On the Saturday before the Monday that was Memorial Day 2006, the poolside party at Hotel Victor in Miami Beach was off the chain, even by hip-hop holiday standards. In a swelter of humid human heat thick with pot smoke, unmoved by even a breeze from the ocean across the street, a jamup of celebritude sweated and swam while clutching flutes of Cristal and plastic cups of Armadale vodka and orange juice. Elaborately underdressed female groupies swarmed the water. J.D. Williams, the handsome young... More >>>