As part of the Rising
Saturday, February 19, 2011...
Better than: A XXXL Fatburger with cheese, some Swisher Sweets, and a PBR.
Remember when Victor Santiago Jr. (AKA N.O.R.E., AKA Noreaga) got busted at a SoBe burger joint for slugging some dude three times and throwing a few ounces of "yellow liquid" at him?
OK. Well, that two-year-old incident has absolutely nothing to do with his set at Transit Lounge last night. Except, a flashback to that greasy scene served as inspiration for a brief bit of drunken dreaming.
At about 1:11 p.m., the rap show still hadn't gotten going and I was wasting time, admiring Transit's newest vending machine. You feed the fat little black cube a few crumpled bills and it spits out your choice of two products -- Swisher Sweets or Pabst Blue Ribbon.
This is a highly desirable contraption. And if there are any novelty dealers in the South Florida metropolitan area who make a living peddling these things, please email sean.pajot@miaminewtimes as soon as fucking possible. I'd like to install one in my bedroom within the week.
Still, though, it isn't perfect. This particular machine would be improved immeasurably by the addition of a Fatburger
chute. As any casual drunk would probably agree, a combo of smokes,
cheap beer, and beef on bread is the ideal morning meal or midnight
Would N.O.R.E. want a piece of this action? I thought about asking him.
But he was nowhere to be found. I scanned the crowd through thick clouds
of Swisher, cigarette, and weed smoke. And Transit's parking-lot party
spot was packed with all kinds of thugs and thugettes. Just not the
Meanwhile, I grabbed another beer, the clock clicked to 2 a.m., and a couple of unmistakable mugs, ¡Mayday!
Plex Luthor and Gianni Cash, crept onto Transit's unlit outdoor stage,
slipped behind twin key decks, and drifted into a moody ambient intro as
the rest of the crew -- MCs Bernbiz and Wrekonize, drummer L.T.
Hopkins, and bongo guy Nonymous -- filtered out from the shadows.
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