Break out the Rubik’s Cube, Pac-Man, and acid-washed jeans!
The Legends of the 80s dance party will bring Doug E. Fresh, Biz Markie, Atlantic Starr, and other time-honored musicians to Resorts World Casino New York City on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 8 pm.
Hip hop artist Doug E. Fresh — who describes himself as “the first human beatbox” and “the world’s greatest entertainer” — uses a microphone and his mouth, lips, gums, throat, fingers, and tongue to create drum, cymbal, and high hat sounds. He hit the big time in the mid 1980s with the single “The Show/La Di Da Di” and the album Oh, My God!. During the same decade, he also popularized a dance called “The Dougie,” which involves moving side-to-side, swaying rhythmically, sashaying the arms, and adding some personal flair.
The night’s other big name, Biz Markie, is also known as the “Clown Prince of Hip Hop.” He has a cult-like following due to his own style of beatboxing, out-of-tune choruses, wacky costumes, freestyle rhyming, and campy stage presence. His breakout rap was “Just A Friend” from his 1989 album The Biz Never Sleeps.
Other scheduled performers are Atlantic Starr, an R&B band that had hits with “Always” and “Secret Lovers” in the 1980s, and Sisqó, the flamboyant R&B singer who often dons hairstyles such as a blond Mohawk, a red-dyed Caesar, and blond cornrows.
Ticket prices run from $25 to $75 with VIP options.
Top photo: courtesy of Doug E. Fresh; Bottom photo: courtesy of Biz Markie