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Back to Back Migos Shows

Back to Back Migos Shows

Good news for the bad & boujee, 710 Ent and Marc Franklin Group are bringing Migos to FL for two shows in one weekend! Here’s where you can catch them:

Friday, Jan. 13: Orlando @ Venue 578 (Buy tix here)

Saturday, Jan. 14: Ft. Lauderdale @ Revolution Live (Buy tix here)

For those of you in the Miami/Ft. Laudy area, you’re definitely going to want to hit the show on Saturday because Miami’s own “baddest bitch” Miss Trina will be in the building!

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Be on the look out for more events to come this year by 710 Ent! They’re a new entertainment company that makes sure you get what you paid for by cutting out the usual opener BS and giving you more time with the artist(s) you’re checking out.

ART BASEL 2016: BASEL PARADISE

*Photos Courtesy of Kathy Rosario, The Cue Brand, and Chris Squires*

Art Basel 2016 was another one for the books and NowOrNever Inc invaded downtown Miami and left its mark Saturday night. NormaNow brought the legendary Trap Paradise party back for Art Basel’s rendition called Basel Paradise.  Also one of our amazing sponsors Lyft was kind enough to provide 300 free rides to and from the venue!! Yes 300 people were lucky enough to get lit and lyft!

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Hosted at Heart nightclub this event had many elements that came together to make for an unforgettable night. We had an exclusive VIP  Gunner Stahl exhibition in our LYFT LOUNGE from 9pm-12am with an open bar from our lovely sponsors New Amsterdam, Heineken, and Courvoisier. After the exhibition, doors opened and we flooded the second floor of Heart ready to get the party started.

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Basel Paradise was nothing short of lit. We had DJs like Kittens, Brittany Sky, Ivan M/M and others light up the dance floor all night long. Special appearances by DC young fly, Lajan Slim, 40oz VAN, Reese, Sonny Digital, Corey from Vintage Frames, Sarah Synder, Chaz French, Pedro from Fools Gold, ASAP LOU and Bobby Biscayne.

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Basel Paradise closed out Art Basel in the best way we know how turnt and sweaty!! Thank you to everyone who came out, supported, and had fun. UNTIL NEXT TIME!

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Your Miami Book Fair ’16 Guide Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair

Your Miami Book Fair ’16 Guide

Before all the museum curators, photographers and artists of the world flock down south for the winter to celebrate Art Basel, Miami welcomes hundreds of authors, journalists and other literary idols for the 33rd edition of the Miami Book Fair!

The Miami Book Fair is a literary and cultural celebration full of entertaining and educational activities spanning over eight days (Sunday, November 13th – Sunday, November 20th) at MDC’s Wolfson Campus. From readings to signings, the amount of events taking place makes it impossible to hit them all, so I put together this guide to highlight some of the main events you must attend!

Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair

Photo courtesy of Miami Book Fair

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Fool’s Gold – Day Off: South Florida

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There are few things better than a dope line-up at a concert. This past weekend there was nothing better than Fool’s Gold- Day Off as it did not disappoint. Fools Gold Records rolled into South Florida and showed us a good time! Bringing acts such as Lil Yachty, PlayBoi Carti, Joey Bada$$, Hudson Mohawke, Noreaga, and plenty more, they rocked the stage at Revolution this past Saturday.

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Alongside these talented acts we also had some dope DJ’s who kept the party going: A-Trak, Speakerfoxxxx, Danaged Goods, and Ape Drums to name a few.

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With that being said, South Florida came out and did what South Florida does best: Have a blast! S/O to Fool’s Gold Record for ending Summer ’16 with a bang.

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4/5/16: BRAND NEW HEAT From Drake

So for those who don’t know, Drake dropped two new bangers on iTunes today officially bringing us one step closer to Views from the 6. It is no secret that we are all anxiously awaiting on this arrival. Earlier, drake showcased his dancehall vibes with his song Controlla ft. Popcaan and today he continued those vibes with One Dance ft. WizKid & Kyla available on iTunes. Not to mention he brought in The Throne (Ye & Jay) for a feature on Popstyle.

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Views from the 6 is rumored to come out sometime this month. Judging by early tracks this album is going to continue to show Drake’s versatility. Also, just like the #TeamNOW crew Drake is sure to dominate All Summer ’16.

