart, and we've got some of the best Fourth of July rap parties to prove it.

If you're looking for a little bump and grind, some gangsta lean, some good sticky-icky, these are the Fourth of July hangouts for you.

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Fourth of July 2013: Six Best Parties on South Beach This Week

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Happy Birthday, America!

Welcome to Miami. The land of the free and the home of nonstop partying.

And since it's Independence Day, SoBe will be exploding with world-class artists, constant twerking, and hard-core fist-pumping.

Check the cut for Crossfade's six best parties on South Beach this week.

God bless the USA!

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Fourth of July 2013: Four Best Yacht Parties in Miami

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So you're gearing up for this Independence Day and you want to live it up as only a true Miamian can do. You better take this party from red and white to blue and hit the ocean, because there are some top-notch cruise parties, just perfect for the occasion.

Whether you're looking for something with family fun or maybe an afterhours adult-only vibe, we've got the details on all the maritime mayhem. And trust us, there's no better way to appreciate fireworks than a Biscayne Bay view.

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Fourth of July 2013: Five Best Concerts in Miami This Week

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Of Montreal and Kevin Barnes know how to party.

Happy 237th birthday, America!

In honor of Independence Day, we'll be exploding massive fireworks in the sky, grilling hotdogs, drinking endless PBR, and enjoying a four-day work week. And since we live in the 305, you know we'll be jammin' to great music.

Check the cut for Crossfade's five best concerts in Miami this week, from techno to R&B to indie rock.

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Fourth of July 2013: Five Best Pool Parties in Miami

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On July 4, 1776, after approving the Declaration of Independence and formally announcing the 13 colonies' freedom from the British Empire, the Second Continental Congress pounded its gavel and ecstatically exclaimed, "Pool party!"

Now 237 years later, we in the Magic City continue to proudly observe this grand ol' Independence Day tradition, otherwise known as squeezing your hotdog and buns into a pair of American flag bikini bottoms, and gettin' em wet.

So huzzah, you patriots! Here are the five best Fourth of July 2013 pool parties in Miami.

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Audio Junkie's Independence Day Bash at O Cinema, July 4

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Ricardo Guerrero rages for Independence at O Cinema.
See the full 48-photo slideshow of Audio Junkie Independence Day Bash at O Cinema.

While Fourth of July celebrations all across our nation have been hijacked by hot dog-eating contests and superpotent fireworks displays that leave American suburbs buried under ash, the meaning of the holiday was not lost on Audio Junkie's Independence Day Bash at O Cinema.

Outdoor speakers blared, announcing to the streets of Wynwood that independence wasn't just about a historical fight against tyranny, but that independence also meant maintaining the artistic integrity of a close-knit local music scene in the face of looming cultural homogeneity.

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Talib Kweli DJs Independence Day at SET Nightclub on South Beach, July 4

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Kweli took the boards from DJ FlyGuy for a Miami-inspired set.
Talib Kweli
With DJ Fly Guy
SET Nightclub
Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Better Than
: Going to sleep early and waking up for work after celebrating Fourth of July.

You always have to wonder what it means when you see a rapper's name on a flyer for any club in South Beach: Will said rapper actually be performing?

Well, even though last night's Talib Kweli gig at SET Nightclub was promoted as a DJ set, the anxious crowd was still hoping for a few verses from their favorite Kweli tracks.
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