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2013 New Year’s Eve photos: Juicy J at the Joint and Mike Will Made It at Body English

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Scott Harrison/Erik Kabik Photography/ErikKabik.com

Juicy J at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Las Vegas.

2013 NYE: Juicy J at the Joint; Mike Will Made It at Body English

Juicy J at the Joint in the Hard Rock Hotel on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013, in Las Vegas.
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Two of today’s hottest rappers spent their final hours of 2013 hosting, performing and partying in the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas.

2013 New Year’s Eve began with a concert in the Joint by Juicy J, founding member of Three 6 Mafia and music producer; his work includes the hit “Dark Horse” with Katy Perry.

The evening’s lineup included DJ Orator, Audio Push and Casey Veggies, and rapper and record producer Hit Boy also joined the group onstage.

Juicy J and his crew’s setlist included the fan-favorite hits “Bandz a Make Her Dance,” “23” (the hit with Miley Cyrus and producer Mike Will Made It), “Bounce It” and more before leading a midnight countdown to 2014. Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. was among the sold-out crowd.

At nearby Body English Nightclub & Afterhours, DJ Franzen worked the turntables. Mike Will Made It started off hosting duties for the night with a countdown to the New Year and was later joined by Juicy J, who played host for his post-concert party.

At Vinyl, local cover band Empire Records hosted a party featuring hits by Britney Spears, TLC, The Backstreet Boys and The Spice Girls. The band led a champagne toast as the clock struck midnight.

Meantime, Juicy J hosts and performs at Tao in the Venetian on Thursday. Thanks to Scott Harrison of Erik Kabik Photography for his NYE photo gallery at the Hard Rock.

Don Chareunsy is senior editor for arts and entertainment of the Las Vegas Sun.

Robin Leach has been a journalist for more than 50 years and has spent the past decade giving readers the inside scoop on Las Vegas, the world’s premier platinum playground.

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