If you were not partying with VA$HTIE and her friends on Thursday for her 1992 Holiday Party, you missed out. No, seriously, pack it up. You’re cancelled.
Our favorite “Downtown Sweetheart” brought the house down, with hundreds in present, all in the name of 90’s Hip-Hop and R&B. However, you know Bo$$ Lady doesn’t throw a memorable shindig, without inviting some friends to join along. Stonie Blue, Chase B, Odalys, GetLive!, and Quiana Parks all took turns on the 1s and 2s, while spreading holiday cheer to the party-goers. Hosts GITTO, Hannah Sider, HighKeyz, and DickByAir, all respectfully held their grounds, as they kept the crowd pumped, while each DJ spinned their interpretation of the Golden 90’s era.
A loop of Christmas-y visuals (Think Charlie Brown’s Christmas, The Christmas Story) exhibited across the walls of the venue, while throwbacks such as, “Chicken Noodle Soup” by DJ Webstar and “Run it” by Chris Brown, sparked dance-offs between party-goers underneath glistening disco balls. Both the East and West Coast stood represented, as Bone Thugs -N- Harmony and Notorious B.I.G., among many of their predecessors blared from the DJ booth. From Di gyal dem dutty wining to Caribbean music to the crowd anticipated mosh pitting, 1992 lived up to both its name and reputation.
Nevertheless, 1992 would not be the hottest party in town without its special guest performer. VA$HTIE tapped her long-time friend, NY’s own Lil’ Mo to lend us her angelic voice, as VA$HTIE spin two of her most memorable tracks. Accompanied with her husband Karl Dargan, Lil Mo hit the crowd with both her 2001 and 2003 hits “Superwoman” and “4 Ever“. Before stealing the show and exiting, Lil Mo did her own rendition of “Do That Sh*t”, while the chants of her name echoed throughout the venue.
DJ Stonie Blue hit us with some Biggie, atlanta’s own Chingy and even some Mr. Bentley, while DJ Odalys, represented for the ladies with some Aaliyah, and reminded us why Dipset still reign Harlem. While the 1992 party is a celebration of classic hits from the 90s and 2000s, the DJs couldn’t help but to show love to the artists of today. DJ GetLive! played several tracks from the new “Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho” album. The long-waiting collaborative album between Travis Scott and Quavo from the Migos dropped at midnight, and we heard it first. GetLive! also pay tribute to fallen rapper Prodigy from Mobb Deep with a quick run of “Shook Ones“. (Queensbridge, stand up.) It was our Trinidadian queen herself, who lived true to her roots with a mixture of Jamie Foxx’s “Blame it on the alcohol” and Shyne’s 2000 hit “Bonnie and Shyne”.
It was close to 3 AM when the party finally came to an end. Both sober and faded party-goers left in lines of ubers waiting outside, reminiscing over childhood memories and songs. A combination of 90s era music and today’s new wave left the crowd pleased and waiting more.