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I Love the 90’s with Salt N Pepa, Kid N Play, Coolio and more
June 16, 2018 @ 7:00 pm
The massively popular I Love the 90’s Tour featuring hip hop legends Salt N Pepa with Spinderella, Kid ‘n Play, Coolio, Tone Loc, Thea Austin (formerly of SNAPP!) and C&C Music Factory featuring Freedom Williams returns to the Amphitheatre on Saturday, June 16, 2018.
Tickets on sale this Friday, February 9 at 10 am
$87.50 – Standing Pit
$77.50 – Level 100
$67.50 – Level 200, Level 300 and Obstructed View
$235.00 – VIP 1 Salt N Pepa Meet & Greet, Merchandise and Ticket Package
$160.00 – VIP 2 I Love the 90’s Merchandise and Ticket Package
Doors: 5:30pm / Show: 7:00pm
They are, undoubtedly, the group that changed the face of hip-hop as we know it. They also gave females across the globe a voice within their communities and the music industry as a whole. They are Salt N Pepa. Legends, icons, trailblazers, pioneers, innovators and trendsetters are just a few words often used to describe Salt N Pepa. From GRAMMYs to MTV Video Awards, they have won them all. Whether it’s the top of the charts or on stages at sold out coliseums across the country, they have done it all. They are GRAMMY-award winning group, Salt N Pepa, which consists of Cheryl James and Sandy Denton (“Salt” and “Pepa”, respectively), and Deidre “Dee Dee” Roper (DJ Spinderella). As the first ever female rap crew, Salt N Pepa, broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip-hop. They gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs “Push It,” “Shake Your Thang,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man,” Salt N Pepa would defy everyone’s expectations and catapult hip-hop to new levels. You can’t list or mention the top rap songs of all time without their hit songs showing up. And you can’t talk about music history without mentioning their names. Their contributions to a culture and to the world of hip hop have influenced the landscape and look of music as we know it today.
Among the first groups to tame rap’s hardcore mentality into a positive, message-oriented music suitable for teens and mass audiences, Kid ‘n Play debuted in 1988 with the platinum album 2 Hype, which the duo later spun into a deal involving films and a Saturday-morning cartoon show, the first involving a rap act. Though their recording activity became limited during the ’90s — 1991’s Face the Nation was their last album — the group managed two sequels to their original House Party film, as well as the 1991 teen flick Class Act. Kid (born Christopher Reid; Bronx, NY) and Play (born Christopher Martin; Queens, NY) first met while performing in rival high school groups (the Turnout Brothers and the Super Lovers, respectively) and initially teamed up as Fresh Force. Play’s former bandmate, Hurby “Luv Bug” Azor, became the duo’s manager and signed Kid ‘n Play to Select Records in 1987. Despite the predominance of James Brown samples during the mid-’80s, Azor gave 2 Hype a production job more rooted in disco and pop; thanks to the near-Top Ten R&B hit “Rollin’ with Kid ‘n Play,” the album eventually reached platinum status.