I Love the 90s Tour featuring Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa and Tone Loc
303 N Lemon St
Plant City, FL 33563
The iconic Robert Van Winkle aka Vanilla Ice exploded on the Rap/Pop music scene in 1990/91 selling 10 million albums in 4 months and hitting number one on the Billboard charts with the number one single “Ice Ice Baby” and number one album positions. His worldwide album sales are over 25 million and individual songs total over 160 million and are still selling.
Vanilla Ice won 2 MTV Awards, a People’s Choice Award, and was nominated for a Grammy. Vanilla Ice has starred or appeared in the movies Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2, Cool As Ice, The Helix Loaded, The New Guy, The Bros, Big Money Hustlas, That’s My Boy and Ridiculous Six and Sandy with Adam Sandler.
His TV credits include Celebrity Boxing, Hollywood Squares, The Farm -UK, Surreal Life, Celebrity Bull Riding, Dancing On Ice 6, Canada Sings Seasons 1&2, and the DIY shows The Vanilla Ice Project Seasons 1,2, 3, 4 ,5 & 6, three episodes of Ice My House , and series Vanilla Ice Goes Amish 1 & 2. Vanilla Ice is working on Season 7 of The Vanilla Ice Project airing on DIY on July 15, 2017.
Vanilla Ice performed pantomine live on Stage as Captain Hook in Peter Pan in the UK as well as doing a 20-city Dancing On Ice skating tour. His latest TV appearances include guest spots on ABC – The View, Good Morning America, Good Afternoon America, The Today Show, The Late Night Show, guest spots on The Food Network and ABC Dancing With The Stars.
Vanilla Ice has had great success in Real Estate and has launched Vanilla Ice Real Estate.com with mentoring courses in Real Estate investments as well as speaking at live seminars around the US. His current TV show “The Vanilla Ice Project” on DIY won The Factual Award for the Best Home TV Show.
Vanilla Ice has toured consistently throughout his career since 1990 performing all over the world. The last two years’ tour stops have included the USA, Canada, Mexico, Great Britain, Ireland, Scotland, the Netherlands, Spain, Portugal, Russia, Dubai, Egypt, Turkey, South Africa, Australia and other countries. In 2016 and 2017 Vanilla Ice has toured the USA with The I Love The 90’s arena tour with over 80 cities with additonal tours in 2017 to Canada, New Zealand, Australia, United Kingdom.
Vanilla Ice has appeared in commercials for Zumba with a launched remix of “Ice Ice Baby”, a Vanilla Ice lighting line for Capital Lighting, Virgin Mobile in Australia, and internet ads for Hotels.com, Turbo Tax, 7 Eleven – LA market, and Six Flags – Dallas market and upcoming ads for Lumber Liquidators in 2017.
They are, undoubtedly, the group that changed the face of hip-hop as we know it. They also gave females across the globe a voice within their communities and the music industry as a whole. They are Salt-N-Pepa.
Twenty five years into their career, they continue to aspire to great heights with history making firsts. Not only were they the first female rappers to receive a Grammy, but they have also now teamed up with media mogul Oprah Winfrey and her talk show to become the one of the few select rappers to have the distinct honor to ever perform on The Oprah Winfrey Show during its history-making run.
Iconic figures in history that revolutionized, like none other, their respective industries, Oprah Winfrey has invited female rap icons Salt-N-Pepa to perform on a very special episode of The Oprah Winfrey Show on Wednesday April 13th. The show is aptly titled, “Rock Goddesses of the 70s and 80s”. Among other music icons to be featured on the show are Sheryl Crow, Stevie Nicks, Sister Sledge and Miley Cyrus. Salt-N-Pepa will do a medley of their greatest hits as well as a snippet of their most recent single “Hands Up”, to be released on iTunes within the coming weeks.
Salt-N-Pepa wraps a 25 city tour across the country and continue to celebrate 25 years since the release of their critically acclaimed multi-platinum selling album, Hot, Cool & Vicious, all as media mogul Oprah Winfrey celebrates her triumphant 25th and final year of presenting The Oprah Winfrey Show to millions around the globe.
Legends, icons, trailblazers, pioneers, innovators and trendsetters are just a few words often used to describe this group. From Grammys to MTV Video Awards, they have won them all. Whether it’s the top of the charts or on stages at sold out coliseums across the country, they have done it all. They are Grammy Award winning group, Salt-N-Pepa, which consists of Cheryl James and Sandy Denton (“Salt” and “Pepa”, respectively), and Deidre “Dee Dee” Roper (DJ Spinderella).
As the first ever female rap crew, Salt-N-Pepa, broke barriers and opened doors wide open that were once closed to women in hip-hop. They gave women a voice in a male dominated industry and transformed the way the music world saw women forever. With the hit songs “Push It,” “Shake Your Thang,” “Shoop” and “Whatta Man,” Salt-N-Pepa would defy everyone’s expectations and catapult hip-hop to new levels
Salt-N-Pepa have commissioned some of their closest friends and some of hip-hop’s greatest artists to join forces with them for the 2011 installment of Salt-N-Pepa’s “Legends of Hip-Hop Tour.” The VH1 reality show, “The Salt-N-Pepa Show,” officially reunited the ladies and made them realize that people really wanted to see them together again. After that, they decided to settle their differences and make this tour and several new ventures happen. Salt-N-Pepa’s “Legends of Hip-Hop Tour” is the first of many for them.
