Monday, Jan. 13, 2014 | 12:06 a.m.
Popular hip-hop rapper and producer Juicy J hosted the official Soul Electronics after-party at Tao in the Venetian on Thursday night with sounds by DJ Five.
Joined by friends, the founding member of Three 6 Mafia took over a VIP table on the dance floor before taking the stage to treat partygoers to his hits “Dark Horse” (the current radio hit that features Katy Perry), “Bandz a Make Her Dance” and “Bounce It.”
In honor of fellow Three 6 Mafia member the late Lord Infamous, Juicy J paid tribute with a special performance of the group’s hits “Stay Fly” and “Slob on My Knob.”
Afterward, Juicy J, sporting a Louis Vuitton T-shirt and a big gold chain around his neck, returned to his VIP table to party and posted photographs via Instagram throughout the evening.
Also on Thursday night, Grammy Award-winning producer, DJ and recording artist Swizz Beatz dined at Tao with friends, and the group enjoyed satay of Chilean sea bass, roasted Thai Buddha chicken, Chinese five-spice short ribs, shrimp fried rice and the signature Phuket cocktail.
Juicy J was the 2013 New Year’s Eve headliner at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel and hosted an after-party at nearby Body English.
Thanks to Brenton Ho of Powers Imagery for his photo gallery at Tao.
Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.
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