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I’m excited to announce episode 2 of NOW RADIO  - This platform is an opportunity for you to get an idea of the musical tastes of Norma and #TeamNow affiliates!  You all know about the amazing parties but we also want to highlight an appreciation for music in general and the influence of DJ’s.  DJ’s play a special role daily by building up a vibe and energy for your night, car rides, workouts or just a chill night at home. NOW Radio will be used to show followers what Norma’s really dope DJ and producer friends do best. Which is of course playing amazing music but also giving insight into different genres and in a sense taking you on a journey through sound!  Also at the end of each episode I have a simple laid back, interview style conversation to get an idea of what inspires them and to just talk about the music.

This week we have DJ/Producer Louie Arson, from Miami. He really takes his time to work on his craft and put personal touches to perfect and deliver originality in his sets. This one was no different and you will be very impressed at how much work he put into the production of this mix. Plus the closing interview was hilarious and fun to record!

Im really proud of this episode and HUGE shout out to Pancho from Hometeam productions for being a dope ass producer and engineer as well as a sort of second host haha. Sit back and Enjoy!

Feedback in the comments section would definitely be appreciated! Also if theres any DJ’s you’d like featured on NOW Radio just leave a comment below and I’ll try to work some magic!

NORMA NOW’S GUIDE TO ART BASEL 2015

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With Basel week creeping up on us, our magical city of Miami will be jam-packed with tons of exhibitions, artist lectures, and of course, PARTIES. This year, I have filtered out the best events once again to curate a guide for the crazy week we have ahead and the events leading up to it. From a documentary screening to a concert series and even a couple parties hosted by yours truly, the events from the guide below are ones you wont want to miss! TRUST ME. So start RSVPing and group chat the homies to finalize your schedule, but keep checking back here for updates as I will be adding more to the Norma Now Art Basel 2015 Guide as we go!!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28

GG’S OCEAN IN THE OCEAN: Stay woke on the effects of climate change and attend the first night of Miami artist GG‘s micro-art exhibition “Ocean In the Ocean” at the adidas SoBe location with tunes by DJ Murkem and NALA | 226 8th ST Miami Beach, FL 33139 | 6PM – 10PM | Exhibition runs Nov. 28th – Dec. 5th

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1

LOVE BELOW : Get down with Miami’s best underground party – where dancing is key and its all about the music. This edition, we welcome Miami’s newest record label REAR VIEW for their label launch. Good vibes & good music, promise you will not stop dancing! | Live Performance by: Kodiak Fur | DJ Sets by DZA, Jun-ill, Pazmal, LENGTH, Louie Arson, The Gamma Bot, Tha Yellow R Kel, Telescope Thieves | FREE | Free drinks for girls before 12AM | 10PM | The Electric Pickle 2826 N Miami Ave, Miami, FL 33127

STYLE MAFIA x Oxydo Basel Lab: Get down with DJ Coco Hara, sip on complimentary cocktails and ‘become one’ with fashion and art at Basel Lab’s opening night where Style Mafia and Italian eyewear brand Oxydo will present an interactive experience with a series of camouflaging pods | 7PM – 10PM | 2324 NW 5th AVE Miami, FL 33127 | Special Guest TBA | Basel Lab runs Dec. 1 – Dec. 6 | RSVP@STYLEMAFIA.US

BASEL BASE CAMP: Art Basel Base Camp, allows our guests to regroup with their friends, refresh at our cooling stations, and recollect themselves at our facilities. Complete with charging stations, information booths, and tons of free giveaways, Art Basel Base Camp provides a captivating home base while bouncing between Basel events | 4PM – 12PM EVERY DAY of The Week  | FAME Studios 46 NW 36th St | FREE

RUM & BASS: Walshy Fire presents Rum & Bass at Coyo Taco with Corey Chase and Silent Addy! | 2300 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33127

BASEMENT’S 1 YR ANNIV: Basement celebrates their first birthday with a party hosted by Silencio, Paper Magazine, A Hotel Life & One Management | Sounds provided by Seth Troxler, Nicolas Matar, Orazio Rispo, and more DJs! | 11PM | Edition Hotel 2901 Collins AVE | RSVP: reservations@basementmiami.com

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 2

SNEAKERHEADZ: Join McDonald’s, Complex and the Peachfuzz fam at D-Koncept for some complimentary cocktails, the screening of the documentary SNEAKERHEADZ and music by Pase Rock | 7PM – 10PM | 2085 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33127 | 21+ RSVP: http://agenda.complex.com/sneakerheadzmia 

