Now that freestyle and hip-hop are both about three decades in, nostalgia-pumping “old-school” revue concerts are popping up more and more frequently: Before long, we’ll be seeing snippets of show’s like tonight’s Freestyle & Old School Extravaganza during PBS pledge weeks. But that’s not to say that seeing some of the ’70s and ’80s best performers cutting to the chase and performing their A-material is a bad thing. Artists touting their hits tonight include Sugarhill Gang, Biz Markie, Cover Girls, Lisa Lisa (no Cult Jam listed), Slick Rick, Rob Base (apparently sans DJ E-Z Rock, so maybe it doesn’t always take two), and many more.
Fri., March 29, 8 p.m.; Sat., March 30, 8 p.m., 2013
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on March 13, 2013