It's been a long time coming, but Fort Lauderdale rapper Mike West is finally set to drop his full-length debut, A Westside Story Chapter 1. Hungry fans -- and there are many -- will have to wait till August to get a hard copy in their hands, but if you're the impatient type, don't sweat it: You can get a dose of West's thug-love flow at a prerelease listening party on Friday. During this eight-hour, booty-banging marathon, West will be joined by many of the same guests who appear on the album, including roughnecks like Twista, Daz Dillinger of the Dogg Pound, the Outlawz, and Miami's own Pit Bull. DJ Epps will man the decks all night, and you can expect a few unexpected guests (Luther Campbell, now's your time to shine) to kick it as well. Stop by, have a drink, and give West a pound. Once he's signed, it'll be a lot harder to do.
Mike West's listening party for A Westside Story Chapter 1 goes from 10 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. Friday, July 15, at Club Deep, 621 Washington Ave., Miami Beach. Admission costs $10 before midnight, $20 afterward. Call 305-532-1509.
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