Kid 'N' Play

Kid 'N' Play

Hip Hop Hooray

Sat · May 26, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$15.00 - $75.00

This is a fully ticketed event- General Admission and upgrades are availabel for purchase, subject to capacity. Reserve Your Upgrade Tickets Here: VIP Reserved Seats and Tables are Available for Purchase; Limited Availability.

 

Kid 'N' Play
Kid 'N' Play
Christopher "Kid" Reid & Christopher "Play" Martin.

Kid 'N Play recorded three albums together between 1988 and 1993: "2 Hype" (1988), "Kid 'N Play's Funhouse" (1990), and "Face the Nation" (1991). Hurby "Luv Bug" Azor, the producer for Salt-N-Pepa, who had been a member of the hip-hop group The Super Lovers with Play, served as Kid 'N Play's manager and producer during the early portion of their career. All 3 albums focused upon positive lyrics backed by pop-friendly instrumental tracks. Among the group's most successful singles were 1989's "Rollin' with Kid 'N Play" (Number 11 on the Billboard R&B singles chart), 1990s "Funhouse" (Number 1 on the Billboard rap singles chart), and "Ain't Gonna Hurt Nobody" (Number 1 rap hit).
The group's stage show highlighted their teen-friendly personalities, and dances such as their trademark, the Kick Step.

Kid's visual trademark was his hi-top fade haircut, which stood six inches high at its peak. Play regularly wore eight-ball jackets.
During the height of their popularity in early 1991, the duo had a short-lived "beef" with Vanilla Ice. The lyrics "You better hit bulls-eye, the Kid don't Play" from his hit "Ice Ice Baby" was a direct shot at the duo. The group addressed the "dis", on the track "Next Question", from "Face the Nation." The song was also used to respond to comments made by Luther Campbell and criticisms they received after comments from an interview were taken out of context.

Kid 'N Play were also notable for their dance known as "The Funky Charleston", influenced by the Roaring Twenties popular dance move, first seen in their video "Gittin Funky". The "Funky Charleston" featured the "New Jack Swing" aerobic dance moves typical of late 1980's urban street dancing. Unlike the original Charleston, "The Funky Charleston" requires two participants instead of one. This dance also was made quite popular in the movie "House Party", in which Kid and Play have an impromptu dance competition with Tisha Campbell and A.J. Johnson in one of the most memorable moments of this movie.
Hip Hop Hooray
Hip Hop Hooray
Adidas? Check. Gold Chain? Check. Boombox? Word! You're fresh and fly and ready for some dope beats with Hip Hop Hooray, the crew that takes the best of the '80s and '90s hip hop tracks and throws down that new level, high-energy shizzle. These guys are some of the baddest musicians around, plus they got one turntable and three MC's! You're gonna groove your laugh off when you see them do their dance…. you dig?
Venue Information:
Lava Cantina The Colony
5805 Grandscape Blvd
The Colony, TX, 75056
http://www.lavacantina.com