I Love The 90s Tour
Featuring Montell Jordan, Young MC, Color Me Badd, Rob Base and All-4-One
Mohegan Sun Casino Arena
September 25, 2022
UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Connecticut was treated to an arena sized house party with a selection of some of the biggest rap, hip hop and R&B names that were ever to grace a 90s mix tape. A fun night of music was on the agenda led by the hit-masters of the 90s to include Montell Jordan, Young MC, Color Me Badd, Rob Base and All-4-One. Fun and nostalgia were the common denominators through the night, each artist had and essence and energy all of their own.
If you were having a party in the 90s, chances are this was some of the music that you were listening to. Northeast Rock Review writes mostly about rock shows and our superhero rockstars that originated out of the 70s and 80s era. The 90s were a different feel and this was the some of the music that dominated the 90s era, a time when most of the 80s rock superstars quietly slipped away from our radios and CD players, they either broke up, changed their sound or became non-existent, quietly slipping away under the dark clouds of early 90s grunge movement.
The 90s had one of the best eras in music for rap, hip-hop and R&B; artists that made the 90s fun. The I Love the 90s tour brings the fun music back to venues all across the country.
The night started out with DJ Capone who was playing through an assortment of music from the 80s/90s, rap, rock, hip-hop; the perfect recipe to get the crowd fired up as everyone found their seats. The actual show hadn’t even started yet and the audience was getting fired up. In between the tracks DJ Capone surveyed the audience to find out what year everyone was born, 80s, 90s, 70s… and the results determined that those born in the 70s had the best era. Certainly true, born in the 70s and we got to enjoy the 80s and into the 90s. Then no one is really sure quite what happened to the good music after that. No matter what decade you came from, everyone was there to have a good time.
The lyrical fun kicked off with Montell Jordan to start the evening with his 1995, #1 Billboard Top 100 chart topper, “This is How We Do It.” Jordan performed an arrangement of his music for a quick set. His voice sounded smooth, this was a perfect way to get the energy going for the night.
Then it was time to “Bust a Move” with Young MC, with the classic sounds of this timeless 1989 hit. Young MC took to the stage to perform, starting off with “Nocturnal,” followed by an assortment of other songs. By now the audience were already on their feet, Young MC asked that those not standing please stand up, saying “It’s a good song, I promise,” performing the iconic, chart topping “Bust A Move.” The set closed with “Fastest Rhyme” from his debut, 1989, ‘Stone Cold Rhymin’ album.
Next up was Color Me Badd. The only original member is Mark Calderon, backed by two other vocalists and dancers to accompany him on stage. Color Me Badd put on a very energetic performance and really had the audience on their feet, opening with “All 4 Love.” There was even a marriage proposal that took place on stage, and she said yes. The set included “I Wanna Sex You Up,” “I Adore Mi Amor,” a cover of Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You” as well as a few other songs. Concluding their set, a birthday cake was brought out onto the stage, as it was Mark Calderon’s birthday.
COLOR ME BADD
The night was wrapping up, but there was time for the Grammy Award winning All-4-One, best known for thier 90s chart toppers such as “I Swear,” I Can love You Like That” and “So Much In Love.” All-4-One’s membership remains Jamie Jones, Tim “Delious” Kennedy, Alfred Nevarez and Tony Borowiak. The set included their hits as well as a cover of “September” by Earth, Wind and Fire.
All in all this was a fun night of music where the performers took us on a trip back through the good old days the 90s and it was great to see these guys perform live. Their music was a part of the soundtrack to my 90s.