WHEN: Friday, May 15, at 8 PM
WHERE: Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving St. in the heart of Rahway Arts District
TICKETS: $25, $35, $45 and $55 and are available by calling (732) 499-8226 or visiting www.ucpac.org.
Thirty years after setting the hip-hop world on fire, Doug E. Fresh and Slick Rick the Ruler will reunite on Union County Performing Arts Center Mainstage for an evening of classic rap and hip-hop.
As "The Human Beat Box," Doug E. Fresh produced a literal symphony of sound with his mouth, a microphone and freestyle rap lyrics. Throughout the mid-‘80s, Doug, Slick Rick and the Get Fresh Crew churned out smash hits like The Show and La-Di-Da-Di, considered two of early hip-hop's classic songs. Doug's signature dance move—"The Dougie"—has made an indelible mark on pop culture, performed by scores of celebrities from First Lady Michelle Obama and Olympian Gabby Douglas to model Kate Upton and pundit Wolf Blitzer.
Slick Rick is a Grammy-nominated rapper known as "hip-hop's greatest storyteller." About.com ranked Slick Rick #12 on its list of the Top 50 MCs of our time, while The Source named him the #15 lyricist of all time.
The Get Fresh Reunion, presented by Prime Entertainment and UCPAC, will be hosted by Johnny Walker and also feature Lisay, E.M.S. (En Masse Sodality) and DJ Diamond.
For a full listing of upcoming shows, visit Union County Performing Arts Center website at www.ucpac.org.