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Hip-Hop’s Art Basel Guide ’17: Wu-Tang Clan, KRS-One, 50 Cent & More

Here’s your official guide for the most dope events happening at Art Basel 2017.

Art Basel 2017 is set to go down this week in the 305 with plenty of lituations to marvel at dope art, network with fellow creatives, and, of course turn up at the most unique shows of the year. The celebration of artistic expression brings thousands of art connoisseurs, buyers, and celebrities from around the world to Miami to view hundreds of galleries from South Beach to Wynwood. However, there’s an old school touch to this year’s series of events for Basel weekend.

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As most seasoned Basel fans know, the hip-hop community has recently gone above and beyond to show out with unique events, and this year is no different. Red Bull Sound Select artist Twelve’Len will kick off the week with his showcase. Darryl “DMC” McDaniels aims to fuse art, hip-hop and yoga for a special fundraiser followed by other popular events like Soul Basel hosted by Rickey Smiley featuring Doug E. Fresh and the Sugarhill Gang. In addition, KRS-One, Fat Joe and veteran photographer Jonathan Mannion will collaborate for an epic event that will truly embrace the art of rap.

Annual events like iii Points’ Art Basel Concert Series and REVOLT’s Art Of Daring will highlight musicians like the Wu-Tang Clan, Björk, BJ The Chicago Kid, and Saya Woodfalk. Meanwhile, Norma Now plans to bring 1/3 of N.E.R.D Chad Hugo out to Miami for her 1-800-WYA-WSUP party and the homie OHRawkC!’s Flea Market shindig with DJ Lucky C will feature Miami native Prez P. After the show comes the endless amount of after parties. Catch 50 Cent, DJ Khaled headlining some of the hottest clubs in Miami Beach throughout the weekend.

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Major galleries like SCOPE on Miami Beach are set to feature a slew of rare pieces of art from the world’s most revered visual artists, and a special exhibit curated by Amar’e Stoudemire. The Melech Collection translates to “King”, and is the genesis of the former Miami Heat player’s high-profile career in sports, his passion for culture, and dedication to philanthropy. Stoudemire will curate a 40 foot installation as a highlight of SCOPE Miami Beach’s Special Programs and lead a lively panel discussion in SCOPE’s Atrium, moderated by Sotheby’s Contemporary Art SVP and former Andy Warhol Museum Director Eric Shiner.

Meanwhile in Wynwood, the fifth annual Basel House is holding its first-ever Mural Festival at the Old RC Cola Plant. The Art Basel Film Program is also set to present a series of films dedicated to creative icons like Jean-Michel Basquiat. Speaking of powerful people of color, “Insecure” creator Issa Rae is ready to fly out to Miami to celebrate Bombay Sapphire’s Artisan Series Finale.

There’s way too much to choose from, but there is a way to attend as many events as possible. Here’s a day-by-day guide for the best galleries and events going down in Dade County for Art Basel 2017.

DISCLAIMER: This list will be updated to accommodate all last-minute invites.

TUESDAY DEC. 5

RedBull Sound Select: MIAMI Starring A.Chal, Nick León & Twelve’Len
Location: The Ground 34 NE 11th St Miami, FL
Hours: 10:00PM – ?
Admission: $3 with RSVP or $10 without
Details

WEDNESDAY DEC. 6

 

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2017
Location: 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
Hours: Dec 6 – 10 | 11am – 8pm
Admission: General $35 | Miami Beach Residents $30 | Student + Senior $25
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OM THIS WAY Art + Yoga + Hip Hop w/ Darryl “DMC” McDaniels, DJ Irie, & Donald Webber Jr
Location: Mana Wynwood SCAD Building 2217 NW 5th Avenue Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 12PM – 3:30PM
Admission: Donations Only
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SOUL BASEL 2017
Location: The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33136
Hours: 6PM – ?
Admission: $100 – $275
Details

THURSDAY DEC. 7

 

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2017
Location: 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
Hours: Dec 6 – 10 | 11am – 8pm
Admission: General $35 | Miami Beach Residents $30 | Student + Senior $25
Details

High Priority Pop-Up Starring Johnny OZ, Dashius Clay, DJ Ivory P, Xali & More
Location: SHOTS Miami 311 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 5PM – 5AM
Admission: FREE
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Art Basel: West Of Wynwood “Sip N Shop”
Location: APPT ONLY 3430 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 3PM- 8PM
Admission: FREE with RSVP
Details

