As hip-hop gracefully ages, new sub-genres of the music category are shaping and defining themselves. There are now markets for adult contemporary hip-hop radio stations and themed '80s, '90s, and 2000s parties have become highly-popularized and profitable utilizing hip-hop as a base for promotion. Just like anything else in the realm of entertainment, nostalgia is a hot-ticket item right now on the market and hip-hop is a thriving participant.
And while some might consider this current era of hip-hop as the overly-saturated trap/mumble rap generation, we've surpassed additional eras including the 'snap' music wave, the era of west coast based g-funk/gangsta music, and what some might consider the 'golden era' of hip-hop in the '90s boom-bap era. But what about the hip-hop enthusiasts who fancy the era right before the glorified lyricism of the mid to late '90s?
Fortunately, many of those acts have found ways to stay relevant in today's era of hip-hop. Acts like Rakim and Big Daddy Kane, have found ways to generate some serious revenue touring to this very day, while acts like KRS-One and the GZA have found themselves become college professors at highly respected institutions like Harvard College and Temple University.
Now, some of your favorite '80s and '90s acts are coming together to headline one of the biggest nostalgia-themed festivals in all of hip-hop for Hammer's House Party at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre in Greenwood Village, CO this upcoming summer. Artists on the bill include none other than Sir Mix-A-Lot, Biz Markie, Sisqo, the reason for the 'Parental Advisory Explicit Content' sticker in the 2 Live Crew, the Bay Area legend himself MC Hammer, and more.
Pre-sale tickets for Hammer's House Party will go on sale this Thursday, Jan. 24, at 10 a.m. via AXS, here. With that said, be sure to get your tickets while supplies last, check out MC Hammer's classic hit-single "2 Legit 2 Quit" in the video link provided above, and stick with AXS for all of your ticketing needs.
Dust off those dancin' pants Denver! Hammer's House Party is taking over Friday, July 19 feat. @MCHammer with @therealmix , @OfficialSisQo , @BizMarkie , 2 Live Crew and the Funky Bunch! pic.twitter.com/pCSR347pSB— Fiddlers Green Amp (@FiddlersGreenCO) January 22, 2019