From all of Salt-N-Pepa’s greatest hits to “Freaks Come Out At Night,” by Whodini, “The Breaks,” from Kurtis Blow, “The Show” from Doug E. Fresh, “Children’s Story” from Slick Rick,” “How Ya Like Me Now” from Kool Moe Dee, “Cha, Cha, Cha” from MC Lyte, “It Takes Two” from Rob Base, “O.P.P.” from Naughty By Nature, and “Just a Friend” from Biz Markie, audiences will be able to rhyme with their favorite rappers and relive it all up close and in person for one night. According to Salt-N-Pepa, The “Legends of Hip-Hop Tour” will be a night of non-stop music and nostalgia.
“We encounter so many people who said they long to hear and see us again in concert,” said Salt. “People really miss seeing us out there. They come up to us and mention that our music touched them, brings back so many great memories for them and helped them just see life differently.”
Salt-N-Pepa will headline and present the “Legends of Hip-Hop Tour.” Last year a smaller version of the tour saw unprecedented success. This time around, more dates have been added to the trek across the country and no expenses have been spared on the production value of the tour in an effort to give their fans more of what they miss from the “LIVE” music and rap scene.
“Last year, the response was incredible. From Atlanta to DC, we sold out each date,” said Pepa. “People really want to see us and we really wanted to make this happen for our fans. Also, the timing was just right and it just all came together perfectly.”
Now, on the 25th anniversary of Salt-N-Pepa’s first album release, 1986’s Hot, Cool, & Vicious, which featured the hit song, “Push It,” this tour has an extra special added value. Salt-N-Pepa are still at it a quarter of a century later introducing themselves to a new generation of fans and still making those that grew up listening to their music continue to feel the excitement and energy that only SNP can provide.
“We know that the tour happens to be occurring during a milestone in our musical career, but more importantly it gives us an opportunity to reconnect with our fans and our friends in the business,” said Salt. “When you have a chance to see people again that you’ve met along the way and hear their stories again, there’s nothing like it in the world.”
Outside of the realm of being legends of the hip hop game, Grammy Award winning group, Salt-N-Pepa can also be called “revolutionaries of rap” and “groundbreakers of the game.” Not only using their mic as a means to make big beats and heads bob, but they also used it as means to get out messages of importance and relevance. From safe sex to independence and respecting yourself as a woman, Salt-N-Pepa saw the urgency and importance of empowering the female race and using their voices through the mic to influence millions with their music.
No matter what you call them, Salt-N-Pepa, along with the other artists on the tour, revolutionized a people, changed a culture and totally revamped the way the world saw music forever. You can’t list or mention the top rap songs of all time without their hit songs showing up. And you can’t talk about music history without mentioning their names. Their contributions to a culture and to the world of hip hop has influenced the landscape and look of music as we know it today.
“Recently, we had the opportunity to see Justin Timberlake and Christina Aguilera at events where we were performing. One of the first things they said to us was ‘we are such big fans; we absolutely love you and your music,’ ” said Pepa. It just blows our mind when we see the impact that we’ve had throughout the years on such huge, well respected mega stars like them. It’s both humbling and an honor all at the same time. It just goes to show us that superstars appreciate our music and we have genuinely impacted and touched their lives and continue to touch the lives of millions of our fans.”
Tone Loc soared from obscurity into pop stardom in 1989 when his hoarse voice and unmistakable delivery made the song “Wild Thing” (using a sample from Van Halen’s “Jamie’s Cryin'”) a massive hit winning Grammy’s and countless other awards. The song Wild Thing was co-written by Marvin Young, better known as Young MC, as was the second single smash, “Funky Cold Medina.” The album “Loc-ed After Dark” became the second rap release ever to top the pop charts and one of the most popular of all time.
Tone’s popularity also grew with such notable film roles in “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective,” “Heat,” “The Adventures of Ford Fairlane,” Poetic Justice,” “Posse,” “Surf Ninja’s,” “Freedom Strike,” “1998,” “Titan A.E. 2000,” “Code Hunter,” “They Crawl,” “Fakin Da Funk,” “Spy Hard,” “Blank Check,” “Car 54- Where Are You?” and many others. Tone has been fortunate to play in a variety of roles, avoiding the typecasting that most rappers and singers are constantly fighting against.
Not limiting himself to just film, he has also been in demand for TV guest spots such as hit FOX-TV series “Roc,” “Touched By An Angel,” “News Radio,” “Living Single,” “Martin,” “Early Edition” and a judge on WBN’S “You Can Be Star.” Tone has also lent his voice to several projects including the voice for “Gatorade” “Old Spice” the animation feature films “BeBe Kids,” “Ferngully,” “The Last Rainforest” and “Jamar The Bear.” Tone still has his voice on many commercials and television shows out today including the many radio spots and the cartoon commercials with Sierra Mist and Burger King airing all of 2009, across the country.
On March 26, 2007, Tone Loc was the #28 best selling title on eMusic…22 years after it’s release!
In 2009, Tone continues to tour many festivals, colleges, clubs and corporate events across America. Because of his popularity and “clean” shows, he performs many of the top festivals across the country and recently finished a NIKE Tour which had thousands of foot race runners enjoy the shows while running.
Over the years Tone has performed with many artists such as N’Sync, Britney Spears, Destiny’s Child, Boyz II Men, Naughty By Nature, Coolio, Young MC, Sugar Hill Gang, Digital Underground, Sir Mix-A-Lot and many others.