- One ticket to Old School Throw Back Hip Hop feat. Quad City DJ’s, Prince Markie Dee, and The Sugarhill Gang
- When: Saturday, May 17, at 7 p.m.
- Where: James L Knight Center
- Door time: 6 p.m.
- Ticket values include all fees.
- $25 for Tier-1 section 101, 102, 114, or 115 (up to $56.25 value)
- $30 for Tier-1 sections 103–113 (up to $67.45 value)
- $40 for floor sections 002–005 (up to $88.90 value)
- $60 for floor section 001 (up to $120.50 value)
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Old School Throw Back Hip Hop feat. Quad City DJ’s, Prince Markie Dee, and The Sugarhill Gang
- How you know Prince Markie Dee: as a member of pioneering rap trio the Fat Boys
- Fat Boys hits that nobody had to put a parental advisory sticker on: “Jailhouse Rap,” “All You Can Eat,” “Wipe Out,” and their take on “The Twist,” which saw Chubby Checker namedropping Prince Markie Dee
- What Prince Markie Dee’s been up to: after The Fat Boys, he put out the #1 single “Typical Reasons (Swing My Way),” wrote and produced tracks for Mary J. Blige, Jennifer Lopez, and Mariah Carey, and now deejays at South Florida’s WEDR “99 Jamz”
- What to expect from his set: a master MC slinging old-school rhymes about life, love, and pizza-love
- The Sugarhill Gang: put rap on the map with a hip hop, hippie to the hippie, the hip hip a hop, and you don’t stop a rock it to the bang bang boogie, say up jump the boogie, to the rhythm of the boogie, the beat
- Courtesy of their signature single: “Rapper’s Delight”
- Fun facts about “Rapper’s Delight”: it was the first rap song to hit the Top 40, ranked #251 on Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and preserved in the National Recording Registry by the Library of Congress in 2011, who called it “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”
- Other delights of rap you might hear: “Work, Work The Body,” “8th Wonder,” “The Word Is Out”
- Quad City DJ’s wrote the theme song for the 1997 movie “Space Jam”