Comedian Bill Bellamy to Host Ultra Wave Reunion: The 80’s vs The 90’s
Featuring A Special Performance by 90’s Rap Sensation JayO Felony and Benefiting Mothers in Action Thanksgiving Day Food Drive
Los Angeles area alumni from the classes of 80′ through 89′ will relive their glory days and the 80’s and 90’s dance crazes that gave birth to what is now known as West Coast Hip-Hop, Krumping, and Jerking at the highly anticipated Ultra Wave Reunion: The 80’s vs. The 90’s.
Hosted by comedian Bill Bellamy (“Last Comic Standing,” “Who’s Got Jokes?”), the 80’s vs. the 90’s will take place Wednesday, November 25 from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. at Club Tatou in downtown Los Angeles. The event will feature 90’s rap sensation JayO Felony and the reunion of several popular 80’s and 90’s dance crews including Too Damn Fresh, The Groovers, The Soul Brothers, The Goodfellas, and Royal Flush.
In addition, Michael Jackson fans will enjoy a special performance by impersonator Scorpio. The event will also feature the best in 80’s and 90’s R&B, dance, and rap music from popular deejays Boulevard Rod, Chris “The Glove” Taylor, Mark Luv of Zulu Nation, Evil E of Rhyme Syndicate, DJ Vicious Lee, and DJ Ricky Waddas (KJLH Saturday Night Mix), and the notorious DJ General Lee. 80’s and 90’s attire suggested.
An amateur dance contest “Bust A Move” will feature contestant’s best 80’s and 90’s dance moves. Taking place at Club Tatou (formerly Prince’s Gram Slam) located at 333 South Boylston Avenue in downtown Los Angeles, admission is $20 plus two canned food items. Canned food items will be donated to Mothers in Action, a Los Angeles Brotherhood Crusade sponsored agency non-profit organization committed to the continued care and growth needed to facilitate an improved quality of life in L.A.’s Black community. For more information, please call (323) 422-4405 or visit www.ultrawaveentertainment.com.
Ultra Wave Entertainment is credited with creating L.A.’s Westside 80’s Trendy Dance scene, now known as West Coast Hip-Hop.
A group of dance promoters from the 80s, remembered for their dance parties held at Veteran’s Auditorium in Culver City, Ultra Wave gave birth to 80s and 90s dance styles and clothing trends. Ever heard of Krumping or Jerking?
During the 80s and 90s, Ultra Wave parties were the only parties where different sets (Trendies, Preppies, Gangstas, Mods, Poppers, Boogalooers, and B-Boys) could party in harmony to rap, electro beat, nu-wave, ska, funk, R&B, and club music.
Now in 2009, Ultra Wave Entertainment has resurfaced and is once again throwing parties featuring 80’s and 90’s music for Ultra Wave Alumni and introducing a whole new generation on the birth of West Coast hip-hop and L.A.’s dance scene.