Been fiending for true hip-hop at Vegas nightlife hotspots, but disappointed with all the “cheeseball stuff”? That’s what b-boy legend Mr. Freeze plans to avoid with the revamping of Thursday nights at Revolution (Thursday’s Case of the Classicks has moved to V Bar). As a member of the Rock Steady Crew and VH1 Hip-hop Honors honoree, Mr. Freeze, born Marc Lemberger, definitely knows—and is a part of—hip-hop culture.
“I’m not going to allow cheeseball DJs,” Mr. Freeze says, preferring expert turntabilists spinning vinyl whenever possible. “We’re going to get old school legends to be there,” he says. Judging by the first few confirmed acts, he’s starting strong. The party kicks off with Kool Moe Dee and DMC champion DJ Rectangle on January 21. Also scheduled is Kurtis Blow on February 4 and KRS-One in late February. Save the date for a special reunion gig with local DJs R.O.B. and Hollywood on January 28.
“We’re getting more in-depth, true talent to the culture,” says Avi Kopelman, Revolution general manager/director of marketing. “It’s going to be very vintage, old school hip-hop, pretty much right off the streets of New York City,” Kopleman says. “We are bringing the icons of old school hip-hop into Revolution.”
So how much is it going to cost us to see the legends in action? “I’ll let locals in free all night,” says Kopelman. Adds Mr. Freeze, “The ultimate goal is for locals to have a real funk and soul hip-hop place to go to every week.”
UPDATE 1/12/10, 4:30 p.m.: MC Supernatural will be at Revolution on February 11 and KRS-One is confirmed for February 18.