Basel House Mural Festival
Location: RC Cola Plant, 550 NW 24th St., Miami
Hours: 5PM – 2AM
Admission: FREE
Details

SOUL BASEL 2017: Doug E. Fresh and The Sugarhill Gang hosted by Rickey Smiley
Location: The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33136
Hours: 7PM – ?
Admission: $100 – $275
Details

TIDAL X: Moschino Presents Cardi B
Location: TBA
Hours: 11:30PM
Admission: Limited tickets/Livestream
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1OAK x Rockwell Art Basel Pop Up Starring Rick Ross
Location: Rockwell Miami 743 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: 11PM
Admission: Table Reservations
Details

REVOLT Presents: Art Of Daring Starring BJ The Chicago Kid & Saya Woodfalk
Location: MAPS Backlot 342 Northwest 24th St, Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 8PM – 1AM
Admission: FREE with RSVP
RSVP HERE

FRIDAY DEC. 8

 

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2017
Location: 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
Hours: Dec 6 – 10 | 11am – 8pm
Admission: General $35 | Miami Beach Residents $30 | Student + Senior $25
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The Rémy Martin MVP Experience Hosted by Pro-Athlete Roger Mason and Special Guests
Location: W South Beach Bungalow
Hours: 12PM – 4PM
Admission: Free with RSVP
RSVP HERE

Art Basel: West Of Wynwood “HMN ALNS”
Location: APPT ONLY 3430 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 3PM- 9PM
Admission: FREE with RSVP
Details

Basel House Mural Festival
Location: RC Cola Plant, 550 NW 24th St., Miami
Hours: 5PM – 2AM
Admission: FREE
Details

JBL Soundwave Studio w/ DJ Jasmine Solano & Ms. Nix
Location: 828 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL
Hours: 5PM – 8PM
Admission: FREE

Thirstin Howl the 3rd & Lo Life Miami Presents Love And Loyalty Weekend
Location: Grandma’s House 84 NW 26 St, Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 6PM – 10PM
Admission: FREE
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Mass Appeal’s Music Video Night Art Basel Edition Starring Jon J
Location: Biscayne Church, 7610 Biscayne Blvd Miami, FL
Hours: 7PM – 10PM
Admission: FREE
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Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Finale hosted by Issa Rae and Artsy
Location: Villa Casa Casuarina, 1116 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach
Hours: 9PM – ?
Admission: Invite Only
Details

Screening: Boom For Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat
Location: Colony Theatre, 1040 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL
Hours: 8:30PM – ?
Admission: Ticket Options
Details

Art Basel: West Of Wynwood “HMN ALNS”
Location: APPT ONLY 3430 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 3PM- 9PM
Admission: FREE with RSVP
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BLANK CANVAS presented by 1800 Tequila and SoundCloud Starring Dave East, Mick Jenkins & More
Location: 2600 NW 5th Ave, Suite 102, Wynwood
Hours: 8PM- 1AM
Admission: FREE with RSVP to blankcanvas@thedfm.com

SOUL BASEL 2017: Art Of Conversation
Location: The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33136
Hours: 7PM – ?
Admission: $50-$250
Details

Bacardi Presents: No Commission Miami w/ Swizz Beatz
Location: SoHo Studios in Wynwood
Hours: Public Viewing: 12PM-5PM Private Event: 7PM – 12AM
Admission: Free during the day | Enter for a chance to win tickets to the after party
Details

Vibes Art Basel w/ KRS-One, Fat Joe, and others
Location: Toe Jam Backlot, 150 NW 21st St. Miami, FL
Hours: 8PM – ?
Admission: $25
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The FADER’s Boom Basel Starring MadeinTYO Presented By Toyota
Location: MAPS Backlot, 342 NW 24st St. Miami, FL
Hours: 2pm – 6pm: DJ Sober | 9pm – 12pm MadeinTYO & DJ Oreo
Admission: RSVP
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1-800-411-WSUP – An Art Basel Event Experience ft. Chad Hugo, Daniel Biltmore & Norma Now
Location: TBA
Hours: 10PM – 4AM
Admission: $25- $60
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1AM Vibes Art Basel Edition w/ London On Da Track P’ierre Bourne, A$AP Lou & More!
Location: 41 NW 20th St, Miami, FL
Hours: 10PM – ?
Admission: $20- $45
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1OAK x Rockwell Art Basel Pop Up Starring 2 Chainz
Location: Rockwell Miami 743 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: 11PM
Admission: Table Reservations
Details

SATURDAY DEC. 9

 

