Throwing a Late 80s Hip Hop Party
If you find yourself in a position to plan a party, chances are you’ve got your hands full. Not only do you need to figure out the basic questions like band vs. DJ, but you also need to try to gauge your guests to figure out what sort of music ought to be provided. Finding the actual entertainment is the easy part; you can simply talk to an agency like MN2S and organize musical entertainment through experienced professionals. But figuring out what type of music to provide can be a bit trickier.
You can always go with something like a generic playlist of likable party music, or a run of the mill collection of current pop hits. However, lets say in this situation you find yourself in a position to take some creative initiative and figure out the music on your own. And really, where better to turn than 80’s electro and hip-hop? It’s pretty much perfect party vibes: upbeat, well known and totally fun. Money is no object, let’s roll with that.
Salt n’ Pepa
One of the first rap groups to consist entirely of female artists, Salt n’ Pepa has a very recognizable style that makes them a great group to play at parties. Though they were perhaps most recognizable in the 80’s and early 90’s, Salt n’ Pepa still has some songs that are popularly known, such as “Push It” and “Whatta Man.”
De La Soul
Another very unique hip hop group from the 1980’s, De La Soul has had something of a cult following ever since its debut album, “3 Feet High and Rising.” The group remains somewhat active, and even scored relatively recent success collaborating with Gorillaz on the song “Feel Good Inc.,” but playing a few classics from their early days will always go down well.
Of course, no discussion on this time period and genre of hip hop would be complete without a shout-out to M.C. Hammer. Known for countless albums and songs including “U Can’t Touch This,” M.C. Hammer defines this generation of music about as well as any one artist can, and his music remains an icon of the period to this day.