BRINGING BACK THE 90'S TOUR
WITH COOLIO, TONE LOC, YOUNG MC, AND KOOL MOE DEE
Presented by 102.5 WIOG & Cumulus
Saturday, May 6, 2017 at 7:30pm
Tickets available at The Dow Event Center Box Office or Ticketmaster- Click Here
Held in The Dow Event Center Theater
Ticket Prices: $29.50 / $38.50 / $49.50 / $67.50 (Additional convenience fees may apply)
All ages are invited to this event!
About Tone Loc:
Tone-Loc soared from obscurity into pop stardom in 1989 when his hoarse voice and unmistakable delivery made the song "Wild Thing" (using a sample from Van Halen's "Jamie's Cryin'") a massive hit. The song was co-written by Marvin Young, better known asYoung MC, as was the second single smash, "Funky Cold Medina." The album Loc-ed After Dark became the second rap release ever to top the pop charts. Tone-Loc expanded his horizons into acting in 1992 and 1993, appearing a few times on the Fox sitcom Roc. He was also in the films Posse and Ace Ventura: Pet Detective, and in 1991 returned to recording with Cool Hand Loc.
Anthony Terrell Smith, better known by his stage name Tone Lōc, is an American rapper and actor."Wild Thing" is intoned by Tone-Loc, a young Los Angeles rap singer who has etched his name in pop-music history. (His name is a story in itself: "Tone-Loc" is short for his "homeboy handle" Tony Loco, meaning "crazy" in Spanish; his real name is Tony Smith.) "Wild Thing" was recorded on a shoestring budget, on an eight-track tape machine in his co producer's Hollywood apartment. With a drum machine supplying rap's characteristic boom, and sampled guitar riffs providing instrumentation, all Loc had to do was lay down a simple rap in his inimitably sexy drawl. Largely through heavy exposure on MTV of the song's video, which was made for a mere $419.77, "Wild Thing" hit the bull's-eye, going multi-platinum within months of its late-1988 release. Suddenly Tone-Loc was a star. With the subsequent release of his debut album, Loc-ed after Dark, he became the first black rapper to hit the number-one spot on Billboard's pop-album charts--no small feat.
About Young MC:
Rapper Marvin Young grew up middle-class and earned a degree in economics from USC, where he met Michael Roos and Matt Dike, co-founders of the fledgling Delicious Vinyl rap label. He made his debut as YOUNG MC on the single "I Let 'Em Know." In 1989, Young MC collaborated with Tone Loc on "Wild Thing," the first Top Ten pop hit for a black rapper, and the follow-up smash "Funky Cold Medina."
Young MC stepped out on his own later in the year with the Top Ten smash "Bust a Move," a good-natured examination of romantic successes and failures spiced by his sense of humor and quick-tongued rapping. The song won a Grammy for Best Rap Performance, and its strong pop appeal helped the attendant album, Stone Cold Rhymin’ , go platinum. The follow-up, "Principal's Office," was a humorous, everyday high-school tale resembling a Chuck Berryplot, and also climbed into the Top 40.
Following Young’s success, he split acrimoniously from Delicious Vinyl, citing restrictions on his work and unwanted tinkering with his album; Young MC signed with Capitol and released Brainstorn in 1991, expanding into message tracks promoting personal responsibility. In late 2000, he returned with “Ain’t Going Out Like That” andcontinued to release independent albums, including Engage The Enzyme (2002), Adrenaline Flow (2007), and Relentless (2009), throughout the decade. In 2009, he made an appearance in the Oscar-nominated film Up in the Air.
With over 17 million records sold worldwide, Grammy award-winning and multi-platinum recording artist Coolio is an artist known around the world as a musical and cooking master of extraordinary reinvention.
Growing up during the time of tremendous change in Compton, Calif., Coolio fed on struggle and used it as a launching pad of continual reinvention that led to selling over 17 million records globally and a long list of concerts to adoring fans in Africa, Israel, Russia, Japan, Thailand, Brazil, Australia, Turkey, the United States and throughout Europe. He gave back to the community by serving as the spokesman for the Asthma and Allergies Foundation.
Coolio initially took over the world rap scene through the “Gangsta’s Paradise” release, which won a Grammy Award in 1996 for Best Rap Performance, Solo. “Gangsta’s Paradise” would also be featured on the “Dangerous Minds” soundtrack and movie. “Gangsta’s Paradise,” also featuring LV on vocals, was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Song of the Year and it sold over six million copies and was Billboard Magazine’s number one single in 1995. The world recognition led to his music being featured Coolio for several major motion pictures including: Space Jam, Clueless, The Big Payback, Panther, New Jersey Drive, The Jerk Boys, Eddie, Half Baked and many more. He also composed the theme song for the popular kids TV series KENAN on Nickelodeon.
The awards for his hard-hitting style are many. Coolio has won an American Music award, three MTV awards, two Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards and a World Music award. He has received six Grammy award nominations (1994, 1995 and 1996), two Billboard Music awards (1994 and 1996), two ASCAP awards (1996, 1997), three MTV video awards (1996 and 1997), four American Online awards (1996) and was the Playboy Music Poll winner in 1997. Coolio successfully made the transition from performer to actor during the 90s. He co-stared in the motion picture Retirement with Bill Cobb, Peter Falk, Charlie Murphy and Rip Torn. The film featured music from Coolio’s “Return of the Gangsta” album. Coolio has also starred in several HBO films and series as well as making cameos in Bateman Dare Devil.
His television accomplishments have included the reality TV show on the Oxygen network, “Coolio’s Rules,” and the ghetto funk cooking web series, “Cooking with Coolio,” which logged over four million hits on the web. Television appearances included programs like Celebrity Cook Off and Celebrity Chopped. His musical collaborations continued with “From the Bottom to the Top.” Coolio changed his style and opened up to working with many European and International disc jockeys such as Benny Benassi, Ives la rock, and Paul Oakenfold just to name a few. He also got the aide of his son A.I., who was a featured artist on the album. The first single is collaboration with Coolio and the Oscar-winning “Ennio Morricone,” one of the most famous soundtrack composers of the last 50 years.