BUILDING REALITY: WeWork presents Building Reality, an evening of conversations moderated by Eric Shriner (Director of The Andy Warhol Museum) with artists such as Miami’s own Jen Stark, FriendsWithYou Art Collective, BHQFU’s President Seth Cameron, and other magic makers of the industry | 5:30PM – 7PM | 350 Lincoln Road TONE TO TRANSFER: wetransfer and G-Star Raw presents Tone to Transfer Art Basel featuring Greg Lamarche and Jasmine Solano for some awesome art and music vibes | 7PM – 10PM | Brisky Gallery 130 NW 24 ST Miami, FL 33127 | RSVP: tonetotransfer.splashthat.com

UPTOWN UNCORCKED: Lexus is hooking you up with free food and wine tasting featuring some of Miami’s hottest chefs: Chef Amari Jones & Chef Irie. And in the spirit of Art Basel, you can enjoy some art by: King Saladeen, Aaron Maybin, & Desmond Mason. | 7PM – 10PM | Hype Studios 255 NW 25 ST Miami, FL 33127

DUBWISE: Vibe at Coyo Taco with Yaadcore (Jamaica) and Trippy-I (Virgin Island) | 2300 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33127

THE 12 EXPERIENCE: Presented by oddblueroses with music and art exhibition by The 12 | 2401 NW 5 AVE Miami, FL

WE LIT WEDNESDAYS: UNO from Umbrella hosts We Lit Wednesdays with special sets from 40 Oz Van, DJ Entice, DJ Junior, Ham Made, and Sean Bang! Including a special appearance by Relax Rekords and a meet & greet with Damaris Lopez | FREE | 60 NE 11 ST Miami, FL 33132 | RSVP: lyfeartmusic.splashthat.com

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THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3

NIGHT SHOW: Norma Now x AO! x CA$HAVELI bring you Night Show with performances and sets by Post Malone, Mannie Fresh, Just Dimy, Kitty Cash, LTENGHT, Jun-iLL, and some other very special guests! | 11PM – 5AM | Libertine 34 NE 11 ST Miami, FL 33132 | TIX: 

NATUREL IN THE PAINT: Naturel x GreenLabel present Naturel In The Paint with performance by GoldLink, Austin Millz, and special guests! | 10PM – 1AM | 21+ Only | Private Key 567 NW 27 ST, Wynwood | RSVP: http://agenda.complex.com/greenlabelartbasel

LIFE AND DEATH: III Points and Plot present Life and Death for Day 1 of III Points’ 3rd annual Art Basel Concert Series at Mana Wynwood. House and tehcno vibes will be provided by DJs and producers such as Thugfucker, Tale of Us, and special guest Richie Hawtin | 318 NW 23rd ST Miami, FL 33127 | TIX: bit.ly/1S6LOP6

WE FOR REAL: WeWork presents We For Real, a house party to honor the panelists from Building Reality and to celebrate FriendsWithYou’s “Light Spirit,” a virtual reality experience made in collaboration with New Tropics. Dance to tunes provided by DZA and Arthur Baker while you enjoy some complimentary cocktails and beer provided by Absolute Elyx and Peroni | 8PM – 1AM | 350 Lincoln Road | RSVP: http://weareallfriendshouseparty.splashthat.com/

OTHER SIDE OF THE BRIDGE: Come check out “Other Side of the Bridge: A Collection of Miami Street Photography” at the 8&9 Showroom with music by DJ Jimbo Slice. Photography by: Darryl Omar, Derick G, Esdras PhotoTea Thelusma, Jon J, Jonny Walker, Misstakes, and Smith D! | 7PM – 10PM | 7814 NE 4 CT Miami, FL 33138

DJ MUSTARD: The award winning landmark destination E11EVEN MIAMI will play host once again to some of Art Basel’s best after parties and afterhours events | 11PM | E11EVEN MIAM 9 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33130 

#WELLCURATED: Your Friday afternoon hang is at the Shaker with our West Coast pals Nick Monaco and more. Art will adorn the backyard + pop-up’s by Kri Marino and Modern Vice | 12-6PM | FREEHAND Miami 2727 Indian Creek Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33140 | FREE 

DFM X MAMA: The dFm and MAMA Gallery present installation works by Nick Thomm, performative works from Nana Ghana, Lisa Solberg, and Double Diamond Sun Body. Tunes provided by Sophie and Heron Preston | 8PM – 1AM | The Surf Lodge 1500 Collins AVE Miami, FL

#BAEGOALS: Spend your night with baes Blake Newton, Hanna Ali, Natalie Chin, Erika Money, enjoy some art and live painting by Kaylin Garcia, and nail art by Krocaine. Tunes provided by SydneyLove and FWAYG | 7PM – 11PM | 2401 NW 5 AVE Miami, FL 33127 | RSVP: baegoals.splashthat.com

