Hip-hop, R&B and pop stars from more than 20 years ago have returned, their hits revisited and appreciated once again. Similarly circular, the I Love the ’90s Tour circles back to Las Vegas for a second round, having visited Mandalay Bay Beach last spring. This time it hits the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel with a new lineup: infamous pop-rap phenom Vanilla Ice; East Orange, New Jersey, rap crew Naughty by Nature; pop-rock band Sugar Ray’s frontman, Mark McGrath; “I Swear” cover crooners All-4-One; West Coast rapper/actor Tone Loc; and Queens, New York, rapper Young MC.
How to explain renewed interest in classic tracks like “O.P.P.,” “Funky Cold Medina” and “Bust a Move?” As Vanilla Ice told us last year, “Pop culture has a weird way of having things tattooed to it. Everybody on this tour kinda owns their little space in time, magical moments where they captured their own crowd. People want to come and relive that music and those good times.” I Love the ’90s Tour at the Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel, February 3.