really dade county…really…

For most, memorial day weekend is a time of remembering those that have served for this fine country and enjoying the start of summer through cooked meats, cool beverages and family/friend time next to a sizeable body of water. However not all are satisfied with this scenario and strive to do what the kids call ‘being on one’ in a usually highly desirable vacation spot which sounds like an even better time…that is as long as your destination isn’t south beach…

You see for the past decade a mixed bag of hip hop heads, bottle rats, rap enthusiasts, chicken heads, mixtape celebrities, ordinary hoodlums and everything in between have made their way to the streets of Miami for what is officially called ‘urban memorial day weekend’ (aside: urban meaning black people plus those that would have decided not to have slaves if given the opportunity today). Now before you get the wrong idea, keep in mind that even the upstanding folks behind this here blog have left a few air force one foot stamps on the beaches of the 305 during these festivities in past years. Those that haven’t had the chance to partake can just imagine 350,000+ young people converging on washington ave, collins ave and ocean drive…the real life version of mr. flocka’s track ‘it’s a party’…

But as is normally the case and as you have probably heard through your favorite news source (we’ll act like it isn’t twitter for a moment), the actions of a few select ignant members of the group have probably brought the regularly accepted foolishness of this weekend to a screeching halt. As Miami officials begin brainstorming solutions ranging from enforced curfews during this weekend to negro per sq ft limits, it is safe to say next year’s weekend won’t be quite as urban…subsequently placing a premium on next year’s hip hop woodstock (NBA all star weekend) so Orlando you have been warned…

Normally I’d tell you to go to your nearest whiskey holding container and commence lips to spout reps until you feel better about this situation, but today I’m going to skip the ubf preferred method of dealing with problems and instead explain why we (urban folk) might somehow not be missing out going forward… Read more of this post

pre-game

For those not familiar, here is a working definition we’ll use:

pre-game [pree-geym]

+ verb: to drink alcoholic beverages prior to a social engagement to make it more enjoyable

It is an activity that all you socialites/urbanites/hipsters/yuppies partake in on a weekly (if not daily – no judging) basis. Some of you may even feel like experts given its integral role in preparing to “Let the dogs out.”

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