DOPE BASEL: Dope Entertainent presents Father and more TBA for Day 1 of dope basel | The Hangar 305 | http://www.dopebasel.com/tickets

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4

PEACH FUZZ PRESENTS: Official Miami Launch Party for “Rap Tees: A Collection of Hip-Hop T-Shirts 1980-1999″ | BOWL: DJ Brett Sylvia | 11PM | The Basement at The Edition Hotel 2901 Collins Ave | FREE | RSVP: Reservations@BasementMIAMI.com

DIEM POP-UP: Come party with your girl as I host a Diem pop-up with Sean Bang and DJ Smokey on the boards at Opera Gallery Miami | 2PM – 9PM | 30 NE 39 ST Miami, FL 33137

JAMIE XX: On the back of his critically acclaimed debut album In Colour, Jamie xx comes back to Miami for his first show here on the In Colour  to co-headline Friday of Basel with the genius producer Four Tet | 10PM | Mana Wynwood 318 NW 23rd St. Miami,  FL 33127 | TIX: bit.ly/1S6QCUA

NAKID MAGAZINE: Nakid Magazine invades Art Basel 2015 in Miami! Come celebrate the ISSUE III: FALL 2015 release starring cover artist JEN STARK and our Special Edition Dual-Cover Designs! | 10PM | Libertine Miami 34 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33132 | RSVP:Supermarketcreative.com/NAKID

NYC’s No.8 BASEL TAKE OVER: DJs: Formerly ERock + Mike Deuce | 11PM | Rec Room 1690 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | FREE 

BASEL BURGER: Witness “the art of hamburger making” at Basel Burger where there will be live murals by Rob Regis, Paper Frank and Marlon Preuss, as well as live music by Sel. 6 and Gvintvge | 1PM – 5PM | Cheeseburger Baby 1505 Washington AVE Miami Beach, FL 33139

THE GO:OD AM TOUR: Mac Miller makes a stop in Miami while on tour with EarthGang, Michael Christmas, and Choo Jackson! | Fillmore 1700 Washington AVE, Miami Beach, FL 33139

FOUND IN THE RIVER: Found In The River is a collective of artists, musicians, fashioners, and MADE members representing different components of The Miami River. From budding high school students to internationally acclaimed muralists, Found In The River is a platform for all creative communites to explore, exhibit, learn, and create on new levels | 7 PM | MADE at The Citadel 8325 NE 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33138 | ENTRY base on donation. 

DOPE BASEL: Dope Entertainent presents SpaceGhostPurrp and more TBA for Day 2 of dope basel | The Hangar 305 | http://www.dopebasel.com/tickets

SOULECTION TAKEOVER: Get down with Joey Kay, Sosupersam, and The Whooligan at Coyo Taco | 2300 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33127

K-PAX: Join Metro Boomin and special guests out on the rooftoop at Gale South Beach for the launch event to showcase the collaboration between PAX + K-HOLE! | 5PM – 8PM | 1690 Collins AVE Miami Beach, FL 33139 | RSVP: thedfm.com/k-pax

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5

A$AP ROCKY x KAYTRANADA x STWO: The III Points Festival alum has been on the rise with his incredible production and live sets that bridge the gap between the dance world and hip hop. Join us as we rage the night with one of Art Basel’s most exciting line-ups for this III Points x Tidal Wave event | 10PM | Mana Wynwood 318 NW 23rd St. Miami,  FL 33127 | TIX: bit.ly/1O6kf9s

CORONA’S ELECTRIC BEACH: Corona’s Electric Beach is going to be hitting the Miami Art Week with special DJ performances and better yet, a live Art installation. While Corona brings in the ambient colors of music & art, this epic pool party will be one to remember! | Featuring Music By: Craze, Ape Drums, Astronomar, & TJ Mizell | LIVE Art Installtion By: DASIC | 3PM | 1020 Ocean Dr, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | FREE w/ RSVP(21+) info@findyourelectricbeach.com

DOPE BASEL: Dope Entertainent presents Robb Bank$ with IndigoChildRick, wifisfuneral, and more TBA for Day 3 of dope basel | The Hangar 305 | http://www.dopebasel.com/tickets

H<3RT B453L: Hit up Sneak Attack for a night full of art by some of the dopest out there like Claw Money and Distorted to name a couple, plus live sets by Brian Breach, FTLiens, 2DOPEBOYZ, and other DJs | 2519 NE 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33137 | RSVP: HEARTB453L@GMAIL.COM

SLICK RICK: Join us for some Art Basel craziness! Slick Rick will be gracing us with a performance | 10PM | BlackBird Ordinary 729 SW 1st Ave, Miami, FL 33130 | FREE

