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Nothing says the holidays like a performance from a tatted-up rapper the size of Mr. T. Flo Rida’s intimidating six-foot-two, 215-pound frame does not always reflect his music, however. He manages to take his hard-knock, Coral City roots and fuse them with the likes of David Guetta, Ke$ha, and Timberland. Since his single “Low” took over radiowaves back in 2008, his appeal has stretched from hood rats to house moms and everyone in between. Rida’s music has even been featured on soundtracks for Disney’s G-Force and Step Up 3D. Despite banking on some serious commercial success, he’s caught a little heat for occasionally compromising his street credibility. Either way, Rida’s international success has put the musical spotlight on South Florida, a feat few artists can claim.

This Saturday, Rida will perform his hip-hop pop live at the Y-100 Jingle Ball Concert Afterparty at Opium Nightclub (5729 Seminole Way, Hollywood). Given the earlier concert’s headliners (think Katy Perry, Jay Sean, and B.O.B., to name a few), it’s likely that Rida won’t be the only celeb taking the Opium stage Saturday night. Tickets cost $20. The party kicks off at 11 p.m. Call 954-327-9094 or visit
Sat., Dec. 11, 11 p.m., 2010

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