Naughty By Nature, C+C Music Factory, Flavor Flav

Summer Old School Hip Hop House Party!

Naughty By Nature

C+C Music Factory

Flavor Flav

DJ Kool

Saturday 8.4

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

$19.95 - $150.00

Naughty By Nature
Naughty By Nature
The Grammy Award winning, Platinum-album selling, New Jersey super-group, Naughty By Nature, has a twenty-year track record of creating the hits and party anthems that have become the soundtrack to our lives. Their music has smashed through mainstream barriers all while remaining true to the sound, message and grit of the hood. And now, these three kings of the Hip-Hop anthem have formally claimed their titles with the 20th Anniversary album, Anthem Inc.
Life is good. Treach, Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee kep doing what they do best: creating undeniably classic, hand-raising, life-affirming, Hip-Hop music. “We wouldn’t have reunited if we didn’t think we could give people that authentic Naughty feeling,” says the group’s master lyricist Treach. “This new album is definitely gonna take you back, but just like we always did, we’ve invented a new sound, a bunch of new flows and after being without an album for so long, we’ve gotta lotta things to say.”
Few groups in music can boast a twenty-year career that has been both consistent and history making. Naughty By Nature, initially called New Style, began performing at talent shows and were discovered by fellow New Jersey native and then-emerging Hip-Hop artist, Queen Latifah. Eventually signing the group to her management company Flavor Unit Management, Latifah helped them land a deal with Tommy Boy Records.
Naughty By Nature’s self-titled debut album was released in 1991 and quickly assaulted the music charts with the instant classic #1 hit “O.P.P.” The group quickly became crossover stars, while maintaining their ghetto sensibility. To date, their success and longevity as a Hip-Hop group has been unparalleled. The trio went on to produce their follow-up albums that have become part of America’s Hip- Hop legacy: 19 Naughty III (1993), Poverty’s Paradise (1995) and Nature’s Fury (1999).
Inevitably, a break-up in 1999 would lead to the group members each following different, yet equally successful, personal endeavors. As a producer, Kay Gee went onto produce award winning music with artists including: Luther Vandross, Notorious B.I.G, Jaheim, Next and Zhane. As an actor, Treach found success in film and television offering critically acclaimed performances in HBO’s original series The Sopranos and OZ, along with Jason’s Lyric, Soul Food, the Hip-Hop cult-classic Juice and several other films.
As the marketing genius behind the group, Vin Rock developed Naughty Gear, one of the first Hip-Hop inspired clothing lines. When he got a hold of the worldwide web, he mastered it with www.NaughtyByNature.com, further developing and expanding the reach of the Naughty brand. Throughout this time, Treach and Vin Rock continued to tour and perform around the world. In 2002, the duo struck a deal with TVT Records and produced their last album, IIcons.
Fast forward to 2008… After years of steady touring and itching to get back in the studio, both Treach and Vin agreed, that in order for the next album to have that authentic sound and feel of Naughty By Nature, they must reunite with DJ Kay Gee. At this same time, VH1 bestowed their coveted “Hip-Hop Honor” to the group as innovators of our culture. Joining the ranks of Big Daddy Kane, Rakim and Eazy E., the group received their “HipHop Honors” in October of 2008.
The group continues to tour globally, ripping stages from Australia to Canada and New Jersey to South Africa. Naughty By Nature is on their A-game and have no plans to stop anytime soon.
C+C Music Factory
C+C Music Factory
Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav
The original hype man, Flavor Flav immediately established himself as an indelible member of hip hop culture as part of the iconic, politically-charged group Public Enemy. His magnetic personality transcended music, creating film and television career paths that made him a household name.

Born William Jonathan Drayton Jr. in Freeport, Long Island, Flavor Flav broke significant ground as a reality television star. After appearing on the third season of VH1 show The Surreal Life in 2004, his romance with co-star Brigitte Nielsen lead to their own show, Strange Love, and subsequently Flavor Flav’s dating series Flavor of Love. The finale episode of season two of Flavor of Love drew more than 7 million viewers, making it the highest-rated VH1 show that season and the second highest-rated non sports basic cable show in 2006. His draw as a reality television star spawned 14 spinoffs. Flavor Flav’s appeal garnered him the Comedy Central special Roast of Flavor Flav in addition to standout roles on Couples Therapy and Celebrity Wife Swap.

Flavor Flav’s television credits also include commercials for Pepsi, Miller Lite and Sprint, plus an un-official Doritos commercial he directed and starred in. Additionally, he appeared in roles on The Bernie Mac Show, Larry the Cable Guy’s Christmas Spectacular, Under One Roof, Nite Tales: The Series and animated program YooHoo and Friends.

In film, Flavor Flav landed roles in movies, Mo’ Better Blues, New Jack City and Howard Stern biopic Private Parts.

A self-taught musician who plays more than 14 instruments, Flavor Flav and Chuck D formed Public Enemy in the mid 1980s while students at Long Island’s Adelphi University. They caught the attention of Def Jam Records, signed with the label and released their debut Yo! Bum Rush the Show in 1987.

Releasing his first Public Enemy solo single “911 Is a Joke” in 1990, Flavor Flav topped Billboard’s Hot Rap Singles chart with the song from the group’s third album, Fear of a Black Planet. The group that has received six Grammy nominations, has released 13 studio albums, in addition to live, compilation, remix, soundtrack and video sets. Flavor Flav released his self-titled solo debut in 2006.

Along with Public Enemy, Flavor Flav has toured more than 150 countries, sharing bills with the likes of U2 and the Rolling Stones. Their critical acclaim earned them many prestigious honors. In 2004, Rolling Stone magazine named Public Enemy one of the “100 Greatest Artists of All Time,” distinguishing them as the highest-ranking hip hop act on the list. Public Enemy’s song “Harder Than You Think” was selected as the theme song for the 2012 Paralympics campaign. Public Enemy was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2013, and their song “Say It Like It Really Is” served as the powerful backbeat to the trailer for the Academy Awards nominated film Selma. In 2016, Flavor Flav was asked to donate one of his signature clocks to the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture.

Currently, Flavor Flav is working on new music and developing multiple television shows.
DJ Kool
DJ Kool
A fusion of feel-good go-go music with hip-hop's original block-party aesthetic led DJ Kool to the fore in rap's return to the old school during the late '90s. A veteran of D.C.'s go-go circuit who worked as a warm-up DJ for Rare Essence during the early- to mid-'80s, Kool began recording in 1988 and early on tried to inform the studio art of hip-hop with a live feel in keeping with his experience. His first album, The Music Ain't Loud Enuff, used call and response much like early hip-hop and go-go (and also included the hip-house track "House Your Body" prefaced by a remarkably accurate monologue on the history of house music).
Kool took it to the stage in 1992 with the mini-LP 20 Minute Workout, recorded live in Richmond, VA, and released on Steve Janis' CLR Records. By the time of 1996's Let Me Clear My Throat, mostly recorded live in Philadelphia, the East Coast underground was buzzing about Kool's way with a crowd. American Records won a five-way bidding war and reissued Let Me Clear My Throat early the following year; providing remixes of the title track were Funkmaster Flex and Mark the 45 King (whose funky underground hit "The 900 Number" was the basis for the title track in the first place), helping it climb into the Top Five on the rap charts. In mid-2000, he and Fatman Scoop released the remixed Rob Base classic "It Takes Two." ~ John Bush, Rovi
Venue Information:
Crystal Grand
430 W Munroe Ave
Wisconsin Dells, WI, 53965
http://www.crystalgrand.com/