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2017
Location: 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
Hours: Dec 6 – 10 | 11am – 8pm
Admission: General $35 | Miami Beach Residents $30 | Student + Senior $25
Details

Basel House Mural Festival
Location: RC Cola Plant, 550 NW 24th St., Miami
Hours: 5PM – 2AM
Admission: FREE
Details

Thirstin Howl the 3rd & Lo Life Miami Presents Love And Loyalty Weekend
Location: Grandma’s House 84 NW 26 St, Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 6PM – 10PM
Admission: FREE
Details

The Flea Market hosted by OHRAWKC! & DJ Lucky C
Location: Rico’s Hotdogs and Burgers
Hours: 2PM- 8PM
Admission: $5-$15
Details

JBL Soundwave Studio w/ DJ Jasmine Solano & Ms. Nix
Location: 828 Lincoln Road, Miami Beach, FL
Hours: 5PM – 8PM
Admission: FREE

Art Basel: West Of Wynwood “Rolling Loud Pop-up”
Location: APPT ONLY 3430 NW 7th Ave Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 3PM- 8PM
Admission: FREE with RSVP
Details

Visuals & Vibes #Artbasel #DayConnect Powered by Dutch Masters”
Location: 255 NW 25th Street Wynwood, FL 33127
Hours: 6PM- 9PM
Admission: FREE with RSVP
Details

Bacardi Presents: No Commission Miami w/ Swizz Beatz
Location: SoHo Studios in Wynwood
Hours: Public Viewing: 12PM-5PM Private Event: 7PM – 12AM
Admission: Free during the day | Enter for a chance to win tickets to the after party
Details

SOUL BASEL 2017: Funk Turns 40! Art Exhibit
Location: The Black Archives Historic Lyric Theater Cultural Arts Complex
819 NW 2nd Ave. Miami, FL 33136
Hours: 7PM – ?
Admission: $100 – $275
Details

The FADER’s Boom Basel Starring SUPERDUPERKYLE Presented By Toyota
Location: MAPS Backlot, 342 NW 24st St. Miami, FL
Hours: 2pm – 6pm: CRL CRRLL | 9pm – 12pm SUPERDUPERKYLE & Noodles
Admission: RSVP
Details

iii Points Art Basel Concert Series Presents: Wu Tang Clan
Location: Mana Wynwood
Hours: 9PM – ?
Admission: $35-$115
Details

Basement Miami Boombox Presents: Virgil Abloh
Location: Basement Miami
Hours: 10PM – ?
Admission:
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50 Cent at ORA Nightclub
Location: ORA South Beach, 2000 Collins Ave.
Hours: 10PM – ?
Admission: $50
Details

1OAK x Rockwell Art Basel Pop Up Starring Special Guests
Location: Rockwell Miami 743 Washington Ave Miami Beach, FL 33139
Hours: 11PM
Admission: Table Reservations
Details

SUNDAY DEC. 10

SCOPE MIAMI BEACH 2017
Location: 801 Ocean Drive, Miami Beach, FL
Hours: Dec 6 – 10 | 11am – 8pm
Admission: General $35 | Miami Beach Residents $30 | Student + Senior $25
Details

Basel House Mural Festival
Location: RC Cola Plant, 550 NW 24th St., Miami
Hours: 5PM – 2AM
Admission: FREE
Details

Thirstin Howl the 3rd & Lo Life Miami Presents Love And Loyalty Weekend
Location: Grandma’s House 84 NW 26 St, Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 6PM – 10PM
Admission: FREE
Details

Miki Beach Art Basel ‘Fun Raiser’ Starring Gaby Duran & Philo B
Location: The Electric Pickle 2826 N. Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 2PM – 8PM
Admission: $20
Details

Reggae Sunday Basel Edition Starring Ras Kokay & the Truth, Jahfe, Ogee Wawa, and Mighty Mystik & the Hard Roots Movements
Location: Wynwood Yard, 56 NW 29th St., Miami, FL
Hours: 2PM – ?
Admission: Free with RSVP at eventbrite.com
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Art Basel Bash Starring Tory Lanez
Location: SHOTS Miami 311 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 8PM – 5AM
Admission: $20
Details

40oz Bounce Miami
Location: SHOTS Miami 311 NW 23rd St, Miami, FL 33127
Hours: 10PM – 5AM
Admission: $10-$40
Details

LIV ON SUNDAY: DJ Khaled Basel Edition
Location: Sidebar Miami
Hours: 10PM – ?
Admission: Table Reservations
Details

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