Cool and Dre
Cool and Dre
Julia Beverly

Memorial Day Weekend

Everybody knows what Memorial Day weekend is all about by now: hip-hop, hip-hop, and more hip-hop. Celebrity seekers will be out in full force, and no-name rappers and DJs will ply you with business cards, e-mail addresses, and mix CDs. But alcohol, entry into nightclubs, and VIP tables near your favorite stars won't come cheap; expect most of the hottest parties to fetch as much as $50 per person. The list below consists of party information available by press time. For addresses to the various venues, check out our club directory, a link to which is on the right-hand side of the Music homepage.


Event: Ain't Nothing but a D-Block Party; Hosts: Jadakiss, Sheek Louch, Styles P; DJs: DJ Odyssey; Where: State


Memorial Day Weekend

Event: Cool & Dre Platinum Party; Host: Old-school legend and South Florida resident Special Ed; Invited Guests: Too many to name here; DJs: DJ Knowledge (Epidemic), DJ Mega Mixx, DJ Fuse; Where: Teasers

Event: Memorial Day Weekend @ Empire Nightclub; Hosts: 99 Jamz's Big Lip Bandit & DJ Entice, Cooly Cool, DJ/producer Clinton Sparks, Rushya & Phast Life Gangstas; Invited Guests: Cam'Ron, Fat Joe; Where: Empire Nightclub

Event: Memorial Weekend Blast-Off Party; Host: Fabolous; DJs: Big Kap, DJ Serge, Street League; Where: Opium Garden

Event: Team Roc Launch Party; Hosts: Jonathan Vilma and Larry Johnson; Invited Guests: DJ Williams (Denver Broncos), Vince Wilfork (New England Patriots), Andre Johnson (Houston Texans); DJs: Whoo Kid, DJ Metrix; Where: Amika

Event: Welcome to Miami: Official Memorial Day Weekend Jump-Off; Hosts: Lil Wayne, Trina, Luke Campbell; DJs: Ideal, Dennis Da Menace, DJ Affect; Where: Sobe Live


Event: crobar; Hosts: Jacki-O, Busta Rhymes; DJs: S&S, Goldfinger; Where: crobar

Event: Def Jam Party; Hosts: DMX, N.O.R.E., Redman, Joe Budden, Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Juelz Santana; DJs: Funkmaster Flex, DJ Khaled; Where: Opium Garden

Event: Memorial Day Weekend; Hosts: Allen Iverson, DJ Clue, Young Jeezy, Bleu Davinci; Where: Sobe Live

Event: Power 96 Celebrity Jump-Off; Host: Slip-N-Slide's Adam Barish; Invited Guests: Trick Daddy, Trina, Ying Yang Twins; Live: Luc Duc; Added Attractions: Open bar from 10:00 to 11:36 p.m., free lingerie and swimsuit giveaways; Where: Club Deep

Event: Revolver; It Ain't Hip-Hop: This weekly dance-a-thon is a celebration of all things indie and underground; Special Guest: JD from Le Tigre; Where: Pawn Shop Lounge

Event: W R One NBA Jumpoff; Invited Guests: Nick Van Exel (Portland Trailblazers), Sam Cassell (Minnesota Timberwolves); Live: Smoot; Where: Angel Ultra Lounge

Event: Welcome to Miami Party; Hosts: Shady Records prospect Stat Quo; Invited Guests: 50 Cent, Snoop Dogg, Common, The Game, Slim Thug; DJs: Biz Markie (yes, that Biz Markie), DJ Irie; Where: State


Event: Chingy and Beedo's Celebrity Pool Party; Hosts: Chingy, DJ Prostyle, DJ Epps; DJs: DJ Recon; Special Instructions: "Ladies must have bathing suits"; Where: 2350 Prairie Ave., Miami Beach; Call: 617-259-5135, 407-593-3713

Event: crobar; Hosts: Jermaine Dupri, Allen Iverson; DJs: Irie, S&S, Goldfinger, DJ Clue; Where: crobar

Event: Florida Boys Reunion Party; Hosts: House of Seduction, comedian Benji Brown, Core DJs; Where: Angel Ultra Lounge

Event: New York, New York; Hosts: Jadakiss, Fat Joe; DJs: Funk Master Flex, DJ Khaled, Jabba; Where: Mansion

Event: Summer in Miami; Hosts: Mike Jones, Cam'Ron, Jim Jones, Dipset, Webbie, Paul Wall; DJs: Mr. Mauricio, DJ Irie, J Nice; Where: Opium Garden

Event: VP Records VIP Pre-Concert Party; Host: Buju Banton; DJs: Money D, Mega Flex, 800-Bungie, Metrix, Jabba, Steelie Bashment; Where: Pure Nightlife


Event: Anthem; It Ain't Hip-Hop: This is a weekly progressive house and trance party for the muscle-boy set; Special Guest DJs: Tracy Young, Peter Rauhofer; Where: Warehouse

Event: Busta Rhymes Birthday Party; Host: Jessica Rosenblum; DJs: Funk Master Flex, DJ Khaled; Where: Mansion

Event: Chingy and Beedo's Celebrity Pool Party; See Saturday, May 28

Event: crobar; Hosts: BMF Entertainment; DJs: S&S, Goldfinger; Live: Trick Daddy, Trina, Young Jeezy; Where: crobar

Event: Hollywood All-Star Cast Party; Hosts: Actors Jamie Foxx, Alex Thomas, Malik Yoba; Where: Opium Garden

Event: Memorial Weekend Jump-Off; Hosts: Twista and his Speedknot Mobstaz crew; DJs: Kayslay, DJ Juice; Added Attractions: "A kissing booth, cotton candy machine, and lemonade stands, all powered by sexy Miami girls for guests to indulge"; Where: Marlin Bar

Event: Official Core DJs Jump-Off; Hosts: David Banner, Ty Law, Neo, Core DJs; Live: Heather Hunter; Where: Angel Ultra Lounge

Event: Plastik Fantastik; Hosts: Carmel Ophir and Mykel Stevens; It Ain't Hip-Hop: Expect to hear plenty of electro, disco trash, and other nightclub oddities at this "Memorial Day Weekend Evacuation Route" for "locals only"; Special Guests: Larry Tee; Where: Pawn Shop Lounge

Event: Terror Squad & Mixx 96 All-Star Pool Party; Host: Fat Joe; Special Instructions: Ladies wearing swimwear get in free before 6:00 p.m.; Where: Riande Continental Hotel


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