PEANUT BUTTER WOLF & FRIENDS: DJ’s PB Wolf, Ynot, & Viviana Hosted by Soarse | 5PM | Wood Tavern 2531 NW 2nd Ave, Miami, FL 33127 | FREE

MISTER LEE’S SHANGRI-LA: LA-based artist Lisa Solberg will debut her latest concept, Mister Lee’s Shangri-La, an exotic dance club sheltered inside an exotic greenhouse. The instillation will take place during the Art Basel Miami Closing Party at the Soho Beach House | 10PM – 4AM | 4385 Collins AVE

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SUNDAY, DECEMBER 6

LAZY SUNDAY: The Standards Annual Art Basel Sunday BBQ. This year, music will be provided by Brendan Fallin | 12PM | The Standard 40 Island Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139 | RSVP required to LazySunday@StandardHotels.com

WHO’S WHO & UNKNWN: Basement Basel DANCE with: Flat White (Virgil Abloh) BOWL with: DJ Legato DJ Papo | 11PM | The Basement at The Edition Hotel 2901 Collins Ave | FREE | RSVP: Reservations@BasementMIAMI.com

HARD2LEAVE: Blocks from Wynwood in the heart of downtown, Team No Sleep takes the party to an entirely new level with a whirlwind of DJs, live performances and five-star hospitality | 11PM | E11EVEN MIAM 9 NE 11th St, Miami, FL 33130  

COYO BASEL: The north meets the south as Nickodemus (NYC), DJ Moma (NYC), and Erick Paredes (Toronto) fill up Coyo Taco with good vibes and sounds | 2300 NW 2nd AVE Miami, FL 33127

DOPE BASEL: Dope Entertainent presents Denzel Curry and more TBA for the last day of dope basel | The Hangar 305 | http://www.dopebasel.com/tickets

40OZ BOUNCE MIA: Sundaze x 40oz Bounce present Bounce Miami | 6PM – 12AM | FREE | Sidebar 337 SW 8 ST Miami, FL 33130 | RSVP: https://40ozbouncemia.splashthat.com/

 

RL Grime Releases 4th Volume of Annual Halloween Mix

It’s that time of year again! RL Grime released the 4th volume of his annual Halloween Mix to kick off the boozy weekend and celebrate what is arguably the thottiest holiday of the year.

Unlike the previous volumes, which are introduced by Goosebumps author R.L. Stine, this year’s mix opens up with a voicemail from Hannibal Buress shamelessly begging to be included in the mix as he tries to be “Chicago’s AVICCI” and then claiming to like Clockwork (RL’s house-centric alter ego) better. After over an hour of trap transitions between spooky samples like Hurricane Chris’ “A Bay Bay,” Yeezy’s verse from Future’s “I Won”, and the repetitive hooks from A$AP Rocky’s “LPFJ2″ and Migos’ “Why You Mad,” RL Grime wraps it up with his remix of The Weeknd’s “The Hills,” some Chief Keef, and wicked words from R.L. Stine.

Download the mix off soundcloud, dress up (or down), and ask your uber driver for the aux cord as you party hop around the city this Halloweekend.

Free Gucci, or Don’t

Free Gucci, or Don’t

Gucci Mane is the definition of hustle. Incarceration hasn’t seemed to phase Gucci one bit. In fact, Gucci is probably doing better behind bars now than when he was free. Not only has he released multiple mixtapes, but Gucci has also released many albums that are worth purchasing. A recent example is the trio of albums he released last March. Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner features artists such as Makonnen, Trinidad James, and the ever so funny Andy Milonakis. To show Guwop my appreciation, I have curated Snack, a playlist on Spotify of the best tracks (okay, my favorites) from those albums. SOOOOOOOOOO, free Gucci- or don’t, we’re still getting bangers either way.

UPDATE: Since I last worked on this, Gucci has released yet another fucking mixtape: Trapology

#WCW M.I.A. Shares Demo “Platforms”

#WCW M.I.A. Shares Demo “Platforms”

Ultimate badd girl M.I.A. is this week’s #WCW (well, more like woman crush everyday, les be honest). After recently making headlines for subtweeting with former bae Diplo, M.I.A went to Twitter again a couple of weeks ago to make a little PSA- this time to tease an unreleased demo. Dubbed “Platforms,” the demo is a quintessential M.I.A. track featuring sick beats and politically-charged lyrics. Hopefully this is just a little taste of an upcoming fifth studio album. Listen to “Platforms” below and let me know what you think!