Hammer's House Party brings back the '90s
The alt-rock acts of the ’90s have been raking it in on the nostalgia circuit in recent years, so it makes sense that ’90s hip-hop artists would want to get in on some of that throwback action. Pop-rap pioneer MC Hammer (or just Hammer, depending on his mood)
has put together a bill uniting some of the biggest hip-hop acts of the ’90s, under the banner of Hammer’s House Party. The rotating lineup includes a range of chart-topping rap and R&B acts, headlined by Hammer himself. In Las Vegas, Hammer is joined by rappers Sir Mix-a-Lot (“Baby Got Back”), Biz Markie (“Just a Friend”) and notoriously raunchy hip-hop group 2 Live Crew, whose explicit songs like “Me So Horny” made them a frequent target for controversy.
Hammer himself is much more family-friendly, and he’s been focused as much on his ministry work as on his music since his heyday. Still, the man behind massive hits like “U Can’t Touch This” and “2 Legit 2 Quit” remains a born entertainer, and House Party is his first major tour since 1991, according to the tour announcements. That’s a pretty long wait for more Hammer time. No wonder his return is a full-on party.
The Pearl at Palms, 8 p.m. July 12, starting at $49.95 plus tax and fee. 702.944.3200