Nothing says the holidays like a performance from a tatted up rapper the size of Mr. T. Flo Rida's intimidating 6'2, 215-pound frame does not always reflect his music however. He manages to take his hard-knock, Coral City roots and fuse them with the likes of David Guetta, Ke$ha, and Timberland. Ever since his single "Low" took over radio waves back in 2008, his appeal has stretched from hood rats to house moms and everyone in between. Rida's music has even been featured on soundtracks for Disney's G-Forceand Step Up 3D. Despite banking on some serious commercial success, he's caught a little heat for occasionally compromising his street credibility. Either way, Rida's international success has put the musical spotlight on South Florida, a feat few artists can claim. This Saturday, Rida will perform his hip-hop pop live at the Y-100 Jingle Ball Concert After Partyat Opium Nightclub (5729 Seminole Way, Hollywood). Given the earlier concert's headliners (think Katy Perry, Jay Sean, and B.O.B., to name a few), it's likely that Rida won't be the only celeb taking the Opium stage Saturday night.
Sat., Dec. 11, 11 p.m., 2010