Labor Day is a magical day.
It's a day for us, the common working-class people, to sit back, relax, and be celebrated.
And what do we, the common folk, like to do on our days off?
We like to blow all our hard-earned cash on expensive baller parties. That's why we work in the first place, right?
Well, hip-hoppers, get ready for an action-packed weekend. Don't know where you're going yet? Don't fret, we here at Crossfade have compiled this holiday's nine best rap parties.
Noreaga. Thursday, August 30, 11 p.m., SoBe Live, 1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-725-3353; sobelivesouthbeach.com. Tickets cost $20 to $40 plus fees via wanttickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Start Labor Day weekend right with a little N.O.R.E. and get buck as fuck on the beach. Help SoBe Live celebrate Miami's own Bigg D, because it's his birthday. Hosted by Benzino, what what what what!
¡Mayday! With Tech N9ne, N.O.R.E. and more. Friday, August 31, 10 p.m., Grand Central, 697 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-377-2277; grandcentralmiami.com. Tickets cost $10 plus fees via fla.vor.us. Ages 18 and up. ¡Mayday!'s back, bitch! After a whirlwind nation-wide tour, this killer local rap crew wants to celebrate its homecoming with you and some very best friends! That's so nice.
Bleaulive Series with Timbaland LeSUTRA Sparkling Liqueur Launch Party. Friday, August 31, 8 p.m., Arkadia Nightclub, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-457-4159; arkadiamiami.com. Reservations start at $250 a night at fountainbleau.com. This shit is going to be mad live. Enjoy some sparkling liqueur and a not-to-be-missed performance featuring Timbaland.
Uncle Luke. Friday, August 31, 11 p.m., SoBe Live, 1203 Washington Ave., Miami Beach; 305-725-3353; sobelivesouthbeach.com. Tickets cost $20 to $40 plus fees via wanttickets.com. Ages 21 and up. Shout out to Uncle Luke! Go party with him at this supa dupa freakfest. He's going to be as nasty as he wanna be. So bring your whole crew and wild out.
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Yo Gotti. Friday, August 31, 9 p.m., King of Diamonds, 17800 N.E. 5 Ave., Miami; 305-494-5661; kingofdiamondsmiami.com. Tickets cost $50 to $80 via eventbrite.com. Who got dat sack? Who got dem racks? Who gon make it rain all over KOD this Friday? You know it's that hood motherfucker Yo Gotti. Catch him at the home of Miami's hottest ladies. Or catch him the next day at SoBe Live. Your choice.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. Friday, August 31, 11 p.m., Club Play, 1045 Fifth St., Miami Beach; 305-532-4340; clubplaysouthbeach.com. Skip the line for $100 via paypal. Shit is going to get real crazy when Floyd "Money" Mayweather comes through Club Play this weekend. It's gonna be a night of heavy hits with music from DJ E-Freezy and Top Feelin. Knockout, bitches.
Trick Daddy Saturday, October 1, 9 p.m., King of Diamonds, 17800 N.E. 5 Ave., Miami; 305-494-5661; kingofdiamondsmiami.com. Call 954-628-6720 for tickets. Trick Daddy Dollars is gonna make it rain something fierce at KOD on Saturday. He'll be performing live, featuring hot new shit from his Dick and Dynamite mixtape.
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DJ Khaled. Sunday, October 2, 11 p.m., LIV, 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 305-674-4680, livnightclub.com, ages 21 and up. DJ Khaled is running strong on his newly released album Kiss the Ring. You can join him in celebration at LIV and keep the party going. No sweat, you have the day off!
Birdman. Monday, October 3, 9 p.m., King of Diamonds, 17800 N.E. 5 Ave., Miami; 305-494-5661; kingofdiamondsmiami.com. Tickets cost $50 via wanttickets.com. To finish off, party with YMCMB's big daddy. Flyer than a parakeet and shit.